Behavioral Health Services North, Inc.

Job 175598 - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioner
Plattsburgh, NY

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Job Details

Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Delivers Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PSR) and Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST). 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Provides individual and/or group Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services and Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment as permitted by credentials, scope of practice, and training, to an assigned caseload
  • Delivers therapeutic and crisis intervention services to emotionally disturbed youth and their families to help prevent out-of-home placement or psychiatric hospitalizations
  • Provides supportive services in the home of the child/family, in the community, or at agency program sites, as appropriate in order to most effectively support the recovery goal of the child
  • Develops, documents, and provides a variety of age appropriate skill building activities in accordance with corresponding Medical Necessity guidelines
  • Participates in the development, writing and timely completion of service plans, progress notes and other required documentation (including service assessments) in accordance with State/federal regulations, program requirements and BHSN policies and procedures
  • Ensures the integration of PSR and CPST home services in existing service plans
  • Develops and documents measures to track progress toward service plan objectives
  • Maintains direct service productivity target as established by the agency; Productivity targets are subject to change depending on agency needs
  • Provides information and education on CFTSS/SPA and HCBS Waiver services to clients, families, other programs or community partners to support informed decision making and enhance community awareness of program services.
  • Successfully completes all required trainings as well as those recommended to improve service delivery to otherwise enhance job performance
  • Meets or exceeds any monthly contact requirements as defined by regulations and/or caseload sizes
  • Attends as a participatory member of department meetings and trainings as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned within context of job description



  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or in related human services, or Registered Nurse strongly preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in children’s mental health, foster care, substance use disorders, child welfare, or juvenile justice required, delivering psychosocial rehabilitation services to children and youth or certification in a related Evidence Based Practice required.
  • Ability to work with children in home and community-based settings
  • Completion of Mandated Reporter training
  • Strong engagement, organizational, and communication skills required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the families being served
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other community services and providers
  • Valid NYS driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to BHSN insurance carrier and reliable transportation required for local travel


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