Leake and Watts Services

  • Therapist/Family Worker

    Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
    Posted Date 5 months ago(10/30/2018 3:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Family Worker/Mental Health Clinician will provide a full range of therapy and casework services to adjudicated youth at a 13 bed Non Secure Placement (NSP) Program in the Bronx. Non Secure Placement is part of a groundbreaking initiative to provide services and supports for juvenile justice system involved youth in residential placement facilities closer to their families, communities and schools. The Family Worker/Mental Health Clinician will serve as a primary therapist and case planner 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
    • Determines and addresses needed family interventions and supports, and make referrals to appropriate services inter –agency and community based
    • Provides individual and family therapy to youth and families
    • 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
    • Provide case planning and case management services and that all required case planning activities and documentation are completed in a timely manner
    • 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
    • Conducts home assessments and supervise home visits
    • 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
    •  Evening and weekends hours requirements
    • Performs other related work as assigned.


    • LCSW Preferred
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
    • Excellent writing and organizational skills
    • Experience working with court involved youth
    • LMSW with clinical experience will be considered
    • Substance abuse counseling experience (CASAC) preferred


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