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.

Clinician, LCSW-R, North Tonawanda counseling clinic:

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.

Registered Nurse, Lockport PROS, Part-time, M-Th 8:30am-2:30 pm, Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities: Works as a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical/rehabilitation treatment team providing medical services tailored to the individual needs of individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. Performs ongoing monitoring of medication samples; assists psychiatrist during clinic hours; completes necessary clerical follow-up; communicates with pharmacies; completes prior authorizations with insurance companies; and facilitates medical, symptom and medication monitoring groups and individual sessions with participants.

  • Completes Health Assessments on all participants
  • Assists psychiatrists during clinic hours. Reports concerns to psychiatrists when necessary
  • Counsels clients in support of Individualized Recovery Plan
  • Facilitates assigned medical, medication, or symptom monitoring program groups
  • Maintains inventory of medications. Monitors medication samples ( including storing, tracking, expired samples disposal)
  • Monitors and records client’s vital signs
  • Provides ordered injections. Administers prescribed medications with monitoring
  • Obtains prior authorization with insurance companies
  • Provides referrals to local Primary Medical Doctor and coordinates care
  • Performs follow- through on lab orders
  • Monitors follow-up appointments
  • Intervenes in crisis and emergency situations
  • Completes all clerical responsibilities
  • Participates in weekly group clinical supervision
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings

Education and Qualifications: Qualified health professional with a NYS RN Certification with a minimum of two years experience in mental illness, substance abuse and/or developmental disabilities. Must be actively CPR/AED certified. Proficient/able to learn Electronic Health “Record, Cerner knowledge preferred. Must be able to communicate with and serve the mental health population with a compassionate, friendly and professional manner. Able to communicate with and assist clinic psychiatrists effectively, speak effectively Mental Health Counselors, and possess group facilitation skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend or crouch. The employee frequently is required to sit, use hands and fingers and handle objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and climb. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Utilization Review Officer, North Tonawanda Counseling Clinic, Part-time, 5 hrs/wk, non-exempt:

Duties and Responsibilities: Will maintain a continuous review process to ensure admissions to the treatment programs are appropriate, retention and discharge criteria are met, and services are appropriate and evidence continued effectiveness of treatment. Independent functionality from clinical staff which treat recipients under review.

  • Perform utilization review of patient charts on a monthly basis.
  • Collect, aggregate, and analyze basic UR data.
  • Review a sample of new cases each month for appropriateness of admission utilizing a tracking audit form and UR instrument for each individual patient case for aggregating and reporting data.
  • Review continued stay cases to audit appropriateness for discharge.
  • A minimum of 25% sample of discharged cases will be reviewed monthly
  • Complete summary utilization review documents and recommendations for presentation at Mental Health Committee meetings.

Education and Qualifications: Requires a valid LMSW, qualified health professional licensed in NY. Experience in quality management of clinical files. Knowledge of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. Familiarity of State Standards for UR and NYS Office of Mental Health regulations. Experience in mental health outpatient setting with regulatory, licensing, insurance, and reimbursement requirements. Ability to write reports, business, correspondence, and letters. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of members, volunteers, customers, and the general public; communicate clearly and collaborate with all levels of staff.

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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