logoAbout The Dale Association: Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in The Dale Association! We are an equal opportunity employer. As a not-for-profit human services agency serving the needs of people throughout Niagara County, we seek enthusiastic, capable and caring professionals to join our team.

Our North Tonawanda location is seeking LCSW-R candidates for its outpatient clinic.
Title: Clinician, LCSW-R

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for providing therapy to clients and families utilizing an individualistic approach and for a diverse caseload including a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, client advocacy, community linkage and reduction of psychiatric symptoms. Performs intakes for assigned referrals. Provides effective treatment planning of client case load. Identifies crisis situations and implements crisis management interventions. Responsible for completion of agency record keeping requirements. Responsible for meeting agency productivity requirements. Actively participate in staff meetings and contributes to case conferences. Performs on-call answering service needs as assigned. Makes contact with referral sources. Provides coverage for staff absent due to illness or unexpected events when assigned. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications: Requires a valid NYS license with an LCSW-R Master’s or higher degree as a Qualified Health Professional as defined by Office of Mental Health (OMH) regulations. Minimum 2 years’ experience in mental health field, 3-4years preferred. Possess extensive knowledge of the current regulations and principles, practices and updates required by the OMH and County of Niagara. Familiarity with NASW Code of Ethics. Evidence-based treatment experience in the mental health field; Electronic Health Record experience preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

Peer Specialist, Full-Time Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities
: Provide education, consultation and supportive services to persons diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities who are living in the community, transitioning from in-patient settings or supportive living situations to independent living. Responsible for intake to determine client’s appropriateness for peer services. Maintain a personal file for each client. Maintain a caseload of clients providing direct contact -15-25 clients. Assist consumers to identify goals they wish to meet that will help them to move toward becoming empowered and independent. Meet with consumers to provide peer support and to assist in identifying and linking them up with service programs and recreation in the community. Assist with community linkages such as doctors, self-help groups, churches, pharmacy, volunteer work, school, etc. Assist consumers with setting up a personalized community services directory, peer support and a crisis matrix personalized safety plan to follow in case of an emergency. With the consumer, openly share experiences and solutions encountered while living in the community as a person with a psychiatric disability. Make accessible information, equipment and materials that will assist consumers in the process of further education and/or employment, such as but not limited to, nutrition information (food plate), budgeting tools, computer access, paper, stamps writing utensils, information on benefits and training. Meet consumer needs, in-service training must be on-going. Maintain accountability for service funds as they are allocated. Produce and submit accurate monthly reports by the 3rd of each month to the Business Office. Complete paperwork required for recipient and agency in a timely manner. Attend Single Point of Access (SPOA) meetings monthly. Act as advisory board member of Healthy Minds peer run recovery center. Recruit and conduct consumer Advocacy Committee and conduct meetings each calendar quarter. Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age. And possess a high school diploma or equivalent. OMH Peer Specialist Services Certification preferred; Provisional Peer Specialist Services Certification accepted. Must be a current or former recipient of mental health services and be able to perform the essential duties of the job. Must have prior work experience working with others. Able to establish productive working relationship with peers, staff and community contacts. Communicate in a manner that is understandable to the SPMI population and discern the issues facing the client and provide appropriate assistance. Must be able to safely operate office equipment including computer, fax, and copier. Electronic Health Record experience preferred. Must have valid transportation to travel to various sites for meetings with clients and community activities.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to: Rachel Smith, Human Resources Coordinator, The Dale Association: Rachel.Smith@daleassociation.com.
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