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DATE ADDED: Thu 20/09/2018

Adolescent Mental Health AMH CASAC Health Aide

Brooklyn, USA


Job Description


Works collaboratively w/: Mental Health Clinicians



Position Summary:

Over the past 6 years, our organization has contracted with NYC Administration for Children’s Services to provide mental health services to adolescents in Secure & Non-Secure Juvenile detention. The role of the CASAC Mental Health Aide within detention facilities is centered around the milieu approach. The role of the CASAC Mental Health Aide in the milieu includes the provision of clinical services in a variety of treatment modalities (from Individual therapy, Group therapy, Crisis intervention, Family consultation & Discharge planning) with specific emphasis on substance use prevention & intervention strategies.



Under the oversight of the Clinical Supervisor, will conduct on going Substance Use Screening Assessments (CRAFFT) for adolescents in detention.

Will work collaboratively with mental health clinicians to provide evidence based substance use interventions as part of the broader treatment plan led by the mental health clinician

Use of evidence based protocols (ex. Teen Intervene, Seeking Safety etc.) through the modalities of individual & group therapy to address issues of substance use

On-going coordination & consultation with Case management to facilitate youth & family engagement & participation

Attend and participate in all hall meetings

Initiate interaction and peer consultation as needed with Medical, Psychiatry & Psychology treatment teams to enhance treatment planning around substance use issues & treatment planning.

Continually monitor and evaluate achievement of substance use goals set in treatment plan

Run substance use psychoeducation groups

Actively utilize supervision to enhance clinical skills and job performance

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Actively pursue professional training needs by participating in educational activities which address specific clinical competencies

Practice and promote legal and ethical standards

Complete all required clinical documentation

Communicate with all DYFJ staff and agencies in order to promote mental health service delivery and discharge planning

Maintain the confidentiality of resident related information

Abide by all relevant institutional, departmental, and program policies and procedures and state and federal law.

Other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s Degree (in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling) required.

Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Certification required.

Min of two (2) to three (3) years of experience (Mental Health & Substance Use) with adolescents

Excellent computer experience in MS Office suite and other related programs.

Excellent presentation skills both verbal and written

Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus not required.



Physical Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Human Resources Specialist job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.


While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Company Description
Incorporated in 1999, CAM is your one-stop source for employment expertise and staffing services. CAM aids with both temporary and permanent placements across all industries and sectors. We also offer resume review and general career counseling guidance to individuals.


Role: Adolescent Mental Health AMH CASAC Health Aide
Job Type:
Location: Brooklyn,

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