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Mental Health Clinician

  • Location: Elmhurst, Queens County, New York
  • Salary: 50-61 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 days ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2022-06-01
  • Job Ref: 22-09971
Mental Health Clinician needed for a Correctional Facility
Long term temp

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Mon - Fri - flexible for weekends

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and the Mental Health Unit Chief in their assigned facility on Rikers Island, the Mental Health Clinician will provide quality mental health care to incarcerated adult men who need and/or want services• Conducts mental health evaluations, crisis intervention, assessments, and follow-up care.
• Determines and coordinates disposition of patients for appropriate level of mental health care
• Coordinates with Reentry Social Workers for appropriate discharge planning services Completes required statistical reports.
• Collaborates with the Department of Correction to ensure access to patients, proper housing, and treatment disposition.
• Coordinates patient care with other institutional programs.
• Develops and leads group treatment on mental health observation units and other units as assigned.
• Completes all required documentation.
• Participates in clinical supervision with Clinical Supervisor at least once a week.
• Participates in mental health and medical rounds as assigned.
• Participates in case conferences and treatment planning for patients receiving and being considered for mental health treatment.
• May conduct psychological testing as assigned.
• May supervise social work interns or student volunteers as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned by Unit Chief, Assistant Unit Chief, and Clinical Supervisor.

Education Requirement:
Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. New York State License in Social Work, License in Mental Health Counseling, or licensure in Psychology.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Preference given to those applicants with experience conducting both assessment and treatment with adults with behavioral problems, substance use histories and severe mental illness. Preference will also be given to applicants with inpatient or related experience.