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Mental Health Clinician - Float


With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.


Under the supervision of the Deputy Clinical Director of Mental Health or designee, will during the day shift, Wednesday - Sunday, provide quality mental health care,conduct rounds, and evaluate patients on suicide watch as needed across the jail facilities.This position will not involve a steady facility assignment, but will instead involve assignments as designated by the supervisor based on clinical and staffing need. On weekends, rounding on patients in designated mental observation houses and counseling patients on suicide watch will be an expectation of the position. Other responsibilities include:

  1. Conducts mental health evaluations, crisis intervention, assessments, and follow-up care.
  2. Determines and coordinates disposition of patients for appropriate level of mental health care.
  3. Coordinates with Reentry Social Workers for appropriate discharge planning services.
  4. Completes required statistical reports.
  5. Collaborates with the Department of Correction to ensure access to patients, proper housing, and treatment disposition.
  6. Coordinates patient care with other institutional programs.
  7. if needed and if skill level and training allow, develop and lead group treatment on mental health observation units and other units as assigned.
  8. Completes all required documentation.
  9. Participates in Clinical Supervision withSupervisor at least once a week.
  10. Conduct mental health rounds as assigned, potentially across multiple facilities.
  11. Provide couseling and assessment topatients on suicide watch as assigned, potentially across mutliple facilities
  12. Participates in case conferences and treatment planning, as needed,for patients receiving and being considered for mental health treatment.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor, Director of Mental Health Administration, Deputy Clinical Directos, or other Director-level leadership.




Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.

License: New York State License in Social Work, License in Mental Health Counseling, or licensure in Psychology.

Preference given to those applicants with experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT).


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