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Mental Health Counselor/ Case Manager - West Farms Residence

Location:Bronx, NY
Benefits:Comprehensive benefits, including 90% employer-paid health insurance
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:West Farms Residence
Description:The Mental Health Counselor provides services to individuals who have been formerly homeless with special needs, while also offering lottery apartments to the community. This a dual position of a Mental Health Counselor/ Case Manager who will provide supportive services for clients living with mental illness, and their families. Responsibilities include completing progress notes, mental health and psycho-social assessments, collaborating in the development and implementation of service plan(s), and providing culturally competent and empathetic direct services that support the clients recovery, vocational, interpersonal goals. Fieldwork may be required.
Duties:Responsibilities Include:

• 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 EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
• Masters 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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