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Title Clinical Manager – Child Outpatient
Categories Administration, Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Chelsea, Child & Family Outpatient and Community Based Services, East Boston
Location Chelsea/East Boston, MA
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North Suffolk has a common vision for improving the communities we serve. A career here is a commitment to opportunity, with a focus on a future of progress and change. Join our dedicated employees to help shape the future of the community for which we care so deeply!

The Clinical Manager for Child Outpatient (COP) is responsible for the overall management of clinical matters for COP. This role’s responsibilities include supervising and training clinical staff, investigating client grievances, interfacing with other providers, utilization review/management, and providing direct services to clients. As the Clinical Manager, you would be maintaining quality of care and participating in planning, redesign, and development of COP program as required to meet the needs of the community, NSMHA Board, or funding source requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s Degree in one of the following disciplines or closely related field: Clinical Psychology, Education – Counseling, Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Rehabilitative Counseling, or Social Work. LICSW license required or 5 years post LMHC A minimum of 2 years providing clinical supervision experience. Bilingual applicants, particularly Spanish, are encouraged to apply.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Hours 40
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Title Peer Support Specialist ($1000 Sign-on Bonus)
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, East Boston
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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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 five months of hire
  • CPS (Certified Peer Specialist) training preferred.  If not currently CPS certified, must be willing and eligible to attend a Certified Peer Specialist training within the first six months of hire.
Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Child Outpatient Clinician – Spanish speaking
Categories Chelsea, Child & Family Outpatient and Community Based Services, East Boston
Location Chelsea, MA
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Exciting opportunity to serve diverse communities of families and kids in a fast-paced, supportive and challenging urban environment.  Great clinical supervision with experienced clinicians and exposure to a wide range of diagnoses, services, and treatment modalities. Provides individual, family and group therapy to children/adolescents and their families, and associated services as indicated.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in social work.
  • Relevant professional licensure (LICSW/LCSW).
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a Mental Health environment with  child/adolescent and family experience.
  • CANS Certified.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) ability required, native speakers highly preferred.

 

Schedule M-F TBD
Hours 40
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Title Awake / Asleep Overnight Counselor
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Developmental Services, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, MA & others
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The Awake/Asleep Overnight Counselor is responsible for the safety and well-being of individuals in a residential setting during overnight shifts. Provides assistance to individuals based on their need, and adheres to all agency policies and procedures and licensing/funding source requirements.  Be awake/asleep (dependent on need), and available to individuals during overnight shift.  During awake hours, check in with staff, individuals who are awake and complete a walk-through of the program.  During the week, wake individuals up for day program, assist with showering and dressing for the day.  Monitor and insure health and safety of individuals. Perform household maintenance and upkeep activities as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • High School degree or GED required
  • Zero to six months human services experience with similar population preferred
  • Must have valid Driver’s license
  • Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five(5) months of hire.
Schedule multiple
Hours Part time & Full time
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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 Residential Counselor – Multiple Positions Available
Categories Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere
Location Chelsea, MA & others
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Residential Counselors work one-on-one with consumers in a residential setting. Residential Counselors are responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of consumers through the provision of person centered/recovery oriented interventions. Participate with consumers with psychiatric disabilities, 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:

  • 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 valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Full and part time positions available–please note that not all schedules may be available:

