Bowen Center

Careers

The Emma L. Bowen Center is a dynamic organization powered by experienced and caring professionals in mental health and its allied fields.

In all positions, Spanish language proficiency is a beneficial skill. For all healthcare positions, individuals must be licensed to practice in New York State.

We are currently accepting applications for the below positions at our Manhattan office. To apply for any job listed, click here.

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Speech Pathologist to join our team. This position is a terrific opportunity for someone to gain additional experience and make a difference in the lives of our clients.

For over 45 forty-five years, our organization has provided mental health and holistic services in northern Manhattan for families, children, adolescents, and other adults including the elderly in a supportive and caring environment. We also have an out-patient and residential substance abuse program as well as a Therapeutic Preschool for 3-5 year olds.

Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center is a Certified National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site.

For additional information about our organization and programs, please visit us on our website at www.bowencsc.org.

JOB TITLE: Speech Pathologist

PROGRAM: Therapeutic Preschool

Responsible for carrying out the Speech goals in the Department of Education. Individualized Education Plan Therapists are responsible for evaluating and treating students with disabilities, maintaining daily session notes and attendance records, writing progress reports, attending IEP meetings, and recommending adaptive equipment, environmental accommodations, or assistive technology.

In addition to these services provided to students on their caseloads, speech pathologists work collaboratively with teachers, other school staff and parents/guardians to serve the school community in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Participation in the Academic Intervention Team/Pupil Personnel Team Observations in classroom or other school environment
  • Consultation with teachers to offer classroom-based strategies
  • Attending meetings that support student programming (e.g. school meetings, parent meetings)
  • Activities that support students in the natural environment or general education curriculum (e.g. social skills activities, classroom activities, language-based tasks)
  • Staff in-service and professional development (e.g. in-service to teachers on developing fine motor centers, transfer training for paraprofessionals)
  • Recommending appropriate speech and language training
  • Linking parents/guardians to appropriate community-based resources
  • Designing home speech and oral motor programs and related activities for carryover
  • Supporting school compliance and data tracking

REPORTS TO: School Building Leader/Program Director
HOURS: Dependent on # of Student IEPs

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Physical Therapist to join our team. This position is a terrific opportunity for someone to gain additional experience and make a difference in the lives of our clients.

For over 45 forty-five years, our organization has provided mental health and holistic services in northern Manhattan for families, children, adolescents, and other adults including the elderly in a supportive and caring environment. We also have an out-patient and residential substance abuse program as well as a Therapeutic Preschool for 3-5 year olds. For additional information about our organization and programs, please visit us on our website at www.bowencsc.org.

NYS Licensed Physical Therapist for Telehealth Services – BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) PREFERRED:

Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center Therapeutic Preschool is currently seeking a Physical Therapist to work with children ages 3-5 with developmental delays. Candidates must be New York State licensed PT. Pediatric experience is preferred.

  • Focus on improving gross motor skills, posture, balance, and coordination; intervention aims to increase strength and endurance.
  • Target skills that are functional within the child’s immediate environment such as negotiating stairs, walking various hallways, balancing, and playground negotiation
  • Collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team, including classroom teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, & Social Workers/Mental Health Counselors
  • Regular communication with parents regarding student progress
  • Write quarterly reports to communicate student progress to parents
  • Contribute to goals on each student’s Individual Educational Plan (IEP), and works on these target objectives throughout the school year
  • Available to participate (by phone) in every IEP meeting for children on your caseload
  • Available to participate in after school team meeting for students on your caseload

QUALIFICATIONS::

  • Experience: Physical Therapy: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Education:Master’s Required; NYS licensed PT (Required)
  • Work Location: In person 2-3 days a week/Remote as required per caseload
  • Benefits: Flexible schedule
  • Schedule: Approximately 12 hrs/week (any 2-3 weekday

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our team. This position is a terrific opportunity for someone to gain additional experience and make a difference in the lives of our clients.

For over 45 forty-five years, our organization has provided mental health and holistic services in northern Manhattan for families, children, adolescents, and other adults including the elderly in a supportive and caring environment. We also have an out-patient and residential substance abuse program as well as a Therapeutic Preschool for 3-5 year olds. For additional information about our organization and programs, please visit us on our website at www.bowencsc.org.

POSITION: Occupational Therapist

PROGRAM: Therapeutic Preschool

HOURS: Approximately 10+ hours per week

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certification in Occupational Therapy; Pediatric experience preferred
  • Occupational: 1 year (Preferred) Education: Master’s Required
    License: NYS licensed OT
  • Work Location: On site & remote as required
  • Benefits: Flexible schedule

DUTIES:

  • Responsible for carrying out the Occupational Therapy goals on the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Therapist is responsible for assessing and treating students with disabilities, maintaining daily session notes and attendance records, writing progress reports, attending IEP meetings, recommending adaptive equipment, environmental accommodations, or assistive technology
  • In addition to these services provided to students on their caseloads, occupational therapists work collaboratively with teachers, other school staff and parents/guardians to serve the school community in a variety of ways
    1. Consultation with teachers to offer classroom‐based strategies
    2. Observations/push in support in classroom or other school environments
    3. Attending meetings that support student programming (e.g. school meetings, parent meetings)
    4. Activities that support students in the natural environment or general education curriculum
    5. (e.g. social skills activities, classroom exercise routine, functional sensory motor activities, handwriting program)
    6. Drafting sensory diets to be implemented by school staff and at home
    7. Staff in‐service and professional development (e.g. in‐service to teachers on developing fine motor centers, transfer training for paraprofessionals)
    8. Providing assistance in environmental modifications, and adaptive equipment or devices
    9. Recommending appropriate positioning so students can access instruction
    10. Linking parents/guardians to appropriate community‐based resources
    11. Designing home exercise programs and related activities for carryover
    12. Supporting school compliance and data tracking

REPORTS TO: Educational Director

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Care Manager to join our team. This position is a terrific opportunity for someone to gain additional experience and make a difference in the lives of our clients.

