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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Comunilife
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Comunilife Inc., a multi-service, non-profit organization founded in 1989, offers a continuum of residential, affordable housing and scatter site programs for vulnerable New Yorkers. Comunilife's mission is to provide vulnerable communities with housing and culturally sensitive and support services. Job Opening: Mental Health Counselor/ Social Worker Job Location: Various locations throughout the Bronx and Brooklyn, NY Bronx programs: -- Crotona/ OTDA Scatter Site Housing Programs (Bronx and Brooklyn): -- Leasing apartments for individuals while providing comprehensive care management and mental health services to individuals. Fieldwork is required. Responsibilities: The Mental Health Counselor provides mental health related services. Responsible for the timely completion of mental health assessment and collaborating in the development and implementation of service plan(s) for each client admitted to the program. 1) Conduct mental health assessments and assist in the development and implementation of comprehensive service plans that identify mutually agreed upon long and short-term mental health related goals.2) Provide mental health services and referrals; assistance with adherence to medication regiments; activities for daily living; nutritional services; recreation programs; assistance in employment assessments, training; prevention with positives; and other necessary services to clients to increase their capacity for independent living. Also, monitor and ensure that clients are linked to needed services.3) Provides, coordinates and collaborates with providers within and outside Comunilife.4) Provide supportive counseling to clients and coordinates and collaborates with mental health providers to help clients to comply with treatment and medication regime.5) Make home visits and maintains face to face contact as specified in the service plan(s)6) Responsible to develop and implement weekly groups including the Wellness Self- Management model.7) Responsible for the timely completion of all required documentation including, comprehensive assessments, reassessments, progress notes of all contacts with clients and/or collaterals.8) Participate in case conferences, training, workshops and seminars as well as meetings with peers and supervisors as required.9) Assist in the planning, organizing program recreational activities.10) Participates in weekly supervision. Qualifications: We are looking for a compassionate, flexible, energetic, patient and organized individual with extensive knowledge of community mental health resources, counseling processes and practices. -- Masters Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling with licensure (LMSW); or Mental Health Counseling (LMHC); or limited permit-MHC -- Two (2) years' work experience -- Experience with individuals who have HIV/AIDS, chronic mental illness, or substance use disorders and their families is a plus -- Bilingual skills in English/Spanish is a plus Comunilife offers an attractive employee benefits package including 90% employer-paid medical and dental plans, life insurance and generous retirement plan options PI197236916

Keywords: Comunilife, New Rochelle , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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