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Outreach Specialist, PEARLS

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Description

PEARLS is seeking a highly-motivated person, who is interested in improving the lives of senior citizens in Flushing, Queens that are experiencing depression and isolated due to either physical or language barriers, for a full time Outreach Counselor. Our PEARLS program, Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives, conducts community outreach in Queens to locate seniors experiencing depression. This program then offers free, in-home treatment consisting of Problem-Solving Therapy, Behavioral Activation and Pleasant Activity scheduling to improve the mental health of those identified seniors. Community outreach will entail conducting screenings and educational presentations about emotional well-being.

Qualifications

This position requires: Licensure: The candidate must have a valid driver’s license. Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field OR NYS Peer Certification required. Experience: Minimum of two years professional experience in care coordination, case management and/or providing direct service to mental health consumers required. Effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills required. Computer fluency preferred. Experience providing field based services required. Bilingual skills (Mandarin or Korean) required as determined by operational needs.

Contact

Anyone interested in exploring any of these positions further are invited to contact Deirdre.deleo@vnsny.org or tracy.leyzerov@vnsny.org. In addition, please visit the career page on our website www.vnsny.org for a more complete listing of available opportunities.

Posted on 01/10/18; CVMHA ID #11742