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Per-diem Children's Mental Health Clinician

Per-diem Children's Mental Health Clinician

locationBuffalo, NY 14202, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/23/2024
Healthcare / Pharmacy
Full Time

Position:Per Diem Children's Mental Health Clinician - Erie County
Pay: $80.00/ service hour

Are you passionate about making a difference in children's lives? New Directions Youth & Family Services Inc. is looking for a dedicated Children’s Mental Health Clinician! This rewarding role involves providing in-home and community-based services to youth aged 0-21, helping to identify and intervene in behavioral health issues early. You'll work independently, developing personalized, trauma-informed treatment plans that respect the child’s background. If you're a licensed professional with a heart for helping young people and their families, this is your chance to join a supportive team and make a lasting impact. Apply today to help shape brighter futures!

New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to championing the principles of anti-racism, justice, and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse cultures and backgrounds, for all positions, who will uphold our values and contribute to our mission. We aim to have a leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, or MFT-P), Licensed Mental Health Counselor(LMHC/LMHC-P), Licensed Creative Art Therapist (LCAT or provisional), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).


Pay and benefits:
  • $80.00/ service hour, $15.00/hr for non-billable tasks.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Employee discounts.
  • Join our company, where over 30% of our staff have been with us for 10 years or more.

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable human service organization to apply.

Full Job Description

Title: Children’s Mental Health Clinician (OLP) Department: Children and Family Treatment and Support Services
Title of Immediate Supervisor: CFTSS Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY: The Children’s Mental Health Clinician provides in-home and community-based services to Medicaid enrolled youth ages 0- 21 under the Medicaid State Plan Service Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP). The clinician will work independently and in a coordinated, comprehensive manner, based on the individual needs of the child and family. Clinical services provided under OLP are intended to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs through early identification and intervention and may be provided to children/youth in need of assessment for whom behavioral health conditions have not yet been diagnosed.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:
  • Individualized services: Deliver trauma-informed, individualized services based on the child’s identified strengths and needs. Administer appropriate identified assessments in the context of the child/youth self-identified needs, goals, and ethnic, religious and cultural identities. Provide Licensed Evaluation/Assessment as a basis for establishing a diagnosis where needed, treatment plan, and identification of needed services.
  • Develop a culturally relevant, trauma informed, and child/family centered treatment plan. Provide Psychotherapy/counseling for the purpose of alleviating symptoms or functional limitations associated with a diagnosed behavioral health disorder. Provide crisis response including triage, intervention and follow up as needed.
  • Collaborate with Community Partners: Collaborate with formal systems, service providers and informal networks involved with the youth and family in a mutli-disciplinary team format. Maintain a working knowledge of appropriate community resources for linkage and referral. Attend case related conference's
  • Documentation: Utilize New Directions electronic case recording system for assessment, service planning, progress notes, and outcome monitoring purposes. Maintain accurate and timely case records, including progress notes and tracking mechanisms, electronically and in each client’s file.
  • Keep all client and family information, verbal and written, confidential. Adhere to all Medicaid requirements for billing and documentation.
  • Training: Attend all mandatory in-service trainings as per NDYFS policy and OMH requirements.

  • Agency Standards/Norms:
    • Participate in regular supervision (per New Directions policy and procedure)
    • Maintain a flexible schedule based around client availability, including evenings. Primary hours of service delivery are after school and
    evenings.
    • Adhere to agency and department policies and procedures
    • Utilize normative culture
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

    SKILL, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Minimum Education and/or Professional Qualifications/Skills
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT, or MFT-P), or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC or MHC-P), Licensed Creative Art Therapist (LCAT), or Licensed Psychoanalyst. Experience in the provision of individual family and group psychotherapy to adolescents and their families preferred. Experience in providing services to those who are substance use disordered and/or in acute crisis preferred.

    Special – Personal Skills, Qualities, Aptitudes and Physical Requirements
    New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with
    disabilities to perform essential functions.
    1. Ability to work effectively with clients, families, staff and community contacts from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
    2. Ability to work effectively with children/youth with behavioral, emotional and/or mental health challenges and their families.
    3. Ability to accept supervision and perform as part of a team.
    4. Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
    5. Must have a valid driver’s license, adequate auto insurance and meet the criteria for driving set forth in the New Directions Driver’s License policy and Auto Insurance policy.
    6. Ability to pass annual physical for Category 1 job classification in accordance with New Directions Employee Health policy.
    7. Must comply with Agency safety standards and be responsible for own actions and conduct concerning safety and healthy working conditions.