At START Treatment and Recovery Centers, you will keep up to date with the latest healthcare trends in addiction for adults and adolescents. What you might not know is that START Treatment and Recovery Centers has been providing addiction treatment services for almost 50 years, in the hearts of communities that face multiple social challenges that can affect our client's path to recovery and overall health. START provides a mix of behavioral health, medication-assisted addiction treatment and primary care services in community-based settings across New York City. We offer our clients and patients an ally in their recovery. More than that, we are one of the few independently-operated providers in this field to conduct leading-edge research into substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Working at START is different from many traditional non-profit healthcare/human services providers. We're not a 24/7 operation, so our clinicians have a work-life balance. When our clinics and programs are open, the pace is fast pace and the energy is high as our patients/clients demand the best. Our staff is deeply dedicated to supporting our patients/clients through their recovery.
Our staff's diversity reflects that of our patients/clients. We're the largest minority-run 501c3 and independently-operated non-profit healthcare provider in New York State. Together we hold several degrees, speak both Spanish/English languages and hold talents from playing musical instruments to refereeing minor league basketball.
We are currently seeking the following individual to join our team!
Position Summary: The Behavioral Health Supervisor reports to the Clinic Director and is instrumental in assessing the mental, emotional and overall behavioral functioning of individuals and administers programs of treatment. Supervising all treatment staff (Counselors) of the Behavioral Services Unit.
- Supervision of CASAC Counselors and ensure delivery of behavioral services, overseas case notes and individual case records.
- Studies medical and behavioral histories and provides guidance on bio-psycho-social assessment to the Counselors.
- Provides initial mental health screenings for all patients prior to admission.
- Provides initial, annual and crisis mental health evaluations for identified patients.
- Provides clinical supervision to the counselors by holding supervisory meetings at least once weekly with a focus on case analysis, person-centered treatment planning, case management and issues related to the supervisory process.
- Participates in clinical supervision with the Clinic Director once per week.
- Effects improved patient adjustments by selecting the appropriate therapeutic approach and providing individual and group psycho-therapy, crisis therapy and marital/family therapy, when indicated, on either an on-going, time-limited or crisis intervention level.
- Ensures that vocational rehabilitation is integrated within each treatment plan.
- Serves as a member or chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Team in the development of the patient's treatment plan.
- Provides a network of referrals for those patients needing out-patient, in-patient, residential, or emergency psychiatric services, ensures patient coordination and follow-up, and monitors progress monthly with external providers.
- Coordinates referrals and follow-up for those patients who require concurrent chemical dependency services.
- Attends staff meetings and serves on committees to generate research and demonstration proposals, and to provide feedback for identified corporate priorities.
- Provides staff training to treatment personnel and ensures the implementation of evidence-based practices.
- Ensures staff maintains all patient confidentiality and privacy guidelines.
- Coordinates the release of patient treatment summaries to requesting agencies.
- Ensures the thorough and timely completion of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems including ERDS, HRA-STARS, OASAS-CDS, and manual records as appropriate.
- Concurrently monitors the quality of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems and initiates prompt corrective actions if required.
- Provides administrative back-up for Clinic Director as needed.
- Masters Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required.
- LMHC, LMSW, or LCSW required
- Two (3) years of post-Masters Degree experience in the emotional/behavioral assessment and treatment of individuals in a mental health setting, including experience with substance abusers.
- Minimum of two (3) years of experience as a staff trainer or treatment supervisor. Evidence of excellent interpersonal relationships, effective English communication skills, (written, oral and interpersonal) ability to problem solve, ability to motivate, develop, and coach individuals and groups, ability to appropriately confront issues, and ability to think creatively.
- A strong commitment to furthering institutional performance measures through interdisciplinary teamwork is essential.
- Throughout the organization and establish a proactive, result-oriented culture.
- Experience in providing and documenting psychological assessments including diagnosis as described in the DSM-IV, establishing therapeutic relationships with individuals, provide direct treatment services and referrals for patients, provide consultation to the treatment staff, and develop research and grant proposals.
- Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft applications.
- Bilingual in any language a plus.
- Expected travel is up to 60% of time to oversee other clinics and departments.
- Expected to provide clinic oversight services in lieu of staff on leave or vacant capacity.
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position which are reviewed on each individual case.
While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.