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
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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.

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 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
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Are you fluent in American Sign Language?

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

 

Residential Counselor – Revere, MA

Awake Overnight Counselor – Revere, MA

Employment Support Specialist – East Boston, MA

Recovery Support Specialist – East Boston, MA

 

$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 Teen Team Program Coordinator
Categories Community Based Flexible Support Services, Revere, Substance Abuse Services
Location Revere, Ma
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Reports to the Director Community Based Services.  This position is responsible for the overall clinical coordination and administration for the community based adolescent substance abuse services including, Teen Team Community Based outpatient treatment, all CBHI programming (IHT, CSA) and the Community Support Program (CSP).  This person will as well provide training and technical assistance for the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) services including supervision and trainings for staff, and community based providers. A portion of this position will be providing direct behavioral health services to consumers, and to supervise the delivery of the same by other clinicians as an integral part of the program’s multidisciplinary team.

  1. Under the supervision of the Director of Community Based Services carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with North Suffolk’s policies and applicable laws including but not limited to:
    1. Interview, select, and hire employees
    2. Direct, assign, schedule, and transfer employees
    3. Planning and training of employees
    4. Discipline and discharge employees for just cause
    5. Adjust employee grievances, problems, and/or complaints
    6. Evaluate and appraise employee performance
  2. Make recommendations on the retention, compensation, promotion, layoff and/or recall of employees
  3. Coordinate a multidisciplinary treatment team.
    1. Provide clinical support and guidance to the child and adolescent programs (i.e. Outpatient, IHT, ICC, Family Partners, etc.)
    2. Provide direct clinical supervision to staff pursuing certification in A-CRA/ACC
    3. Participate in A-CRA/ACC exposure trainings for other community based providers.
    4. Act as a resource to staff through provision of inservice training(s) and or as needed consultation on Adolescent addiction services.
    5. Maintain and encourage team’s adherence to professional and managed care standards.
    6. Insure maintenance of consumer records in accordance with applicable regulatory (i.e. DMA, DPH, BSAS) and NSMHA standards.
    7. Manage timely and proper team treatment planning, treatment plan reviews, and periodic case reviews, coordinate Medical Peer Reviews as needed.
  4. Provide direct clinical service.
    1. Perform biopsychosocial, multiaxial assessment and diagnosis of potential consumers;
    2. Conduct individual community based sessions with Adolescents, Young Adults and families utilizing A-CRA/ACC and other EBP.
    3. Clinically administer caseload of consumers.
      1. Supervise the treatment team’s formulation and implementation of individualized consumer-centered treatment plans; monitor progress, reevaluate and revise on a weekly basis.
      2. Oversee and participate in activities of service coordination, consultation and evaluation to successfully manage caseload.
      3. Oversee and complete all clinical documentation and prior approval forms require
    4.  Facilitate psychoeducational, psychotherapeutic, and or psychosocial rehabilitative groups with program consumers and families.
    5. Coordinate and provide behavioral crisis intervention and or triage with program consumers, as needed.
  5. Act as liaison between program and public.
    1. Provide marketing support in the community as identified by Department Director.
    2. Provide consultation and education to community agencies.
  6. Assist the Department Director with the hiring of staff.
  7. Assist the Department Director in managing daily operating budget for outpatient programming and contracts related to A-CRA/ACC treatment.
  8. Assist the Department Director in reviewing, revising and developing programming related to A-CRA/ACC services.
  9. Establish and maintain professional contacts with all vendors care and insurance carriers to ensure proper payment of all claims.
  10. Maintain respectful and cordial relationships with all collateral providers; identify marketing opportunities and provide marketing support as needed.
  11. Develop and maintain contacts with community agencies in support of client treatment (i.e. schools, health centers, DYS, DCF, DMH, state court system, detoxes, etc)

Education and Experience Required:

A Master’s degree in an applicable field required.  A minimum of two years post-graduate experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting.  Full license/certification preferred or as required for core staffing complement.  Must have or obtain Full Certification in A-CRA/ACC Evidence Based Practice within 6 months of hire.  Obtain A-CRA/ACC supervisor certification within 8 months of hire. Two years experience working with adolescents.  Driver’s license required.

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
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Is a member of the Recovery Support Team and reports to the Recovery Team Leader.  Provides and coordinates substance use assessment, 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. As a member of the Recovery Support Team, also provides case management services as assigned. The Substance Abuse Specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes self determination and decision making.  Provides services in varied formats including consultation, education, group and individual settings to address substance abuse issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate with people who have psychiatric disabilities in order to develop collaborative relationships, meeting as often as needed, and whenever required; by way of traveling throughout the community.
  2. Use motivational enhancement and readiness development strategies to initiate and sustain the recovery process.
  3. Take intentional personal action to support the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities.
  4. Provide direct services to people with identified substance use needs and provide consultative services to other staff working with these individuals to support recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorders
  5. In collaboration with Clinical Specialists and other members of the Recovery Support Team, participate in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activi­ties of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships. Takes primary responsibility for assessment of substance use issues for each assigned client.
    1. Escort people to AA and other self help meetings and start up self help meetings on-site as needed.
    2. Develop relapse prevention strategies for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
    3. Identify and maintain a directory of the community resources for substance abuse issues.
    4. Provide training and education to staff and people related to substance abuse issues.
    5. Provide individual and/or group support on substance abuse issues.
    6. Provide people with support and education for relapse prevention.
  6. Utilizing the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation, provides the following case management functions for clients assigned:
    1. Outreach
    2. Assessment
    3. Planning
    4. Linkage
    5. Monitoring
    6. Support
    7. Advocacy
  7. In collaboration with other team staff facilitate the assessment process and development of intervention plans (IAP), and carries out the implementation of those intervention plans/utilizing behavioral techniques.
  8. In collaboration with other team staff, assess and provide functional teaching in the areas of self-help skills, medication, activities of daily living, socialization, use of leisure time, housing maintenance, and community integration (not limited to).
  9. Complete all required documentation.
  10. Provide on-call beeper services as required.
  11. Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication, following MAP policies and procedures.
  12. In collaboration with Health and Wellness Specialists, schedule, or assist people in scheduling, routine and preventive medical appointments.
  13. In collaboration with other team staff assist people with mail and follow-up activities related to bills, insurance, SSA/SSI re-determination, and any other official correspondence.
  14. In collaboration with Housing Specialists, assist people in obtaining and maintaining decent, affordable housing.
  15. Complete a minimum of one safety audit per residence per month.
  16. Complete all required training within mandated timelines.
  17. Transport (drive) people throughout the community to attend to doctor appointments, shopping needs, important errands, etc…
  18. Develop and implement training curricula in assessment and treatment of addictions and substance use disorders..
  19. All other duties as assigned by the Program Manager or CBFS Director.

Education and Experience Required:

High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred.  Must have at  least (2) years experience with population who has severe and persistent mental illness in lieu of degree required. Must have at least two years experience with substance abuse recovery/treatment.    Must have a driver’s license.  Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Schedule Mon-Fri TBD
Hours 40
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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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Title Program Director
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services
Location Boston, Ma
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Job Summary:

The Director of Intensive Group Living Environment at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center is responsible for overall management of the program as well as the overall health and safety of the persons residing there, under the supervision of the CBFS Director or his/her designee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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:

