Lead Clinician - #689767

Rising Ground

Date: 1 week ago

City: Yonkers, New York

Salary: $77,928 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.

The Unaccompanied Children Program provides long term and transitional residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, ORR, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth in a Basic Sheller program, and the Therapeutic Group Home programs located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care program and the Long-Term Foster Care Program located in foster homes in the Bronx, Queens and Westchester. In all programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States, so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The Lead Clinician oversees the Clinical services of the UC program while carrying a small case load, when at capacity.


  • Oversees all clinical services provided within the program, supervising the clinicians of the program while carrying a small caseload.
  • Provides individual and group therapy.
  • Guide the clinician in completing Individual Crisis Management Plans, Behavioral Plans and Safety plans as needed.
  • Conducts comprehensive assessments using standardized measures as per standards set forth by Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
  • Provides crisis management and ongoing therapeutic support.
  • Maintains regular communication with and coordination of services with other members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings and other meetings pertaining to the needs of the youth on their caseload.
  • Completes paperwork in a timely manner, ensuring that the clinical records meet the requirements of standards set by ORR. Prepares for audits accordingly.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and protected information according to HIPAA standards.
  • Ensures that SIR are thorough and are submitted on a timely manner according to ORR standards.
  • Conducts self in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Demonstrates teamwork by assuming expected role on the team and maintaining collaborative relations with other members.
  • Demonstrates commitment to departmental and organizational goals.
  • Assumption of other duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree in MH or Clinical field is a must; licensure preferred
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) and cultural competence is a must.
  • TF-CBT experience a plus.
  • Experience working with traumatized/exploited children and children with challenging behavior is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational/communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required

Annual Salary $77,928.00

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