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April 24, 2024 [Plattsburgh, NY] – As Mental Health Awareness Month approaches in May, Behavioral Health Services North (BHSN) is proud to announce that it has been awarded two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grants by the New York State Office of Mental Health. These grants, will bolster BHSN’s efforts to strengthen the regional behavioral health workforce and enhance the vitality of communities in the North Country and Capital District regions.

BHSN’s Behavioral Health Clinics in these regions provide comprehensive, whole-person care that addresses social, emotional, and physical needs, thus contributing to the overall health and wellness of the communities they serve. The CCBHC grants will enable BHSN to further expand access to behavioral healthcare.

“This funding represents a significant milestone in our mission to improve the mental health and well-being of individuals and families across the North Country and Capital District,” said Elizabeth Cole, Vice-President of Clinical Operations, of BHSN. “With these grants, we can continue our commitment to providing high-quality, integrated care that meets the diverse needs of our communities.”

A key component of this expansion is the development of the next generation of behavioral health workers. BHSN is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where employees can work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams and advance professionally through exceptional leadership guidance and mentorship programs.

The grants will facilitate a rapid expansion of behavioral health services, including increased access to mental health and addiction care for community members. To accommodate this growth, BHSN will be hiring over 100 employees across the region. Positions will include board-certified behavioral analysts, nutritionists, health coaches, psychiatrists, clinicians, peer specialists, psychosocial rehabilitation specialists, care coordinators, customer experience specialists, and administrative support professionals.

“We are excited to welcome new members to our team as we work together to address the behavioral health needs of our communities,” said Anne-Marie Morand, Director of People Operations Department, at BHSN. “These positions represent a unique opportunity for individuals to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others while advancing their careers in the field of behavioral health.”

BHSN looks forward to continuing its efforts to expand access to quality behavioral health services and improve the overall health and well-being of individuals and families throughout the North Country and Capital District regions.

For more information about career opportunities at BHSN, please visit BHSN will be hosting Walk-In Interviews from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on May 22nd at our Queensbury and Morrisonville clinic locations.