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Northern Rivers Family  Services
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • Schenectady, NY
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Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor, Residential

Great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and adolescents with emotional disturbance, juvenile delinquency, and other challenges! 


On top of a $2,000 sign on bonus after an initial period of employment, this position offers supervision provided by a LCSW, training in evidence-based models and practice, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, a generous time off package, tuition reimbursement, and the opportunity to join an amazing team!  


This position is responsible for assessments, treatment and coordinating care. The Clinician works closely with the child, family, legal guardian, law guardian, psychiatrist, nurse, psychologist, educators, child care staff, and other providers to prepare and monitor a comprehensive, permanency-focused case plan for children
in the Residential Program.



  • Provide therapeutic services to children and their families using evidence-based treatment modalities  
  • Work with treatment providers to establish and attain treatment goals and plans 
  • Frequent communication with biological families, guardians, foster families, and caseworkers 
  • Assess individual and family situations 
  • Work with referring and collateral agencies and prepare reports and correspondence as needed 
  • Record and maintain case record in accord with Agency, OCFS, and other state mandates 
  • Diligently plan for permanency, beginning at admission 



Requires a Master’s degree; related experience preferred.

Professional licensure or the ability to be licensed preferred: LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT.

Per regulation must be at least 21 years of age.

Must have a valid, clean NYS driver's license.



If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services. We’re a family of human
service agencies united in our passion to help the children, adults, and families of the Capital Region and beyond. Northern Rivers and member organizations Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center are powered by a 1,400-strong workforce. We’re developing innovative new treatments to help clients achieve success, believe in themselves, and follow their dreams. We provide more than 70 programs and services to more than 14,000 people each year in 36 counties throughout New York State. Join us and change lives, including yours.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, Northern Rivers Family of Services will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national
origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.