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JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Specialist is a mental health professional who reports directly to the Division VP. This position is primarily clinical and consultative in nature and provides services to all supported housing programs (both single: and scatter: site) throughout the cluster. While the Clinical Specialist does not carry formal supervisory or operational responsibilities, the VP may deputize him/her to delegate and monitor certain tasks and responsibilities to staff at the Program Director level and below in relevant Supported Housing (SH) programs.ESSENTIAL TASKS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency. Assists Program Directors and case management staff to provide quality clinical and crisis management services across the supported housing system, primarily through consultation and training. Provides consultation to staff on challenging clinical cases, such as those involving high:risk consumers, (i.e., those with co:morbid medical conditions, those identified as at risk psychiatrically) or individuals who present compliance issues or added complexity due to factors such as AOT/forensic status. Maintains a A?caseloadA? of said consumers, although primary services (counseling, service planning, apartment visits, etc.) are the responsibility of the case management staff. Organizes and facilitates internal case conferences as needed, working with staff to design and implement person:centered, evidence:based interventions to resolve clinical/compliance issues, motivate consumers, and determine disposition of cases. Attends external case conferences on behalf of the Cluster; participates in decision:making regarding discharge planning to/from SH programs, inpatient settings, detox/rehab programs, etc. Oversees the risk assessment process in supported housing, ensuring that assessments are completed as directed, informing the Program Directors and Vice President about status of high:risk consumers, and managing appropriate follow:through by staff. Provides staff training as needed (for example, independent living skills training, and wellness activities) and co:facilitates groups: if needed: as a teaching method. Oversees the clinical quality and integrity of service planning and utilization review in relevant programs. Provides staff training in these areas. Participates actively on the Supported Housing Task Force. Attends the meetings, and is centrally involved in the implementation of initiatives rolled out by the committee. Participates in the process of determining readiness for transition to supported housing, including helping staff to identify: and address: skills training needs. Develops/oversees supported housing alumni activity and assists with the SH newsletter. Performs other job:related duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to coordinate activities of staff and integrate as part of a multidisciplinary teamAbility to manage multiple projects, delegate tasks and ensure completion of all tasks, assigned and delegatedAbility to manage resourcesAbility to solve problems effectivelyAbility to work with consumers/residents, families, and staff in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences.Ability to serve as a role model to residents/consumers.Ability to develop, evaluate, implement and modify a case management plan, meeting all deadlines and productivity standardsAbility to complete written forms and reports in an accurate and timely manner.Ability to communicate effectively with staff, consumers/residents, families, and the public.Ability to prepare accurate and timely documentation, reports and other written material as assigned.Ability to secure the cooperation of and work e


• Location: Manhattan, queens village

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