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Mental Health Specialist II

Responsibilities

Provides direct psychosocial services to mentally ill adults and/or children in the community who are experiencing psychiatric and/or psychosocial difficulties. Utilizes the Needs Adapted Treatment model of care. Applies psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of professional services to participants and their families of choice. Assists in the overall functioning of the Parachute Program. Works under general supervision. Licensure: Valid driver's NY State license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs. Education: Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related degree required. Completed Needs Adapted Treatment Model (NATM) training or must complete within the first nine months of employment. Experience: Minimum of one year as a social service provider with clients in a mental health setting required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.


ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, health plan members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. On any given day, VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, home health aides and other professionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to approximately 40,000 individuals in our care helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.