Mental Health Specialist, PEARLS 9/13/2016

Visiting Nurse Service Of New York Queens, NY

Company
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
2373321
AJE Ref #
576159406
Location
Queens, NY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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OVERVIEW:

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Provides in home treatment for depression to clients in PEARLS program, utilizing PEARLS model of care. Provides education, encouragement and support to individuals who screen positive; schedules individuals for in home treatment. Coordinates effective communication between the team members to ensure appropriate referral and linkage to the full array of necessary physical and behavioral health services to guarantee the patient receives the ultimate benefit. Works under general direction.

Licensure: Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist required. NY state driver's license required; must be able to drive agency vehicles.

Education: Master's degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, or related field required.

Experience: Minimum of one year of professional experience in providing mental health treatment required. Experience working with older adults required. Effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills required. Experience with CBT models of treatment preferred. Computer fluency preferred. Experience providing field based services preferred. Bilingual: Cantonese and/or Mandarin required.

VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights, then please visit:

http://www.vnsny.org/system/assets/0000/3510/eeopost.original.pdf?1394816984
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