Child & Youth Clinic Coordinator
Job Code: 11-9151 Status: Full-time, term Exempt: Yes Location: SRMT Health Services
Department: Mental Health Reports To: Mental Health Director
The purpose of the Akwesasne Youth Suicide Prevention Grant is to provide direct behavioral health supports to Akwesasro:non ages 24 and younger. The primary role will be to ensure that the vision and goals of the Akwesasne Youth Suicide Prevention project are maintained throughout the project life cycle through oversight, and participation in planning.
SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Mental Health Director, the Child and Youth Clinic Coordinator will oversees project and grant activities for the Akwesasne Youth Suicide Prevention project, provide clinical and administrative supervision of staff providing mental health services to children and youth, and work with MH Director to assist in operations and oversee clinic based and satellite MH Outpatient clinics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES the Child and Youth Clinic Coordinator will work within guidelines of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration and Indian Health Services as well as Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Mental Health Services and New York State Office of Mental Health standards of care, policies and procedures and, internal control standards and objectives by performing the following duties:
Exhibit a friendly, respectful and courteous manner when dealing with clients, fellow employees and associates.
· Maintain confidentiality according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
· Work as Clinic Coordinator of the Child and Youth Mental Health Services which includes the Akwesasne Youth Suicide Prevention Project, to carry out the goals and objectives of expanding behavioral health services for Akwesasne youth ages 24 and younger.
· Develop relationships with key partners and provide screening, education, and attend meetings with project partners and supervise project staff in providing screening, referral, treatment and care coordination for youth. Clinic Coordinator will supervise project and school based staff and ensure reporting of data to funding sources.
· Provide clinical and administrative supervision to therapists, Traditional Support Worker, Child and Youth Care Coordinator and administrative assistant.
· Maintain and review client records and other required reports.
· Provide some limited direct clinical services on an as needed basis.
· Establish collaborative working relationships and coordinate service delivery with other youth serving agencies, including schools.
· Coordinate and implement educational activities to provide to the community. Attending community events as a representative of Mental Health and Akwesasne Youth Suicide Prevention program.
· Outreach and Screening: Oversee and provide mental health information and screenings at Head Start, local schools, local colleges, Akwesasne Girls and Boys Club, and community events.
· Facilitate focus groups and community talking circles/meetings when needed.
· Work with Mental Health team to promote outreach and engagement of youth and their families into services.
· Participate and assist with grant activities, planning meetings and evaluation, attending webinars and trainings, including travel to grantee meetings, if necessary.
· Attend the Akwesasne Suicide Prevention Committee and other meetings regarding youth.
· Work with Mental Health Director to ensure clinics operations and NYSOMH standards of care are met.
· Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide clinical and administrative supervision to child and youth mental health therapists, Child/Youth Mental Health Care Coordinator, Traditional Support Worker and administrative assistant and provide overall leadership when MH Director is not in the office.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information and Personal Health Information within Health Services, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling field with New York State Licensure, a LCSW is preferred. Experience working with children, youth and their families in behavioral health. Experience providing clinical and administrative supervision.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have good computer skills including, Word, and ability to navigate various scheduling and electronic health record programs. Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues. Ability to do presentations, represent the mental health program and connect with people. Familiarity with Akwesasne Community. Interest in obtaining additional training/education in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. Motivated, caring and compassionate, committed to suicide and substance use prevention, reducing impact of stigma and increasing help seeking behavior.
REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis.
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor.
The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
Subject to criminal background and child abuse/neglect checks through the New York State Justice Center and State Central Registry, respectively.
Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.
NATIVE PREFERENCE POLICY
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.
DRUG TESTING POLICY
The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.
Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.
A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.
Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.
EMPLOYEE COVID VACCINATION POLICY
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status, apply for a Medical Exemption or begin the vaccination process. If the successful applicant is not vaccinated, they will be required to receive their first vaccine dose prior to starting employment and must receive their second dose, if applicable, within 30 days of employment.