MICA Specialist
Community Counseling and Mediation - Brooklyn, NY

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The MICA Specialist will assist Case Managers with the assessment and treatment of consumers who are severely and persistently mentally ill and who reside in permanent, supportive housing. S/he is responsible for fostering and maintaining a supportive and safe environment for all MICA clients.

Responsibilities are as follows :
  • Responsible for a case load of approximately 12 clients.
  • Assists clinical staff in the assessment and treatment of residents who are severely and persistently mentally ill.
  • Conducts substance abuse and alcoholism psychosocial assessments.
  • Assists Case Managers with the development of individualized treatment plans.
  • Provides counseling services for residents.
  • Facilitates a MICA group at least one time per week for those clients who struggle with addiction or substance use.
  • Communicates with treatment team regarding physical or behavioral changes in the residents in his/her care.
  • Meets with Case Managers on an ongoing basis.
  • Conducts client toxicology screens as indicated.
  • Attends team meetings and case conferences as requested.
  • Participates in biweekly supervisory sessions.
  • Reports to the Program Director.
Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will hold a Master's degree in counseling or a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience with MICA populations.

Hours of Employment:

Full-time work schedule. 10am-6pm Monday-Friday.

Start Date: April 15, 2013

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