Bowen Center

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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 Associate Director 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.

Title of Position: Associate Director

Employed by: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center

Description of 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 an Associate Director (AD) 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), this is designed to integrate health care services within our agency.

We are seeking an AD to help build and manage our new CCBHC program as well as oversee and manage a multidisciplinary treatment team. The AD supervises the provision of comprehensive clinical and social services to clients.  assessment and treatment as well as education and training to the team and collaborates with outside providers on a regular basis.  The appropriate candidate has experience treating severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate can work remotely or in our 145th Street, Amsterdam Avenue office in Manhattan.

Specifically, the AD will be responsible for:

  • Hiring clinical and administrative staff in coordination with the Program Director
  • Providing weekly clinical supervision to social workers, CASACs, care managers and Peer educators
  • Leading daily multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure the coordination of proper client care
  • Maintaining responsibility for monitoring client treatment and staff delivery of clinical services
  • Meeting regularly with Program Director to provide meaningful input into program design, workflows and policies
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies and funder (SAMHSA)
  • Reporting to the Incident Review Committee (IRC) on incidents and ensures team adheres to recommendations of the committee
  • On call responsibilities
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the program director

Qualifications for Position:

  • LCSW, Psy.D or PhD in clinical psychology required
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience required
  • Experience working with people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse and primary health care challenges
  • Must be comfortable utilizing telemedicine platforms and video conferencing systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Personal Qualities: This is an ideal position for someone who wants to build a new program model. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday -Friday, option to work remotely.

Click here to apply.

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Bilingual Staff Psychiatrist (Telemedicine)  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.

Title of Position: Bilingual Staff Psychiatrist (Telemedicine)

Employed by: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center

Description of Duties and Responsibilities: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center (UMMHC), a comprehensive behavioral health clinic that has served Harlem and Washington Heights for over 30 years, is seeking a psychiatrist 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), this is designed to integrate health care services within our agency.

We are seeking a psychiatrist to join our multidisciplinary treatment team. The psychiatrist provides assessment and treatment as well as education and training to the team and collaborates with outside providers on a regular basis.  The appropriate candidate has experience treating severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate can work remotely or in our 145th Street, Amsterdam Avenue office in Manhattan on a full or partial basis.

Specifically, the psychiatrist will be responsible for:

  • Conducting psychiatric and pharmacological evaluations, completing progress notes
  • Prescribing medications including injectables, teaching clients about side effects and monitoring client response to medications
  • Supervising nurse staff administration of medication
  • Providing psychoeducation to clients and family members
  • Coordinating client care with other behavioral health care providers, chemical addiction specialists, case managers and primary and specialty care providers via (virtual) daily team meetings
  • Providing clinical education and training to the CCBHC team and agency staff
  • Contributing to the development of CCBHC policies, procedures and workflows
  • Reports to the Incident Review Committee (IRC) on incidents and ensures team adheres to recommendations of the committee
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the program director

Qualifications for Position:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • NY licensed MD/DO, Board Certification in Psychiatry
  • Experience working with people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse and primary health care challenges
  • Must be comfortable utilizing telemedicine platforms and video conferencing systems

Personal Qualities: Looking for a team player and strong communicator. This is an ideal position for someone who wants to build a new program model.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday -Friday, option to work remotely.

Click here to apply.

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Bilingual Spanish Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner  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.

Title of Position: Bilingual Spanish Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Employed by: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center

Description of Duties and Responsibilities: Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center (UMMHC), a comprehensive behavioral health clinic that has served Harlem and Washington Heights for over 30 years, is seeking a psychiatrist 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), this is designed to integrate health care services within our agency.

We are seeking a psychiatric nurse practitioner to join our multidisciplinary treatment team. The PNP provides assessment and treatment as well as education and training to the team and collaborates with outside providers on a regular basis.  The appropriate candidate has experience treating severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate can work remotely or in our 145th Street, Amsterdam Avenue office in Manhattan on a full or partial basis.

