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Mental Health Specialist III


Looking for a Care Professional that services Medicaid eligible members with a serious mental illness and/or two of the following: substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and/or multiple chronic illnesses.


  • Provides direct clinical services including assessment and treatment planning, supportive counseling and supportive therapy, advocacy and psychoeducation, and linkage to community agencies and services, as required
  • Provides coordination of services between the varying providers for clients/members with complex psychiatric, substance use, and/or co-morbid medical conditions
  • Ensures access and linkage to the full array of necessary physical and behavioral health services and other community-based services to address social determinants of health


  • License and current registration to practice as a Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Family Therapist or other related license in the State of New York required
  • Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Family Therapy or related degree required
  • Minimum of two years of mental health work experience providing direct services to clients/members with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and/or chronic medical conditions required
  • Effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills required
  • Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Valid NYS ID or NYS driver's license may be required as determined by operational needs
  • CA2019

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The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.