Therapist - The Guidance Center of Westchester

POSITION: Therapist

PROGRAM: Access Center

Duties and Responsibilities: The clinical team for The Guidance Center of Westchester’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) Access Center is responsible for providing quality coordinated crisis response, screening, engagement and linkages to care for mental health, alcoholism/addiction and other substance use, physical health and supportive services. The CCBHC Access Center interdisciplinary team includes psychotherapists, psychiatry, medical/nursing, care managers, peers, an engagement specialist, a court liaison and 24/7 Intake/Hotline staff. With the support of federal SAMHSA CCBHC funding, The Guidance Center of Westchester is able to provide services to individuals of all ages regardless of ability to pay, insurance or residence. The therapist position will be directly responsible for providing Diagnostic Assessment and crisis stabilization in-person, by phone and/or in the community as part of the Access Center mobile crisis response.

Qualifications: LMSW, LMHC, or LMFT, with CASAC (preferred) 2+ years’ experience in direct clinical care/practice for the full age range, including crisis care and high-risk populations. Familiarity with Westchester County System of Care and resources for all age groups and the full range of behavioral health and medical needs.

Skills / Knowledge Required: Excellent clinical skills, specifically supporting the complex co-occurring medical, mental health and addiction crisis needs of children, teens, adults, veterans, elderly and families. Ability to provide crisis screening, assessment and interventions to children, adolescents and adults with complex co-occurring mental health and addiction needs. 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.

Travel Requirements: 50% throughout Westchester as needed.

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week. Will include some evening weekend coverage required.

Mount Vernon residents and Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience Only those invited to interview will be contacted.

Please submit resumes to: Kismyth Shuler

The Guidance Center of Westchester

256 Washington Street

Mount Vernon, NY 10553

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