Hetrick-Martin Institute
  • 16-Aug-2017 to 15-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Supportive Services
  • NY, USA
  • Full Time

Essential Functions:

% Time

Role Description


Clinical: Intake and  Counseling


1.    Conduct membership intake assessments to determine immediate safety concerns, presenting issues and facilitate necessary referrals for in-house and external follow-up services.

2.    Provide individual-level clinical support to youth members, including:

a.    Substance use/abuse assessment and indicated intervention(s)

b.    Referrals to and support around linking to treatment programs/facilities throughout NYC.

c.    Weekly supportive counseling for youth members and their families

d.    Youth re-entry plans after receiving disciplinary action

e.    On-call counseling

f.     Crisis intervention

3.    Escort youth to PANTRY and conduct needs assessment for potential referrals to services.

4.    Provide individual counseling to support youth re-entry plans.

5.    Assessment, problem definition and treatment planning and case coordination of HMI clients.

6.    Supervision of social work students as needed.


Group Level Interventions


1.        Develop program designs as determined by clinical trends, community needs, and contractual requirements.

2.        Facilitate groups independently during YSD program hours (i.e. User Friendly a harm reduction approach group to safely discuss experiences directly or indirectly related to substance use/misuse).


Case Work


1.    Provide necessary referrals for HMI members to access additional services.

2.    Accompany youth members to external organizations to provide advocacy support

3.    Facilitate supported referral services with external providers to HMI services

4.    Collaborate with program staff and partner organizations toward the comprehensive care of youth members


Administrative Duties


1.    Collect data and participate in program evaluation activities as linked to interventions

2.    Complete electronic data reporting immediately following service provision into Salesforce, including individual counseling progress notes, group notes, referral documentation, and other service documentation as directed

3.    Meet and exceed all compliance standards for HMI and contracts by meeting deadlines, meeting outcomes and maintaining best practices in the delivery of service.

As needed

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Master's degree in social work, public health, psychology or related human services field.
  2. Spanish speaking required.
  3. Experience working with at-risk adolescent and LGBTQ populations and their families.
  4. Ability to exercise independent judgment when appropriate; strong decision-making skills
  5. At least two years experience with diverse population of adolescents in an urban setting, including knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and questioning youth from various cultures and backgrounds.
  6. Strong familiarity with counseling youth around alcohol and substance use/abuse issues and treatment programs/facilities throughout NYC.
  7. Experience facilitating group discussions and managing a variety of small and large group dynamics.
  8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including conflict mediation and public speaking.
  9. Knowledge of harm reduction practices, trauma-informed care, and positive youth development models.
  10. Computer Skills: Strong with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Certified Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification desired.
  2. Knowledge of working within a systems or multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of
  3. Knowledge of cultural competency issues.


Working Conditions:

  1. Work primarily in 2 Astor Place, NYC, except for Outreach work
  2. Regular work schedule: Tuesday Friday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Flexibility required at times in order to accommodate the needs of the agency.


EOE Disabled/Veteran

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