The Door empowers young people to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment.  At the Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof.

The Door’s Adolescent Health Center is a federally qualified health center, and a licensed Article 28 facility with NYS.  The health center provides primary care, reproductive health care, dental care, optometry services, dermatology, behavioral health services, and health education.

As the Psychiatrist, you will meet the psychiatric needs of young people seen at the health center’s Counseling Center.  You will work with the Medical Director as part of the integrated primary and behavioral healthcare team.  You will provide authorizations to housing applications and other matters related to benefits and entitlements to clients of the Lee Supportive Residence for young adults.  Both the Door and the Lee provide services to homeless and mentally ill young people in a youth development setting.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Provide psychiatric services, intakes, psychopharmacological intervention, short and moderate length visits with patients, order necessary medical labs and ensure timely follow up, and document all services and communication thoroughly in the electronic medical record
  • Review and approve all new initial treatment plans and treatment plan updates
  • Performs crisis intervention and be on call in the event of urgent situations
  • Act as a liaison with attending medical providers at the hospital in the event of hospitalization
  • Obtain required documentation to provide authorization for services
  • Provide ongoing psychiatric consultation and education to health center staff
  • Collaborate with the Medical Director and health center team on the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare services and attend related team meetings
  • Participate in related quality assurance and quality improvement activities in collaboration with health center administrators


What We Are Looking For:  

  • You have a Medical degree from an accredited medical school
  • Current license to practice medicine in the State of New York
  • Current Board Certification in Psychiatry and current DEA registration
  • You have 3+ years experience in community psychiatry with vulnerable young people.
  • Willingness to work as an integrated consultant to an interdisciplinary team
  • Willingness to be an advocate for your program, participants and community
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.


Why You Should Join Our Team

  • Because you have a passion for collaborating with communities and neighborhood residents
  • You’re interested in having a large impact on important real time issues
  • You want to contribute to a dedicated team
  • You’ll be part of mission driven organizations that empower NYC residents of all ages

Hours:  14 hours per week – 7 hours per day for 2 days per week (may include evenings)

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.  We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization.   We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.