Location: Jamaica, Queens
Position Code: 98EE8
OBT seeks an energetic, organized professional to join our Jamaica Queens location. This team member will play a critical role in engaging and supporting Opportunity Youth (17-24 years old) across our OBT Jamaica programs. The Mental Health Specialist will have a range of responsibilities including but not limited to community outreach, individual and group counseling, employment/educational support, workshop facilitation in an outcome and youth development oriented workforce program. The Mental Health Specialist is an ideal position for professionals who have excellent skills in work with young adults and are interested in further developing their counseling, and leadership skills.
Who We Are and Where We Are Going:
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is in the process of developing our next phase organizationally. We have a proven track record as a strong community based organization since 1983. We have assisted thousands of NYC opportunity youth and adults gain critical skills and obtain employment. As a leading workforce training not-for-profit, OBT provides a training program that balances high accountability and high support, with the goal of developing self-sufficiency and providing access to quality career pathways. We are excited to continue to develop on our strong foundation and demonstrated success while meeting the challenges and opportunities of the modern workplace.
Scope of Work:
We are seeking a team member that has a unique balance of natural/developing leadership abilities, detail orientation, and excellent engagement and assessment skills. The day to day will be a diverse mix of supportive counseling, outcome planning, participant meetings, and recruitment. An ideal team member will be highly organized, enthusiastically mission driven and eager to grow and develop themselves, OBT Programs and their participants. The ideal candidate will have experience in supportive counseling and crisis intervention. Candidates should be committed to a model of high expectations with high levels of support and believe in the power of education and meaningful employment to change the life trajectory of young adults.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field required, Master’s in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling preferred; strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with all stakeholders; ability to work well independently and as part of an interdisciplinary and diverse team; interest in developing innovative and engaging ways to approach workforce programming.
Why You Should Join Us:
- Competitive Salary and full benefits
- Challenging, fulfilling and fast-paced work environment
- Company events and outings (ongoing professional development; coaching, staff retreats)
- Passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s youth and adult communities
- Equal Opportunity Employer