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Licensed Mental Health Professional

Eckerd Connects New York Full-Time
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About Eckerd Connects
Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. When we were founded in 1968 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd, the legendary power couple was often asked what motivated them to start a non-profit in rural Florida. Their answer was always the same, “It’s the kids.”

Today those words still hold true – but much like other families, ours has grown. Nearly five decades later with a presence in 20 states, our family of services has expanded to include foster care, adoption, workforce development, aid for the homeless, transitional services for troubled youth, and so much more.

Do you want to work for an organization that makes a Lasting Impact on children, youth, and families?
Working at Eckerd is satisfying, challenging, and makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact.

Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
• Voluntary term life insurance
• Paid short-term and long-term disability
• Professional group liability insurance
• 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
• 8 paid holidays
• Flexible spending accounts
• Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
• Mileage reimbursement
• Cell phone plan discounts
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Employee Referral Program
• Flexible work schedules
• Employee Wellness/Well-Being program

Position Concept
Coordinate the implementation of individualized mental health and substance abuse treatment. Provide ongoing evaluation, assessment, and counseling to youth and their families under the direct clinical supervision the licensed Clinical Director. Responsible for delivery and documentation of all mental health and substance abuse related treatment services including biopsychosocials.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the Clinical Director to supervise, direct, and evaluate the work of case management and master’s level clinical staff. Provide and/or arrange for their training as required.
  • Assist local management team through training, consultation and technical assistance in clinical or treatment-related subjects to staff of all direct-care departments.
    Provide supervision for any special needs treatment programs (e.g., Sexual Offender treatment 7 Challenges, etc.).
  • Provide diagnostic evaluation, routine individual counseling, or crisis intervention counseling, as required by standing procedure, treatment plans, or special circumstances.
  • May require on-call clinical duty.
  • Serve as backup for the Designated Mental Health Authority for facility, where required by contract or state or local requirement. The services for which the position will serve as backup authority may include Mental Health Overlay Services (MHOS), Substance Abuse Overlay Services (SAOS), Intensive Mental Health Services, or any others as required.
  • The Licensed Mental Health Professional will comply with the following duties if required:
    • Conduct interviews with clients to develop the individual Behavioral Health Treatment Plan,
    • Review and sign the psychosocial assessment if prepared by an unlicensed counselor,
    • Review and sign the behavioral health treatment plan,
    • Provide at least four hours clinical supervision per month,
    • Provide assessments and individual or family therapy if more extensive services are needed,
    • Provide oversight and coordination of MHOS/SAOS,
    • Conduct fact-to-face interview to develop an individual treatment plan (DJJ).

Other Duties Include, But Not Limited To

  • Maintain a high standard of role model behavior for youth.
  • Participate in ongoing in-service training and development activities as required.
  • Report any acts, incidents or conditions that reflect the possibility of inappropriate youth-to-youth or staff-to-youth relationships.
  • Report any use of physical force and all unusual incidents per Eckerd policy and state guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.

Position Specifications
Education: State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Clinical Psychologist required. Coursework or practicum experience in group work, family therapy, sexual offender treatment and/or substance abuse treatment preferred.
Experience: Two years’ experience in direct-care delivery of treatment or clinical services, plus one year of supervisory experience required. Experience with group work modalities, residential settings, child welfare, and substance abuse treatment preferred.
Skills: Good organizational skills, analytic ability and attention to detail are required, as are training and counseling skills. Must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of staff and residents in a participatory management environment.
Physical Demands: Ability to periodically work extended hours and to respond to mental health crises at varied hours within and outside a standard work week. Ability to assist staff in restraining youth in accordance with approved behavior management techniques. Provided PAR certification required. Ability to travel to and observe youth groups. Must be free of communicable diseases as required by the appropriate state and to the extent that this knowledge is attainable under federal law.
Other: Must meet state criminal background check requirements. Must maintain employment eligibility status.
Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd’s Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must have appropriate and valid state driver’s license.


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Substance Abuse
Clinical Supervision
Family Therapy
Case Management
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Child Welfare
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