Counseling & Support Provider

Harlem, NY
Full Time
Entry Level

 Position Summary: The Counseling & Support Provider provides CPST (Community Psychiatric Support & Treatment). This is one of the six services that fall under Children & Family Treatment and Support Services. The intention is to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs through early identification and intervention, and can be for children/youth who may not yet have a diagnosis. The goal is to correct or ameliorate problems with functioning or capacity for healthy relationships. Services are designed to be unique, flexible and targeted while also being client and family focused. Sheltering Arms seeks a dynamic professional to provide what is known as Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment to individuals, families and groups. Services are intended to be home/community based. Primary Duties & Responsibilities: • Provide ongoing counseling & support services to children and families – modalities of treatment can be individual, family or group • Components of CPST to be provided by the Counseling & Support Provider o Intensive Interventions counseling o Crisis Avoidance counseling o Intermediate Term Crisis Management o Rehabilitative Psychoeducation o Strength Based Service Planning o Rehabilitative Supports • Develop child/youth centered treatment plans with the input of child/youth/families • Respond to and address crisis situations for recipients of these new services • Provide services in the location needed or preferred by the recipient (home, school, community) • Document all client services in electronic health record including progress notes and treatment plans • Interface and collaborate with all Sheltering Arms programs and/or outside providers • Participate in supervision – 1:1 and group, may be over the phone or in person • Attend meetings related to services or agency • Audit preparation as needed • Other duties as assigned Qualifications and Competencies: • Bachelors degree in social services/human service or related field + 3 years experience • Strong engagement skills • Knowledge of best practices for working with children and families • Experience in child welfare and/or mental health services to children and families • Self-motivated, self-starter, ability to work independently • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask • Strong communication skills both written and verbal • Ability and willingness to travel throughout NYC and conduct home visits • Bilingual Spanish a plus


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