Transitional Living Services of Northern New York


Transitional Living Services
of Northern New York

Administrative Office
482 Black River Parkway
Watertown, NY 13601

Behavioral Health and Wellness Center
7550 South State Street
Lowville, NY 13367

110 Ogden Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669


Maximizing Independence through Wellness

Social Worker - Child & Youth Program

  • Job Tracking ID: 512424-864301
  • Job Location: Watertown, NY
    Lowville, NY
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 13, 2023
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Starting at $21.00 per hour

SUMMARY Responsible for providing professional counseling services including psycho-therapeutic interventions, group and individual meetings, and providing restorative services to residents of the Child and Youth Program. Provides input in developing an Individualized Action Plan for each resident. Meets with residents on a regular basis for supportive counseling and/or therapeutic interventions. Leads crisis response and de-escalation interventions. Trains and models therapeutic crisis intervention techniques and other related training needs for staff.


Act as the mental health clinical resource at the Child and Youth program.

Provide counseling and crisis support to residence on an intermittent and scheduled basis based on resident needs.

Resident Counselor will hold regular communication with families regarding their therapeutic interactions with the child and provide behavioral progress updates.

Resident Counselor will support the implementation of the mental health treatment plan in the residential setting.

Provide crisis response and interventions at the community residence, community and school setting.

Act as part of CYP administrative team and active participant in service planning and goal work.

Develop individualized resources or strategies for each resident as needed to meet their needs.

Attend Day Treatment screenings for those residents who attend.

Develop and implement psychoeducational group programs for youth to attend at the community residence.

Group activity planner. Coordinate weekly activities with group home staff and devise therapeutic activities for staff to implement.

Ensure that service delivery is in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.

Manages a peer group, understands peer group dynamics, promotes and maintains a positive peer group culture.

Consult with multidisciplinary team to discuss assessment, treatment, advocacy and other resources to promote consumer health and wellness.

Maintains a high level of confidentiality of all information managed.

Provide direct care as needed.

Other job-related duties as assigned.

Management has the right to add or change the duties of this position at any time.

Experience and Skills:


Education; LMSW, LCSW, LCSW-R, LMHC, LMFT, LCAT, or BSW and one (1) year of prior experience with the designated population (children) is required.

Office: (315) 782-1777

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