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Therapeutic Center Counselor in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Company Overview:
Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.


 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Qualified Professional.
  • Bachelor’s Degree obtained from an approved, accredited college/university in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field preferred.
  • Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs.
  • Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
  • Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
Essential physical requirements:
  • Must be physically able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, bend and assist individuals with mobility needs.  
  • Must be able to hear with in normal ranges.
  • Must be able to talk in order to articulate crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports.
  • Must be able to see with or without accommodation to observe individual
  • Complete training programs, attend required meetings and follow all policies and procedures of the START center