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.

As the Social Work/School Counselor, you will provide individual and group counseling, and case management to adolescents with mental health disorders at The Door and Broome Street Academy. You 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. You will engage with clients in youth development, school or residential treatment settings.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • 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
  • Coordinate with Broome Street Academy, in providing mental health services to students
  • Provide mental health screenings and case conferencing for Out of School Youth and screen and refer for services
  • Provide support to the WRCS program, and serve as a liaison between the WRCS Program and the Mental Health Program
  • Develop and facilitate support groups on various topics to diverse populations utilizing evidence-based group curriculums
  • Coordinate mental health assessments and track outcomes of treatment using qualitative measuresFacilitate mental health focused workshops and trainings for both young people and agency staff

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a LMSW or LCSW.
  • You have 2+ years of clinical experience in youth development, mental health counseling, or substance abuse treatment.
  • You have a knack for engaging youth and the ability to apply positive youth development practices.
  • You are aware of social service systems and resources youth population.
  • You know that communication is key.
  • You are skilled in group facilitation and developing original adolescent treatment modalities.
  • You are a relationship builder and cooperate with team.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred

Why you should join our team:

  • You’re part of a mission driven organization that empowers NYC youth
  • Health and Dental Insurance through 1199 at no cost to the employee
  • 15 vacation days in your first year (20 after the first year)
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Mid to high 50s, plus generous benefits

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.