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Mental Health Clinical Consultant
The Mental Health Consultant will function in an ACS borough office as the lead clinical consultant on mental health issues impacting families known to child welfare.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Provide case-specific consultations to ACS staff on problem assessment and identification, case investigation, case planning and / or case management regarding mental health issues.
Provide training to ACS staff in mental health assessment, diagnosis and service planning.
In conjunction with the Team Coordinator and other consultant staff help develop a clinical team that provides coordinated consultation in cases where there is co-morbidity.
Complete required documentation of clinical consults provided within the requisite time frames.
Conduct focus groups and other linkages for assessment with ACS / Child protective staff regarding mental health issues / information to assess training needs.
In conjunction with the Team Coordinator create linkages with mental health providers for resource / information dissemination.
Providing case-specific consultations may involve direct contact with clients, providing for a more informed consultation service.
Where indicated and assessed, may have some level of direct family involvement with home / community visiting in conjunction with ACS / Child protective staff to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:
Knowledge of the child welfare system preferred.
Strong knowledge of mental health and related issues.
Willingness to work the New York City Holiday schedule.
Domestic violence and / or substance knowledge helpful.
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.
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