Mental Health Therapist

Bronx, NY
Full Time


Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children,  adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 12,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far  Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable  individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of  dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our  neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that  team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs. 

Job Summary: The NSP therapist will be working as a team member and coach to Youth Specialist staff, participate in  Service Plan Reviews, Treatment Team meetings and interacts with the youth and Youth Specialists in the Non Secure  Placement program. The NSP therapist will have regular therapeutic involvement with their assigned youth and families using  established methods of the Integrative Treatment Model to engage them and will meet with the youth and  parents/permanency resource for regular sessions as proposed by the Treatment Team. The NSP therapist will receive cross  training on the Think Trauma model as well as having familiarity with MST-FIT model used in aftercare. 

Essential Functions 

Provides therapy services for youth, families and resources in accordance with best clinical practice; lobbies  energetically for the appropriate services for the youth both in individual and group capacities 

Assures coordination and effective transmission of information between psychiatric, creative arts, substance abuse  treatment providers and the program team  

Assures timely delivery of all assessments and reports including initial assessments, psychosocial, treatment plans, and  clinical progress notes 

Assures the timely entry of all relevant data into the electronic health record, CONNECTIONS and other agency data  collection systems 

Participates in each program’s Treatment Team meetings, Family Team Conferences, and service plan reviews Ensures efficacious treatment planning and service coordination in collaboration with internal and external resources Receives and reviews planned placement referrals and where necessary makes specialist referrals Develops creative strategies for involving family members and resources in the service planning process Assists youth and Youth Specialists with crisis intervention and resolution including the development of Safety Plans Instrumental in providing formal and informal training for youth, families and Youth Specialists  Represents ARC NSP mental health services at internal management meetings and appropriate external meetings Supports the ideology and practice of the Integrated Treatment Model, Think Trauma, and Safe Crisis Management  principles 

Models and promotes dependable, responsible, professional and accountable behavior including positive program  norms, enthusiasm, and teamwork primacy 

Availability 24/7 for emergency contact 

Other duties as assigned


LMHC, LCSW, LCAT, LMFT, or LMSW required. Limited Permit eligible candidates will also be considered. Familiarity with Trauma Informed practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy  Familiarity with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and/or ITM a plus 

2+ Years experience in Child Welfare or other relevant youth serving system 

Experience working with youth and families in the residential setting preferred 

Must be able to climb stairs and conduct visits to facilities and community based partners 

Knowledge of CONNECTIONS and Microsoft Office Suite 

Shift- M-F 10am-6pm

Salary: 60k


It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for  employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate,  citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion,  or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and  apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and  conditions of employment. 

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not  limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes,  furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.


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