Town SCHEDULE HRS
Charlestown Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Charlestown Sun-Thur 3P-11P 40
Charlestown Thur-Mon 3p-11p 40
Charlestown Tues-Sat 7a-3p 40
Chelsea Tues-Sat 7a-3p 40
Chelsea Tues-Sat 7a-3p 40
Chelsea Fri – Sat 7a-3p 16
Chelsea Sun-Thur 7a-3p 40
Chelsea Sun -Thur3p-11p 40
Chelsea Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Tues-Thur 3-11p, Fri-Sat 7-3p 40
Chelsea Sun-Thur 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Chelsea Tues-Sat 9a-5p 40
East Boston Sun-Thurs 3p-11p 40
East Boston Thurs-Mon 3p-11p 40
East Boston Tues-Sat 3p-11p 40
Revere Sun-Thur 7a-3p 40
Revere Tues-Sat 3PM – 11PM 40
Revere Sun-Mon 7a-3p 16
Revere Tues-Sat 7a-3p 40
Revere Wed-Sat 3p-11p 32
Schedule Multiple
Hours Full time & Part time
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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, Healthcare
Location Boston, East Boston, Chelsea, 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 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 40
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Title Awake Overnight Counselor MH and DS – Multiple Positions
Categories Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, Developmental Services, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, MA & others
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The Awake Overnight Counselor is responsible for the safety and well-being of persons in a residential setting (MH or DS) during overnight shifts. Provide assistance to persons based on need level of persons, and adheres to all agency policies and procedures and licensing/funding source requirements.  The Awake Overnight Counselor is awake and available to consumers during the entire overnight shift.  Performs household maintenance and upkeep activities as assigned by supervisor. Performs security checks and document, on an hourly basis to ensure safety of consumers and facility.  Performs basic data collection, data entry, and tallying of information with respect to IAP goals and objectives, and protocol.

Counselors may be hired to work at either Mental Health or Developmental Disability residential programs

 

Job Requirements:

  • High school degree or GED required, Bachelor’s in related field preferred
  • One (1) year human services experience with similar population required
  • Must be or have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified after training provided
  • Must have valid Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five(5) months of hire.

Full and part-time positions available.  Please indicate preferred shift in application.

Town Schedule Hrs/Week
Winthrop – DS Sun -Wed 11p-9a 40
Chelsea- MH Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
Chelsea-MH Sun- Mon 11p-7a 16
Chelsea – MH Tues – Sat 11p-7a 40
Chelsea – MH Sun- Thurs 11p-7a 40
E. Boston – MH Fri-Sat 11p-7a 16
W. Roxbury -DS Sun-Wed 11p-9a 40
Chelsea-MH Sun-Mon 11p-7a 16
Revere – DS Sat-Mon 9p-9a 36
Revere -MH Sun-Wed 11p-7a 32
Waltham -DS Thurs-Sat 11p-9a 30
Schedule Multiple schedules
Hours Full time & Part Time
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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

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 Employment Support Specialist (Vocational Counselor)($1000 Sign-on Bonus)
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 Assistant Program Coordinator – CBFS Residential
Categories Chelsea, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services
Location East Boston, MA & others
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This member of the Recovery Support Team is responsible for assisting the programmatic and administrative aspects of a residential program under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and/or Residential Service Coordinator. Assist in recruiting, training and evaluating staff.  Assist in arranging staff schedules to meet the health and safety requirements of the program.  Assist in the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the IAP process.  Assist with families/guardians, DMH and other service providers.  Perform on-call duties as required.  Provide best-practice procedures, treatments, and approaches which help persons with psychiatric disabilities achieve their goals.  Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle.  Monitors medications in accordance with MAP regulations.

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.  Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.   One (1) year experience in human services and supervisory experience required. Must have Driver’s license.

Positions available in East Boston and Chelsea.  Please indicate preference in application.

Schedule Sun – Thurs 12p – 8a
Hours 40
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Title Weekend Floater MH & DS
Categories Boston, Cambridge/Somerville, Charlestown, Chelsea, Developmental Services, East Boston, Mental Health Residential Services, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Winthrop
Location Chelsea, MA – Multiple Locations
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Weekend Floaters are part-time (16 hours per week) positions, responsible for providing weekend coverage in a residential home setting; in either a Direct Support Professional or Awake Overnight capacity. During their assigned hours, floaters must be willing, and able, to work at any residential program at short notice. Floaters may be hired to work at either Mental Health or Developmental Disability residential programs. Access to reliable transportation is required, to ensure the floater’s ability to travel to different sites quickly and efficiently.

Residential direct support staff are members of a team, responsible for providing high quality direct care services to adults with mental illness. Each direct support staff member is responsible for ensuring that the human rights of all individuals served are met. Staff are responsible for treating all individuals with dignity and respect. Direct support staff are responsible for supporting individuals in the completion of their daily routines; and for ensuring persons served live a safe, healthy, enjoyable life in the community. Direct support staff are responsible for ensuring that individuals are provided with opportunities to learn and exercise, increasing independence as much as is practicable.

