Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 25-Jun-2020 to 2020-07-10 (EST)
  • 550 600 East Genesee Street Syracuse
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • $81,391
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort.

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time position of STeam Leader/Program Director with the OnTrackNY Program. The OnTrackNY Program is an innovative treatment program at Hutchings Psychiatric Center. The program serves adolescents and young adults who are within five years of experiencing the onset of psychosis. 

The Team Leader/Program Director will work as part of a small multidisciplinary team providing coordinated and assertive treatment in the earliest stages of illness. The duties include:

  • Provides overall supervision to the team and is responsible for allocation of staff time.
  • Ensures all team members are kept informed of issues involving participants and their families.
  • Serves as liaison between Ontrack team, Ontrack Central and host Agency
  • Ensures documentation and policies/procedures of host agency are implemented and followed.
  • Monitors caseload size and coordinates program intakes and discharges.
  • Facilitates weekly team meetings and provides training and supervision for all roles.
  • Makes rotating call schedule for after-hours coverage by team members.
  • Rotating on-call responsibilities with other team members
  • Serves as the primary clinician for a subset of program participants.

In this role of Primary Clinician, the Team Leader will:

  • Serves as the point person for the participant and their family;
  • Conduct needs assessments;
  • Engages in safety planning and wellness management planning with participants;
  • Connects participants and families with the services and supports they need;
  • Provides community based services including but not limited to; outreach and engagement to other providers, as well as individual and family outreach to participants.
  • Provide behavioral interventions and take an especially active role in the family support domain.
  • Conducts clinical assessment to determine the participant's level of social functioning and substance use via a shared decision making (SDM) framework
  • Provides Social Skills Training, Substance Abuse Treatment, Behavioral Activation, Coping Skills Training, and Psycho-education.
  • Provides psychoeducation regarding first episode psychosis (FEP) and the goals of the OnTrackNY program;
  • Provides supportive therapy;
  • Develops and modifies treatment using a shared decision-making process with clients                              


  • Experience working with adolescents and young adults;
  • Experience in community-based mental health services
  • Advanced clinical license (LCSW or Ph.D. ) as clinician in appropriate field (social work, psychology);

Work Location: 600 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

To Apply: Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2020 on our website at: Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA  41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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