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Therapist/Outreach Assistant

Company: Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Count
Location: Hudson
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

The Mental Health Association of Columbia- Greene Counties, Inc. is a community leader in education, prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. We offer effective, innovative, and collaborative programming provided by a dedicated staff working in a dynamic, responsibly managed and well respected organization.

MHACG, Inc. is currently seeking a Therapist/Outreach Assistant to work with clients of the The Child Advocacy Center of Columbia and Greene Counties, a program of our Children & Families Division. The candidate of this position will develop and facilitate therapeutic services and crisis intervention, provide advocacy for Forensic Interviews, and referral services to child victims of abuse and their families and caregivers. This position requires providing evidenced based trauma-informed therapy to child victims of crime and abuse and their family members/caregivers in individual and group settings, providing crisis intervention services via telephone and in person, conducting client intake and ongoing assessments using standardized measures, assessment tools and interventions, maintaining client records and summary of service logs, responding to client related phone calls and correspondence to support client treatment, provide personal, medical and legal advocacy, participate in case conferencing, provide clinical expertise to volunteers and staff responding to the 24 hour crisis hotline, aid in grant report documentation including data collection and budget reporting, engage in community outreach events to identify and engage hard to reach and underserved populations. This position is full time (37.5hrs) Monday through Friday. Weekends and evenings may be necessary pending scheduling and Hot Line Coverage off hours. Salary commensurate with experience.

Requirements

  • Must have a Masters Level License in the Mental Health field
  • Must have experience in specialized trauma-informed mental health services for child victims of abuse and their caregivers
  • Experience working with adults and children with social, emotional and behavioral differences
  • Strong understanding of cultural family differences and values, and the ability to remain non- judgmental
  • Have strong knowledge of the child welfare system, community agencies and victim advocacy and understanding of partnerships with multidisciplinary teams to be utilized to assist victims of child abuse and their family members and caregivers
  • Possess broad knowledge of strength based approaches to help empower families
  • Must possess good public speaking, oral and written communication skills which include the use of smartphones and computers
  • Knowledge of crime victim's rights, mental health and legal systems
  • Must have a valid NYS Driver's License and a clean MVR.
  • Must be able to obtain a Statewide Central Registry and Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Regular and steady attendance is a requirement for all positions.

    Benefits

    Medical, Dental, Life Benefit, Pension (employer contribution) plus Voluntary Vision, Life, AFLAC, Telemedicine (Concierge Medical), Voluntary 401K plans, EAP, generous sick, vacation, personal time , paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and much more. Plus you get to be part of a dynamic, diverse and supportive behavioral health organization whose mission is to "Provide education and advocacy, and to enhance the well being of individuals, families and communities."

Keywords: Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Count, Albany , Therapist/Outreach Assistant, Healthcare , Hudson, New York

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