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 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 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 IOP&AIOP Internship – Fall 2017
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston , MA
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Our Intensive Outpatient and Adolescent Outpatient Program (IOP & AIOP) are looking for 1 intern (possibly more) to join our team starting in the Fall of 2017, assignment is located in East Boston, MA!

This Program is looking for 1st Year Graduate OR LADC Program students interested in substance use treatment with either Adults or Adolescents.

“Noddles Island is North Suffolk’s Addiction Services Department providing outpatient services to people of all ages who are struggling with addiction.  We specialize in treating a variety of addictions including alcohol, drugs including opioids, tobacco and gambling.  The treatment begins with an evaluation and our approaches include relapse prevention, education, motivational approaches to treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy and harm reduction.  Clients may participate in individual, group and family counseling, psycho-educational groups, addiction psychiatry, recovery training, relapse program, and drug screening.”

“Teen Conexions is an intensive outpatient treatment program for adolescents ages 13 to 18 with substance abuse issues. Our program focuses on group therapy as a means for young people to explore an understanding of substance abuse. The environment encourages young people to identify risks associated with substance abuse, develop healthy coping skills, and use their peers to support one another in recovery.”

Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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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 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 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 Clinical Manager
Categories East Boston, Substance Abuse Services
Location East Boston
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The Clinical Manager reports to the Director of Addiction and works in collaboration with the House Manager and Clinical Manger of Ambulatory Services.  Under the direction of the Department Director this position is responsible for the overall management of clinical matters including supervision, investigating client grievances, recommending programmatic changes, interfacing with other providers, utilization review/management, and providing direct services to clients.

 

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 or LMHC required.

A minimum of five (5) years providing clinical supervision in a substance abuse treatment setting

And two (2) years supervised substance abuse counseling experience.

 

Schedule:

Flexible with some weekends and evenings. Program operates 24/7

Schedule TBD
Hours TBD
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Title Outreach Worker
Categories Adult Outpatient, Day Treatment and Community Based Services, Substance Abuse Services
Location Roxbury, MA
Job Information

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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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 Recovery Coach
Categories Chelsea, East Boston, Healthcare, Substance Abuse Services
Location Chelsea, MA and East Boston, MA
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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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