New Community Corporation in Newark, New Jersey is one of the largest and most comprehensive community development organizations in the country; New Community’s success rests on its comprehensive approach to community development. It is active in housing, health care, education, job training, childcare and economic development. It has provided training to community development professionals from around the country and the world, having hosted representatives from more than 20 countries throughout the years. The mission of New Community is to help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.
Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, the Clinician will be responsible for the provision of direct clinical services to children, adult, family and co-occurring population at the Family Service Bureau office located in the Kearny and Newark offices as needed. In addition, the Clinician will provide comprehensive mental health assessments, treatment planning, individual and group counseling; facilitate linkages to treatment and other related services.
- The purpose of this position is to provide quality clinical services to clients and serve as an ambassador of the agency with the community that Family Service Bureau serve.
- Conduct psychosocial evaluations to assess and diagnose clients for mental health disorders using the DSM-V ;
- Facilitate individual, groups, and family therapy sessions on a weekly, biweekly or monthly session based on client need;
- Maintain overall 75% client contact productivity rating
- Input all documentation within 3 days of client contact
- Learn and utilize the Electronic Health Record (EHR) for chart maintenance as per agency, accrediting agencies and licensing guidelines
- Provide monthly statistics to ensure compliance to contractual guidelines.
- Flexibility to travel between both Kearny and Newark offices as required
- Flexibility to work Monday through Saturday work schedule as needed
- Consults with psychiatrist and nurse practitioner.
- Participate in weekly clinical staff and supervisors meeting
- Attend conferences with partnering agencies.
- Conduct trainings for the staff to increase cultural competency among clients.
- Participate in community health fairs and outreach activities and develop linkages with appropriate social support system.
- All other tasks as directed by the Executive Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.
- Unless clinically contraindicated, collaborating with the client to develop a written treatment plan that includes goals and measurable objectives, and is client centered within the first 3-5 sessions and every 3 months in the first year and 6 months in the 2nd year or thereafter
- Providing the mental health counseling services specified in the client treatment plan
- Reviewing clients throughout the treatment episode according to the ASAM PPC2-R, to determine the need for continued services, transfer, or discharge/transfer
- Reviewing and, where necessary, revising the client treatment plan to address ongoing problems
- Developing a client discharge/transfer plan to ensure movement to the appropriate levels of care
- Contact, case consultation if necessary, and coordination with referral sources, (for example, mental health treatment providers, criminal justice agencies, schools, employers, DYFS);
- Participating as a member of a multidisciplinary team for assigned clients
- Providing active case consultation
- Documenting all counseling and education services, assessments, reassessments, referrals and follow-up in the client's clinical record, and providing appropriate signatures and dating of such entries, including those made in electronic records.