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Family and Children's Services of Ithaca Child and Adolescent Clinician (FT) in Ithaca, New York

NY1297352 - Child and Adolescent Clinician (Full Time)

General Summary: Clinicians provide high-quality, confidential, and affordable counseling services in a welcoming and caring atmosphere for children, preschool age through adolescence, and their families as well as adults. They address a wide range of emotional, behavioral and/or relationship problems. Our outpatient clinic is licensed by the NY State Office of Mental Health and is National Health Service Corps (NHSC) certified.


+ Provides clinical services including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, crisis intervention and ongoing treatment.

+ Responds to a range of clients' needs using differential diagnoses, appropriate treatment modalities, and a variety of intervention methods.

+ Demonstrates understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one's training and discipline.

+ Collaborates effectively with agency staff on behalf of clients;

+ Works collaboratively with other community agencies on behalf of clients and/or the agency.

+ Participates in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, peer supervision, and staff meetings.

+ Maintains clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established clinic policies and procedures and in timely compliance with agency policies and procedures.

+ Complies with clinical productivity standards as established by Director of Clinical Services.

+ Effectively organizes time and responsibilities.

+ Maintains availability for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis.

+ Participates in rotating backup clinical support via on-call phone rotation schedule.

+ Assumes all responsibilities of a mandated reporter.

Qualifications: The clinician must possess a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related mental health discipline that included a clinical field placement with supervision. The clinician must be eligible for a New York State license. The ideal candidate will have 2 plus years of post-graduate experience working with children/adolescents and their families, students, and adults. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to build rapport with clientele who are diverse in their race, culture, religion, economic resources, sexual orientation, gender identity, and abilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Family & Children's Service provides equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for positions with the organization. No individual will be discriminated against in application, hiring or employment on the basis of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. Additionally, Family & Children's Service's policies and practices in application, hiring and employment are developed to be consistent with all applicable local, state and federally mandated obligations imposed through regulation or statute, which govern employment practices. This policy applies to all agency positions.

Please send a resume and cover letter to the address or email listed below:


Family & Children's Service of Ithaca

127 W. MLK Jr. / State Street

Ithaca, NY 14850