Community Based Flexible Support Services

Title Employment Support Specialist (Vocational Counselor)
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location East Boston, Chelsea
Job Information

This career opportunity, offered by one of New England’s most respected and progressive human services organizations, provides the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference, through vocational rehabilitation, in the lives of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.  The person selected for this role will be in a position to tip the balance in favor of ‘recovery’ through partnering with clients, staff, and community businesses to employ people in competitive jobs.  The Employment Support Specialist, although spear heading this important effort, is not alone, but instead has at his/her disposal the following tools and supports:

1.  A well researched body of evidence-based theory and practice, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), that provides the foundation to achieve success;

2.  Participation in the ‘interdisciplinary team’ – the function of which is to collaborate around helping each person served to reach his/her goals.

3.  Regular individual and group supervision with a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as well as extensive multi-faceted training opportunities to promote personal and professional growth and increase the effectiveness of interventions.

While a Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred, at a minimum, a High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required and a candidate must have at least (2) years experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate must also have knowledge of vocational rehabilitation, possess a valid driver’s license and must have MAP Certification through DPH and CPR/First Aid certification within three months of hire (all training provided).

 

Multiple Locations available

Chelsea and East Boston

Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Program Director – Greenway
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Mental Health Residential Services
Location Boston, Ma
Job Information

The Program Director of the Intensive Group Living Environment  is responsible for overall management of the program as well as the overall health and safety of the persons residing there.  The Program Director insures that day to day operations of assigned group home program are grounded in the philosophy and techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation, including but not limited to:  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 from a psychiatric disability; 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 persons with psychiatric disabilities to continue fulfillment of desired roles; Encouraging the integration of persons with psychiatric disabilities in social and community activities to help them achieve their goals. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with North Suffolk’s policies and applicable laws.  Supervises the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the IAP process and Program Goals.  Performs on-call duties as required.  Provide best-practice procedures, treatments, and approaches which help persons with psychiatric disabilities achieve their goals.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required.  LICSW, LMHC, or ability to become licensed preferred. Experience working in both group living environments for people with psychiatric diagnoses and in psychiatric in-patient units preferred.. Must be MAP certified, and CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire. At least four (4) years’ experience in human services and four (4) years supervisory experience required. Previous experience with provision and/or management of psychiatric rehabilitation services preferred.

Schedule Mon-Fri 9a-5p
Hours 40
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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 Senior Substance Abuse Specialist
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services
Location Boston, MA.
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Job Summary:

A member of the Recovery Support Team, this position reports to the Assistant Program Manager. This person will provide and coordinate substance use assessment, person centered individual action planning and service delivery tailored to the individual needs of persons with substance use disorders and dual disorders of mental illness and substance use.  This team member will embrace a holistic approach that focuses on each individual’s strengths and promotes healthy choices. This position works with each assigned team to provide task-specific skill building in group home and community settings. The work focuses on teaching staff and clients to draw on strengths in the development of effective interventions and support strategies that include illness treatment and management. This person will facilitate meetings with other CBFS Substance Abuse Recovery Specialists with the goal of making the group more informed and more able to help persons served who are coping with co-occurring disorders.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree required Two years experience with substance abuse recovery/treatment preferred. Must have a driver’s license.  Must have MAP Certification through DPH, CPR/1st Aide within three months of hire.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Hours 40
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Title Peer Support Specialist
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location Boston, MA
Job Information

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 in various stages of recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders in a dynamic and community based setting. The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) is the person on the multi-disciplinary team in the Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) Program that is responsible for helping the people we serve see recovery as possible and probable as they gain skills and independence in their lives. The PSS also works very closely with the other members of the team to influence the changing climate of the mental health field, including giving in-service trainings on recovery tenets and participating in collaborations to help both clients and other staff see the value in self-determination and choice-driven treatment.  The CBFS Program uses a person-centered, strengths-based approach employing robust, evidence based practices to uncover motivation while working with the person 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.  Peer specialists on the CBFS teams are supervised by an experienced peer specialist and receive regular opportunities to interact with a strong peer-driven work force.

 

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred, but may be in a field other than mental health. This job is designated for a person who is or has been in mental health and/or substance use services and is familiar with the social service system and the Recovery and Peer Movement in Massachusetts.    Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire and be willing and eligible to attend a Certified Peer Specialist training within the first six months of hire.

 

Schedule Mon-Fri TBD
Hours 40
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Title Substance Abuse Specialist
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, 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 dually diagnosed individuals in a dynamic, community based setting. The Substance Abuse Specialist (SAS) is supervised by experienced and licensed professionals, and is part of a multi-disciplinary team working with clients struggling with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse with the goal of helping them to realize their goals and move forward in Recovery.  The SAS  provides case management and care coordination involving  collaterals from area hospitals, the Department of Mental Health, court clinics, substance abuse treatment programs, (short term and long term addictions treatment programs), housing agencies, and other North Suffolk programs which will take the SAS into court room settings, psychiatric hospital settings, occasionally prison/jail settings, and other community based settings on an “as needed” basis.  The SAS 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 SAS 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 SAS, in addition to regular duties, will provide consultation and training to other team members, clients and agency personnel.

Position Requirments
While a Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred, at a minimum, a High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required and a candidate must have at least (2) years experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate must also have at least two years experience with substance abuse recovery/treatment, possess a valid  driver’s license and must have MAP Certification through DPH, CPR/1st Aide within three months of hire (all training/certification provided).

Schedule Mon-Fri TBD
Hours 40
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Title Assistant Program Manager
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services
Location Chelsea, MA.
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Job Summary:

Is part of the Recovery Support Team and reports to the Program Manager. The Assistant Program Manager assists the Program Manager in ensuring the coordination of rehabilitative services for assigned caseload of CBFS people.  This position provides team leadership, and administrative supervision of a team of Recovery Support Specialists, Peer Specialists, and Employment Specialists who provide a varied array of services to people in the community.  The Assistant Program Manager assists the Program Manager in the assignment and deployment of other Recovery Specialists (substance use, health and wellness, etc.) and the Team Leader in accordance with each person’s Individualized Action Plan. The Assistant Program Manager assists the Program Manager in working closely with other NSMHA staff, other service providers, guardians, family members, community contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff. The Assistant Program Manager serves as Acting Program Manager in the absence of the Program Manager.

Position Requirements:

Must have a Bachelors Degree in related field and two years supervisory experience. LPHA designation preferred. Master’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology or related field preferred.  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) strongly preferred. Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and persistent mental health issues preferred. Must have Driver’s license.  Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Hours 40
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Title Recovery Support Specialist – Multiple Positions
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location Chelsea, MA & others
Job Information

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.

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 is required in lieu of degree. Must have a Driver’s license.  Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire.

Multiple positions available in Chelsea, East Boston and Boston.  Please indicate preference in application.

Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Residential Counselor – ASL
Categories Community Based Flexible Support Services, Healthcare, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere
Location Revere, MA
Job Information

Residential positions available in innovative and dynamic program providing services to Deaf/HOH individuals with psychiatric disabilities.  Residential Counselors are responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of persons through the provision of person centered/recovery oriented interventions. Promote recovery through participating with persons served, 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:  Must be fluent in American Sign Language. High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred. One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

JOB TITLE SCHEDULE HRS
Awake Overnight Tues 12P-4P, Fri-Sat 11P-7A 20
Residential Counselor TBD 40
Hours 40
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Title Housing Support Specialist
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services
Location Chelsea, MA
Job Information

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 Housing Support Specialist (HSS) is the person on the multi-disciplinary team in the Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) Program that is responsible for helping our clients find and move into safe and affordable housing. The HSS works very closely with clients to help them reach their goals and interfaces regularly with property owners and personnel from Housing Agencies 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 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.

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 is required in lieu of degree. Experience with housing authorities and knowledge of subsidies is a plus. Must have a Driver’s license. Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire

Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Employment Support Specialist – American Sign Language
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Healthcare
Location East Boston , MA
Job Information

This career opportunity, offered by one of New England’s most respected and progressive human services organizations, provides the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference, through vocational rehabilitation, in the lives of Deaf/HOH individuals with psychiatric disabilities.  The person selected for this role will be in a position to tip the balance in favor of ‘recovery’ through partnering with clients, staff, and community businesses to employ people in competitive jobs.  The Employment Support Specialist, although spearheading this important effort, is not alone, but instead has at his/her disposal the following tools and supports:

  1. A well-researched body of evidence-based theory and practice, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), that provides the foundation to achieve success;
  2. Participation in the ‘interdisciplinary team’ – the function of which is to collaborate around helping each person served to reach his/her goals.
  3. Regular individual and group supervision with a Senior Employment Specialist as well as extensive multi-faceted training opportunities to promote personal and professional growth and increase the effectiveness of interventions.

 

Successful candidate must be fluent in American Sign Language.  High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required (Bachelor’s preferred), and a candidate must have at least (2) years experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness. The candidate must also have knowledge of vocational rehabilitation, possess a valid driver’s license and must have CPR/First Aid certification within five months of hire (all training provided).

Schedule Mon – Fri 9a-5p
Hours 40
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Title Cambodian Team Recovery Support Specialist
Categories Community Based Flexible Support Services
Location Revere, Ma
Job Information

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 from Cambodia 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. This position is part of a well recognized Southeast Asian Collaborative. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged.

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred.  Ability to converse in Khmer. At least two years experience with people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness is required in lieu of degree. Must have a Driver’s license.  Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire.

 

Schedule Mon – Fri
Hours TBD
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Title Recovery Support Specialist – ASL
Categories Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location East Boston , MA
Job Information

Must be fluent in American Sign Language

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 Deaf/Hard of Hearing people diagnosed with severe and persist 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.

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 is required in lieu of degree. Must have a Driver’s license.  Must be MAP, CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire.

Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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Title Peer Facilitator
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Boston, Ma
Job Information

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 in various stages of recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders in a dynamic and community based setting.

The Peer Facilitator is the first contact at the Hope Center RLC (a peer run, recovery-focused center) for community members who are seeking peer support, a safe place to ask questions and receive answers about the journey of recovery.  The Peer Facilitator also works very closely with peer support specialists from North Suffolk and the greater Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community.

This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, the desire to help others advance in their recovery, and the ability to maintain and champion self-determination in. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged.  Peer facilitators at the Hope Center RLC are supervised by an experienced peer specialist, are part of a dynamic and diverse peer specialist team that serves all parts of the agency, and are given training and opportunities for advancement.

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. This job is designated for a person who is or has been in mental health and/or substance use services and is familiar with the social service system and the Recovery and Peer Movement in Massachusetts.  Must be CPR and First Aid certified within three months of hire.

Multiple Schedules Available:

Tues and Thur – 7.5 hours a day

Tues and Wend – 7.5 hours a day

Schedule Multiple
Hours 15
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