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Title Peer Facilitator
Categories Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location Boston, Ma
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Is a member of the Recovery Learning Center (RLC) community at the Hope Center for North Suffolk and the wider Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC). This position is designated for a person who is or has been a recipient of services for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.  The Peer Facilitator at the Hope Center reports to the Hope Center Director and is a contributing team member of the larger peer support specialist network at North Suffolk.

Job Requirements:

  • The peer facilitator may have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school diploma or GED
  •  Has work experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs
  • This individual should be a current or former recipient of mental health services who is in recovery. May have related training (e.g., cer­tified occupational therapy assistant, home health care aide) or work experience (e.g., teaching) and life experience
  • Must have completed an accredited  Peer Facilitator training program or be willing to complete one within the first six months of hire
  • Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person visits the Hope Center and who identifies as having a mental health and/or substance use disorder.
  • CPR/1st Aid Certification within three months of hire.

Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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Title Assistant Program Coordinator – DS
Categories Boston, Developmental Services, Winthrop
Location Winthrop, MA
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Job Summary:
The Assistant Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the programmatic and administrative aspects of a residential program under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and/or Residential Service Coordinator.  Assists in recruiting, training and evaluating staff.  Assists in arranging staff schedules to meet the health and safety requirements of the program.  Assists in the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the ISP process.  Assists with families/guardians, DDS, MCB and other service providers.   Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle.  Monitors medications in accordance with MAP regulations.  Assists with caseload, ISPS, menu planning, activities and day to day operations of the programs.  Assists with end of the month supervisions, work orders, ordering of food, food shopping, and medication and money audits.

Requirements:
High School Degree or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.  Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.   Two years experience in the Human Services field required.  Supervisory experience preferred. Valid Massachusetts Drivers License Required.

Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Behavioral Specialist – DS Residential
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Developmental Services, Healthcare, Revere, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, Boston, Revere, Winthrop, MA
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The Behavioral Specialist helps to support individuals and staff in the Developmental Services Department. This person will assist the Clinical Coordinator/ Clinical Manager with day to day person centered clinical services provided to individuals. This person will also be responsible for training staff around clinical matters and Positive Behavior Supports and Person Centered Planning. They will work in a team environment to help individuals increase adaptive skills and behaviors, while decreasing maladaptive behaviors. This person may also help create and complete documents for a variety of topics including assessments and behavior.   The Behavioral Specialist is expected to use Person Centered Planning and Positive Behavior Supports on a daily basis when working with staff and clients and understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities as well as disorders such as autism and acquired brain injury.  This positions trains direct support professionals in the areas of data collection, Positive Behavior Supports, Person Centered Planning, and more; as well as actively participates in the collection and review of Key Indicators of Quality Service data, assist in identifying trends, and participate in Performance Improvement Projects with the goals of developing solutions and problem solving.

Multiple Positions Open!

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED, Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, education, or a related field strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with individuals who have Developmental Disabilities, and other disorders
  • Knowledge of ABA and Positive Behavior Support
  • Must have valid driver’s license and personal vehicle
  • Knowledge of ABA and Positive Behavior Supports
Schedule Mon-Fri
Hours 40 Hours or 32 Hours Available
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Title Residential Program Manager – DS
Categories Boston, Developmental Services, Waltham, West Roxbury
Location Hyde Park, MA
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The Residential Program Manager is responsible for the management of a group home where adults with developmental disabilities reside and responsible for ensuring the needs of the Individuals living in the assigned group home(s) are met in all areas of service.

