Project Hope Clinical Coordinator
Henry Street Settlement - New York, NY

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Behavioral/Mental Health

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: Temporary, 35+ hours a week (including evenings and weekends)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Organization Overview: Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.

Henry Street Settlement is seeking to fill one (1) full-time salaried position to serve as Clinical Coordinator for Project Hope.

Project Hope is a program that provides free crisis counseling services to persons, families, and groups most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Project Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in conjunction with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This Position will be located at the Henry Street Settlement. The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) aims to provide immediate behavioral health support, primarily relying on face-to-face contacts with survivors in their communities over a specific period of time. Provided services will be culturally and linguistically competent and include outreach and engagement in community settings; education and training; assessment and referral to mental health and substance abuse programs.

The incumbent will report to the Project Coordinator, NYC Project Hope Henry Street Settlement and provide clinical advice and expertise to the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Team. This is a grant-funded position. The initial grant period will run through December 29, 2012 with an anticipated total duration of one (1) year.

Licensed behavioral health professional

Experience providing mental health services

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and populations, as well as honor contributions and strengths of all cultures

Clinical knowledge and significant experience in behavioral health treatment and/or services

Experience mentoring or coaching preferred

Experience with crisis counseling program or disaster response desired

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Provide the Project Coordinator with clinical direction for the project’s service delivery

Provide general consultation for the Project Coordinator and program staff who work directly with clients

Assist outreach staff in providing crisis counseling, assessments and referrals as needed

Serve as a liaison between other mental health providers and the Crisis Counseling Program

Other related duties as assigned

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