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Mental Health Professional I

Company: Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Location: Utica
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:



Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Promote the individual's recovery by coordinating, developing and implementing in partnership with the individual, the treatment plan process, ensuring follow-through of goals and objectives.
  • Promote involvement of family or significant others (of the consumer's choice) in the recovery process.
  • Provide individual and group counseling.
  • Provide off-site and crisis intervention services.
  • Oversee and maintain the timely complete of all necessary records and reports.
  • Act as a liaison with the CDT Psychiatrist in medical model programs.
  • Participate in Agency activities that may include meetings, trainings and committees.
  • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees. and assimilates new employees to the Agency's culture, values and mission.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards.


  • Associates Degree with valid current CASAC certification or Bachelors Degree in mental health or related field.
  • Initial TB test required prior to first day of employment
  • Basic Computer Skills (Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Access, Word, Excel)
  • This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OMH (Office of Mental Health).
  • Travel is required. Must have a valid Driver's License
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.


  • Job related tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at sites.
  • OSHA Exposure Category I


  • Certain deadlines and unanticipated developments may require work during evenings, weekends.
  • Ability to quickly address any emergent issues without losing focus on task at hand.
  • The employee must have full sight and hearing with fluency in the English language. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and sit. Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, computer printer, etc.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.

Keywords: Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Utica , Mental Health Professional I, Other , Utica, New York

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