With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY’s active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.
Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and the Mental Health Unit Chief in VCBC, will provide quality mental health care during the evening tour (4 p.m. - 12 a.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 and the Manhattan House of Detention. This position is responsible for providing assessment and counseling services to inmates.
Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
License: New York State License in Social Work, License in Mental Health Counseling, or licensure in Psychology.
Preference given to those applicants with experience conducting both assessment and treatment with children/adolescents with behavioral problems, substance abuse histories and severe mental illness.