Saturday, March 30, 2013

Gay Men's Health Crisis: Mental Health Counselor Wanted

Gay Men's Health Crisis [GMHC] is the world's first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

The Mental Health Counselor will work full-time at two locations of Mt. Sinai Hospital (Harlem and East Chelsea) providing some or all the following: crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy associated with PEP, individual and group counseling with a specific focus on motivational interviewing and harm reduction interventions to reduce risk associated with substance use and other behaviors. The mental health counselor will also assist with linkages to other GMHC services, as well as other social services within the larger community. The Mental Health counselor will work towards improving overall functioning of clients by collaboratively developing individualized treatment plans that address the continuum of bio-psychosocial needs of each client. This position will be a part of a multidisciplinary team which provides HIV testing and non-occupational post exposure prophylaxis HIV to those who are HIV positive. The Mental Health Counselor maintains strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external professional colleagues, at all locations, in particular the Assistant Directors of Mental Health Services at GMHC.

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