Full Job Description
Position Title Position ID Sector
Mental Health Therapist
21-01-10003 Mental Health
Reports to Employment Type Location
President & CEO Part-Time, Independent Contractor Brooklyn, NY (Sunset Park)
Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a Brooklyn-based, nonprofit organization dedicated
to eliminating barriers to accessing heath care for immigrants and other underserved communities in NYC.
Every year, we proudly serve and connect more than 10,000 New Yorkers to healthcare systems. For more
information, please visit www.amphsonline.org or follow our work at www.facebook.com/AMPHS.NYC.
AMPHS is recruiting a Chinese-speaking Psychotherapist to provide mental health counseling services to the
low-income and uninsured Chinese immigrant communities in Sunset Park, Brooklyn as an expansion of its
current mental health counseling program. AMPHS currently provides culturally-appropriate social service
counseling, social support, care coordination and case management, working closely with clinical staff to
address health risk factors and other social determinants of health, including, but not exclusive to domestic
violence and child abuse, housing, living conditions, etc. The social work team offers ongoing follow-up, basic
motivational interviewing, and goal-setting with community members and their families, especially those with
complex conditions, while monitoring and evaluating clients’ progress and modifying treatment plans
The mental health therapist will work closely with the AMPHS social work and community health worker team to
complement their work and offer needed psychotherapy services to community members screened as at-risk.
He or she will be working with the vulnerable immigrant populations of Sunset Park – many who have been
victims of domestic abuse, violence, trafficking, and family separation – to address acute mental health
conditions such as depression, anxiety, lifestyle issues, trauma, grief, coping, relationship issues, and substance
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Developing an initial assessment and a prospective Treatment Plan for each new client at intake.
Engaging community members in weekly (or as needed) individual and/or group sessions based on the
utilization of Evidence Based practice interventions and the Treatment Plan.
Documenting progress toward goals and ensuring fidelity in weekly Progress Notes documenting contact
Working with social work and community health worker teams to facilitate referrals for community members
as needed to community-based, culturally-linguistically-competent agencies for needed social services.
Meeting regularly with Supervisor to discuss concerns and carry out plans for each client.
Attending and participating in all appropriate clinical case conferences, training sessions, and staff
Alerting appropriate members of the Executive Management team of emergencies, which jeopardize the
client's stability within the community or family so that available resources may be used to meet immediate
needs on an ongoing basis.
Managing a regularly assigned caseload of community members at AMPHS open hours and record care
management information in the EMR system no later than 24 hours after contact.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned, including conducting occasional community
workshops on mental health.
Education: LCSW, LMHC, LMFT with C&A, PhD (Psychologist), or PsyD (psychologist) required.
Limited permit counselors are ineligible for this position.
Experience: 1-4 years of practical psychotherapy experience working with English and Chinese-
speaking, low-income immigrant populations and adults, children, and adolescents.
Language: Oral and written fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English required, with ability to provide
psychotherapy in these languages. Additional fluency in Cantonese or Fujianese preferred.
Competent technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel,
PowerPoint); knowledge of electronic health records a plus, but not required (training provided).
Good communication and listening skills.
Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients.
Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week with flexible schedule. Occasional Saturday availability required.
Location: For COVID-19 safety measures, all psychotherapy services and related work will be
conducted remotely through a HIPAA-compliant, AMPHS-supported telehealth platform until the
organization and its staff deem it safe to return to AMPHS facilities.
Hourly Rate is commensurate with experience.
This is a grant-funded, independent contractor position with the opportunity for annual contract renewal.
AMPHS offers opportunities to learn from industry experts to help you advance in the field of public
health, health policy, immigration and nonprofit administration.
Sounds like you? Send your cover letter, resume, and license to email@example.com for
immediate consideration. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling first-come, first-served basis until Saturday,
January 30, 2021.
Equal Opportunity Employer
AMPHS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.