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Services for the UnderServed, Inc (SUS) Child Life Specialist in Brooklyn, New York

Salary: $70,000/annually - $80,000//annually

Location: Brooklyn, New York 11207

J Train - Van Siclen Avenue C Train - Van Siclen Avenue


Provides direct services to Supportive Crisis Stabilization Center 24 hr program.


  • Provide strength based, Person centered, trauma-informed, Social determinants of health assessments of

children’s biological, educational, psychological and social needs.

  • Engage is collateral visits with health professionals, school personnel, and is able to make necessary

referrals for mental health, daycare, and summer camps.

  • Coordinate activities designed to meet the individual needs of children (e.g., infant stimulation, toddler

training, teen programs, after school programming, parent/child interactions, etc.)

  • Attends staff meetings, in-serving training, case conferences, and weekly clinical meetings.

  • Provide weekly and monthly reports

  • Provide crisis intervention to children and parents.

  • Support families in their child care efforts, both in structured and unstructured

  • Complete all progress notes, treatment planning, written assessments, and other required documentation.

  • Help the child/ family get ready for tests or procedures (Medical/Mental Health).

  • Help the child develop coping skills and manage distractions.

  • Provide behavioral Interventions (e.g., reward good behavior; prevent negative behavior).

  • Provide family support; support for brothers and sisters.

  • Provide “Play” that fits your child’s level of understanding.

  • Therapeutic play (e.g., role-playing and storytelling)

  • Provide support for grief and loss.

Additional duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree and LMSW/LMFT required

  • Experience working with people diagnosed with mental illness and people struggling with

substance use and co-Occurring disorder.

  • Experience working within a respite/residential or crisis 24 hr program

  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Computer literacy skills (Excel, Teams, Windows, Outlook)

  • Experience working with children/youth and /or Families

  • Ability to work evenings and/ or weekends

  • Knowledge of substance use and mental illness as it relates to working with families, Youth/children

and adults.

  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to work as a member of an

interdisciplinary team; able to relate with diverse staff; customer service focus in interactions with

diverse client population.

  • Ability to document professional clinical notes within appropriate timelines and input in EHR system.• Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built

on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality


S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive

consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to

providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in

employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals.

External Company Name: Services For The Underserved, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 2862 Fulton Street