High school diploma or GED required. Three years related experience, providing child care/elder care/direct support to developmentally disabled persons, or previous experience supporting individuals in a mental health/special education or other human services setting is required. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered. Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Requirements:

High school degree or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred. One (1) to two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred. Must have Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/1st aide within five (5) months of hire.

Salary:  $16/hour

Three Shifts Available:

Overnight – Sat-Sun 11pm-7am
Day – Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Evening – Sat-Sun 3pm-11pm
Schedule Multiple
Hours Part Time
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Title Early Intervention Service Coordinator/Social Worker
Categories Early Intervention Services, East Boston
Location East Boston, MA
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We have an exciting opportunity for someone looking to work directly with infants and toddlers in an Early Intervention setting.

The Early Intervention Social Worker coordinates and provides early intervention services and treatment to children and child/family clients using a team approach.  The Early Intervention Social Worker works with children in home, program, or other community settings, which are identified as clients’ natural environments for individuals and groups.  Facilitate and participate in the development and execution of IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan).  Work as part of a team to meet the needs of infants, toddlers and their families through education, advocacy, support, and family resources.

Using a strength-based and family-centered approach, provide early intervention developmental therapies to children aged birth to three within the context of relationship with their families/caregivers.  Join a multi-disciplinary professional team using developmental, expressive therapy and trauma informed intervention strategies in partnership with families.  Clinical opportunity to also join our Infant Mental Health/Family Support team providing discrete services within early intervention, as well as with a small number of preschool children on an outpatient basis.

Reports to the Program Director, Assistant Program Director or the Clinical Manager.  Coordinate and provide early intervention services and treatment to child and child/family clients using team approach, in home, program, or other community settings, which are identified as clients’ natural environments for individuals and groups.

Requirements 

Master’s degree in Social Work required.  LCSW or LICSW required.  Either be or ability to become Early Intervention certified with DPH. Valid Massachusetts Driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle needed.  Either be or to become Early Intervention certified with DPH.

Hours 40 hours/week
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Title Spanish Bilingual Expressive Therapy Clinician
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
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The Expressive Therapist works within a multidisciplinary team to provide behavioral health services to adults within a vibrant, multicultural, day treatment community. We offer long and short term support to adults with mental health and substance use diagnoses, through community, discussion, cooking together, and taking trips.  The intention is to encourage each person to move forward in their journey toward a meaningful, independent life.

This position includes:

  • Performing biopsychosocial assessments
  • Facilitating groups
  • Managing a caseload
  • Formulating and implementing person-centered treatment plans
  • Providing behavioral and/or crisis intervention.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies required.
  • A minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting preferred.
  • Group facilitation skills, experience with SPMI (Serious Persistent Mental Illness) and SUD (Substance Use Disorder) population required.
  • Spanish bilingual is required. Please state on resume/cover letter if bilingual.
Schedule Monday – Friday
Hours 40
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Title Clinician — Expressive Therapy
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, East Boston
Location East Boston, MA
Job Information

The Expressive Therapist works within a multidisciplinary team to provide behavioral health services to adults within a vibrant, multicultural, day treatment community. We offer long and short term support to adults with mental health and substance use diagnoses, through community, discussion, cooking together, and taking trips.  The intention is to encourage each person to move forward in their journey toward a meaningful, independent life.

This position includes:

  • Performing biopsychosocial assessments
  • Facilitating groups
  • Managing a caseload
  • Formulating and implementing person-centered treatment plans
  • Providing behavioral and/or crisis intervention.

Required:

  • Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies required.  
  • A minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting preferred.
  • Group facilitation skills, experience with SPMI (Serious Persistent Mental Illness) and SUD (Substance Use Disorder) population required.
Schedule Mon-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, one evening per week
Hours 40 hours/week
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Title Early Childhood Intervention – Speech Language Pathologist
Categories Early Intervention Services, East Boston
Location East Boston, MA
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Job Summary:

Coordinate and provide early intervention services and treatment to child and child/family clients using team approach, in home, program or other community settings, which are identified as clients’ natural environments.

