Cambridge/Somerville

Title Are you Fluent in American Sign Language? $1,000 Sign On Bonus
Categories Boston, Cambridge/Somerville, Charlestown, Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Winthrop
Location Boston, MA
Job Information

Are you fluent in American Sign Language?

We currently have multiple positions working with our Deaf Team as a:

 

Residential Counselor

Awake Overnight Counselor

Employment Support Specialist

Recovery Support Specialist

 

$1,000 Sign on Bonus’ will be rewarded to hired individuals who are hired as part of our Deaf Team. ($500 at the time of hire and $500 after completing 6 months of continuous work)

 

Interested candidates should visit our website at www.NorthSuffolk.org or apply by sending your CV and Resume to gethired@northsuffolk.org.

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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 Family Partner – Boston Emergency Services Team
Categories Boston, Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Boston or Cambridge/Somerville
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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.

  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 STATING EXPERIENCE.
  • 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.
  • Good critical reasoning/thinking and problem solving skills, coordination, customer service, training, and negotiation.
  • High School Diploma/GED; some college preferred and up to 3 months of experience
Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Recovery Support Specialist — CSESP
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Somerville
Job Information

The Cambridge/ Somerville CCS Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) provides direct services to adults in crisis at the Community Crisis Stabilization. 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.

  • 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:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a mental health setting.
  • Bachelors Degree highly preferred.  High School Diploma/GED equivalent required.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Current Massachusetts Driver’s License.
  • Familiarity with services and treatment options for adults with history of crisis associated with psychiatric or substance abuse related disorders
Schedule Sun-Thurs 4p-12a
Hours 40
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Title Emergency Services Clinician – CSESP
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Cambridge/Somerville, MA
Job Information

This position 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.

  • 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant human service clinical specialty that is Medicaid reimbursable.
  • Minimum one year in a psychiatric emergency service or similar setting required.
  • Must have access to a car and possess a valid driver’s license.

Multiple positions available!

Hours 40
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Title Relief Emergency Services Clinician
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Cambridge/Somerville
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The Emergency Service Clinicians 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. This is an on-call position, with the expectation of mobile response. Shifts covered includes evenings, days, overnights, and/or weekends.

  • 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.
  • Coordinate the appropriate network of health and human service agencies.
  • Provide mobile psychiatric services to clients in coordination with other community service providers
  • Evaluate clients of all ages in terms of treatment setting and treatment plan. The evaluation needs to include the presenting problem, social, family, psychiatric and medical history, mental status, educational and vocational needs, and formulation of tentative diagnosis, treatment plan and recommendations.

Multiple Positions Available!

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant human service clinical specialty that is Medicaid reimbursable.
  • Minimum one year in a psychiatric emergency service or similar setting required.
  • Must have access to a car and posses a valid driver’s license.
Schedule Schedule Varies
Hours Varies
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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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Title Overnight Nurse
Categories Cambridge/Somerville, Emergency Services
Location Cambridge/Somerville, MA
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Job Summary: 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. This is an overnight position.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensures that each client receives a proper clinical assessment, treatment plan and referrals to appropriate community based services to ensure safety
  • Ensures services provided are culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, strengths based & in line with best practice standards for emergency behavioral heath services
  • Runs groups that assist people in gaining skills to work through crisis situations
  • Provides direct care to client on the CCS including medical assessment & medication administration
  • Ensures that documentation is comprehensive & maintained in accordance with standards outlined by North Suffolk, BMC, MBHP & DMH

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Massachusetts licensed Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years nursing experience in the behavioral health field.
  • Current certification in CPR.
  • Demonstrates nursing assessment & treatment skills as well as knowledge of risk assessment specific to acute psychiatric conditions.
  • Demonstrates 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
Schedule Mon-Fri 12am-8:30am
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