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Secure Detention Mental Health Specialist 7/27/2018

Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth Albany, NY

Albany, NY
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree


Join Our Team, Join Our Family!

We offer a wide-range of rewarding positions which strive to assist and develop youth and families throughout New York State.

Be A Part of Our Mission

As a Secure Detention Mental Health Specialist you will be responsible for using evidence based treatment modalities and assessment tools to be used by the court and to develop a behavioral management plan for youth in care. The goal of the position is to implement clinical treatment plans by facilitating case management services, individual and/or family counseling sessions.

Come join a team that is responsible for helping our youth and families establish healthy relationships, working toward building trust and open communication, while ensuring the youth are effectively engaged in clinical services.


How Can You Help

* Demonstrated ability to implement evidence based clinical models

* Demonstrated interpersonal skills including ability to listen, act as a role model, and ability to build therapeutic relationships, working effectively one on one with individual youth and their families

* Demonstrated decision-making, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail

* Ability to work with an culturally and economically diverse population; must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with extreme discretion with demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA regulations

Essential Job Requirements

* Minimum of a Master s Degree in Social Work, or Mental Health Counseling

* Minimum 1-2 years of clinical experience working with population served

* A clean, valid driver s license is required

* Demonstrated skills and working knowledge of MS Office programs

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth (BFCSY) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. BFCSY takes affirmative actions as an equal opportunity employer to attract, promote, and retain the most fully qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgendered status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Additional Benefits

Combined leave time, long and short-term disability, supplemental life insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, critical and accident insurance, employee assistance program, and many more!