  • Responsible for the assessment, and treatment of children/families between birth through three years of age who are in need of this specialized therapy.
  • Offer expertise to clients and staff both in individual and group settings.
  • Provide clinical assessments, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children using individual and group techniques.
  • Administer and interpret client testing activities and prepare written reports.
  • Provide direct child developmental and family support and home teaching services and when in role of Service Coordinator provide case management to clients in home program and community settings.

Requirements:

  • A Master’s level graduate who holds a certificate of clinical competence (C.C.C.) granted by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions, or is in his/her clinical fellowship year prior to being granted a C.C.C.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with young children.
  • Expectation of program to be Certified Early Intervention Specialist (CEIS) within three years of hire.
  • Pediatric feeding experience/infant experience.
  • Spanish/English bilinguals strongly encouraged to apply.
Hours 40 Hours
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Title Bilingual Adult Psychiatrist
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere
Location Boston, MA
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JOB SUMMARY:

This member of the Medical Services Team (MST) multidisciplinary team is responsible for serving as the primary psychiatrist for individuals identified as needing MST services in the community; to provide psychiatric and medical assessment and treatment; clinical supervision, education and training of the team; and development, implementation, maintenance, and supervision of medication and psychiatric and medical treatment policies and procedures for this service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide psychiatric treatment for individuals identified as needing MST services.
  • Prescribe medications and conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects and educate clients and paraprofessional staff regarding medication treatment regimes.
  • Participate in person served-centered comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors); 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.
  • Collaborate with the MST nurses in assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatment.
  • Collaborate with the MST lead nurse and staff in other NSMHA community based programs to develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic, medical treatment and medication policies and procedures.
  • With other team members, provide support, education, and counseling to persons served and family members to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment planning process when invited by person served, and assist in his/her family member’s progress.
  • Collaborate with all members of MST to provide crisis assessment and management and to develop crisis/safety plans.
  • Be available on-call to MST staff, as needed, for management of psychiatric crises requiring immediate intervention.
  • Participate in the assessment of need for guardianship and, when indicated, complete paperwork required to pursue guardianship for people served.
  • Participate in the assessment of need for representative payee-ship, and when indicated, complete paperwork that requires physician documentation.
  • Attend staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Train staff in the knowledge and skills basic to the treatment of severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  • Provide clinical supervision to professional staff.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Board certified or board eligible in psychiatry and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts
  • Has strong clinical skills and experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  • Clinical supervisory experience is desirable.
  • The person in this position must have a clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe mental illnesses and be committed to community service delivery.
  • Must be CPR certified within five months of hire.
Schedule Tues/Wed
Hours 20
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Title Master’s Level Clinician – Bilingual
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, East Boston
Location East Boston
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As a clinician, you would provide direct behavioral health services to consumers within a day treatment program in a community setting as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team.

Master’s degree in a related field of study required.  A minimum of 2 years post-degree experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting is required. Bilingual strongly preferred. Computer literacy required, preferably in automated medical records system and/or database program(s).  Good oral and written skills required.

Schedule M-F one evening possible
Hours 40
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Title Residential Counselor- SA
Categories East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
Job Information

A Residential Counselor is responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in the Substance Abuse Services division in a residential setting through advocacy, teaching and service planning, individual and group counseling. Supervise and/or participate with individuals, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.  Implement, teach and assist individuals with treatment plan goals and objective on a consistent basis. Assist individuals in scheduling routine and preventative medical appointments, obtain and disseminate all reports to appropriate team members

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree and/or CADAC preferred. Medication, CPR/First Aid certification or ability to receive certifications required.  A minimum of one year full-time substance abuse counseling experience.  If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years current continuous sobriety.  Valid Massachusetts driver’s license needed.

Hours 40 hours/week
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Title Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare
Location Chelsea, MA
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Job Summary:

Performs professional services in directing and assisting in various clinical and psychiatric programs or research for clients, as assigned by the Medical Director. Provides full psychopharmacology service, including evaluation, prescribing and monitoring, and Medication Clinics as assigned by Medical Director.