  • Clinical and program planning – responsible for the oversight of a daily residential schedule, ensuring the program meets Individuals’ needs, and allows for their maximum involvement.
  • Fiscal oversight – responsible for ensuring home(s) are operating are within budget.
  • Oversight of medication administration, laundry, shopping, menu/meal planning and the maintenance and safety of the group home site(s).
  • Liaison between clinical community and staff, program, clinical and agency level problem solving. Liaison with families and funding sources.
  • Meets with direct support team each month to support, motivate and train them in how to perform their essential job duties and responsibilities and educates staff on agency policies and procedures.
  • This position interfaces with staff, peers, senior management, families, neighbors, medical practitioners, and DDS service coordinators.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline preferred; BA required
  • Three years’ of related direct support experience
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Must successfully complete all mandatory trainings as required by the Agency within the required timeframe. Must obtain CPR/First Aide certification within five (5) continuous months of hire. Must obtain Massachusetts MAP certification within five (5) continuous months of hire.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license

Salary:  $53,000 annual

 

Hours 40 hours/week
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Title Health and Wellness Support Specialist ($1,000 sign on bonus)
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services
Location Boston, MA
Job Information

This rare career opportunity offered from one of New England’s most respected and progressive mental health services organizations provides the opportunity to work directly with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and serious medical diagnoses in a dynamic, community based setting.

The Health and Wellness Support Specialist (HWSS) is supervised by experienced and licensed professionals, and is part of a multi-disciplinary team working with clients with the common goal of helping them to address health and wellness concerns and move forward in Recovery.  The HWSS carries a regular case load, providing general case management and care coordination as well as wellness education and skill development. They work alongside collaterals from area hospitals, the Department of Mental Health, community health care professionals and other North Suffolk programs. The HWSS uses a person-centered, strengths-based approach employing robust, evidence-based practices to uncover motivation while working with the client to cultivate positive growth.  Meeting individually with clients and employing techniques such as motivational interviewing, the HWSS works collaboratively with the client to assess needs and hopes while designing and implementing a highly personalized treatment plan to realize change.

This position requires excellent verbal communication, writing, and organization skills and the ability to work independently in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged. This is a specialized position and the HWSS, in addition to regular duties, will provide consultation and training to other team members, clients and agency personnel on a variety of wellness related issues.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or GED required 
  • Health Educator, Wellness Coach, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian preferred
  • Two years outreach experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness preferred
  • Comparable experience considered
Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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Title LICSW, LCSW Mental Health Clinician
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Boston, Chelsea
Location Boston, MA
Job Information

The clinician provides a broad range of clinical services for mental health clients including formulating independent psychosocial diagnosis and treatment plans. As a clinician, you would provide evaluation and treatment outreach as needed to clients using individual, group and family modalities. We have multiple clinician opportunities in programs including emergency services, in-home therapy, adult outpatient, and addictions. Grow your career with one of New England’s most respected and progressive human services organizations and join a dedicated interdisciplinary treatment team.

REQUIRED:

Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) required. LICSW or LCSW required. LICSW preferred. Bilingual ability (Spanish or ASL) highly preferred.

ABOUT US:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs.  Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs. North Suffolk Mental Health touches the lives of more than 10,000 people a year. North Suffolk’s counseling centers provide individual, group and family therapy as well as psychiatric and medication services. We serve adults with emotional difficulties, family problems, psychiatric illness, struggles with addiction and other challenges to daily living.

Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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Title DS-ESP Program Coordinator
Categories Boston, Emergency Services
Location Boston, MA
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Job Summary:

This position is responsible for coordinating the clinical and administrative aspects of the Emergency Services for Developmental Services (DS) and collaborating with the DS Clinical Team. Responsible for the day to day operations of the programs and assures all applicable state, local and federal contracts, regulations and/or guidelines are being followed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Functions as the primary clinician for the ESP DS evaluations and disposition.
  • Performs clinical services, crisis intervention and evaluations with clients as needed.
  • Liaisons with community agencies such as DDS, DCF, CSAs, etc. to facilitate care coordination and crisis planning meetings.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of contracts with individuals and agencies.
  • Triage and assign cases, collaborate with families, individuals and providers to provide the best information to clinicians in the field and assist each team member on each case to decide best disposition through telephonic supervision.
  • Assists with supervisory responsibilities including hiring and training staff.
  • After Hour coverage may be required.

Requirements:

Education: A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Nursing, or Human Services required. An independent license preferred.

Experience: Three to five years of supervisory/administrative experience in Mental Health or Human Services Field is preferred.

Skills: Must have working knowledge of emergency services procedures.

