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Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist - ACT Programs

The Bridge




Looking for Master’s level Social Workers and Mental Health Clinicians to join our ever expanding ACT and FACT Teams! The Bridge is committed to helping people regardless of their past life experiences or choices to live full and meaningful lives. We value a diverse workforce and support our staff in their personal and professional development. We believe that every day is an opportunity to learn and grow for both our recipients and for our staff.


The Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide services consistent with the ACT model; participate in daily team meetings to review and plan client services; Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Substance Abuse Specialist will provide the expected number of services to clients each month, 80% of which are in the community; complete required documentation in a timely and high quality manner; work collaboratively with clients, their families, and community partners to assist clients in achieving their treatment and recovery goals; coordinate client care through close involvement with hospitals, substance use treatment facilities, etc.; provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis; complete immediate needs assessments, comprehensive psychosocial assessments, individualized service plans, and crisis/relapse prevention plans; conduct specialized clinical assessments of violence risk, suicide risk, substance use, trauma, and criminogenic needs; conduct other required assessments with clients, such as Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) reports, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) reports, and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) eligibility assessments; use evidence based treatments in the areas of mental health and substance abuse to address client needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care); provide services to assist clients with needs such as family support, housing, entitlements, employment, education, vocational interests, community integration, and connection to physical health care; provide services to assist clients with needs such as legal advocacy, navigating the criminal justice system, coordination with legal agencies


Masters Degree in Social Work, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LCSW, with current New York State license or credential. At least two years of experience providing services to adults with serious mental illness. Must have or be eligible to have NY State ID (non-drivers or driver’s license). Knowledge and experience of electronic health records (specifically AWARDS by Footholds) preferred. Spanish speaking a plus. Individuals with lived experience in the areas of mental health, substance use, or criminal justice are encouraged to apply.




In one document, attach your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format, and send to Sheryl Silver, Sr. Vice President of Community Support Programs. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Posted on 02/07/18; CVMHA ID #11855