Overview: The Door is a youth development agency providing comprehensive services to people ages 12-21.  We offer reproductive health care and education, counseling, legal assistance, HSE classes, tutoring, college preparation services, career development, job training and placement, supportive housing, sports and recreational activities, arts, and nutritious meals – all for free, confidentially, and under one roof.  For more information, go to www.door.org.


The Senior Mental Health Counselor will provide individual and group counseling, and other supportive services to residents of The Door’s Supportive Housing program. The Sr. MH Counselor will focus on this target population within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, substance abuse, serious mental illness and sexual and gender identity issues.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in using an interdisciplinary team approach and engaging clients in youth development, shelter or residential treatment settings.  The Door’s Supportive Housing program provides 95 units of permanent, supported housing for young adults aged 18 – 26 at risk of homelessness, including young people who are parents of a toddler, young people aging out of foster care, young people with mental illness, and chronically homeless young people.



  • Provide short term and long term individual and group counseling to residents of The Door’s Supportive Housing Program using evidence based modalities.
  • Formulate appropriate treatment plans and psychosocial evaluations for each client seen, and document each contact.
  • Provide case coordination and crisis intervention to residents who may be experiencing onset of major mental illness.
  • Coordinate with other providers including Resident Life Coaches, onsite psychiatrist, hospitals, external mental health providers and adult supportive housing Providers.
  • Develop and facilitate innovative support groups related to topics such as Anger Management, Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships, to diverse populations utilizing evidence based group curriculums.
  • Coordinate mental health assessments and track outcomes of treatment using qualitative measures.
  • Facilitate mental health focused workshops and trainings for both young people and agency staff
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • LCSW or LMSW, LMHC, LCAT is strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings.
  • Knowledge of social service systems and resources as they relate to The Door’s urban youth population.
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing innovative adolescent treatment modalities and group facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Must be a professional and responsible person that is able to develop and maintain interagency liaisons as a means of meeting client needs.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin strongly preferred

Work Schedule: Fulltime, Monday – Friday, 35 hours per week

Salary:  Commensurate with experience, plus a generous 1199 union benefits package

Contact: Submit resume and cover letter to: APPLY


The Door and Broome Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broome Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

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 opportunity employer 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.