 

Schedule Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00
Hours 40 Hours
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Title Program Director LICSW or LMHC
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Mental Health Residential Services
Location Boston, MA
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The Residential Program Director of an Intense Group Living Environment,  is responsible for the overall management of the program, in addition to the health and safety of the persons with psychiatric disabilities residing there.  This residential program is a high intensity, recovery and clinically focused, transitional residential program. This program uses empowerment and creativity to help people move forward in their recovery despite challenges in the past.

  • Directs and supervises all aspects of the program
  • Insures that day to day operations of the group home is grounded in the philosophy and techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Follow all Licensing standards and insure that charts meet Rehabilitation Option standards
  • Schedule employees and evaluate employee performance
  • Provide best-practice procedures, treatments, and approaches to help clients with psychiatric disabilities achieve their goals

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervise employees. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with North Suffolk’s policies and applicable laws. Interview, hire, and train employees; reward and discipline employees; adjust employee grievances, problems and/or complaints.

REQUIREMENTS:Experience: Working in both group living environments for people with psychiatric diagnoses and in psychiatric in-patient units preferred.  At least 4 years’ experience in human services and 4 years supervisory experience required. Previous experience with provision and/or management of psychiatric rehabilitation services preferred.

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required. LICSW, LMHC.

Skills: You must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You must also have valid Driver’s license, be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five months of hire (training provided).

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs. North Suffolk Mental Health touches the lives of more than 10,000 people a year.

BENEFITS:

NSMHA offers a comprehensive benefits package to full time employees including heath and dental insurance and generous paid time off.

 

Schedule Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Hours 40 hours/week
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Title Recovery Support Specialist ($1,000 Sign on Bonus) – Multiple locations
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location Boston, MA
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This career opportunity offered by one of New England’s most respected and progressive mental health services organizations provides the chance to work directly with people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness in a dynamic and community based setting. The Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) is the point person on a multi-disciplinary team in the Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) Program. The RSS works very closely with clients to help them reach their goals.

The person in this front-line position works closely with North Suffolk staff, other service providers, guardians, family members, community contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff.  The RSS is an outreach worker on a team that offers care coordination that may involve working with professionals from area hospitals, the Department of Mental Health, court clinics, substance abuse treatment programs and housing agencies. The CBFS Program uses a person-centered, strengths-based approach employing robust, evidence based practices to uncover motivation while working with the client to establish meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery. This position requires excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred
  • At least two years’ experience with people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must have a Driver’s license
  • Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire.
Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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Title Awake Overnight Counselor – Multiple Positions Available
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Developmental Services, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, MA
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As the Awake Overnight Counselor for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll be responsible for the safety and well-being of consumers in a residential setting (MH or DS) during overnight shifts. Assist clients based on need level, while following all agency policies, procedures, and licensing/funding source requirements. The Awake Overnight Counselor is awake and available to consumers during the entire overnight shift.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform general cleaning and housekeeping duties
  • Oversee nightly activities as assigned by supervisor
  • Conduct security checks on an hourly basis, documenting that consumers are in the facility.
  • Perform basic data collection, entry, and tallying of information with respect to IAP goals, objectives, and protocol.
  • Perform weekly medication counts, medication audits and communicate with day staff the need to order refills.

For DS residential programs: 

  • During the week, wake individuals up for day program
  • Assist with showering, and dressing for the day
  • Make sure clothing is clean and appropriate for the weather
  • Prepare breakfast for the individuals
  • Make sure lunch is packed for day program

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: At least 1 year in the human services field working with a similar population required.

Education: High School degree or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in a similar field, preferred.

Skills: You must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You must also have valid Driver’s license, be MAP certified, SFA, CPR/First Aid certified within five months of hire (training provided).

Positions available in both DS Residential and CBFS (Mental Health) Residential homes in Chelsea, East Boston, Hyde Park, Revere, Saugus, Waltham, West Roxbury and Winthrop.  Please indicate preference in application.

Full and part-time positions available.  Please indicate preferred shift in application.

Division Town Schedule Hrs
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun-Mon 11p-7a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun-Mon 11p-7a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Fri-Sat 11-7a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun-Thur 11p-7a 40
CBFS Res Chelsea Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun-Thurs 11p-7a 40
CBFS Res Chelsea Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun-Mon 11p-9a 16
CBFS Res Chelsea Tues-Sat 11p-7a 40
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun-Thurs 11-7 40
CBFS Res Chelsea Sun – Thur 11-7 40
CBFS Res East Boston Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
CBFS Res Revere Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
DS Res Hyde Park Thurs-Sat 11p-9a 30
DS Res Revere Thurs-Sat 11p-9a 30
DS Res Revere Sun-Wed 11p-9a 40
DS Res Revere Sat-Mon 9p-9a 36
DS Res Revere Thurs-Sat 11p-9a 30
DS Res Revere Sun-Wed 11p-9a 40
DS Res Saugus Mon-Wed 11p-9a 40
DS Res Saugus Mon-Wed 11p-9a 40
DS Res Waltham Thur-Sat 11p-9a 30
DS Res Waltham Sun-Wed 11p-9a 40
DS Res West Roxbury Thurs 9a-9p, Fri 9p-11p, Sat 9p-10a 39
DS Res Winthrop Sun-Wed 11p-9a 40
DS Res Winthrop Sun-Tues 32

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs. North Suffolk Mental Health touches the lives of more than 10,000 people a year.

Schedule Multiple
Hours Multiple
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Title Residential Assistant Program Director-LICSW or LMHC
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Mental Health Residential Services
Location Boston, MA
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B DESCRIPTION:

As the Residential Assistant Program Director of an Intense Group Living Environment, you’ll be responsible for assisting with the management of the program and the health/safety of the persons residing there. The Assistant Program Director assists with supervisory responsibilities in accordance with North Suffolk’s policies and applicable laws and assists with supervision of  the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the IAP process and Program Goals. To be considered all applicants must have a  Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field required.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Communicating with persons with psychiatric disabilities in order to develop a collaborative relationship
  • Instilling hope by engaging in positive interactions regarding a person’s potential for recovery
  • Emphasizing choices for persons with psychiatric disabilities to help them achieve their goals
  • Providing practical and meaningful activities to persons with psychiatric disabilities to live in the environment of their choice
  • Advocating that persons with psychiatric disabilities need to make informed choices to further their own recovery
  • Assisting persons with psychiatric disabilities to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths and interests in order to help them establish goals that are consistent with their worldview
  • Providing interventions for change for persons with psychiatric disabilities in order to promote the recovery process
  • Encouraging the integration of persons with psychiatric disabilities in social and community activities
  • Developing linkages with a wide range of community resources specific to meet the needs and goals

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Working in both group living environments for people with psychiatric diagnoses and in psychiatric in-patient units preferred. At least three 3 years experience in human services required and 2 years supervisory experience required. Previous experience with provision and/or management of psychiatric rehabilitation services preferred.

Education: Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field required

Skills: You must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You must also have valid Driver’s license, be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five months of hire (training provided).

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs. North Suffolk Mental Health touches the lives of more than 10,000 people a year. The Residential Assistant Program Director position is at the Greenway program. The Greenway program is a high intensity, recovery and clinically focused, transitional residential program. This residential program uses empowerment and creativity to help people move forward in their recovery despite challenges in the past. Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required. LICSW, LMHC.

Schedule Mon -Fri 11a-7p
Hours 40
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Title Residential Shift Supervisor
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Mental Health Residential Services
Location Boston, MA
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JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Shift Supervisor for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll be responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of clients living in an intensive group environment at the Greenway Residence. The Shift Supervisor assists with supervisory responsibilities in accordance with North Suffolk policies and procedures.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist supervisor with the hiring process
  • Discipline and discharge employees for just cause
  • Adjust employee grievances, problems and/or complaints
  • Performs on-call duties as required
  • Make sure that medication administration is in accordance with MAP regulations
  • Coordinate and supervise shift duties for the evening and overnight shifts
  • Provide support and intervention that aide in psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Advocate that persons with psychiatric disabilities need to make informed choices to further their own recovery
  • Assist clients with psychiatric disabilities to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths and interests in order to help them establish goals
  • Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside service providers
  • Supervise and participate in housekeeping
  • Provide 1:1 or small group community outings with people served
  • Perform Case Management duties as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Working in both group living environments for people with psychiatric diagnoses and in psychiatric in-patient units preferred. At least three 3 years experience in human services required and management experience in human services preferred. Previous experience with provision and/or management of psychiatric rehabilitation services preferred.

Education: High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred.

Skills: You must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You must also have valid Driver’s license, be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five months of hire (training provided).

Work Demands:

  • Off-site travel is required to attend meetings, client functions/appointments and trainings.
  • Individual must have normal vision and hearing
  • Must have no lifting restrictions in order to assist clients and handle routine program functions.
  • Individual must have normal vision and hearing.
  • Must have full use of both arms and hands.
  • Must be able to walk, climb stairs and drive a car, in order to attend off-site functions.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs. North Suffolk Mental Health touches the lives of more than 10,000 people a year.

Schedule Sun-Wed 3p-11p, Thur 2p-10p
Hours 40
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Title Family Partner – Emergency Services Program
Categories Boston, Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Boston, MA
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Do you have experience as the parent or caregiver of a child/youth with a special needs (particularly mental health needs)? Start a career in human services sharing your experiences and providing support to other families.

 

 

Job Summary:

The Family Partner works with other members of the ESP Urgent Care and Mobile Crisis teams and provides peer support to parents served by the program. Peer support is defined as using personal and professional life experiences to establish credibility and infuse hope for a better future, to demonstrate unconditional acceptance, and to assist with problem solving. This position is part of an emergency services team providing continuity of care to all emergency clients, families and allied services.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serves as a “values speaker” by providing a parent’s perspective.
  • Uses personal and professional life experience to provide consultation and training for staff and to increase awareness and improve the effectiveness of parent-professional partnerships to meet the needs of families.
  • Participate in program/community meetings to maximize parent voice, choice, and involvement throughout the service delivery process.
  • Models effective coping techniques for parents and caregivers.
  • Learns the family’s story, culture, strengths, and concerns.
  • Serves as a bridge to ensure that family and providers understand each other’s perspective and information.
  • Provides parents and caregivers with information about the ESP and the wraparound process and resources to assist them to successfully engage.
  • Provides a consistent source of encouragement and hope.
  • This is an on-site position, with the expectation of mobile response, in addition. Weekends, Holiday and shift rotation will be required.
  • Agency Wraparound training.

 

Required:

Experience: Ability to articulate the experience and perspective of a parent/caregiver or relative of a child with complex needs involving mental health, child protective, or probation services. This ability is typically acquired as the primary caregiver of a child with complex needs. TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE INCLUDE COVER LETTER EXPLAINING EXPERIENCE

Education: High School Diploma/GED; some college preferred and up to 3 months of experience

Skills: Good critical reasoning/thinking and problem solving skills, coordination, customer service, training, and negotiation. Must have Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

 

About Us:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Boston Emergency Services team (B.E.S.T.), provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to the greater Boston area; to children, adolescents, adults, including the elderly, the homeless, mentally ill and the multi-cultural populations

Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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Title Emergency Services Clinician – Child-Focused
Categories Boston, Emergency Services
Location Boston, MA
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COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Boston Emergency Services team (B.E.S.T.), provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to the greater Boston area; to children, adolescents, adults, including the elderly, the homeless, mentally ill and the multi-cultural populations

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a BEST clinician, your would provide direct emergency psychiatric clinical services to youth and their families and coordination and consultation to other care providers also involved and in collaboration with other emergency services staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provides prescreening evaluations for information and referral purposes
  • Communicates ongoing needs of youth and families back to the emergency services team to coordinate and execute follow up.
  • Identify needs and strengths, assist in planning, implementing and evaluating care for individuals and families in conjunction with community resources.
  • Provide direct emergency psychiatric clinical services, coordination and consultation to other service providers and pre-screening.
  • Assess crisis or emergency situations and intervene immediately with appropriate clinical treatment for clients.
  • This is an on-site position, with the expectation of mobile response, in addition.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Minimum one year in a psychiatric emergency service or similar setting required.

Education: Master’s Degree in a relevant human service clinical specialty that is Medicaid reimbursable.

Skills: Must have access to a car and possess a valid driver’s license.

Schedule Tues-Sat
Hours 40
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Title Outpatient Clinician – Deaf Services, ASL Required
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Boston, Healthcare
Location Boston, MA
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The Outpatient Clinician provides a broad range of community outreach, case coordination, and clinical services for Deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Deaf/blind clients and their families. This position maintains effective professional linkages and leadership in the Deaf community.

  • Formulates independent psychosocial diagnosis and treatment plans for adults, adolescents, children and families.
  • Provides evaluation & treatment outreach as needed to clients using individual, group & family modalities.
  • Participates in treatment team planning and program development.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) required.
  • LICSW highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Deaf culture & experience in working with the Deaf and hard of hearing required.
  • Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) required.
  • Deaf and hard of hearing people are encouraged to apply.
Schedule M-F TBD
Hours 20-40 hours/week
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Title Bilingual Adolescent/Adult APRN
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Boston, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere
Location Boston, MA
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JOB SUMMARY:

This position reports to a North Suffolk psychiatrist for clinical supervision and to the CBFS director or designee for administrative supervision.  This member of the Medical Services Team (MST) is responsible for providing leadership and a broad range of clinical services including psychopharmacology, counseling, psycho-education and medical/clinical management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing interventions for individuals identified as needing MST nursing services.
  • Prescribe medications and conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects and educate clients regarding medications.
  • Provide administration of oral and intramuscular medication.
  • Participate in person centered comprehensive assessment (including onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, risk behaviors; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships.
  • Prepare documentation for persons-served in a timely manner and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency standards.
  • Collaborate with the MST Nurses regarding assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatment.
  • Collaborate with the MST Nurse and staff in NSMHA community based programs to develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures.
  • With other team members, provide support, education, and counseling to family members of clients to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment planning process, and assist in their family member’s progress.
  • Collaborate with all members of MST to provide crisis assessment and management.
  • Will be available on-call to MST staff, as needed, for management of psychiatric crises requiring immediate intervention.
  • Will participate in the assessment of need for guardianship and, when indicated, complete paperwork required for pursuing guardianships for people served.
  • Attend staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Train staff in the knowledge and skills basic to the treatment of severe and persistent mental illnesses.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s Degree in Nursing is required. MA license is required. ANA Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner is required. Experience in mental health setting is required, community mental health preferred. Bilingual in Spanish/English strongly preferred.

Schedule Mon – Fri
Hours 40
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Title ACRA/ACC Clinician/Care Coordinator
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Boston, Child & Family Outpatient and Community Based Services, East Boston, Revere, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, Revere
Job Information

The ACRA/ACC Clinician and Care Coordinator works as part of the Teen TEAM program.  The Teen TEAM program provides substance abuse, community-based treatment to at-risk, underserved adolescents and young adults who have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnosis. Treatment and interventions are in conjunction with the family, care providers, natural supports and case managers from child serving programs, and the ACRA/ACC Clinician is responsible for developing treatment plans and risk management/safety plans supporting the achievement of goals identified by the client and caregivers.  Interventions are designed to be intensive and immediate (after placement or incarceration) to improve the family’s ability to function as a unit both in the home and in the community. The Clinician/Care Coordinator will be trained in CANS, GAIN, and A-CRA/ACC evidence based practices and tools to be used to promote positive social activity, positive peer relationships, improved relationship with family, and improved recovery environment and abstinence from illicit drugs and alcohol.

Master’s degree required.  Experience with substance abuse, LGBT youth, and wrap-around care models preferred. 
Must have valid drivers license and be comfortable working in the community. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Hours 40
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Title Residential Counselor – Multiple Positions Available
Categories Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere
Location Chelsea, MA & others
Job Information

Residential Counselors work one-on-one with consumers in a residential setting. Residential Counselors are responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of consumers through the provision of person centered/recovery oriented interventions. Participate with consumers with psychiatric disabilities, based on their needs, in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration. Implement, teach, and assist individuals with IAP goals and objectives.

