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Mental Health Coordinator

University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The role of the Mental Health Coordinator is to promote positive social-emotional development of young children through the development of attachment, initiative, and regulation by engaging and supporting families as well as to coordinate programmatic activities.


  • Evaluate the mental health needs of children under the age of five
  • Provide child-parent psychotherapy, dyadic, group and family therapy 
  • Work closely with the Program Director to plan and coordinate program activities
  • Maintain reports, administrative and clinical records in accordance with program standards. 
  • Develop and implement treatment plans 
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, training seminars and individual supervisory meetings
  • Facilitate intra /inter agency referrals
  • Advocate for families with other community based organizations and governmental agencies as indicated
  • Conduct home and school visits as indicated
  • Demonstrate ability to engage clients and sustain treatment
  • Consultations and collateral work with other child serving professionals
  • Coordinate DECA assessments
  • Coordinate ParentCorps and Friends School groups
  • Coordinate and lead Interdisciplinary Team Meetings 
  • Plan low-threshold mental health activities according to designated schedules 
  • Conduct outreach activities with community based programs
  • Conduct pre-admission screening 
  • Conduct trainings
  • Conduct consultation review meetings 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Master's degree in clinical psychology, social work, counseling, or related field required
  • LMSW, LCAT or equivalent required, LCSW and SIFI preferred  
  • Three years clinical experience in a mental health setting with an emphasis in the treatment of young children; has knowledge of treatment strategies in the areas of child behavior management and family dynamics, trauma and abuse; 0-5 years of experience preferred
  • Possess the ability to work with families in a supportive manner throughout the diagnostic and referral process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capacity to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required

HOURS: 35 hours per week

SALARY: Mid to high 50s, plus generous benefits 


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