Behavioral Health Consultant

255 E 98th St, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA Req #2799
Monday, August 14, 2023
Make a bigger difference

At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.

Reasons you’ll love working with us:

  • If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here. Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.
  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live.
  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.
  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.
  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.

How you can make a bigger difference:

The Brownsville Childhood Development Center (CDC) is an outpatient clinic that serves families with infants, toddlers, and children up to age 6 (six). The clinic offers a variety of services to support children’s development and wellbeing, including:

  • Comprehensive evaluations
  • Individual play therapy and evidence-based interventions, such as Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Parent support groups to help parents feel less alone and gain concrete skills
  • Collateral/individual therapy for parents to help parents whose own experiences may be impacting them.

The Behavioral Health Consultant will provide early childhood mental health consultation and support to Early Learn and Pilot programs and staff. The consultant will also assist staff with screenings, provide referrals as needed, and conduct intake assessments in the Brownsville Child Development Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining positive working partnerships with staff and teachers in early child care settings.
  • Assessing and developing consultation plans with child care sites and pilot programs.
  • Conducting trainings for staff on early childhood mental health and wellness including the signs and symptoms of trauma.
  • Consulting with teachers and staff by providing mental health consultation regarding children in need.
  • Consulting with parents as needed and refer children who need intervention beyond on-site consultation to mental health clinics i.e. Jewish Board clinics or other community programs.
  • Supporting the development of consultation Pilot programs, including the development and collection of data and demographic information to provide to DOHMH.
  • Screening young children to identify trauma, developmental needs, and possible depression etc.
  • Attending monthly consultation calls alongside other DOHMH contracted agencies and staff.
  • Completing timely documentation and maintaining required statistics/data.
  • Ensuring excellent client care in line with State and Agency mandates is uniformly provided.
  • Making referrals to outpatient clinic and early intervention programs, as needed.
  • Conducting intake assessments and hold a small caseload of clients within the ECTC outpatient clinic.
  • Providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy (training provided).
  • Facilitating Circle of Security Parent Group (training provided).
  • Complying with any other grant deliverables.
  • Attending required trainings.
  • Participating as a member of the Early Childhood Treatment Center team, working collaboratively with Family Peer Advocates and Clinicians and other programs across Early Childhood.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Jewish Board is currently looking for talented Behavioral Health Consultants of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, creative arts, or social work from an accredited program AND a New York State License or limited permit in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC); Creative Arts Therapy (LCAT), social work (LMSW), or Limited/Licensed Psychologist required.
  • Experience working with young children and families. 
  • Fluency in Spanish or French/Creole preferred. 
  • Experience with documenting in electronic health records and using Microsoft Office software.
  • Experience with telemental health platforms a plus.
  • Travel to multiple locations and sites within the assigned zone is required.

If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:

  • Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation
  • 27/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program 
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

Who we are:

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Clinical Staff [300s]
  • Job Function Social Workers
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8833 - Hospital - Professional Employees
  • Min Hiring Rate $52,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $54,600.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 255 E 98th St, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA