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Company: Catholic Charities of WNY
Location: Lockport
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

Catholic Charities offers an array of programs that strive to empower individuals, children and families. Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY, is the most comprehensive human service provider serving all eight counties of Western New York with dozens of programs at 40+ professionally staffed locations. At Catholic Charities, we value inclusivity, flexibility, and respect, believing that each employee should feel comfortable expressing their authentic selves while maintaining a professional and respectful work environment. We believe that embracing diversity and fostering a positive environment enriches our organization and enhances our ability to serve our community.

We are hiring a FULL-TIME(40 hours per week) MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST for our Department of Clinical Services with the Monsignor Carr Insititute at the Market Street Location in Lockport.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo Offers :

12+ paid holidays for full-time

25 PTO days a year for full-time

Flexible schedules

Comprehensive health, dental & vision coverage

Flexible spending accounts

No cost Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

403B Retirement plan with employer contributions

Training and development opportunities


Responsible for providing high quality behavioral health services including but not limited to assessment and treatment of an assigned caseload of children and/or adults (site-dependent) with mental health and/or substance use disorders in an OMH-licensed outpatient behavioral health setting .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Core Catholic Charities/Monsignor Carr Institute Responsibilities :

Exempl ify Catholic Charities' mission, vision , guiding principles and policies and procedures

P romote adherence to high ethical standards, consistent with the Catholic Charities' Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Ethics, legal mandates & labor laws , NYS Justice Center, NYS, OMH , managing contractual regulations and other accreditation standards ( e.g. COA, BBB).

Promote and reinforce client-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused trauma-informed care in the context of systems .

Cultivate a culture of sensitivity and respect for diversity .

Adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to those governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing and documentation standards.

Infuses agency values in therapeutic care, offering quality, client-centered, strengths-based, solution-focused behavioral health and substance abuse services, as well as with collateral contacts.

Perform a ll duties in accordance with CCB's corporate compliance and ethics program.

Other duties as assigned.

Clinical Responsibilities :

Prepare : Orientate new clients to treatment expectations and course of outpatient treatment.

Assessments : Complete comprehensive i nitial assessment s with each client to determine appropriateness for admission and help determine course of treatment.

Admissions : Admit clients to the program as p er policy and regulations; Make appropriate referral if client does not meet admission criteria.

Treatment Plans : Complete initial and ongoing treatment plans within the required time frames that include the current needs, strengths, safety, and corresponding plan of care for each client.

Therapy : Provide individual/group/family therapy as prescribed in the c lient's treatment plan based on comprehensive person-centered assessment and planning .

Collaterals : Promptly and actively communicates with the client's family and designated collaterals and service providers; Routinely collaborates with other Catholic Charities' programs to foster comprehensive client care.

Re-Engagement : Makes active attempts to re-engage clients who withdraw from treatment when clinically appropriate .

Discharge : Discharge clients per policy a nd procedure. Promptly completedischarge summaries and send a copy to the appropriate referral sources as per policy and regulations to facilitate "warm" hand-offs.

Service Delivery : Sessions are conducted based on clinical appropriateness and client preferences and may be a combination of in-person and teletherapy . Employee must utilize approved video platforms only for teletherapy appointments, meetings and collaboration with treatment team.

Documentation :

Produce accurate , timely and professionally formulated progress notes after each session or interaction that reflects the client's status, progress, and treatment plan goals;

Complete outpatient treatment review (OTR) forms in a prompt, professional, and efficient manner.

Complete required risk-related, reimbursement- related and electronic and paper documentationaccurately, completely, and timely .

Completes case record self-audits on each client's chart as required .

Professional Development :

Actively seeks guidance, consultation, and direction from the supervisor and members of the treatment team. Comes prepared to clinical supervision sessions and utilizes themas a means to improve clinical skills and expertise.

Participates in required staff meetings and designated training .

Attends other educational training to maintain skills.

Keep credential up to date including completion of required continuing education units(CEUs). The Agency provides many training opportunities, but some CEUs may need to be collected externally to meet individual needs.

Those hired with Masters degrees only and/or provisional licensure must take all steps necessary to complete licensure.

EDUCATION : At minimum, completion of a Master's Degree program and at least a l icense-eligible degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, psychology, psychiatri c nursing or related discipline . Achievement and maintenance of New York State license (LMSW, LCSW, LCSW-R, LMHC, LMFT, or LCAT) is required for continued employment.


At least one (1 ) year of professional behavioral health experience (internship experience may be counted) .

Exceptional interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills required .

Demonstrated ability to engage and maintain effective relationships with a clinical team .

Demonstrated agility, initiative, ability to work independently and efficiently (effective organizational and time management skills) and produce results

F amiliarity with WNY community and continuum of human services (health, behavioral health and social services) systems, organizations and resources

Fluent in various computer applications ( e.g. Word, Excel), electronic database systems and electronic health records

Experience with 10e11 EMR system a plus

Must be prepared to work a flexible schedule in order provide p erson-ce ntered care.

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Catholic Charities serves more than 140,000 Western New Yorkers each year without regard to age, race, gender or religious affiliation. Catholic Charities programs include comprehensive counseling services for all ages, basic emergency assistance including operating 9 food pantries, Women Infants and Children nutrition program, behavioral health services, educational and job readiness services, services to older adults, immigration and refugee assistance and a variety of programs that address prevention and treatment of a number of family issues.

Keywords: Catholic Charities of WNY, Niagara Falls , MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST, Healthcare , Lockport, New York

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