LSA Family Health Service, Inc., an East Harlem-based community based organization, is seeking a Spanish-speaking mental health professional to provide individual counseling to clients approximately 20 hours/week. See job description below.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
LSA Family Health Service, founded in 1958, is a nonprofit community based organization that works with the people of East Harlem to address the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual dimensions of family health. Its home-based and center-based programs are designed to empower those who are most vulnerable and who have least access to the basic necessities of life, in the conviction that the entire community grows when individuals and families are affirmed in their own dignity.
Reports to: Director of Patient Services, Home Health Agency
Weekly supervision provided by clinical social worker on staff
Certified mental health practitioner. Must be Spanish-speaking.
To provide ongoing counseling to clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following items:
1. Carrying out the Family Health Service philosophy and objectives
2. Providing initial assessment and developing a plan of care for each client receiving counseling services
3. Utilizing a variety of counseling techniques and modalities in work with clients
4. Establishing and maintaining effective therapeutic relationships with parents, children, and other family members as needed
5. Being available for crisis work as needed
6. Making referrals to other programs/service providers within LSA and in the larger community when needed
7. Attending quarterly meetings with other mental health staff and Director of Home Health and attending trainings and case conferences about clients as needed
8. Working closely with other LSA staff towards progress of joint clients
1. Ability to work as a team member
2. Ability to set and follow through with priorities
3. Ability to listen to others with compassion and empathy
4. Ability to reflect on one’s own work
5. Ability to communicate with parents and staff from different backgrounds and cultures
6. Ability to be flexible and to work with staff, children, and families in stressful situations
How to apply
If interested in applying, email cover letter and resume to:
Heather Mitchell- Program Director
LSA Family Health Service
333 East 115th Street New York, NY 10029
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY, 10029, US