Mental Health Counselor - OTDA
|Location:||New York, NY|
|Benefits:||Comprehensive benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department/Program:||Pathways Comm Liv-OTDA|
|Description:||The Mental Health Counselor provides mental health related services for HIV/AIDS afflicted clients with mental health needs. Responsible for the timely completion of mental health assessment and collaborating in the development and implementation of service plan(s) for each client admitted to the program. |
� Provide mental health services and assist with adherence to medication regimens; activities for daily living; nutritional services; recreation programs; assistance in employment assessments, training; prevention with positives; and other necessary services to clients to increase their capacity for independent living
� Provide supportive counseling and encouragement in support of adherence to clinical therapies.
� Develop and implement weekly groups on Mental Health Education and Support sessions, including sessions on psycho-pharmacological medications and their interactions with other medications.
� Complete, in a timely manner, all required documentation including comprehensive assessments, reassessments, progress notes of all contacts with
� Participate in case conferences, trainings, workshops and seminars as well as meetings with peers and supervisors as required.
|Qualifications:||We are looking for a compassionate, flexible, energetic, patient and organized individual with extensive knowledge of community mental health resources, counseling processes and practices.|
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:
� Ability to learn HRA Supportive Housing Program Desk Guide and the HIV/AIDS
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
� Master�s Degree in Social Work with licensure (LMSW); or Mental Health Counseling (LMHC); or limited permit-MHC
� Two (2) years� work experience
� Experience with HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, chronic mental illness, substance abuse individuals and their families preferred
� Bilingual skills in English/Spanish preferred
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