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Mental Health Therapist

Mental Health Therapists (Children, and/or School-Based and/or Adults)

Job Summary: This role provides high-quality, confidential, and affordable outpatient mental health services for children, adolescence, families, adults and caregivers, and in community-based settings such as schools, medical offices and forensic settings. They address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, relational, environmental and/or biological issues or concerns. Our outpatient clinic and 14 offsite locations are licensed by the NY State Office of Mental Health and is National Health Service Corps (NHSC) certified.

Requirements: The Mental Health Therapist should be a compassionate listener, dedicated to supporting the personal growth needs of their clientele. They must possess a master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related mental health discipline. Prior experience with post graduate work in a behavioral health setting is preferred. New graduates with a clinical field placement that included supervision are encouraged to apply. Must be a compassionate listener, with demonstrated ability to build rapport with clientele who are diverse in their race, culture, religion, economic resources, sexual orientation, gender identity, and abilities.


  • Provides outpatient clinical services including assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment planning, case management, crisis intervention and ongoing treatment; Supports safe, quality-based behavioral health care services.

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

  • Respond to emergent client needs, including risk and other safety assessments and referral for further evaluation.

  • Engages clients from a person-centered, strength-based holistic orientation addressing medical, behavioral health, long-term care, and social supports

  • Collaborates effectively with agency staff on behalf of clients.

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

  • Complete all required documentation, including but not limited to behavioral health screening, comprehensive behavioral health assessment, risk assessment and safety plan, plan of care, progress notes, and discharge summary;

  • Maintains clinical records and using the established electronic health record 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.

  • Participates in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, team and staff meetings.

  • Effectively organizes time and responsibilities.

  • Assumes all responsibilities of a mandated reporter.

The information presented above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Please send a resume and cover letter to the postal address listed below.
Applications accepted until position is filled.

Family Services of Chemung County, Inc.
Human Resources Department

1019 East Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Fax: (607) 733-5486

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