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.

2019 Summer Internship - Wellness/Office Assistant, PROS Center for Wellness:

The Dale Association, Inc. seeks a summer intern to work at our PROS Center for Wellness mental health program.  Responsibilities include: oversee front desk operations including providing initial contact and customer service to program participants; assist and support the Office Manager or counseling staff in the department as needed; co-facilitate program groups.  

Qualifications: College student or college bound student enrolled in fall 2019, Human Services study track preferred.  Must be available to work May 15 through August 31, 2019, M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.   Residency is required in eastern Niagara County (Niagara Falls or North Tonawanda are not eligible).   However, students enrolled in NCCC or Niagara University qualify regardless of residency. 

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: Rachel Smith, Human Resources Coordinator at rachel.smith@daleassociation.com.

REGISTERED NURSE, PROS (Lockport), PART TIME 22.5 HRS, Flexible Schedule
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 & 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.

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

CLINICIAN, OUTPATIENT CLINIC (N. Tonawanda), FULL-TIME
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide therapy to clients and families utilizing an individualistic approach. Responsible 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 & QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a valid NYS license with a Master's Degree in Social Work with an LCSW, LMSW, or LMHC 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 (EHR) experience preferred; demonstrated knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to: Rachel Smith, Human Resources Coordinator at rachel.smith@daleassociation.com.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR TRAINEE, OUTPATIENT CLINIC (N. Tonawanda), FULL-TIME
The Clinical Supervisor will provide programming as regulated by N.Y.S. Office of Mental Health and under expectation of a professional concept. The Clinical Supervisor will provide ongoing direction and support to clinical staff ensuring the Clinic program meets N.Y.S. Office of Mental Health expectations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for direct clinical supervision of assigned staff and completion of assigned evaluations. Oversee weekly clinical meeting. Provide ongoing staff education through affiliated resources and guest speakers. Responsible for a caseload and/or group. Monitor daily clinical issues. Monitor clinical aspect of program. Audit recipient records for accuracy. Oversee clinical case conference. Provide recipient with individualized and recovery planning through both individual and group counseling. Attend required meetings in Program Director’s absence. Attend agency meetings as indicated. Assist Program Director as needed. Travel to Lockport is required 10-15% of the time (2-3 business days per month).

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Responsible for direct clinical supervision of program staff and completion of those staff evaluations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s Degree in Social Work with Licensed Certification or other related QHP certification; knowledge and experience in the field of mental health and diagnosis of illness; training in evidenced based practices; supervision experience required and a minimum of five years experience in mental health field. Experience working with an EHR is required, experience with Cerner preferred. Possess experience in servicing adults with varying degrees of mental illness; experience in delivery of evidenced based practices; ability to give direction and support to clinical staff; possess insight for continuous growth of clinical needs of program.

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to work independently with good time management and organizational skills. Possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and letters. Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, members, customers, staff and the general public.

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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