For over 45 forty-five years, our organization has provided mental health and holistic services in northern Manhattan for families, children, adolescents, and other adults including the elderly in a supportive and caring environment. We also have an out-patient and residential substance abuse program as well as a Therapeutic Preschool for 3-5 year olds.

JOB TITLE: Care Manager

PROGRAM: Care Management Program

HOURS: 35 per week, Monday – Friday

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in Human Services related discipline; (1) year Post baccalaureate experience including l year in a care management setting. Must .M setting. be Must able to clinically document work with clients, work as part of a team and to work independently. Experience with mental illness a plus. Spanish speaking is required.

EMPLOYED BY: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry a caseload of 45 patients regularly
  • Responsible for detailed documentation in medical health care system to ensure that the clients receives appropriate services for independent living and closing gaps in care, including medical, housing, clinical and other social service needs
  • Fieldwork includes: home visits, visits to medical appointments and other places clients needs assistance
  • Conduct case conferences with therapist and treatment team regularly, including medical providers and insurance companies
  • Attend treatment planning meeting and Case Conferences
  • Attend in-service training
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Care Management Services Director

 

REPORTS TO: Care Management Services Director

For over 45 forty-five years, our organization has provided mental health and holistic services in northern Manhattan for families, children, adolescents, and other adults including the elderly in a supportive and caring environment. We also have an out-patient and residential substance abuse program as well as a Therapeutic Preschool for 3-5 year olds.

JOB TITLE: Clinical Supervisor (Per Diem)

EMPLOYED BY: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center (UMMHC), is seeking a highly experienced behavioral health clinician to provide regular supervision to our Clinical Director level staff.

The appropriate candidate is an experienced supervisor and has significant knowledge on the latest evidence-based behavioral health treatment models.

Specifically, the Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for:

  • Providing individual clinical supervision to eight-ten Directors once to twice a month
  • Facilitating group clinical trainings for Directors on a MONTHLY basis on topics including but not limited to: somatic work, EMDR, flash techniques, sensory motor reprocessing and advanced trauma work (beyond trauma informed car). If the candidate does not have expertise in an area of interest they will arrange for an outside expert to provide training
  • Overseeing clinical education and training to line staff as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • NY licensed psychologist or social worker
  • Experience working in outpatient, public behavioral health and addiction treatment settings
  • 10 years of experience providing clinical supervision
  • Must be comfortable utilizing video conferencing systems

 

JOB TYPE: Per Diem, 8-12 Hours a month

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Bilingual Social Worker, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic to join our team. This position is a terrific opportunity for someone to gain additional experience and make a difference in the lives of our clients.

For over 45 forty-five years, our organization has provided mental health and holistic services in northern Manhattan for families, children, adolescents, and other adults including the elderly in a supportive and caring environment. We also have outpatient and residential substance abuse program as well as Therapeutic Preschool for ages 3-5. For additional information about our organization and programs, please visit our welcome @ www.bowencsc.org.

JOB TITLE: Bilingual Social Worker, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center (UMMHC), a comprehensive community-based behavioral health clinic that has served Harlem and Washington Heights for over 30 years, is seeking a Bilingual Therapist (Spanish/English) for our newly funded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program. CCBHC is a transformative initiative, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), that is designed to integrate behavioral health care, addiction treatment and primary care services within our agency. The therapist will be based in our adult outpatient behavioral health program and collaborate with an interdisciplinary treatment team on this grant.

The candidate will work closely with a treatment team of psychiatrists, other therapists and SUD counselors.
Specifically, the therapist is responsible for:

  • Performing psychosocial evaluations to assess clients at intake
  • Providing weekly individual therapy sessions to adults living with serious mental illness and potentially co-occurring SUD
  • Facilitating family therapy sessions and leading group sessions as needed
  • Participating in weekly case conferences, team meetings and clinical supervision
  • Maintaining strong clinical records on entire caseload in accordance with all regulatory requirements
  • Working with a case manager to connect clients with outside resources as needed
  • Overseeing monthly board meetings comprised of clients and their family members

Qualifications for Position:

  • Master’s in social work; NY State Certification (LMSW or LCSW)
  • 3+ years of experience providing therapeutic interventions to people living with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders
  • Bilingual Spanish required
  • Must be comfortable utilizing electronic medical record platforms, Zoom and other video conferencing systems, MS Word and MS Outlook
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Personal Qualities: This is an ideal position for someone with excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.
Job Type: Full-time, Monday -Friday, position initially 100% remote, will eventually move to in person and be based at our 145th Street & Amsterdam location in Manhattan.