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Mental Health Specialist (ACT Team)

Samaritan Daytop Village


Are you looking to make a difference? If so, Samaritan Daytop Village offers opportunities for a meaningful and challenging career in the health and human services field. We are looking for proactive, team-oriented employees to join our organization. Come be part of our rapidly growing agency in one of several positions available throughout New York. For more than 50 years, Samaritan Daytop Village has been wholly dedicated to improving the quality of life for New Yorkers facing adversity. Today, Samaritan Daytop Village serves over 28,000 people each year through a network of over 50 facilities in New York City, Long Island and upstate New York. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, and vision; 401k employer match; pension; LTD; life insurance; tuition reimbursement; Flexible Spending Account (FSA); and generous time off.

The functions of the of the Mental Health Specialist / Wellness Self-Management Specialist includes; conducting person-centered mental health assessments, persistently using engagement strategies throughout the care process, encouraging client to participate in setting goals and indicate service preferences, making diagnoses and developing treatment service plans tailored to different diagnosis, providing individuals and group psychotherapy and mental health and/or substance abuse counseling both individually and in groups.

•Conduct outreach in the community as needed to participants wherever they are, by traveling to known locations throughout NYC
•Engage participants utilizing a recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach
•Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to align with participants and help inspire change
•During the assessment obtains information to establish the nature and degree risk of social relationships and associated harmful behaviors, and interventions required to promote progress towards recovery
•Build in review and evaluation points, and modify the service plan in the light of feedback from participants and relevant others
•Develop comprehensive service plans and as needed service plan reviews in collaboration with the participant and the participant’s support system
•Complete comprehensive assessment and treatment recommendations from face to face interviews, review of medical records when available, communication with collateral providers, family and significant others
•Administer standardized drug/alcohol, mental health and trauma screens



•LMSW or LMHC with current New York State license;
•Dually credentialed with CASAC preferred;
•Must have experience delivering mental health care in the community;
•At least three years of experience working with individuals with complex and untreated mental illness and those with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders;
•Experience understanding various evidence-based models and theories pertaining to psycho-education, motivational interviewing, serious mental illness and recovery;
•Experience delivering services in-vivo in the community;




Posted on 05/07/19; CVMHA ID #12795