Division of Immigration Services
Transitional Residence for Alien Children (TRAC) DOBBS FERRY,
(Westchester) NY LOCATION
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The TRAC Bilingual Clinician for the TRAC Shelter, under close supervision of the Lead Clinician, is responsible for:
Conducting a mental health assessment for all unaccompanied children (UC) in the TRAC Program, to enhance the optimal emotional well-being of each child; identify and treat UC with mental health symptoms and provide crisis intervention. Provide ongoing individual and group psychotherapy. Develop Individual Service Plans (ISP) and 30 day Reviews and Updates. Provide clinical input in order to ensure that each child is receiving the most appropriate individual and group supervision. Participate in Weekly Rounds Meetings to formulate mental health treatment plans.
Agency Wide Duties and Responsibilities
- Supports the mission, program philosophy and the values of The Children’s Village.
- Complies with all organizational policies and procedures as defined by the Employee Handbook.
- Supports all functions that attain and maintain accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies.
- Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting:
- Individual maturity
- Respect for others
- A team-centered approach
- Maintenance of confidential information
- An appreciation of a multicultural workplace
Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities
Adheres to all Agency and departmental Safety Procedures including reporting any unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and takes an active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification.
- Coordinate Intake Interviews; participate in the assessment of the UC’s suitability for placement and assure a well-coordinated admission for each new resident.
- Develop Individual Service Plans (ISP) and 30 day Reviews and Updates.
- Participate in Weekly Team Meetings; implement on-going review of youth’s treatment goals.
- Utilize clinical skills in daily interaction with youth on an individual, family, or group basis and through team meetings guide and monitor the quality of the services being provided to youth during their stay.
- Present a clear and clinically well formulated view of the youth at case conferences, which will assist in decision-making regarding treatment and permanency for the youth.
- Responsible for dealing with behavioral incidents as needed and to ensure that each child’s immediate and on-going mental health needs are being met.
- Responsible for holding weekly group therapy sessions with all children on caseload in order to address such issues as improving their social skills, assisting them to better manage their behaviors, handle differences in culture and societal norms, and to prepare the youth for discharge.
- Maintain up-to-date clinical records on all clients.
- Knowledgeable of the requirements for all assessment and reporting systems (DCS, Federal, State etc.) as well as the documentation of the delivery of services in a format consistent with these rules, regulations, standards and expectations.
- Meet regularly for supervision with the Lead Clinician.
- Participate in agency training programs.
Reports to the Lead Clinician.
- Must have a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) and two years of post-graduate direct clinical service experience; a Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical training and experience is a program requirement. It is strongly encouraged that Clinician be licensed or licensed eligible in New York State.
- Excellent oral and written skills.
- Proficient computer skills.
- Ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the varying clinical needs of each child.
- Fluent in English and Spanish.
Training Requirements to Attain Position
Satisfactory completion of CVOT (Children’s Village Orientation and Training).
Training Requirements to Maintain Position
Satisfactory completion of Annual CVOT Mandated Training.
- Health Issues, TCI
- Clinical Formulations, Basic Family Therapy Grief, Separation Loss
Physical and Sensory Requirements
- Ability to read, write and converse in English and Spanish.
- Ability to work collaboratively with staff, residents, families, service providers and others.
- Ability to remain calm and composed under stress.
- Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and/or prolonged sitting/standing.
- Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation.
- Ability to organize.
- Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).
- Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions.
Recruiting a diverse workforce EOE-consideration without regard to disability or protected veteran status.