Mental Health Specialist (SFN441) in Brooklyn, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 11/10/2019

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    Brooklyn, NY
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Job Description

Volunteers of America, Inc. (VOA, Inc.) is a national, faith-based human services organization that was founded in New York City in 1896 and has remained at the forefront of social service ever since, helping individuals and families in need overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives in the community. The largest of the affiliates, Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) serves tens of thousands of men, women, and children in need every year, through 80 programs staffed by 1,300 skilled and dedicated staff, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-GNY’s life-changing, often life-saving work impacts the lives of individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness, families recovering from domestic violence, children with developmental delays, individuals living with HIV/AIDS or behavioral health issues, older adults and veterans struggling to reintegrate. VOA, Inc. is one of the largest providers of permanent, supportive housing in the United States. VOA-GNY is the largest provider of supportive housing for veterans in New York, and is committed to addressing the needs of the community with compassion, creativity, respect, and therapeutic models that inform our work.

The Mental Health Specialist/ Counselor is responsible for the overall implementation of the individual treatment plan for our clients in accordance with Volunteers of America policies and procedures, program models, funding source standards, and best practices.

The position requires a LMSW and two years relevant experience with at least 2 years of supervisory experience or relevant experience in the field.
1. Lead client treatment and individual service plans from intake through discharge in accordance with the program regulations.
2. Clinical team: supervise case manager and other assigned staff.
3. Maintains contact with community support groups and provides professional expertise as required. Develop program and community resources and provide training and reference materials for staff.  Manage sharing sessions for peer skill development and resource sharing.
4. Ensure the provision of quality services, the protection of integrity of adopted models, use of available resources efficiently and achievement of outcome goals.
5. Maintain program record keeping, data collection and evaluation to provide for continuous improvement of case management services, and prepares clinical and progress notes.
6. Monitor funder and agency outcomes and targets.
7. Provide case management services to assigned clients.
8. Provide on call crisis intervention support.
9. Perform other related tasks as assigned.

1. Service recipients achieve treatment, behavioral and wellness and recovery goals.
2. Case management staff is effectively supervised.
3. Case management staff is appropriately trained and has access to necessary linkages and resources.
4. Quality services are provided consistent with adopted models, resources are used efficiently and outcome targets are achieved.
5. Case management services are well documented and quality assurance activities provide continuous improvement services. Funding agency documentation and reporting requirements are fully met.
6. Program successfully achieves goals and targets.
7. Assigned caseload is effectively managed.
8. Service recipients and staff are provided clinical support.
9. Related tasks are performed completely, on time and accurately.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled.