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Part-time Residential Counselor - Overnight Weekdays

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 8:28am
The part time Mental Health Counselor works in our Community Residence program providing various support services for clients with mental illness. He/she trains, motivates and assists residents in the activities of daily living, including household maintenance. May provide on-site visits to scattered apartment sites. Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives.Document services provided with appropriate notes. Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living. Manage medication. Provide case management and follow-up service. Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management services. Assist in the day-to-day management and household maintenance of the community residence in a professional manner.  Provide transportation for residents as needed.  Responsibility for management of residence in the absence of a full time counselor. Notify the Community Residence Coordinator/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency. Work Schedule: Monday & Wednesday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM OR Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AMQualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage.

Social Practitioner

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:54pm
Company Background Fountain House, a world-renowned community mental health organization, successfully addresses the devastating impact of serious mental illness.  Founded in New York City in 1948 with the belief that people living with mental illness can be active participants in their own and each other’s recovery. Each year, over 1,300 members come to Fountain House to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities and forge new friendships.   Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation that keep our community going.  Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow. Fountain House has inspired the creation of hundreds of similar programs in 34 countries that serve more than 100,000 people annually.  In 2014, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recognized our global reach and the efficacy of our evidence-based model with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Position:         Social Practitioner Reports To:    Unit Leader Job Summary: Fountain House is looking for creative, dynamic and community-focused individuals to provide direct support to adults with serious mental illness in an innovative community-based program. For nearly seventy years, Fountain House has used a person-in-environment approach to create working communities that help individuals with mental illness to successfully manage their recovery.  Candidates would join a team of five staff and approximately thirty individuals with mental illness to create a holistic community of recovery that follows our evidence-based model. Job Functions: ·         Case management. ·         Individual vocational supports. ·         Engage individuals in the Fountain House community as part of their rehabilitation. ·         Use the community to design positive interventions to deal with common barriers such as social isolation, poor self-esteem, anxiety, symptom management and poverty. ·         Work in a team environment. Other Requirements: ·         Master’s degree required. ·         Positive, dynamic and engaging personality. ·         Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff on the unit, staying late or arriving early, if necessary to fulfill unit or member needs. ·         Must be able to work Monday - Friday: 9AM to 5PM and occassionally work evenings and weekends. ·         Working knowledge of mental illness. ·         Experience working in a community setting. ·         Non-clinical, community approach. ·         Driver's License preferred. ·         Bi-lingual preferred.Starting Salary: $42K with Master’s degree, $45K with MSW degree Benefits: 1.     Paid Time Off and Ten (10) Paid Holidays 2.     Paid Bereavement Leave 3.     Medical, dental and vision plans (contribution towards premium required) 4.     Life Insurance 5.     Voluntary Life Insurance 6.     Whole Life Insurance 7.     Short-Term Disability 8.     Long-Term Disability 9.     Supplemental Disability 10. Workers’ Compensation 11. Tuition Assistance 12. Tax Deferred Annuity 13. Flexible Spending Accounts

Part-time Residential Counselor - Overnight Weekdays

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:18pm
The part time Mental Health Counselor works in our Community Residence program providing various support services for clients with mental illness. He/she trains, motivates and assists residents in the activities of daily living, including household maintenance. May provide on-site visits to scattered apartment sites. Participate in the planning and evaluation of individual service plans and monitor plan objectives.Document services provided with appropriate notes. Train and assist residents in the activities of daily living. Manage medication. Provide case management and follow-up service. Provide counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis management services. Assist in the day-to-day management and household maintenance of the community residence in a professional manner.  Provide transportation for residents as needed.  Responsibility for management of residence in the absence of a full time counselor. Notify the Community Residence Coordinator/Program Manager of any medical or psychiatric emergency. Work Schedule: Monday & Wednesday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AM OR Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 PM - 8:00 AMQualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent. Applicants are required to have a valid driver's license, access to a car, proper car insurance, and a safe driving record. The employee uses his or her own vehicle for transportation between sites and is reimbursed for mileage.

Social Worker

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:48pm
The social worker in this position will be working out of Friends of Karen’s NYC office located at 8 West 126th Street; New York, NY 10027   TERRITORY INCLUDES:  New York City   REPORTS TO:  Director, Family Support Program FRIENDS OF KAREN MISSION: To provide emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to keep them strong, functioning and able to cope.                                 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assess impact of illness on family dynamics as a result of living with a child diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Provide psychosocial and psychoeducational support to parents, siblings and ill child Maintain ongoing home and hospital visits throughout treatmentAssess financial impact of illness on family financesMonitor ongoing needs of family in order to increase or decrease financial support services as it relates to child’s illnessAdvocate for additional services to address the impact of illness on family Attend and assist with annual memorial ceremony Maintain ongoing documentation for each family according to Friends of Karen Family Support guidelines. Maintain ongoing Family Assessments for each family in order to measure outcomes of Family Support Program. Collaborate with Friends of Karen art therapist and child life specialist in order to provide psychosocial and psychoeducational support to siblings and ill child Attend monthly staff meetings at Friends of Karen’s North Salem office Attend monthly SW meetings at Friends of Karen’s NYC office   JOB QUALIFICATIONS: LMSW/LCSW required. Will consider MSW who can be licensed within six month of employmentBilingual preferred – English and SpanishStrong commitment to the mission, policies and goals of Friends of KarenExcellent Clinical Social Work skills and ethicsGood verbal and written skillsAbility to work independently and as a team memberProficient in basic computer skillsAbility to travel to home and hospital visits using public or personal transportation