Position: Therapist/Clinician, Integrated Services (School and Clinic-Based)
Program/Department: Integrated Services
Reports To: Clinical Supervisor, School-Based Clinics
Location: New Rochelle
Hours: 35 hours / Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Position Summary: The Therapist/Clinician for Mental Health Integrated Services (School and Clinic-based) plays a pivotal role in ensuring improved access to integrated mental health and addiction services for lower Westchester residents in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers. Adolescents, adults, and their families can potentially receive support for mental health and addiction needs (including but not limited to the following):
Abuse and/or neglect
Alcoholism and/or other addictions/substance use
Anxiety and fears
Co-occurring mental illness and substance use
Grief and loss
Intimate partner/marital problems
Sexual abuse and/or assault
Severe and persistent mental Illness
Integrated Mental Health Clinics implement evidence-based interventions to help participants achieve their wellness and recovery goals. We successfully work with adolescents, adults, and their families. We aim to support the whole person and specifically train and retain a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and psychiatrists to skillfully provide care to address the complex needs of participants in our programs. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor of school-based satellites, the ideal candidate will have experience working with participants with co-occurring disorders, a variety of diagnoses, and with populations of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Responsibilities: Support a high-performing culture aligned with TGCW core values and B.A.S.I.C Tenets: Balance, Accountability, Satisfaction, Inclusion, and Communication. Comprehensive assessments, care planning, individual therapy, family/couples therapy, group therapy, and clinical documentation/chart maintenance. Meet client contact commitments weekly. Familiarity with Westchester County System of Care and resources for all age groups and the full range of behavioral health and medical needs.
Qualifications: New York State LMSW, LCSW, LCSW-R, LMHC, LMFT required. At least 1-year of experience providing assessments as well as individual, family, and group therapy to address the range of complex challenges related to mental health and/or alcohol and substance use.
Demonstrated passion and commitment to supporting the well-being and recovery process of individuals and families struggling with complex challenges related to mental health and/or alcohol and substance use. Ability to conceptualize and implement whole-person care, integrated medical, mental health, addiction, and other social determinants of health needs. Familiarity with the full range of substance use and addiction, including opioid use, assessment, and treatment options. Experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families to support recovery from alcoholism and other addictions, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma and psychosocial stressors of poverty, abuse, abandonment, grief/loss, low/no literacy, and criminal justice involvement. Experience with electronic medical record documentation is required. Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses, disabilities, and the treatment of mental illness and addictions. Experience with evidence-based practices for crisis medical, mental health, and substance use. Familiarity with Westchester County System of Care and resources for all age groups and the full range of behavioral health and medical needs.
Nice to Haves: Bilingual Spanish speaking a plus. CASAC-T or CASAC a plus.
Travel Requirements: ~10%.
Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position, which are reviewed in each case.
While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
EEO Statement: The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. TGCW encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
TGCW undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: droyal at theguidancecenter.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
About Us: The Guidance Center of Westchester's mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive.
TGCW offers essential and lasting support to those in our communities challenged by mental illness, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. We empower our participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, rehabilitative and vocational services. Founded in 1942, TGCW is a community-based nonprofit organization helping over 5,000 people each year. TGCW has an annual operating budget of ~$22 million and employs 250 people. We provide services to communities throughout Westchester County, with service sites in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Peekskill.
Send Resumes To: Please apply via our website – www.theguidancecenter.org/employment
The Guidance Center of Westchester
256 Washington Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10553