Substance Abuse Services

Title Health and Wellness Support Specialist ($1,000 sign on bonus)
Categories Boston, Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Boston, Ma
Job Information

This rare career opportunity offered from one of New England’s most respected and progressive mental health services organizations provides the opportunity to work directly with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness and serious medical diagnoses in a dynamic, community based setting.

The Health and Wellness Support Specialist (HWSS) is supervised by experienced and licensed professionals, and is part of a multi-disciplinary team working with clients with the common goal of helping them to address health and wellness concerns and move forward in Recovery.  The HWSS carries a regular case load, providing general case management and care coordination as well as wellness education and skill development. They work alongside collaterals from area hospitals, the Department of Mental Health, community health care professionals and other North Suffolk programs. The HWSS uses a person-centered, strengths-based approach employing robust, evidence-based practices to uncover motivation while working with the client to cultivate positive growth.  Meeting individually with clients and employing techniques such as motivational interviewing, the HWSS works collaboratively with the client to assess needs and hopes while designing and implementing a highly personalized treatment plan to realize change. 

This position requires excellent verbal communication, writing, and organization skills and the ability to work independently in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged. This is a specialized position and the HWSS, in addition to regular duties, will provide consultation and training to other team members, clients and agency personnel on a variety of wellness related issues.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

* High School diploma or GED required 

* Health Educator, Wellness Coach, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian preferred

* Two years outreach experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness preferred

* Comparable experience considered

 

Schedule TBD
Hours 40
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Title Peer Facilitator
Categories Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location Boston, Ma
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Is a member of the Recovery Learning Center (RLC) community at the Hope Center for North Suffolk and the wider Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC). This position is designated for a person who is or has been a recipient of services for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.  The Peer Facilitator at the Hope Center reports to the Hope Center Director and is a contributing team member of the larger peer support specialist network at North Suffolk.

Job Requirements:

  • The peer facilitator may have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school diploma or GED
  •  Has work experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs
  • This individual should be a current or former recipient of mental health services who is in recovery. May have related training (e.g., cer­tified occupational therapy assistant, home health care aide) or work experience (e.g., teaching) and life experience
  • Must have completed an accredited  Peer Facilitator training program or be willing to complete one within the first six months of hire
  • Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person visits the Hope Center and who identifies as having a mental health and/or substance use disorder.
  • CPR/1st Aid Certification within three months of hire.

Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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Title Senior Substance Abuse Specialist ($1000 sign on bonus)
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Boston
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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.

 

Job 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 TBD
Hours 40
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Title Substance Abuse Specialist ($1000 Sign-on Bonus)
Categories Chelsea, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, Ma
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This rare career opportunity offered from one of New England’s most respected and progressive mental health services organizations provides the opportunity to work directly with dually diagnosed individuals in a dynamic, community based setting. The Substance Abuse Specialist (SAS) is supervised by experienced and licensed professionals, and is part of a multi-disciplinary team working with clients struggling with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse with the goal of helping them to realize their goals and move forward in Recovery.  The SAS  provides case management and care coordination involving  collaterals from area hospitals, the Department of Mental Health, court clinics, substance abuse treatment programs, (short term and long term addictions treatment programs), housing agencies, and other North Suffolk programs which will take the SAS into court room settings, psychiatric hospital settings, occasionally prison/jail settings, and other community based settings on an “as needed” basis.  The SAS uses a person-centered, strengths-based approach employing robust, evidence-based practices to uncover motivation while working with the client to cultivate positive growth.  Meeting individually with clients and employing techniques such as motivational interviewing, the SAS works collaboratively with the client to assess needs and hopes while designing and implementing a highly personalized treatment plan to realize change.  This position requires excellent verbal communication, writing, and organization skills and the ability to work independently in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged. This is a specialized position and the SAS, in addition to regular duties, will provide consultation and training to other team members, clients and agency personnel.

Job Requirements:

  • While a Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred, at a minimum, a High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required
  • Must have at least (2) years experience working with people with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must also have at least two years experience with substance abuse recovery/treatment
  • Must Valid  driver’s license
  • Must have MAP Certification through DPH, CPR/1st Aide within three months of hire (all training/certification provided).
Schedule Mon-Fri TBD
Hours 40
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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
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.
  • Spanish bilingual is required. Please state on resume/cover letter if bilingual.
Schedule Monday – Friday
Hours 40
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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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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 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
Job Information

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 Relief Staff: Residential Substance Abuse Setting
Categories East Boston, Healthcare, Mental Health Residential Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
Job Information

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 Recovery Coach
Categories Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, MA/East Boston, MA
Job Information

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 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
Job Information

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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