Lead Clinician at Mercy First in Syosset, NY

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POSITION SUMMARY: The lead clinician will be responsible for coordinating clinical staff for a highly specialized program. This federally funded program provides health and psychological services for children (infant – teen) who are in the U.S. from Spanish speaking countries, but are unaccompanied by an adult.  Work with children as well as sponsors to assess safety and appropriateness to release the children to these sponsors’ care. The lead clinician is also responsible for; training new clinicians and supervising all clinical staff within this highly specialized program.


POSITION SUMMARY: The lead clinician will be responsible for coordinating clinical staff for a highly specialized program. This federally funded program provides health and psychological services for children (infant – teen) who are in the U.S. from Spanish speaking countries, but are unaccompanied by an adult.  Work with children as well as sponsors to assess safety and appropriateness to release the children to these sponsors’ care. The lead clinician is also responsible for; training new clinicians and supervising all clinical staff within this highly specialized program.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

-Provide clinical supervision to staff of licensed social workers who assess and treat unaccompanied children.
-Review case notes and recommend treatment plans to ensure quality service delivery
-Monitor frequency and efficiency of mental health assessments, individual and group therapies and crisis intervention provided
-Oversight of SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress) implementation, data collection and analysis of treatment outcomes
-Coordinate individual and group art therapy and substance abuse prevention sessions for unaccompanied minors.
-Provide direct clinical services during periods of influx or interim staffing
-Develop and maintain productive affiliations and linkages with community mental health providers to ensure responsive, quality servicing of unaccompanied children in the event emergency services are needed

 

-Monitor program utilization on a monthly basis and readjust caseload assignments/schedules in accordance with agency established standards

-Interview, hire, train, supervise, assign duties, schedule work hours, and evaluate job performances

-Provide training and supports to new staff

-Work in partnership with the Assistant Director in order to maintain compliance standards and develop strategies to promote growth and change within the program

-Provide 24 hour on call support to all agency personnel and for funding sources.

 

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-Masters of Social Work Degree and NYS Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with at least two years of experience providing clinical supervision
- Bi-lingual English and Spanish, with proficiency in speaking and writing in both languages.
- Knowledge and training in working with children, adolescents and families.
- Knowledge and training of US Immigration Laws/Systems a plus;
- Awareness of, and sensitivity to complex issues facing immigrants, especially children.
- Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills.
- Knowledge of and commitment to child welfare best practice standards.
- Understanding and willingness to commit to the agency’s mission, core values and Sanctuary commitments.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

MercyFirst is a large social services organization. Our headquarters is located in Syosset, LI, NY. Our mission is helping children and families recover from the effects of child abuse, neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, & traumatic events.

We offer a competitive salary & excellent benefits including medical, dental, life, pension, 4 weeks vacation, sick, personal and holiday time. Excellent opportunity.

Send us your resume for immediate consideration by clicking on the Apply button below.
 

 
 
 

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