Specifically, the PNP will be responsible for:

  • Conducting psychiatric and pharmacological evaluations, completing progress notes
  • Prescribing medications including injectables, teaching clients about side effects and monitoring client response to medications
  • Supervising nurse staff administration of medication
  • Providing psychoeducation to clients and family members
  • Coordinating client care with other behavioral health care providers, chemical addiction specialists, case managers and primary and specialty care providers via (virtual) daily team meetings
  • Providing clinical education and training to the CCBHC team and agency staff
  • Contributing to the development of CCBHC policies, procedures and workflows
  • Reports to the Incident Review Committee (IRC) on incidents and ensures team adheres to recommendations of the committee
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the program director

Qualifications for Position:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • New York State licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience working with people with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse and primary health care challenges
  • Must be knowledgeable and/or willing to be trained regarding prescribing injectables, Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders, including tobacco use disorder
  • Must be comfortable utilizing telemedicine platforms and video conferencing systems

Personal Qualities: Looking for a team player and strong communicator. This is an ideal position for someone who wants to build a new program model.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday -Friday, option to work remotely.

Click here to apply.

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Music 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:    Music Therpist

PROGRAM:    Child and Adolescent Clinic Therapeutic Pre-School

HOURS:    Part-time 10 to 15 hours a week (Saturday, One Weekday Morning for Pre-school and One Weekday Evening for Clinic)

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree, LCAT (Licensed Creative Art therapist in New York State), 2 or more years’ experience working with children, Adolescents and Families. Experience with Program Development and Group Treatment – 2 years minimum. Experience and trained in working with Trauma Victims.

DUTIES:

  • Develop and run 4 to 5 weekly Music Therapy groups in CHAD and TPS. Provide Individual and Family Music Therapy to Children and Families assigned
  • Complete all required documentation including treatment plans, progress notes and required assessments.
  • Complete scales and surveys of each child’s progress in the program and keep, track and compile data as per grant requirements.
  • Maintain Comprehensive Patient records as per agency and state requirements.
  • Comply with all OMH, DOE and DOH requirements for these programs.
  • Conduct Community Outreach and Patient recruitment tasks to build and grow this program. Reports to: Director of Child and Adolescent Services

Click here to apply.

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

POSITION: PBHCI Bilingual (English/Spanish) Intake & Assessment Specialist 

PROGRAM: PBHCI/SAMHSA PROGRAM

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center (UMMHC), a comprehensive behavioral health clinic that has served Washington Heights for over 30 years, is seeking Intake & Assessment Specialist for our Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) program. PBHCI is a transformative initiative, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), that is designed to improve the physical health status of people living with mental illnesses and/or chemical addiction, thereby helping to improve and ultimately, save lives of individuals in our community.

The Intake & Assessment Specialist is responsible for recruiting patients to participate in the PBHCI grant, and ensuring they complete all requirements within the appropriate timeframe. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit UMMHC patients to participate in PBHCI grant study
  • Conduct patient questionnaires, enter responses into electronic database; ensure all patients complete grant requirements within prescribed timeframes
  • Provide patient education and referrals to primary care or other services as needed
  • Recruit patients for wellness workshops, make weekly reminder phone calls
  • Arrange for patients to be escorted to medical appointments; facilitate transportation
  • Communicate with other health care providers as
    part of a care team
  • Independently respond to and compose correspondence
  • Maintain electronic database of all patient encounters
  • Process referrals from outside providers
  • Oversee part-time Intake Specialists
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications for Position:
A minimum of one (1) year of health care experience, preferably in a behavioral health setting. Patient recruiting experience is strongly preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish is Required.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
Data entry experience is preferred. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and Excel.

Personal Qualities:
Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment under minimal direction; work positively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including patients, healthcare providers, family members and community at large; excellent oral and written communication skills; highly organized; and self-sufficient.

