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THE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR POSITION IS ALSO KNOWN AS OTHER LICENSED PRACTIONER.
AT THE PRESENT TIME, THIS POSITION IS OFFERING A $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS TO NYS LCSW HIRES AND $2,500 FOR OTHER NYS SOCIAL WORK RELATED FIELD NY STATE LICENSED PROFESSIONALS.
The Mental Health Counselor also known as Other Licensed Practitioner is a non-physician licensed behavioral health practitioner able to practice independently, who must perform services within the practitioner’s scope of practice. The services provided are expected to more effectively engage children, youth and families/caregivers who may have difficulty engaging in traditional clinic-based settings. The clinical services provided are intended to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs through early identification and intervention and may be provided to children/youth in need of assessment for whom behavioral health conditions have not yet been diagnosed, including but not limited to children ages 0-5.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Psychologist, or a Psychiatrist, will sign off on an LMSW’s paperwork as needed
Be a vital member within an interdisciplinary team
Responsibility will include providing a mental health diagnosis for child/youth
Provide services with the intension to treat, correct, or ameliorate a delay or problem in developmental functioning and healthy relationships for children/youth
Conduct comprehensive clinical assessments to diagnose, and/or determine medical necessity and develop a treatment plan with the child/family to restore functioning and/or ameliorate behavioral health symptoms
Conduct a Licensed Evaluation (Comprehensive Assessment) to identify a child/youth individual’s behavioral strengths and weaknesses, problems, and service needs
Provide Psychotherapy (Counseling) utilizing therapeutic communication and interaction for alleviating symptoms or functional limitations associated with a child/youths diagnosed behavioral health disorder
Responsible for Crisis Intervention Activities if the child-youth experiences psychiatric, behavioral or situational distress in which the OLP NP-LBHP will be contacted as the treatment provider, to provide the necessary interventions in crisis circumstances, such as crisis triage by phone, crisis off site in person, or crisis complex care follow up
Maintain professional cross collaboration with various departments within the agency; and make relative contacts with important referral sources within the community
Education & Experience
Licensed Psychoanalysts or Licensed psychologists
Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Minimum three (3) years’ experience working with children in foster care and/ or Children’s Mental Health Program, children with behavioral health needs