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Behavioral Health Counselor

Brooklyn, New York Social Services
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Job ID R010137

Provides direct social work services including assessment and treatment planning, supportive counseling and supportive therapy, advocacy and psychoeducation, and linkage to community agencies and services, as required. Works under general supervision.


$62,400.00 - $72,000.00 Annual

• Performs social work assessments of patients/families; opens cases as appropriate. • Develops treatment plan and goals for patients/families as appropriate. • Provides supportive counseling and/or supportive therapy as well as ongoing social work services. Collaborates and refers to appropriate agencies as required. • Provides assistance in obtaining community services to patients, families and other caregivers. • Provides psycho education and advocacy for patients and families. • Assists staff, patients, families and other caregivers to understand third party reimbursement, entitlements and community resources. • Initiates and maintains written and verbal communications according to VNS Home Care policy. • Performs established workflow procedures. • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNS Home Care goals. • Acts as liaison with other community agencies. • Participates in related VNS Home Care activities, e.g., utilization review, staff meetings, education programs, etc. • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth. • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid NYS ID or NYS driver’s license may be required as determined by operational needs.

Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related degree required

Work Experience:
Minimum one year of social work experience in a mental health or social service setting required

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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