Leake and Watts Services

  • Mental Health Clinician

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 12:25 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Mental Health Clinician will provide a full range of therapy and casework services to adjudicated youth at a 20 bed Non Secure Placement (NSP) Program in Brooklyn. Non Secure Placement is part of a groundbreaking initiative to provide services and supports for juvenile justice involved youth in residential placement facilities closer to their families, communities and schools.

    Serve as a primary therapist to provide specific interventions including: reviewing and integrating specific assessment information to write and monitor treatment plans, reviewing and revising treatment plans as necessary, and providing clinical support to other NSP staff including trainings.




    • Facilitates individual, family, and specialized group therapy and documents these processes.
    • Complete assessments on treatment progress.
    • Participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
    • Participates in conferences regarding youth/family behavior, diagnosis, and progress as a member of the treatment planning team.
    • Interprets programmatic treatment needs for staff members and assists with providing and implementing the integrated services.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of the clinical program, which includes individual/group counseling and scheduled daily programmatic activities.
    • Ensures all documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets regulatory compliance, including those of ACS, OCFS, and the courts.
    • Assists with case planning, progress reviews, transition planning and advocacy for youth.
    • May provide limited case management services.
    • May represent the resident and the program/facility at judicial hearings.
    • Performs discharge and transition activities to ensure coordination of service delivery throughout the youth’s commitment in the agency.
    • Provide training to staff.
    • Evening and weekends hours requirements
    • Performs other related work as assigned.




    • LMSW Preferred
    • Substance abuse counseling experience (CASAC) preferred
    • Experience working with court involved youth
    • Professional experience in the treatment of juveniles which involved group or individual counseling techniques may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required degree
    • Excellent writing and organizational skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus


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