Community Based Flexible Support Services

Title Recovery Support Specialist – American Sign Language Required ($1000 Sign-on Bonus)
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location East Boston , MA
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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.

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 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 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 Employment Support Specialist (Vocational Counselor) – $1000 Sign-on Bonus
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location East Boston, MA
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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.

Requirements:

  • While a Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred, at a minimum, a High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required.
  • At least (2) years of experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Knowledge of vocational rehabilitation.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Have MAP Certification through DPH and CPR/First Aid certification within three months of hire (all training provided).Chelsea and East Boston

Multiple Locations available!

Schedule TBD
Hours 40 Hours
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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 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 Substance Abuse Specialist ($1000 Sign-on Bonus)
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, MA
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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.

Job Requirements:

  • While a Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred, at a minimum, a High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required
  • Must have at least (2) years experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must also have at least two years experience with substance abuse recovery/treatment
  • Must Valid  driver’s license
  • Must have MAP Certification through DPH, CPR/1st Aide within three months of hire (all training/certification provided).
Schedule M-F TBD
Hours 40
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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
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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 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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