Licensed Behavioral Health Specialist

Praxis Housing Initiatives, Inc. , 130 West 29th Street, 7th Floor,  New York, NY 10001


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Title:Licensed Behavioral Health Specialist (2 locations)
Supervisor:Director of Operations
  • Requires a minimum of 5 years with experience with chronically homeless persons living with HIV+ and histories of chemical dependencies and mental illness
  • Working experience with homeless persons, both individual and family units with special needs, HIV, Addiction, MICA and Domestic Violence
  • Requirements, conduct pre-intake mental health evaluations and recommendations.
  • Schedule follow up sessions with clients as needed.
  • Document all clinical findings.
  • Co-facilitate case conferences
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Monitor, follow up mental health treatment adherence.
  • Sign off on all clinical service plan developments.
  • Provide clinical supervision to case management team.
  • Perform other duties as required by program requirements.
A valid NYS License to provide behavioral health services, LMHC, LMSW or LCSW. CASAC a plus.







Prior experience conducting psycho-social assessments including the development of person-center service plans. Familiarity with Harm Reduction Practice.

  • Prior experience working with chronic homeless persons with HIV/AIDS many of which have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Strong behavioral interviewing techniques
  • Knowledge of NYS Mental Health screening tool MHSF III , preferred
  • Excellent communication, listener, therapeutic skills
  • Knowledge of electronic case manager systems (Foothold Awards a plus

· Fluency in Spanish a plus.

  • Health Insurance, Dental and Vision
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation time
  • Sick Time
  • 403B retirement plan
  • Transit check program