Location: Onsite; Yonkers, NY
People USA provides people living with mental health and/or addiction issues with the highest quality, effective peer services, and behavioral health care.
We are a peer-run nonprofit organization. This means our agency is 100% made up of people with their own lived experience with mental health or addiction issues, recovery, and moving towards wellness.
Our mission is to educate, support, and empower people to understand, manage, and overcome behavioral health challenges.
- Possess knowledge of all MCRT program guidelines, regulations, and updates
Ensure that staff are executing their job functions accurately, effectively, and efficiently.
- Provides oversight of LMSW staff members as well as conducts staff supervisions
- Lead & manage problem-solving processes for staff & services
- Follow workplace safety rules & policies
- Participate in external meetings and events relevant to the MCRT
- Oversee clinical therapeutic functions, including but not limited to assessments, de-escalation, crisis counseling, and care/transition planning.
- Provides direct service to participants
- Ensure immediate access, without any barriers, to services for people presenting who are or are at risk of experiencing a crisis
- Ensure customer service that is welcoming, respectful, orienting, and reliable
- Ensure a fully trauma-informed & responsive environment that promotes safety (psychological, physical, emotional) and comfort for all – participants and staff mutually
• Ensure the promotion of participants’ whole health by recognizing, addressing, and promoting all the dimensions of wellness
• Work cooperatively (when appropriate) with participants’ family, supports, caregivers, and other service providers
• Create partnerships with community-based agencies in the following sectors: (a) health care: physical health, mental health, addiction treatment; (b) criminal justice: law enforcement, the judicial system, alternatives to incarceration (ATI) programs; (c) Schools; (d) Other human and social service agencies – to address the social determinants of health
• Collaborate closely with other 24/7 crisis response services in the community – e.g.WC Mobile Crisis InterventionTeam, People USA Rose House, MHA/MARC Chemical Dependency Crisis Center, Crisis InterventionTeams (CIT) – to ensure a comprehensive umbrella of crisis response services for current or former participants
- Collaborate withWestchester staff and administration to ensure continuity of care to participants
- Ensure completion of all appropriate and required case documentation and ensure availability of such documentation upon request
- 40 hour work week with hours varying
- This position is mobile and based out in the community
- Other duties assigned
- Staff is expected to behave ethically and professionally, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and be capable of working with diverse populations. They will interact with professionals from many different social services and government agencies; they must collaborate well with others.
- The position also requires emotional resilience and stability since the work often involves dealing with crises.
- Current NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker