Cambridge/Somerville

Title Evening Recovery Support Specialist
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Cambridge, MA
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JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Cambridge/ Somerville Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) provides direct services to adults in crisis at the Community Crisis Stabilization. The adult CSS program serves adults providing short-term crisis intervention over a three- to five-day stay. The RSS works as part of an integrated emergency services team and Urgent Care Center that provides on site assessment and support, as well as mobile capacity to conduct assessments at the client’s home, school, or agency in Cambridge and Somerville.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Assess each person’s needs for services and create a treatment plan that best ensures their safety and optimizes their effective resolution of the crisis (as part of a team and with the client).
  • Facilitates the person’s engagement or re-engagement in behavioral health services through referral to community based services that are consonant with the person’s needs and preferences.
  • Implement all safety protocols and treatment plans as directed.
  • Ensures safety of all clients through provision of as needed including:1:1 supervision, conducting and documenting checks, proactively addressing escalating behavior.
  • Provides a range of activities and services that promote safety and resolution of crises including individual supports, group meetings, recovery and relapse prevention meetings, etc.
  • The RSS also provides for operation of the CSU in terms of meal planning, preparation, and clean-up; shopping; keeping the unit clean; doing laundry, and escorting clients to appointments as needed.
  • Given the nature of crisis services, provision of holiday and weekend coverage are expectations for staff working in this position.

REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a mental health setting.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred.  High School Diploma/GED equivalent required.

Skills: Familiarity with services and treatment options for adults with history of crisis associated with psychiatric or substance abuse related disorders. Current Massachusetts Driver’s License.

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. Cambridge Somerville Emergency Services Program provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to residents of Somerville and Cambridge in need of immediate crisis intervention for mental health and substance use concerns, we serve all ages and multi-cultural populations.

 

 

Schedule Sun-Thurs 4pm-12am
Hours 40 Hours
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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 — CSESP
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Cambridge/Somerville, 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. Cambridge Somerville Emergency Services Program provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to residents of Somerville and Cambridge in need of immediate crisis intervention for mental health and substance use concerns, we serve all ages and multi-cultural populations.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As an Emergency Services Clinician, you would provide 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:

  • Provide direct emergency psychiatric clinical services, coordination and consultation to other service providers.
  • Prescreening evaluations for information and referral services, respite care and specializing and various administrative tasks.
  • 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: You must have valid Driver’s license. Bilingual is not required but encouraged to apply.

 

 

Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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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
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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 Per Diem Nurse
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Cambridge, MA
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The nurse in the Community Crisis Stabilization {CCS} unit is responsible for providing direct clinical services to clients. The nurse ensures that services are delivered in a way that promote safety and encourage recovery/ successful reintegration into the community. The CCS nurse works as a partner in an integrated urgent care/emergency support services network serving the Cambridge Somerville area.

  • Ensures that each client receives a proper clinical assessment, treatment plan and referrals to appropriate community based services to ensure safety.
  • Provides direct care to clients including medical assessment & medication administration.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with local community based services & providers, including pharmacies
  • Ensures services provided are culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, strengths based & in line with best practice standards for emergency behavioral heath services
  • Ensures that medical assessment, treatment, and emergency protocols are routinely reviewed and followed consistently by staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Massachusetts licensed Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years nursing experience in the behavioral health field.
  • Current certification in CPR.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment specific to acute psychiatric conditions.
  • Ability to de-escalate crises in a manner that ensures safety for all involved.
  • Knowledge of best practice standard for emergency behavioral health care including the care of dually diagnosed individuals that are recovery oriented.

 

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