The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults 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. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.
The Social Work/School Counselor (LMSW)will provide individual and group counseling, and case management to adolescents with mental health disorders at The Door and Broome Street Academy, The Door’s charter high school. The Social Work/School Counselor (LMSW) will focus on this target population within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, homelessness, substance abuse and sexual and gender identity issues. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, school or residential treatment settings. The Door’s mission is to empower young people ages 12-24 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment.
- Provide short term and long term individual and group counseling to at risk adolescents 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 adolescents who may be victims of abuse, neglect, sexual assault, etc.
- Coordinate closely with our charter school, Broome Street Academy, in providing mental health services to students.
- Will provide mental health screenings and case conferencing for OSY (Out of School Youth) participants and will screen and refer for ACCES VR services as indicated.
- Will provide support to the Work Readiness Customer Service (WRCS) program, and will serve as a liaison between the WRCS Program and the Mental Health Program.
- Develop and facilitate innovative support groups related to topics such as Anger Management, Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships, to diverse adolescent 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.
- LMSW or LCSW is required.
- Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
- Knowledge of social service systems and resources as they relate to The Door’s urban youth population.
- 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 preferred
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Mid to high 50s, plus generous benefits
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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.