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School Behavioral Health Coach

Company: START Treatment & Recovery Centers
Location: New York
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Job Description:

At START Treatment and Recovery Centers, you will keep up to date with the latest healthcare trends in addiction for adults and adolescents. What you might not know is that START Treatment and Recovery Centers has been providing addiction treatment services for almost 50 years, in the hearts of communities that face multiple social challenges that can affect our client's path to recovery and overall health. START provides a mix of behavioral health, medication-assisted addiction treatment and primary care services in community-based settings across New York City. We offer our clients and patients an ally in their recovery. More than that, we are one of the few independently-operated providers in this field to conduct leading-edge research into substance use and co-occurring disorders.Working at START is different from many traditional non-profit healthcare/human services providers. We're not a 24/7 operation, so our clinicians have a work-life balance. When our clinics and programs are open, the pace is fast pace and the energy is high as our patients/clients demand the best. Our staff is deeply dedicated to supporting our patients/clients through their recovery.Our staff's diversity reflects that of our patients/clients. We're the largest minority-run 501c3 and independently-operated non-profit healthcare provider in New York State. Together we hold several degrees, speak both Spanish/English languages and hold talents from playing musical instruments to refereeing minor league basketball.We are currently seeking the following individual to join our team!PositionSummary:The Behavioral Health in Schools Projectis an initiative that is sponsored by the Jewish Board of Family and Children'sServices in conjunction with 4 partnering Performance Provider Systems. Theinitiative is designed to serve multiple Upper Manhattan middle and highschools to provide training, consultation and linkages to the school community.The goal of theBehavioral Health Coach is to build the schools capacity to address behavioralhealth issues within the student population. The projectseeks to work within a 3 tiered framework: training school staff to implementinterventions that reach all students (tier 1), address the "high risk"population (tier 2) and refer and link students with identified behavioralhealth issues (tier 3). The project'sgoal is to train and support the school staff to increase their knowledge,skills, and resources related to mental health and substance use.Responsibilities:* Implementevidence-based behavioral health models to decrease the overuse or misuse of911 to handle crises* Provide trainings and ongoing coaching for staff at NYC public schools toenhance their understanding of mental health and substance use preventionstrategies* Train staff to teach skills to studentsto reduce high risk behaviors and to lower the stigma for students seekingbehavioral health treatment* Provide staff professional development,support, self-care and resource sharing* Establish community referrals andlinkages for students in need of mental health and substance use treatment* Provide Training, coaching, andsupport school staff on effective crisisresponse* Provide needed assistance inde-escalation techniques* Provide school staff training in earlyidentification of behavioral health issues using a trauma informed lens* Identify gaps in services in the schooland community-based behavioral health services* Develop a sustainability plan to ensurethe continuation of project gains by working with school leadership tointegrate systems for identifying and working with students with behavioralhealth issues into the operations of the school* Participate in data collection/reporting and in documentation of program activities and services provided* Any other duties assigned by immediatesupervisorQualifications:* LicensedClinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Masters of Social Worker (LMSW), or a LicensedMental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, (LCAT), or aLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), is required.* Two (2) years of post-Masters Degreeexperience in the emotional/behavioral assessment and treatment of individualsin a mental health setting, including experience with substance users.* Minimum of two (2) years experience workingwith children or adolescents in a school setting.* Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills;effective communication skills (written and oral); ability to problem solve;ability to motivate, develop, and coach individuals and groups; ability to appropriatelyconfront issues; and ability to think creatively.* A strong commitment to furtheringinstitutional performance measures through interdisciplinary teamwork isessential.* Experience in providing and documentingpsychological Mental Health Assessments and Screenings including diagnosis asdescribed in the DSM-V* Excellent computer skills and knowledge ofMicrosoft applications.* Bilingual in any language a plus.Travel Requirements:* Travel is required between various schoollocations in Manhattan.Physical RequirementsThese physical demands are representative of the physicalrequirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable peoplewith disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the positionwhich are reviewed on each individual case.While performing the responsibilities of the role, theemployee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sitand use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee isoccasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb orbalance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required bythis job include close vision.Limitations and DisclaimerThe above job descriptionis meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; itis not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,duties and skills required for the position.START is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. START encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.START undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: HR@startny.org.-Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

Keywords: START Treatment & Recovery Centers, New York , School Behavioral Health Coach, Education / Teaching , New York, New York

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