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LMSW / LCSW / LMHC Clinician (Part-time) – Nathaniel Clinic



Reports to: Director

Overview: The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), a private nonprofit organization, combines expertise in criminal justice and behavioral health services and collaborations with government and community leaders to improve outcomes for New York City Residents involved in the criminal justice system, and those with mental illness who have not engaged in traditional mental health services.

The Nathaniel Clinic is an Article 31 mental health clinic currently serving 300 clients located in Central Harlem. Increasing census to 500 clients as well as the expansion to a satellite clinic in Brooklyn is part of our vision. Applicant should have an understanding of the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems.

The LMSW / LCSW / LMHC is a part-time salaried clinician responsible for the clinical management of client needs (adults and youth ages 13 and older), and managing a caseload to address the treatment needs of individuals living with serious mental health issues, co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma, primary health conditions and criminal justice histories.

Clinic staff will be expected within 1 year of employment to complete MHATT Certificate and CUCS BH / CJ certificate, as well as the mandated MCO trainings from OMH.

Provide compassionate clinical treatment in accordance with the scope of practice and regulations governing Article 31 outpatient mental health clinics (Part 599 regulations and other applicable laws and regulations).

Manage workload in a treatment setting using centralized scheduling that will require planning vacation and personal days and coordination with Clinic Director and Medical Scheduler staff.

Conduct screening and assessment in accordance with the use of validated screening tools to screen and assess for depression, trauma, substance use and risk / needs associated with criminal risk.

Develop recovery-oriented service plans and reviews in collaboration with the client, collaterals, and consented stakeholders such as significant others, criminal justice personnel, primary health care provider, care coordinator, and Health Home.

Coordinate with CASES psychiatrist and Medical Scheduler staff and closely coordinates with clinicians’ external to CASES as appropriate.

Use evidenced sequential screening risk for violence and closely monitors risk management protocols to appropriately manage and intervene to effectively serve high risk clients.

Document treatment contacts using collaborative documentation.

Actively monitors the integrity and timeliness of client data housed by CASES’ Electronic Health Record; documents all services in accordance with CASES policies, NYSOMH regulations and federal laws; maintains the strict confidentiality of clients currently engaged in or formerly a recipient of treatment services.

Direct service: Maintain designated caseload and required weekly levels of service including expected kept appointment rates. Conduct individual, family, group-therapy as clinically indicated. Self-starter with group-work experience preferred.

Utilize best and evidence-based approaches to treatment consistent with CASES’ organizational culture; health / mental health integration, rehabilitation and recovery, and a compassionate understanding of the effects of incarceration and the challenges this brings to engagement.

Utilize dashboard data reports from the EHR to track client progress in relation to reduction in symptoms, increased functioning, and use the objective data to determine the intensity of treatment needs and to support discharge planning.

Provide culturally competent services that are individualized to client needs and reflect the integration of race, ethnicity, culture, primary language, immigration status, developmental status, criminal justice status, sexuality, age and gender.

Encourage client participation in the Nathaniel Wellness Program / Institute for Family Health primary care integration protocol as well as Health Home enrollment in an effort to provide holistic care for our consumers.

Participate in Quality Improvement measures.

Report all incidents as outlined in CASES policies and procedure manual in a timely manner.

Maintain all applicable standards of audit readiness.

Available as needed to provide 24-hour emergency phone coverage.

Attend and actively participate in supervision.

Report to Supervisory and Executive Staff or other CASES Administration any issues which may have a negative impact on the reputation of the Agency, client and / or staff welfare or any corporate compliance issues.

Active liaison with community service providers, hospitals and other referral sources.

Any other duties as required by the director and executive staff.



3-5 years experience in a clinic setting

Strong knowledge of Article 31 regulations (Part 599) and best practices in clinic operations

Demonstrated expertise in recovery-oriented, evidenced-based practice

Demonstrated experience with diverse populations highly preferred

Experience with group -work preferred


Benefits: Here at CASES we offer benefits that will assist you in making the most of your career and your life. Our programs include health and wellness insurance which is offered through Aetna. A retirement 403(b) plan is held with Principal, education, and training. Additionally, our portable ancillary benefits are offered through Aflac, Legal Shield, and ADP Flexible spending account; which is then deducted through payroll along with commuter benefits, additional short-term disability, cancer, additional income protection, hospitalization coverage, and identity theft protection.


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Posted on 01/11/18; CVMHA ID #11768