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Finger Lakes Community Health Licensed School Based Counselor (LMHC/LMSW) in Penn Yan, New York

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About Finger Lakes Community Health:

Finger Lakes Community Health (FLCH) was founded in 1989 with an original mission of serving the region's agricultural workers by linking individuals to area resources and providing essential health services. In 2009 the organization expanded to become a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serving patients of all incomes, ethnicities and walks of life. Over the last decade, FLCH has grown to provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services to over 28,000 patients at eight health centers. With over 200 employees we strive to provide high-quality and innovative health care services to the Finger Lakes Region.

Job Summary:

This is a unique opportunity located out of our new School Based Health Center at the Penn Yan Central School District. This position will follow the school schedule, including summer school hours, working 40 hours per week 8:00am to 4:00pm supporting eligible children of the district from grades K through 12.

This position is responsible for providing psychotherapy, clinical assessment and evaluation to identify and treat disabilities and problems of behavioral, developmental, emotional, or social functioning in individuals served at Finger Lakes Community Health in accordance with the New York State Department of Health Article 28 regulations for Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

Benefits Offered:

  • Monday through Friday schedule, closed all major holidays, school breaks, and all partial days recognized by the school.

  • Medical insurance with a 90% employer contribution

  • Dental, Vision, and Life insurance

  • Safe Harbor 3% 401k contribution

  • 14 Days of PTO annually

  • Education reimbursement

    Main Responsibilities:

    Formulate and complete assessment

  • Provide counseling and psychosocial plans to address the following:

  • mental, social, emotional, behavioral disorders and problems

  • developmental and addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities

  • Use assessment instruments to identify and evaluate disorders and dysfunctions of mental illness.

    Utilize various therapeutic inventions

  • Provide mental health counseling using evidence based approaches (this will be up to provider and patient needs). This may include but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

    Develop and implement treatment plan

  • Work collaboratively with individual on individualized treatment plan that includes the following:

  • Diagnosis/assessment

  • Goal

  • Objective

  • Barriers to treatment

  • Strength of individual

  • Modality and Intervention used

  • Target date

    Coordinate care with an integrated focus

  • Team based coordination with primary care

  • Participate in behavioral health case conference

  • Be a core member with a multidisciplinary care team

  • Participate in a planned supervision for license and consultation


  • Progress notes and treatment plans are documented in an integrated electronic medical record. Notes will include the following but not limited to:

  • Presenting problem and status of symptoms

  • Treatment goals

  • Progress towards goals

  • Functional status

*Depending on license, documentation may require supervision and co-signature of notes by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Education and Qualifications:

  • A current unrestricted NYS Licensed required

  • CPR certification required (can be provided)

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with personnel, patients, and community partners

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion

  • The ability to work flexible hours -- some evenings are required

  • The ability to communicate fluently in both Spanish and English preferred

    Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to hear and communicate with clients and staff via phone, web media, and in person.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

  • OSHA Category I


Behavioral Health

Employment Type


Minimum Experience



$54,150.00 - $73,606.00