  1. Communicating with persons with psychiatric disabilities in order to develop a collaborative relationship.
  2. Instilling hope by engaging in positive interactions regarding a person’s potential for recovery from a psychiatric disability
  3. Emphasizing choices for persons with psychiatric disabilities to help them achieve their goals
  4. Providing practical and meaningful activities to persons with psychiatric disabilities to live in the environment of their choice.
  5. Advocating that persons with psychiatric disabilities need to make informed choices to further their own recovery
  6. 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.
  7. Providing interventions for change for persons with psychiatric disabilities in order to promote the recovery process
  8. Encouraging persons with psychiatric disabilities to continue fulfillment of desired roles
  9. Encouraging the integration of persons with psychiatric disabilities in social and community activities to help them achieve their goals.
  10. Developing linkages with a wide range of community resources specific to meet the needs and goals of persons with psychiatric disabilities.
  11. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with North Suffolk’s policies and applicable laws including but not limited to the following:
    1. Interview, select and hire employees
    2. Direct, assign, schedule and transfer employees
    3. Planning and training of employees
    4. Discipline and discharge employees for just cause
    5. Adjust employee grievances, problems and/or complaints
    6. Evaluate and appraise employee performance
    7. Make recommendations on the retention, compensation, promotion, layoff and/or recall of employees.
  12. Supervises the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the IAP process and Program Goals
  13. Participates in the assessment of referrals and in the admission and discharge process.
  14. Insures the program and person-served records are current, comprehensive and meet agency and funding source standards.
  15. Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside service providers.
  16. Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle.
  17. Participates in the development of the program budget, and monitors the program expenses.
  18. Supervises the management of persons’ funds and possessions in accord with Agency policy.
  19. Completes all necessary weekly/monthly reports.
  20. Implements agency/department policies and procedures.
  21. Performs on-call duties as required.
  22. Insure that medication administration is in accordance with MAP regulations
  23. Participate in the training of newly hired employees
  24. Provide best-practice procedures, treatments, and approaches which help persons with psychiatric disabilities achieve their goals.
  25. Coordinate transition plans with the inpatient unit to ensure smooth transitions into group home
  26. Oversees and monitors assessment, intake and discharge planning
  27. Maintain oversight of each person’s record in accordance with all NSMHA standards, as well as those set by applicable external governing agencies and make them available for clinical and quality reviews.
  28. Follow all Licensing standards and insure that charts meet Rehabilitation Option standards
  29. Participates in the development of risk and crisis management plans for all residents; Insures that all staff are aware of these plans and all procedures that are in place to insure the safety of residents and staff, and insures that staff communicate all safety related concerns; participates in internal and DMH Risk Reviews for all residents.
  30. Complete training in NAPPI philosophy and procedures and insures that NAPPI principles are incorporated into the everyday workings of the program.
  31. Perform other duties assigned by CBFS Director or CBFS Residential Director

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in social work, psychology or related field required. Experience working in both group living environments for people with psychiatric diagnoses and in psychiatric in-patient units preferred. LPHA 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 Recovery Support Specialist – Multiple Positions
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
Location Chelsea, East Boston, Boston
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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.

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.

 

Awake Overnight Couselor Tues 12P-4P, Fri-Sat 11P-7A 20
Awake Overnight Couselor Sun-Thur 11p-7a 40
Residential Counselor TBD 40
Residential Counselor Sun, Mon 3p-11p Tues 12p-8p Fri, Sat 7a-3p 40
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 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 PT Overnight Counselor – American Sign Language
Categories Community Based Flexible Support Services, Mental Health Residential Services
Location Revere, 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.
  2. 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 Tues 12P-4P, Fri-Sat 11P-7A
Hours 20
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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 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 Clinical Coordinator (Recovery Team Leader)
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Mental Health Residential Services
Location Chelsea
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 Clinical Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the coordination of all clinical and rehabilitative services for people in the Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) Program. This leadership position provides clinical supervision and guidance for a team of outreach staff and specialists or residential program staff. The Clinical Coordinator also works closely with North Suffolk staff, other service providers, guardians, family members, community contacts, and Department of Mental Health staff.  The person in this position leads a team’s efforts to provide care coordination involving collaterals 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 cultivate positive growth.  Meeting individually with clients and employing techniques such as motivational interviewing, the Clinical Coordinator works collaboratively with the client to assess needs and hopes while designing and implementing a highly personalized treatment plan to help clients achieve Recovery. This position requires excellent verbal 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.

LPHA licensure required. 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 illness. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required. Must have Driver’s license. North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Attn: HR / Recruiter, 301 Broadway

LPHA licensure required. 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 illness. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required. Must have Driver’s license.

When applying, please reference job number 2016-2

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 Peer 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 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.  This job will give preference to a Young Adult, as this team works with a large number of people under the age of 30.   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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