Behavioral Health Specialist

Job ID: 23539

Job ID: 23539

New York, New York

Onsite

$75000 - $80000

Non-Clinical Healthcare

Direct Hire

New York, New York

Onsite

Direct Hire

  Non-Clinical Healthcare

$75000 - $80000

Job Details

Behavioral Health Specialist needed for a behavioral health agency in NYC. 
 
Job ID: 23539
Pay Rate: $75,000 – $80,000 per year + Benefits
Location: Central Harlem – New York City 
Work Arrangement: On-Site Position
Employment Type: Direct Hire
 
Established more than 30 years ago, this agency is dedicated to increasing public safety through innovative services that reduce crime and incarceration, improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for success in the community. This program serves more than 7,000 youth and adults across New York City.

The Behavioral Health division of this agency consists of a continuum of services for justice-involved individuals with serious mental illness, including outpatient clinic, health home care management (HHCM), assertive community treatment (ACT), and intensive mobile treatment (IMT).
 
 
Responsibilities: 

  • Work with clients, families and/or significant others involved with the consumer to develop a person-centered treatment plan.
  • Screen and assess clients for the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders including through involvement in an interdisciplinary assessment.
  • Advocate and liaise for clients within the criminal justice and shelter system.
  • Assist clients in securing medical care, entitlement and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health, safety, wellbeing and recovery.
  • Provide or connect clients with employment counseling, vocational rehabilitation, completion of housing applications and placement, and provision of life skills training.
  • Provide individual counseling that includes principles of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, as appropriate.
  • Complete progress notes and assessments in the electronic health record within a timely manner.
  • Work with external stakeholders – such as hospitals, shelters, jails, primary care – to achieve positive client outcomes.
  • Provide services in a strengths-based, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive manner.

 
 
Requirements: 

  • Active New York State license in Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • At least two years of experience working with adults who have needs in the areas of mental health, substance use, trauma, violence risk, homelessness, frequent psychiatric hospitalizations, and criminal-justice involvement
  • Prior supervisory experience desired
  • Previous use of an electronic health record, Footholds AWARDS preferred
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary setting and field-based clinical work preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Strong commitment to social justice

 
 
 
Parker Staffing offers all levels of Administrative, Customer Service, Call Center, Human Resources, and Non-Clinical Healthcare opportunities throughout the nation. Visit our employment opportunities page at http://www.parkerstaffing.com to review our full offering of temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire job openings!  

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
 

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