Psychiatrist (ROS756) in New York, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 6/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    New York, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    6/10/2020

Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.


VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 


VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 


Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.



FUNCTION:

The Psychiatrist is responsible for the completion of mental health status reports necessary for placement of clients in hospitals, community-based programs and residential settings.  He/she may provide other assistance appropriate to his/her education and experience.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A license to practice medicine in the State of New York, board certification or eligibility in psychiatry and a minimum of five years of clinical experience.


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Perform mental status reports on clients as needed.
2. Assist in the development of client-specific treatment plans, including prescriptions, as appropriate.
3. Serve as a consulting resource to other staff.
4. Conduct in-service training for clinical and direct care staff.
5. Perform other related duties as required.
 

EFFECT ON END RESULTS:

1. All necessary psychiatric evaluations are performed in a timely fashion.
2. The psychiatric needs of the client population are adequately assessed and appropriate treatment plans are developed and implemented.
3. Staff is knowledgeable of and sensitive to the psychiatric needs of the client population.
4. Staff are appropriately trained.
5. Related duties are performed completely, accurately and on time.

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