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings to review evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment plans.
  • Review and actively participate in the ongoing treatment discussions of all clients presented at weekly team meetings.
  • Performs highly responsible professional services in directing clinical psychiatric programs, including assignment of duties and review of the work of clinical professionals and/or technical employees in the care and treatment of clients.
  • Examines clients; performs more difficult and responsible diagnostic work;  plans treatments; and conducts psychotherapy if assigned/approved by the medical director.

Required:

Minimum Licensed to Practice Medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board Eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry. Successful Completion of an Accredited Psychiatric Residency Program.

Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title ACRA/ACC Clinician/Care Coordinator
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Boston, Child & Family Outpatient and Community Based Services, East Boston, Revere, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, Revere
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The ACRA/ACC Clinician and Care Coordinator works as part of the Teen TEAM program.  The Teen TEAM program provides substance abuse, community-based treatment to at-risk, underserved adolescents and young adults who have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnosis. Treatment and interventions are in conjunction with the family, care providers, natural supports and case managers from child serving programs, and the ACRA/ACC Clinician is responsible for developing treatment plans and risk management/safety plans supporting the achievement of goals identified by the client and caregivers.  Interventions are designed to be intensive and immediate (after placement or incarceration) to improve the family’s ability to function as a unit both in the home and in the community. The Clinician/Care Coordinator will be trained in CANS, GAIN, and A-CRA/ACC evidence based practices and tools to be used to promote positive social activity, positive peer relationships, improved relationship with family, and improved recovery environment and abstinence from illicit drugs and alcohol.

Master’s degree required.  Experience with substance abuse, LGBT youth, and wrap-around care models preferred. 
Must have valid drivers license and be comfortable working in the community. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Hours 40
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Title Bilingual Adolescent/Adult APRN
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Boston, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere
Location Boston, MA
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JOB SUMMARY:

This position reports to a North Suffolk psychiatrist for clinical supervision and to the CBFS director or designee for administrative supervision.  This member of the Medical Services Team (MST) is responsible for providing leadership and a broad range of clinical services including psychopharmacology, counseling, psycho-education and medical/clinical management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing interventions for individuals identified as needing MST nursing services.
  • Prescribe medications and conduct regular assessments of therapeutic responses and side effects and educate clients regarding medications.
  • Provide administration of oral and intramuscular medication.
  • Participate in person centered comprehensive assessment (including onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, risk behaviors; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships.
  • Prepare documentation for persons-served in a timely manner and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Agency standards.
  • Collaborate with the MST Nurses regarding assessment of client physical health, making appropriate referrals to community physicians for further assessment and treatment, and coordinating medical treatments with psychiatric treatment.
  • Collaborate with the MST Nurse and staff in NSMHA community based programs to develop, revise, maintain, and supervise team psychopharmacologic and medical treatment and medication policies and procedures.
  • With other team members, provide support, education, and counseling to family members of clients to help them become knowledgeable about mental illness, collaborate in the treatment planning process, and assist in their family member’s progress.
  • Collaborate with all members of MST to provide crisis assessment and management.
  • Will be available on-call to MST staff, as needed, for management of psychiatric crises requiring immediate intervention.
  • Will participate in the assessment of need for guardianship and, when indicated, complete paperwork required for pursuing guardianships for people served.
  • Attend staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
  • Train staff in the knowledge and skills basic to the treatment of severe and persistent mental illnesses.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s Degree in Nursing is required. MA license is required. ANA Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner is required. Experience in mental health setting is required, community mental health preferred. Bilingual in Spanish/English strongly preferred.

Schedule Mon – Fri
Hours 40
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Title Teen TEAM Clinician
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Chelsea, Child & Family Outpatient and Community Based Services, East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston
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The TEAM Clinician offers an opportunity to be trained and certified in an Evidence Based Practice while receiving supervision hours towards licensure. The TEAM Clinician provides substance abuse, community-based treatment to at-risk, underserved adolescents and young adults who have co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnosis.  The high need population of substance abusing youth and young adults is currently a funding priority Statewide and Nationally. This position provides an exclusive opportunity to deliver treatment for research to increase funding for these important interventions. Treatment is designed to be intensive and immediate (after placement or incarceration), and include family and loved ones to improve the individual’s ability to function in the home and in the community. The clinician works alongside a treatment team to promote positive social activity, positive peer relationships, improved relationship with family, while encouraging and supporting a sober environment and abstinence from illicit drugs and alcohol.

