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Job Listing: Clinical Coordinator (Part Time)
LAWYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
POSITION TITLE: Clinical Coordinator (part-time, 3-4 days a week)
DEPARTMENT: Lawyer Assistance Program
POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director of the Lawyer Assistance Program
If you are a qualified professional, fully licensed in New York as a master’s level social worker, or a DSW, PhD, PsyD, psychologist, mental health counselor or marriage and family therapist or an attorney with clinical experience, this is wonderful opportunity to work for an excellent organization.
This is a unique position, working in an established program that is solely dedicated to assisting members of the legal profession. The program provides hands-on services to lawyers, judges, law students, staff and family members who are affected by a wide range of personal and professional issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, alcohol/substance use disorders, family and relationship issues, career concerns, care giving and other issues that interfere with the ability to function optimally. The ideal candidate is an experienced clinician who has previously worked with professionals. Knowledge of the legal system in New York State, especially as it pertains to admission to the bar and the grievance process, is a plus.
The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is a program of the New York City Bar Fund Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity of the New York City Bar Association. LAP provides free, confidential help to lawyers, judges, law students, bar applicants, staff and family members who are experiencing mental health, substance use and any personal or professional problem that is impacting their well-being. LAP works with legal professionals, non-lawyers and families in New York, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Bronx and Westchester Counties.
LAP is committed to ensure that every individual who contacts us for assistance is responded to promptly with unconditional support, care and concern. LAP has a long-standing reputation of assisting NYC BAR members, although bar membership is not required to access LAP services.
The role of the Clinical Coordinator is to work closely with the LAP Director by contributing to the overall mission and goals of LAP, including, but not limited to assessing ways to best serve the local legal community.
- Provide a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of new clients to determine the nature and severity of the stated problem
- Identify solutions and develop a plan of action
- Provide supportive counseling
- Provide crisis intervention
- Provide referrals to treatment professionals, treatment programs and specialists
- Offer peer support from attorneys, judges and law students who have overcome their own struggles and are available to help their colleagues
- Provide educational presentations at law schools, bar associations, firms, the judiciary and other private and non-profit legal employers on preventing, recognizing and addressing mental health and substance use disorders and any other problems affecting the well-being of legal professionals
- Oversee the monitoring of bar candidates and attorneys, participating in the LAP Monitoring program to ensure they are meeting all of the requirements
- Develop and implement specialized services to address the needs of lawyers with ADHD, PTSD, vicarious trauma, cognitive impairment and other issues as the needs arise
- Work with the NYC Bar LAP Committee and LAP volunteers
- Attend meetings and events at Bar Association LAP Committees throughout New York State
- Recruit and train new LAP volunteers
- Other responsibilities as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- Master’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, mental health counseling, or marriage and family therapy, JD a plus
- Must be currently fully licensed to practice in the state of New York
- Minimum of five years of experience working in the field of mental health and substance use disorders
- Proven proficiency in psychosocial assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, counseling techniques for individuals and groups; ability to work with complex cases with co-occurring disorders
- Ability to identify significant issues and develop a plan of action to ensure the best outcome
- Ability to refer clients to the most appropriate setting
- Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients.
- A commitment and dedication to challenge the biases around the stigma of having a mental health and/or substance use disorder
- Excellent writing, presentation, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills essential
- Excellent networking skills; ability to build relationships with the courts, law firms, law schools, non-profits, local bar associations and other legal employers
- Effective working collaboratively as well as independently
- Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and assignments
- Strong computer skills – PC proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Must be available to work two evenings weekly until 9:00 p.m./flexible hours on other day(s)
This position will be remote until such time as public health permits the New York City Bar employees to return to the Association’s building.
The New York City Bar Association is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the NYC Bar to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. The NYC Bar prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the NYC Bar will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.