Services for the Underserved

  • Senior Mental Health Clinician

    Job Location US-NY-New York | US-NY-New York
    Behavioral Health
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    Licensed Mental Health Professional to work on a new funded innovative care transition team that serves participants transitioning to the community from a higher level of care. The role will involve facilitating transition from one level of care to the community by addressing the preparatory needs of participants in the early stages of recovery, discharge planning, development of daily living skills, and coping mechanisms through team and individual work in the community. The team will follow participants into the community using the Pathway Home model of care to ensure that they become both linked and engaged with identified community providers and that their support network is enough to meet their needs. The role will require some on call coverage.


    Job Responsibilities:


    • Engagement beginning from referring location with involvement in transition planning, including a needs assessment of community transition supports essential to stabilizing the individual;
    • Monitor appropriate discharge and ongoing care planning at pre- and post-transition for individuals transitioning to community.
    • Establish collaborative working relationships and acts as a liaison with community providers, Managed Care Plans, and Housing Contractors.
    • Short term counseling (coping skills, trauma informed, decision making) and Risk Assessment/Safety Planning;
    • Provide supervision to team members and orient new team members to policy and procedures as well as ongoing training and mentorship;
    • Collects and reports data, as required while adhering to productivity standards,
    • Participate in both the development and implementation of a community care plan that includes formal and informal supports that increase opportunities for improved quality of life. Focus is on creating meaningful and productive daily activities in the community;
    • Assessing Housing Supports and Housing Assistance and Placement for those who are homeless. Services may include completing HRA 2010e, applying for housing, prepping for interviews, follow up with housing providers, and assistance with moving in (day of move) with obtaining housing supplies and learning the neighborhood;
    • Work with participants and their housing providers to resolve clinical issues that are impacting on the participant’s ability to obtain, manage, and retain supportive housing;
    • Foster relationship with community provides to ensure that recipients are connected with appropriate services as they transition back into the community and to share or collect collateral information;
    • Appointment navigation by accompanying to first behavioral health and medical appointment-including but not limited to travel training, reengagement in community care, and ability to identify needs and barriers to services as well as making appropriate referrals
    • Review documentation and conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments to determine the medical, psychiatric, housing and other social needs in the community.


    • Master’s degree or higher in social work, Mental health counseling, nursing or psychology.
    • A minimum of 3 years post-masters work experience in the behavioral health and/or criminal justice field, preferably with the target population.



    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting


    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


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