Master’s degree in a relevant field. MA License preferred. Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred. The TEAM Clinician will be trained and certified in CANS, GAIN, and A-CRA/ACC. Experience in providing home and community based intervention services preferred. Clinical competencies in serving LGBT youth.  Must have valid MA driver’s license and vehicle, as this is a community-based program.

Schedule TBD – May include some nights and/or weekends
Hours 40
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Title Recovery Coach
Categories Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, MA/East Boston, MA
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The Recovery Coach supports clients through stages of change and recovery. Because of his/her life experience with substance use and/ or other addictions, the recovery coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate. This is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery.  Recovery coaches also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which recoverees’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community-based  recovery-oriented systems of care.

  • Assist the treatment team to develop an individual action plan or support the recoveree in developing a wellness plan.
  • Implement, teach, assist and/ or coach persons served with their individual action plan or recoverees who have developed their own wellness plan to review their goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  • Interface with all collateral contacts working with the persons served or recoverees coached. (I.e. Probation Officers, individual therapists, and self-help sponsors).
  • Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist persons served with activities of daily living (i.e. identifying and attending self-help meetings, support with sponsorship). Provide recovery coaching when recoverees have indicated that preference and responded well to that approach.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school degree or GED and have work experience with adults diagnosed with substance use and or dependency.
  • Knowledge of the process of recovery
  • Principles and techniques of recovery coaching
  • This individual should have experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services.
Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Relief Staff: Residential Substance Abuse Setting
Categories East Boston, Healthcare, Mental Health Residential Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
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This position is responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders living in a residential setting through advocacy and teaching under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, or designated supervisor on an as needed basis.

1. Ensure the health and safety of the individuals at all times through a conscientious awareness of their activities and assistance as needed.
2. Assist in implementing and teaching ISP/PSTP goals and objectives, as well as agency requirements through the implementation of all protocols and communication systems.
3. Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication.
4. Participate in housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle.
5. Conduct self in a professional manner in all interactions with residents and co-workers.
6. Participate in monthly supervision with program coordinator.
7. Participate in monthly team meetings/trainings

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience Required: High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred. Six months experience working with individuals with substance use disorders. Must have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified after training provided by a maximum of three months. Driver’s license necessary.

Schedule as-needed
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Title Peer Support Specialist – Conexions
Categories East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston , MA
Job Information

Because of his/her life experience with substance use and/ or other addictions, the peer support specialist/ recovery coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate.This position supports clients through stages of change at Meridian House, Conexions IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), and Noddles Island Outpatient Program. This is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery. Provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which recoverees’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community-based  recovery-oriented systems of care.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and/or coach recoverees, based on their needs in recovery-oriented skills, activities of daily living, socialization, and community integration.
  • Assist the treatment team to develop an individual action plan or support the recoveree in developing a wellness plan.
  • Implement, teach, assist and/ or coach persons served with their individual action plan or recoverees who have developed their own wellness plan to review their goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  • Interface with all collateral contacts working with the persons served or recoverees coached. (I.e. Probation Officers, individual therapists, and self-help sponsors).
  • When appropriate, assist persons served in identifying and accessing sponsorship
  • Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of persons served and program.
  • When appropriate document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Participate in the provision of services to persons served by co-facilitating groups (in conjunction with professional staff) to provide support for increased stability in their lives through recovery and a better understanding of their symptoms of relapse as well as symptoms of mental illness.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist persons served with activities of daily living (i.e. identifying and attending self-help meetings, support with sponsorship). Provide recovery coaching when recoverees have indicated that preference and responded well to that approach.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school degree or GED, and have work experience with adults diagnosed with substance use and or dependency.
  • This individual should have experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services. PLEASE INCLUDE COVER LETTER WITH DESCRIPTION OF EXPERIENCE.
Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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