Substance Abuse Services

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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Title Peer Facilitator
Categories Boston, Community Based Flexible Support Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Boston, Ma
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This career opportunity offered by one of New England’s most respected and progressive mental health services organizations provides the chance to work directly with people 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 Peer Support Specialist – Conexions
Categories East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston , MA
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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.   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. Peer support specialists/ recovery coaches report to a clinical manager and are fully integrated team members who provide psycho-educational groups and recovery coaching.  Peer Support Specialists/ 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.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and/or coach recoverees, based on their needs in recovery-oriented skills, activities of daily living, socialization, and community integration.
  2. Assist the treatment team to develop an individual action plan or support the recoveree in developing a wellness plan.
  3. 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.
  4. Interface with all collateral contacts working with the persons served or recoverees coached. (I.e. Probation Officers, individual therapists, and self-help sponsors).
  5. When appropriate, assist persons served in identifying and accessing sponsorship
  6. Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
  7. Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  8. Attend all required trainings within prescribed timelines.
  9. Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning or wellness planning review meetings.
  10. Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of persons served and program.
  11. When appropriate document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

The peer support specialist/ recovery coach may have a 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.

Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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Title Residential Counselor- SA
Categories East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
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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 Substance Abuse Specialist
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.

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

Schedule Mon-Fri TBD
Hours 40
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Title Volunteer Coordinator
Categories Boston, Substance Abuse Services, West Roxbury
Location Roxbury, MA
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Job Summary: 

Reports to Program Manager.  Engages peers in activities that support the agency’s goals and values.   Coordinate the activities and schedules of members and volunteers to ensure effective program implementation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Recruit volunteers and create linkages.
  2. Perform the initial screening process for all volunteers.
  3. Facilitate the orientation of peer members and volunteers and establish a schedule of participation.
  4. Assist in the training of peers to become facilitators of peer groups.
  5. Meet regularly with volunteers to update them about opportunities and resources.
  6. Develop and maintain a up-to-date volunteer database and tracking system.
  7. Conduct a variety of activities that meet the diverse interests and needs of the recovery community

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Ability to interact effectively with peers, their families, visitors, and other staff.
  2. Good telephone skills
  3. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  4. Ability to interface with small or large groups.
  5. Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  6. Proficiency in MS Word and ability to use a data file system.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED and one year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of: addiction as a disease and recovery is highly preferred.

Schedule Mon-Wend, Fri-Sat
Hours TBD
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Title Recovery Coach
Categories Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, MA and East Boston, MA
Job Information

Staff is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery.  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. Senior Recovery Coach reports to the ATR/Recovery Coach Coordinator under the supervision of the Director of Addictions. Senior Recovery coach is an integrated team leader of Meridian House, Intensive Outpatient Program, Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, Teen Team and Nimsa outpatient Rapid Access. This position provides 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. This positon provides peer support and supervision to the recovery coach team.

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. Senior Recovery Coach must have attended and completed Recovery Coach Certification Program. 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 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 Psychiatric Nurse Manager
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, East Boston, Healthcare, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
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The Psychiatric Nurse Manager is responsible monitoring and overseeing the physical health needs of the persons served in the Conexions Day and Evening Treatment and Substance Abuse Services Teams (including the Evening Intensive Outpatient Programs, Suboxone and Meridian House).    The Psychiatric Nurse Manager brings nursing leadership to these teams and by assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to and liaisons with community physicians or emergency departments; and coordinating with the Director of Nursing where appropriate.   The person in the position also provides direct care to persons served within a milieu in a community setting, in both group and individual settings, as an integral part of the program’s multi-disciplinary team.  Design, implement and facilitate educational, therapeutic, and/or social rehabilitative groups focused on various aspects of health and wellness with persons served in the day treatment program under the direction of the Program Manager and in cooperation with the treatment team

The psychiatric nurse manager may have a master’s, bachelor’s or associate degree in nursing, must be licensed as a registered nurse, and should have at least one year of work experience in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric setting. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services. Must have ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe, persistent mental illness and have respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment. Must have a valid driver’s license

Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri; some evenings required
Hours 25
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Title Program Clinician – Diversionary Program
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston, MA
Job Information

Reports to the Coordinator of IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) and Coordinator of AIOP (Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program) under the supervision of the Director of Addiction Services.  This hybrid position is responsible for providing direct behavioral health services to consumers as an integral part of the program’s multidisciplinary team.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A Master’s degree in an applicable field required.

Experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting.

Full license/certification preferred or as required for core staffing complement.

Two years experience working with SUD preferred.

Driver’s license required.

 

Schedule Mon – Fri, Some Evenings
Hours 40
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Title Outreach Worker
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Roxbury, MA
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The Outreach Worker at STEP Rox assists the Volunteer Coordinator with the training of volunteers and new members in community initiatives and outreach activities to ensure effective program implementation.  The Outreach Worker requires a willingness to understand the participatory process of the STEP Rox program and support Center staff to implement.  Helps coordinate peer involvement in community events.  Assists with data collection and support evaluation process.  Assists in the review and analysis of outreach program effectiveness.  Assists in the development of educational materials and marketing of events.  Participates in distribution of information (i.e. brochures, event announcements etc.).  Coordinates the ordering of materials and supplies.

This position requires a knowledge of substance use disorders and recovery especially in outreach, engagement and community building, as well as familiarity with local recovery community and local business.  Must have valid Massachusetts drivers license and proficiency in Microsoft Office/data file systems.

Multiple positions available

Hours 40 hours/week
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