Job Requirements:

  • High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
  • One (1) to two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred
  • Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Full and part time positions available–please note that not all schedules may be available:

Town JOB TITLE SCHEDULE HRS
Charlestown Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Charlestown Residential Counselor Sun-Thur 3P-11P 40
Charlestown Residential Counselor Thur-Mon 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Fri-Sat 7a-3p 16
Chelsea Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Sun, Mon, Thurs-Sat 3-11pm 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Sun-Thurs 7a-3p 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Sun-Mon, Thurs-Sat 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Sun-Thur 3P-11P 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 7a-3p 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Fri-Sat 7:30a-3p 16
Chelsea Residential Counselor Tues – Sat 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3p11p 40
East Boston Residential Counselor Sun-Thurs 3p-11p 40
East Boston Residential Counselor Thurs-Mon 3p-11p 40
East Boston Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
East Boston Residential Counselor Sun-Thur 7a-3p 40
Revere Residential Counselor Sun-Mon 7a-3p 16
Revere Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3PM – 11PM 40
Revere Residential Counselor Sun-Thurs 3p-11p 40
Revere Residential Counselor Thurs-Sun 3p-11p 40
Revere Residential Counselor Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Revere Residential Counselor Wed-Sat 3p-11p 32
Revere Residential Counselor Sun 9a-5p, Mon-Thurs 3p-11p 40
Schedule Multiple
Hours Full time & Part time
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Title Weekend Floater MH & DS
Categories Boston, Cambridge/Somerville, Charlestown, Chelsea, Developmental Services, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, MA – Multiple Locations
Job Information

Weekend Floaters are part-time (16 hours per week) positions, responsible for providing weekend coverage in a residential home setting; in either a Direct Support Professional or Awake Overnight capacity. During their assigned hours, floaters must be willing, and able, to work at any residential program at short notice. Floaters may be hired to work at either Mental Health or Developmental Disability residential programs. Access to reliable transportation is required, to ensure the floater’s ability to travel to different sites quickly and efficiently.

Residential direct support staff are members of a team, responsible for providing high quality direct care services to adults with mental illness. Each direct support staff member is responsible for ensuring that the human rights of all individuals served are met. Staff are responsible for treating all individuals with dignity and respect. Direct support staff are responsible for supporting individuals in the completion of their daily routines; and for ensuring persons served live a safe, healthy, enjoyable life in the community. Direct support staff are responsible for ensuring that individuals are provided with opportunities to learn and exercise, increasing independence as much as is practicable.

High school diploma or GED required. Three years related experience, providing child care/elder care/direct support to developmentally disabled persons, or previous experience supporting individuals in a mental health/special education or other human services setting is required. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered. Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Requirements:

High school degree or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred. One (1) to two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred. Must have Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/1st aide within five (5) months of hire.

Salary:  $16/hour

Three Shifts Available:

Overnight – Sat-Sun 11pm-7am
Day – Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Evening – Sat-Sun 3pm-11pm
Schedule Multiple
Hours Part Time
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Title Residential Relief Counselor
Categories Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, Developmental Services, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere
Location Boston Area
Job Information

Relief Staff have the ability to set their own schedules based on their preference and availability, along with the freedom to work in many settings and locations. Able to work as many as 40 hours per week, Relief Staff have much earning potential, without the commitment to a set schedule. A driver’s license is preferred, but not required for Relief Staff. Relief is an excellent, and flexible, entry-level opportunity for students, or those with varying schedules, seeking to start a career in the Human Services field.

Residential direct support staff are members of a team, responsible for providing high quality direct care services to adults with mental illness. Each direct support staff member is responsible for ensuring that the human rights of all individuals served are met. Staff are responsible for treating all individuals with dignity and respect. Direct support staff are responsible for supporting individuals in the completion of their daily routines; and for ensuring persons served live a safe, healthy, enjoyable life in the community. Direct support staff are responsible for ensuring that individuals are provided with opportunities to learn and exercise, increasing independence as much as is practicable. Responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of persons in a residential setting. Participate with persons with psychiatric disabilities, based on their needs, in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration. Implement, teach, and assist individuals with IAP goals and objectives.

