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Adolecent Consultant in Brooklyn, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Adolescent Mental Health Coordinator will function in an ACS borough office as the lead clinical consultant on mental health issues impacting families known to child welfare.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide case-specific consultations to ACS, Preventive Services and Foster carestaff regardingAdolescent Mental Health issues

  • Provide training to ACS staff in adolescent behavioral assessment, , diagnosis and service planning

  • Complete required documentation of clinical consults, using ACS templates, within the requisite time frames

  • Maintain JB tracking log for requested and completed referrals

  • Follow up and/or check in with staff on consults as appropriate

  • Complete ACS statistical reports

  • Meet weekly productivity requirement

  • Outreach to CPS to generate referrals as needed

  • Work with Team Coordinator to conduct ongoing needs assessment in field office

  • Review and identify external resources for families in child welfare

  • Visit external resource linkages to ensure they are child welfare friendly and appropriate for families with adolescents

  • Participate in ERC, FTM, or other conferences as assigned in the borough offices, CBO, or home as needed

  • Where indicated and assessed,may have some level of direct family involvementwith home / community visiting in conjunction with ACS / Child protective staff to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving

  • In conjunction with the Team Coordinator and other consultant staff help develop a clinical team that provides coordinated consultation in cases where there is co-morbidity

  • Conduct focus groups and other linkages for assessment with ACS / Child protective, preventive or foster care staff regarding adolescent mental health issues, / information to assess training needs

  • In conjunction with the Team Coordinator create linkages with adolescent service providers for resource / information dissemination

  • Providing case-specific consultations may involve direct contact with clients, providing for a more informed consultation service

  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Master in Social Work, LMSW / LCSW OR Masters in Psychology with 2-4 years in the mental health field

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE :

  • Strong knowledge of mental health and related issues, with expertise in identifying and accessing high needs mental health services for older adolescents
  • Knowledge of the child welfare system preferred
  • Domestic violence and / or substance knowledge helpful
  • Willingness to work the New York City Holiday schedule