Mental Health Clinician - CFTSS Community-Based

Mental Health Clinician - CFTSS Community-Based

locationWilliamsville, NY 14221, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/23/2024
Healthcare / Pharmacy
Full Time

Job Title: Mental Health Clinician Department: CFTSS

Position Summary: In a Community setting, provide individual/family counseling, treatment planning, assessments, and possible crisis intervention virtually or in-person for children, adolescents and their families to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs.


Gateway Longview’s Behavioral Health & Preventive Services programs supports children and youth ages birth-21 years struggling with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges.


Gateway Longview 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.


Gateway Longview takes pride in offering an amazing benefits package to take care of our most important asset- our employees! We offer medical, dental and vision plan insurance effective the first of the month following hire date, flexible spending accounts, wellness program, employee assistance program, a 403B retirement plan, & several more offers.
In addition to receiving up to 11 paid holidays, employees can earn up to 33 days of PTO each year, with the opportunity to start using PTO following hire date.


$47,000 - $55,850 (yearly)

* Offers based on education and years of relevant experience

Professional Development Opportunities

Gateway Longview has a strong investment in developing the future leaders of the organization through trainings, advancement opportunities, and a formal leadership pipeline.

Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Provide all clinical services within the context of the child and family environment; this will primarily be within the child's home, school or preferred community location. Telehealth services will be offered as appropriate and in alignment with state regulations and program procedures.
  • Provide crisis management by stabilizing the child/youth in the home after the crisis has occurred and/or assist with goal setting. - Provide clients and their families with goal-directed community services and solution-focused interventions intended to address challenges associated with a behavioral health need and to achieve identified goals or objectives as set forth in the client’s treatment plan.
  • In collaboration with the program supervisor/director, Managed Care Organization (MCO) and the child and family, create and establish a diagnosis and treatment plan that meets medical necessity, in the context of the child's self-identified needs, goals, and ethnic, religious and cultural identities.
  • Establish a diagnosis using the Diagnostic Statistical Manual-V (DSM V) and relevant assessment tools to establish a medically necessary treatment plan that demonstrates measurable goals, objectives and supports.
  • Work collaboratively with the child and family system of care which could include, Residential, Behavioral Health Clinic, Foster Care, Preventative services, Health Homes, Care Coordination, school districts, and primary care physicians.
  • Complete progress notes via Electronic Clinical Record (ECR) within 24 hours of service provision.
  • Understand and adhere to all agency policies and procedures to include meeting Productivity Expectations
  • Understand and adhere to Gateway's Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, providing professional and meaningful interventions and interactions.
  • Participate in clinical supervision, staff meetings and trainings as required by the program.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and also be an enthusiastic team player
  • Ability to work nights and/or provide some non-traditional hours.
  • Knowledgeable in Evidence Based behavioral interventions and assessments
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, staff, families, and community contacts
  • Ability to travel to community locations to meet with clients

  • Be license eligible, hold a provisional license (LMHC-P, LMSW Permit) or be fully licensed as LMSW, LCSW, or LMHC with experience working with children/families
  • Valid New York State driver’s license and adequate auto insurance coverage

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.