Job Requirements:

High school diploma or GED required. Three years related experience, providing child care/elder care/direct support to developmentally disabled persons, or previous experience supporting individuals in a mental health/special education or other human services setting is required. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered. Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire (training provided free to staff).

The Relief’s schedule is flexible but there are three available shifts:

Overnight – 11pm-7am
Day – 7am-3pm
Evening – 3pm-11pm
Schedule Flexible
Hours Flexible
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Title Senior Behavior Specialist
Categories Boston, Developmental Services
Location Hyde Park, MA
Job Information

Job Summary:
The Senior Behavioral Specialist helps to support individuals and staff in one program with-in the Developmental Services Department. This person will assist the Clinical Coordinator/ Clinical Manager with day to day person centered clinical services provided to individuals. This person is also responsible for training staff around clinical matters and Positive Behavior Supports and Person Centered Planning. They will work in a team environment to help individuals increase adaptive skills and behaviors, while decreasing maladaptive behaviors. This person may also help create and complete documents for a variety of topics including assessments and behavior. This person will hold behavioral on-call responsibilities as well as some basic administrative on-call needs. This person will report to the Clinical Manager and the manager of the assigned group home

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, education, or a related field strongly preferred. Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with individuals who have Developmental Disabilities, and other disorders.
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle needed
Schedule Mon-Fri
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Title Awake / Asleep Overnight Counselor
Categories Boston, Developmental Services, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, MA & others
Job Information

The Awake/Asleep Overnight Counselor is responsible for the safety and well-being of individuals in a residential setting during overnight shifts. Provides assistance to individuals based on their need, and adheres to all agency policies and procedures and licensing/funding source requirements.  Be awake/asleep (dependent on need), and available to individuals during overnight shift.  During awake hours, check in with staff, individuals who are awake and complete a walk-through of the program.  Perform household maintenance and upkeep activities as needed. Monitor and insure health and safety of individuals.

For DS programs:  During the week, wake individuals up for day program, assist with showering and dressing for the day.  Prepare breakfast for the individuals and make sure lunch is packed for day program.

Part time positions available in both DS residential homes and CBFS (Mental Health) Residential homes in Boston, Winthrop, Revere & Waltham.  Please indicate preference in application.

Job Requirements:

  • High School degree or GED required
  • Zero to six months human services experience with similar population preferred
  • Must have valid Driver’s license
  • Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five(5) months of hire.
Schedule part time
Hours 30 – 40 Hours a week
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Title Emergency Services Clinician – Multiple Positions Available
Categories Boston, Emergency Services
Location Boston, MA
Job Information

ABOUT US:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health has been on a mission to provide mental health services to individuals, and especially children, in relatively under-served surrounding communities. Today, our staff of 900+ assists families, children and individuals in 4 clinics, 38 residences and 74 programs. North Suffolk Mental Health touches the lives of more than 10,000 people a year. Boston Emergency Services team provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to the greater Boston area to children, adolescents, adults, including the elderly, the homeless, mentally ill and the multi-cultural populations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Emergency Services Clinician provides direct emergency psychiatric clinical services, coordination and consultation to other care providers.  This position is part of an emergency services team providing continuity of care to all emergency clients, families and allied services.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Prescreening evaluations for information and referral services, respite care and specializing and various administrative tasks.
  • Provide direct emergency psychiatric clinical services, coordination and consultation to other service providers.
  • Provide mobile psychiatric services to clients in coordination with other community service providers.
  • Provide brief crisis intervention follow-up, as indicated.
  • Assess crisis or emergency situations and intervene immediately with appropriate clinical treatment for clients.
  • This is an on-site position, with the expectation of mobile response, in addition.
  • Weekends, Holiday and shift rotation will be required.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Minimum one year in a psychiatric emergency service or similar setting required.

Education: Master’s Degree in a relevant human service clinical specialty that is Medicaid reimbursable.

Skills: Must have access to a car and possess a valid driver’s license. Working knowledge of emergency services procedures preferred.

Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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