Counselor (Counseling Service YMCA)

The Staten Island YMCA – Counseling Service is seeking a Counselor.
Job Description

SALARY: $21.00 - $29.00 per hour

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Staten Island YMCA – Counseling Service is seeking a Counselor who, under the supervision of the Program Director, will be responsible for providing care to a designated caseload, including provision of direct individual, group and family sessions, coordination of specialized program services and case management of caseload.
 

Benefits:

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

Qualifications
  • Meet OASAS requirement for Provisional QHP Status required. Meet OASAS requirement for CASAC, CASAC Level 2 or QHP (Other Than CASAC) preferred.
  • Minimum two (2) years of treatment experience.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, treatment court, and TASC.
  • Knowledge of 12-step model, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care.
  • Bilingual preferred.
Essential Functions
  • Conduct screenings, assessments, determine appropriate level of care, treatment planning, and discharge planning.
  • Membership: Facilitation of sessions including group, individual, family, crisis intervention, and referrals.
  • Fiscal Management: attendance management, census administration, retention of cases, family support, fee collection, and outreach presentations.
  • Coordination of care for designated caseload: completing ongoing reporting, outreach, referrals, dialogue with professionals working with caseload.
  • Conduct urine drug screens.
  • Maintain superior Quality Assurance & Program Quality: contract and regulation compliance, fulfilling clinical standards and best practices.
  • All related documentation.
  • Professional development: Participation in team meetings, individual and group supervision.
  • In absence of colleagues, will serve as MOD.
  • When appropriate, serves as task supervisor to interns/volunteers.
  • In the absence of colleagues, will serve as alternate clinician for clients.
  • If requested by the Executive Director, will provide guidance to the staff in the absence of an on-site supervisor. Also, may be required to manage off-hours emergency cell phone on a time-limited rotating basis.