The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for over 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 Therapist will provide individual and group counseling, and other supportive services to residents of The Door’s Supportive Housing program. The Therapist 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 young children, 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 in databases.
  • 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/offsite psychiatrist, hospitals, external mental health providers and adult supportive housing Providers.
  • Conduct early childhood assessments to ensure children are meeting developmental milestones.
  • Provide Child Parent Psychotherapeutic services to address early childhood trauma and develop appropriate support plans for families.
  • Provide a continued of substance use treatment support to develop individualized treatment plans to support recovery including escorting to community 12 steps meetings, hospital visits and acting as liaison with ACS on mandated cases related to SA and DV.
  • 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.



  • LMSW, LMHC, or LCAT required
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings.
  • Knowledgeable 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.

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday – Friday35 hours per week, some evening shifts may be required

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

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume 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.