Restart Residential Mental Health Family Therapist
Job Details
Hannick Hall Treatment Site - Newark, NY
Full Time
Masters Degree
Counselor - Therapist

$500 Sign on Bonus at time of hire and another $1,000 after 6 months of employment with CFC in this role! 

Under general supervision, provides evaluation and treatment of substance use disorder clients.  Maintains confidentiality and ethical standards as identified by the NYS Education Department, NASW or other relevant governing bodies. Effectively supports ongoing and collaborative communication amongst all program staff, adhering to established agency communication protocols and is responsible for ensuring a trauma informed care environment.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides treatment and evaluation for substance use disorder clients and their families in the clinical programs.
    • Participates in the comprehensive assessments for clients and their family members entering the residential setting.
    • Provides group or family treatment to clients in need of stabilization or reunification with children or family members
    • Participates in the development of the client’s treatment plan
    • Offers educational information and clinical support to clients needing to stabilize the client’s family or marital relationships.
    • Assists in the development of longer term goals regarding child custody and placement.
    • Provides consultation to program staff in the understanding of family dynamics and the impact on the individual.
    • Carries a caseload of clients; is the lead on delivery of clinical services including; treatment plans, presenting case reviews
    • Provides individual and group treatment for clients in program.
    • Provides family sessions to engage client in family into treatment and address treatment issues.
    • Provides group sessions for clients on relevant issues such as addiction education, anger management, domestic violence, physical wellness, etc.
    • Engages and supports clients in behavioral modification through use of treatment plans
    • Completes all necessary documentation related to client services in compliance with Agency and regulatory standards.
    • Communicates with appropriate Agency staff, criminal justice agencies and related community organizations to assure coordination of client services.
  • Completes psychosocial assessments of substance use disorder clients to determine appropriate services.
    • Performs written psychosocial assessment, takes relevant history and completes screening tools with clients to determine treatment recommendations and level of care.
    • Refers clients to treatment within the agency or appropriate community services to best meet client needs, advocating on client's behalf when appropriate.
    • Provide referral to and coordination of family therapy sessions with the Family Therapist assigned to residence
    • Provides immediate feedback to the agencies and individuals involved with client referral or care.
    • Engages family members or collateral individuals for feedback and collaboration when appropriate.
    • Informs supervisor of significant events / issues related to clients as appropriate, and follows program’s defined incident reporting process as required.
    • Attends regular clinical supervision, program and departmental meetings, and case review
    • Participates in appropriate interagency meetings with other treatment agencies and community groups as required.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork related to client services in compliance with Agency and regulatory standards.
    • Enters client information into Electronic Medical record to complete assessments.
    • Maintains written records of goals and progress of clients.
  • Participates in relevant Agency meetings and/or trainings
  • Actively pursues development of professional competencies related to job role performance through reading, supervision, in-service training and attendance at conferences and workshops.
  • Awareness and active support of the Agency's Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan. Including, but not limited to, supporting the Agency's Core Competency initiatives of being Collaborative and Community Focused, Innovative and Entrepreneurial, and Culturally Competent and Diverse


Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive.  Employees will follow other instructions and perform other related duties as required.



Education:            Master’s Degree required. 

Credentials:            LMSW, LMHC or LMHC-P, LCSW or LMFT

Experience:          Minimum of one year of clinical experience working in a substance use disorder or mental health services field.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:  The physical demands/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to type and/or perform light lifting.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Compliance:  Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing and documentation standards.  All duties must be performed in accordance with CFC’s corporate compliance & ethics program.


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