Reports to: Medical Director

Classification: Part-Time | Non-Exempt

Salary & Benefits: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: $115/hour to $125/hour; Psychiatrist: $145/hour to $155/hour. The Center offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer contribution, voluntary life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance, paid parental, family care, and gender affirming healthcare leave. We also offer a generous paid time off policy. Eligibility for benefits is dependent on the number of hours worked.

Schedule: Approximately 21 hours per week. Weekday late afternoon or evening availability required.

Summary: The Substance Use Treatment Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner oversees all psychiatric medical treatment to all clients in The Center’s outpatient substance use treatment program with a focus on services for youth and young adults (ages 13-25). This includes psychiatric evaluations, ongoing medication management, administration, contract management, and operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides psychiatric evaluation in The Center’s substance use treatment programs for youth and young adult clients (ages 13-25) and adults (ages 26 and up) .
  • Responsible for the ongoing monitoring of medications prescribed to clients in The Center’s substance use treatment program with a focus on services for youth and young adult clients (ages 13-25); including monitoring medical treatment as prescribed or with co-occurring medical issues.
  • Document all client sessions and follow-up encounters using the appropriate forms, case file format, and computer database(s), and provide other written documentation of program activities and proposals, as necessary ensuring compliance with licensing and funding source requirements.
  • Attend the weekly outpatient substance use treatment program team meeting, the monthly case conference, participate in Center staff meetings, and regular meetings with the Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Director of Youth Counseling and Support, and Medical Director for supervisory and program planning purposes.

Position Requirements:

  • Board eligible or Board certified physician in Psychiatry, ideally board certified in Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, and/or by the American Society of Addiction Medicine; Or Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 3600 hours completed of clinical supervision after training and be able to practice independently.
  • Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Or Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 3 years of experience in providing treatment for children and adolescents.
  • Trained, experienced, and qualified to provide treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), as well as other Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) used in addiction treatment, including, but not limited to, naltrexone, naloxone, acamprosate, disulfiram, and bupropion.
  • Previous clinical experience in working with youth and young adults who have substance use-related problems.
  • Significant experience working with LGBT populations, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender and non-binary issues.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing, verbal and public speaking skills (multilingual a plus).
  • Highly organized; able to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to work effectively in coalitions with diverse communities and understand the intersectionality of oppressions.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience working with LGBTQ+, TGNC, POC, and Immigrant populations, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity, transgender issues, immigration, and POC issues.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, undoing structural and institutional racism and bias and the spectrum of gender identity and bias. Consideration of the impacts and outcomes in decision-making processes and on underserved and historically oppressed communities.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

The Center is subject to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Commissioner’s Order requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Staff in Residential and Congregate Settings from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Center is required to comply with this order because we have a number of contracts with New York City.

All current and new staff must provide a one-time verification that they are fully vaccinated with either a single-dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved one-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-approved two-dose vaccine.

The Center’s Commitment to Equity & Inclusivity:

The Center was born of community activism in response to the AIDS epidemic, ensuring a place for LGBTQ people to access information, care, and support that they were not receiving elsewhere. We opened in 1983 to help people who had doors constantly closed in their faces, ostracized by family, friends, and shunned by the general society. Since that time, we have continually provided a wide array of services and programs to serve our community, with an intentional focus on providing support to those who are most vulnerable. We have always taken great care to be a space that responds to community need; engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work is another outgrowth of those ongoing efforts. We recognize that in order to help LGBTQ individuals and our diverse community achieve parity in health, justice, opportunity and success outcomes, our organization must hold a strong foundation and competency in, as well as invest organizational focus on, equity and inclusion frameworks, practices and policies. This is also true in our hiring and retention of staff.

The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.