The Altamont Program Inc Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) in Syracuse, New York

Peter Young Housing, Industries, and Treatment (PYHIT) mission is to increase stability and skills in our clients that will help them transition back into society. The Altamont Programs, Inc., a division of PYHIT, is looking for Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) to work at its Veterans Program. The LMSW is responsible primarily for providing counseling to residential clients (within their assigned caseload). The LMSW is the primary interface for access services such as peer counseling and support, Psycho-Social assessment, brief treatment, consultative services, education and engagement, linkages, outreach and advocacy.

Major Responsibilities:

Adhere to scope of practice standards promulgated by the New York State Board of Social Work.
Provide group and individual therapy to clients as assigned, and outlined by LCSW.
Utilize one or more of the well-known Care Specific interventions in conducting groups as outlined in the GPD Contract.
Conduct brief screenings to evaluate the needs of clients for mental health and support services.
Assess, evaluate, formulate and implement treatment plans for clients.

Required Qualifications:

Must be a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW), with a Masters in Social Work, and have (or in the process) training in one or more of the following: mental health counseling, cognitive therapy and trauma informed therapy, substance abuse or related field.
Experience working with homeless and/or crisis intervention services.

Required Skills:

Must be knowledgeable of the principles of sound therapeutic practices, including working with the continuum of services.
Strong oral Communication skills required to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals.
Strong written communications sills required to maintain quality documentation.
Ability to prioritize all aspects of the job

Job Type: 25-40 hours/week