Senior Mental Health Counselor (Part-time)
The Door - A Center of Alternatives - New York, NY

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The Senior Mental Health Counselor will provide individual, group and family counseling, and case management to adolescents experiencing substance use problems. The Sr. Counselor will focus on this target population within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, homelessness, and sexual and gender identity. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in non-traditional mental health settings. The Door’s mission is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment.

Provide individual, group and family counseling, and case management to adolescents.

Formulate and execute an appropriate and effective treatment plan for each client seen, and document each contact.

Evaluate the total scope of the client’s needs with subsequent referral and follow-up to other services as needed.

Develop and facilitate nontraditional, innovative support groups to diverse adolescent populations, utilizing EBP’s, SAMSA and OASAS approved group curriculum as approved by supervisor.

Collaborate with Door staff and outside agencies around issues related to clinical functioning of young people.

Field work, as needed

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Master’s in Social Work, or related field

License is required (i.e. LMSW, LMHC), LCSW strongly preferred

Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, psychosocial assessment and substance use counseling

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

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
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