LOCATION: Remote (Staff are expected to report to West Babylon for meetings & supervisions)
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
DEPARTMENT: Care Coordination
HOURS: 35 Hours per week (Flexible Schedule)
LMHC/LMSW as credentialed by New York State with a minimum of 1 year of experience serving children and adults with serious mental illness in Nassau County Only.Must have experience with conducting appropriate screenings and either performing or arranging for more detailed assessments when needed (e.g., high-risk substance use or mental health related indicators, harm to self/others, abuse/neglect and domestic violence). Clean, valid NYS Driver’s License, Fingerprinting, criminal record check and approval from NYS Office of Mental Health.
Services by a LMSW or LMHC will assist families with children in crisis by providing in home clinical services as an alternative to hospitalization. The LMSW/LMHC will hold a caseload of 12 children/families. Families are helped through crisis with intense interventions and the teaching of new effective parenting skills. The overall goal is to provide intensive in-home crisis intervention services to a family in crisis due to the imminent risk of their child being admitted to a psychiatric hospital or in an out of home residential placement. The individual will work with the family to support and ensure that treatment and service plan goals are being implemented in the home environment. They will work with the family to develop and grow problem solving skills. The Licensed Mental Health Professional will focus on the strengths of the youth and family and support them while modeling positive behavior, providing psychoeducation, teaching skills, and collaborating closely with treatment providers. The LMSW or LMHC will minimally meet the family once a week for a face-to-face visit. If the family is in crisis, visits can be increased as needed. The LMSW or LMHC will also make phone calls as needed. The intervention will be based on crisis and non-crisis situations. The Licensed Mental Health Professional will be able to provide a brief therapeutic model for those individuals who are not in therapy. The program will connect the family to an appropriate provider for ongoing therapy if needed. If the youth is already connected to treatment, the individual will collaborate with the clinical providers and will implement the existing treatment plan established by the youth’s treatment team. The LMSW or LMHC will work in collaboration with the treatment providers.