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Mental Health Consultant (Brooklyn) in Brooklyn at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

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

RESPONSIBILITES include but not limited to:

  1. Provide case-specific consultations to ACS staff on problem assessment and identification, case investigation, case planning and / or case management regarding mental health issues.

  2. Provide training to ACS staff in mental health assessment, diagnosis and service planning.

  3. 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.

  4. Complete required documentation of clinical consults provided within the requisite time frames.  

  5. Conduct focus groups and other linkages for assessment with ACS / Child protective staff regarding mental health issues / information to assess training needs.

  6. In conjunction with the Team Coordinator create linkages with mental health providers for resource / information dissemination.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of the child welfare system preferred.  Strong knowledge of mental health and related issues.  Willingness to work the New York City Holiday schedule. Master in Social Work, LMSW / LCSW or Masters in Psychology with 3-5 years in the mental health field.  Domestic violence and / or substance knowledge helpful.