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Overview: 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 Worker will act as the behavioral health provider within the Adolescent Health Center. The Social Worker is responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental health care of patients on an assigned caseload, as well as in crisis situations on an as-needed basis. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, schools, medical centers, and/or residential treatment settings. The ideal candidate will also maintain the highest standards of cultural competency regarding race, gender identity, sexuality, culture, and class.  Additional key skills include flexibility, the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, and comfort in brief interventions.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the Behavioral Health Care Manager for the Collaborative Care process in the Adolescent Heath Center.
  • Evaluate the total scope of the client’s needs with subsequent referral to other services as needed, including detailed follow-up on all referrals made.
  • Provide case coordination and crisis intervention to adolescents who may be victims of abuse, neglect, sexual assault, etc.
  • Provide mental health crisis support including consultation with Health Educators and other health center staff as needed.
  • Participates in health care delivery and case management, in collaboration with Medical Providers and other health center staff.
  • Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  • Coordinate mental health assessments and track outcomes of treatment using qualitative measures.
  • Track patient follow up and clinical outcomes using our registry.  Document in-person and telephone encounters in the registry and use the system to identify and re-engage patients.
  • Coordinate with other external providers including schools, medical centers, Administration for Children’s Services, and foster care.
  • Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with medical providers and the psychiatric consultant and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.
  • 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.
  • Develop and facilitate innovative support groups related to topics such as Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Risk Reduction and Healthy Relationships, to diverse adolescent populations utilizing evidence based group curriculums.
  • Provide patient education about common mental health and substance abuse disorders and available treatment options.
  • Provides individual and group education with adolescents around birth control, pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, STD prevention, and healthy choices.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • LCSW or LMSW required.
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings.
  • Knowledgeable of and able to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people.
  • Knowledgeable 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.
  • Knowledge of electronic health record preferred.

Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000 based on experience and includes an extensive benefits package.

Work Schedule:  Full time, Monday – Friday, 35 hours a week 

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to: APPLY

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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 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. 

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