Rising Ground, Inc

Youth and Family Mental Health Clinician

Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/28/2021 12:21 PM)
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The Youth and Family 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 Brooklyn. 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 Youth and Family 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
  • Responsible for timely documentation in Electronic Health & Case Record
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and protected information according to HIPAA standards
  • Complete paperwork in a timely manner, ensuring that the clinical records meet the requirements of standards set by various governing agencies (ACS, OCFS, and the courts). Prepares for audits accordingly.
  • Conducts an initial comprehensive assessment of each youth within required timeframes and develops an individualized YLS Case plan.
  • Coordinates services identified in the Initial Service Plan & subsequent reviews to assist clients in meeting their short & long-term goals by identifying available community resources ensuring that such resources are accessible and provided to such youth
  • Ensure intakes, psycho-socials, YLS case plans, MH treatment plan, and reassessments are being completed.
  • Provide crisis management and ongoing therapeutic support.
  • Co-Facilitate 7 Challenges Groups.
  • Assist with creating weekly therapeutic goals.
  • Collaborate closely with Group Leaders on Treatment.
  • Conduct standardized intake assessments and other assessments as needed
  • 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 including family night and parent workshops.
  • Assists with case planning, progress reviews, transition planning and advocacy for youth.
  • May represent the youth 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
  • LMSW, LMHC, LMST (or limited permit) with clinical experience will be considered
  • Substance abuse counseling experience (CASAC) preferred
  • Experience working with court involved youth
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus


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