Mental Health Adolescent and Young Adult Clinician

Regular Full-Time
Allied Health
NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services


Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of nearly 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. EOE M/F/D/V


Besides providing administrative and human resources services, PAGNY also fosters an environment in its partner hospitals that allows healthcare professionals to identify and implement best practices across institutions; promote training, academic and research opportunities; develop multidisciplinary integrated clinical service lines; build new systems of care; and address the impact of anticipated major changes in the nation's healthcare system.


With approximately 60,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population in twelve jails citywide, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is responsible for the delivery of medical and behavioral health care, social work services, discharge planning and reentry services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of health care to the justice-involved population and works continuously to improve access to, and quality and continuity of, care within the jail system.



Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and the Mental Health Unit Chief on Rtikers Island, will provide quality mental health care during the day tour (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), to incarcerated young adult men who need and/or want services. to the population of the New York City Department of Corrections on Rikers Island. This position is responsible for providing assessment and counseling services to inmates.


  1. Conducts mental health assessments for every 16-21 year old who is admitted to the NYC jail system.
  2. Determines and coordinates disposition of patients for appropriate level of mental health care.
  3. Coordinates with Reentry Social Workers for appropriate discharge planning services.
  4. Completes required statistical reports.
  5. Collaborates with the Department of Correction to ensure access to patients, proper housing, and treatment disposition.
  6. Coordinates patient care with other institutional programs.
  7. Develops and leads group treatment on mental health observation units and other units as assigned.
  8. Completes all required documentation.
  9. Participates in Clinical Supervision with Clinical Supervisor at least once a week.
  10. Participates in mental health and medical rounds as assigned. 
  11. Participates in case conferences and treatment planning for patients receiving and being considered for mental health treatment.
  12. May conduct psychological testing as assigned
  13. May supervise social work interns or student volunteers as assigned.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by Unit Chief, Assistant Unit Chief, and Clinical Supervisor.



Master’s degree in Psychology or Mental Health Counseling


License:  Not required.


Preference given to those applicants with experience conducting both assessment and treatment with children/adolescents with behavioral problems, substance use histories and severe mental illness.


This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening.  PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.


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