Salary Range: Competitive

Hours per Day or Week: 35 hours per week (full-time), Monday-Friday

To apply, email Cover Letter and Resume to Rebecca Krakauer, PBHCI Program Director, at [email protected]

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Special Education Teacher 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER  (Master’s Level)

PROGRAM: Therapeutic Preschool

HOURS: 35 hrs. per week, Monday – Friday

UNION STATUS: Union Position

QUALIFICATIONS: Has passed the Teacher Certification Exams:  LAST, ATS and Students with Disabilities Master Degree.  Have familiarity with IEP’s in order to ensure that the goals are met through daily instruction. Have knowledge and understanding of behavioral interventions in the classroom for children with behavioral problems.  Have knowledge of the various disabilities that will be encountered in the classroom.

RESPONSIBILITIES:            

  • Provide for the educational and cognitive needs of children, through curriculum planning, direct instruction, classroom management, etc.
  • Supervise assistant teachers in their work with program clients in the classroom.
  • Participate in case conferences and in-service staff training sessions.
  • Meet with parents to discuss their child’s cognitive growth and development within the classroom.
  • Maintain record of child’s educational progress.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Children’s Services and /or designee.

REPORTS TO: Director of the Therapeutic Preschool; supervised by the School Building Leader

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Program Director 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: CARE MANAGER

PROGRAM: CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM       

HOURS: 35 per week, Monday – Friday

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services related discipline; (1) year post-baccalaureate experience including l year in a psychiatric setting.  Must be able to write psychosocial, participate in team conferences, plus work as part of a team.  Must be able to work independently. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry a Caseload of 20-25 patients regularly.
  • Responsible for detailed tracking of patients in mental health care system to insure that the patient receives appropriate aftercare treatment including medical, housing, clinical and other social service needs.
  • Keep detailed records on all clients including a service plan and maintain 3-Month Service Plan Reviews.
  • Fieldwork includes: home visits, visits to aftercare settings, referral agencies, in-patient follow-up, etc.
  • Keep primary therapist/treatment team regularly informed of results of all tracking intervention efforts.
  • Attend treatment planning meeting and CARE Conferences.
  • Attend in-service training
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Care Management Services Director

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: Report directly to Care Management Program Director

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Program Director 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: CARE MANAGER

PROGRAM: CARE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM       

HOURS: 35 per week, Monday – Friday

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services related discipline; (1) year post baccalaureate experience including l year in a psychiatric setting.  Must be able to write psychosocial, participate in team conferences, plus work as part of a team.  Must be able to work independently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carry a Caseload of 20-25 patients regularly.
  • Responsible for detailed tracking of patients in mental health care system to insure that the patient receives appropriate aftercare treatment including medical, housing, clinical and other social service needs.
  • Keep detailed records on all clients including a service plan and maintain 3-Month Service Plan Reviews.
  • Fieldwork includes: home visits, visits to aftercare settings, referral agencies, in-patient follow-up, etc.
  • Keep primary therapist/treatment team regularly informed of results of all tracking intervention efforts.
  • Attend treatment planning meeting and CARE Conferences.
  • Attend in-service training
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Care Management Services Director

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:    Report directly to Care Management Program Director

The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center is seeking a Staff Generalist/Rehabilitation Counselor 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. 

POSITION: STAFF GENERALIST / REHABILITATION COUNSELOR

PROGRAM: RAINBOW CLUB

HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for working with members in organizing tasks and projects for each unit of the work ordered day. Provide assistance and resources for employment and education, entitlements, participation and attendance and recommendations for leisure time community access. Manage a member caseload that includes service plans and monthly progress notes.

All work is provided in a manner that is person centered and is focused on recovery. Flexibility and the belief in rehabilitation and recovery is essential.

EDUCATION: A BA or BS in the Human Services Field is required. Experience and knowledge of the Clubhouse model is preferred but willingness to participate in Clubhouse model training will be considered.

NOTE: This is a bilingual English Spanish speaking position to complement our diverse member and staff composition.

Rainbow Club is an innovative psychiatric rehabilitation program that assists its members to become increasingly involved and productive citizens in the community in which they live. The program operates on the Clubhouse International model where members and staff work side by side to achieve individual goals that include but not limited to the following: employment- transitional, supported and independent, education and supported education, referrals to vocational training, housing, recreation, entitlements and advocacy. The Club also provides a work ordered day where members and staff work in the culinary, maintenance, education and employment, reach out and membership units.