As an Addictions Specialist, you’ll lead the team in working with persons served to understand how substance use and potentially addictive behavior impacts the person’s health.  Your goal will be to help the team develop a plan to address the level of use and the impact of substance use and addictive behavior and the persons’ readiness for change.

The Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS) assists more than 450 adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness who have been referred by the Department of Mental Health. This is a clinical program based on the principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, person-centered planning, and the belief that recovery is possible. Persons served may live on their own, in group homes or in North Suffolk owned properties. Each person served works with an Integrated Team that includes licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, nurses, addiction specialists, peer specialists and community support specialists.

We are offering a $2,000 sign on bonus for this position.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Works collaboratively with Recovery Coaches to provide teaching and modeling to the teams on addressing substance use concerns.
  • Provides direct interventions and supports to persons.
  • Refers persons to community treatment and support programs.
  • Provides, as needed, individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services regarding addictions.
  • Is trained in evidence based practices including SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change model and Harm Reduction.
  • May provide functions of LPHA in the Integrated Team if person possesses LADC-1 licensure level.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures.
  • Carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, to people on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings.
  • Teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting people to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
  • Provide interventions to assigned persons in GLE settings

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC1) is preferred. LACC-II, CADC and CADC-II may suffice depending on overall experience.
  • Experience: Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors required.
  • Skills: A valid Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first five months of hire (training provided).

How You’ll Stand Out:

  • Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with psychiatric disorders preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

Employee Benefits:

  • Two Weeks’ Vacation per year (Three Weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • All Team Members have access to the following benefits:
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

A career with a cause:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders.

 

We are seeking Peer Support Specialist for our Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS)!

As a Peer Specialist for North Suffolk Mental Health, you’ll build supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning. The Peer Support Specialist position is designated for a person who has lived experience and wants to help guide others through the recovery process.

The ACCS Program uses clinical and evidence based practices to uncover motivation while working with people to establish meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery. Each individual in the program is assigned a primary clinician and works with an integrated team composed of licensed clinicians, peer/recovery specialists and others to meet their individual needs.  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.

We have full and par-time, positions available in Boston, East Boston and Chelsea. Please indicate preferred shift in application.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Support persons served through Life and Care transitions, including visiting a hospital or other restrictive setting in order to provide connection and transition planning.
  • Help clients establish goals to aid in their recovery
  • Educate non-peer staff about self-directed care and how to best support a person through risk and crisis situations.
  • Use peer-supported Evidence Based Practices including WRAP, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness exercises, Stages of Change, and others
  • Commit to becoming an Agent of Change through presenting regular trainings and periodic in-service trainings for non-peer staff
  • Provide support through self-disclosure of one’s own experiences and the tenets of Recovery to develop the skills for self-advocacy
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate skill-building, mutually supportive groups, and emphasize the importance of quality of life activities and community membership.
  • Actively participate in North Suffolk peer team membership through recovery events
  • Seek Continuing Education in the Peer Support field to ensure that best practices are upheld and that emerging evidence is incorporated into the work

What You’ll Need:

Education: Must possess or be willing/eligible to obtain one of the following Certifications within the first six months of employment:

  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
  • Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)
  • Family Partner

Experience: Must identify as having Lived Experience of a Mental Health Diagnosis, a Substance Use Addiction, Extreme States, or Trauma that has caused significant life disruption and possess a desire to share those experiences in a purposeful and intentional way to influence the mental health system and provide recovery oriented support to those in ACCS services.

Skills: Driver’s license preferred but not required.  Must be CPR/first aid certified within five months of hire (training provided).

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

A career with a cause

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders. Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides services through an integrated team led by clinical staff.  ACCS will provide clinical interventions and peer and family support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

NSMHA is seeking an Awake Overnight Counselor for Meridian House. This residential program is a 30 bed, co-ed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders within NSMHA. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing; this position is responsible for the safety and well being of consumers during overnight shifts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be awake and available to consumers during overnight shift until residents have left program, or until the morning staff person arrives.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep activities.
  • Perform security checks and document, on an hourly basis to ensure safety of residents and facility.
  • Write log notes at end of shift, noting any incidents, and maintain regular communication with other team members.
  • Perform weekly medication counts, medication audits and communicate with day staff the need to order refills.
  • Complete basic administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and word processing.
  • Monitor residents urine screening and supervise donations.
  • Perform all duties based on resident’s needs and schedule.
  • Monitor and ensure health and safety of residents.
  • Respond appropriately to residents and act as a role model.
  • Contribute to the efforts of the program in maintaining a high quality living environment, and to the overall quality of life for consumers.
  • Conduct and document routine fire drills and other fire prevention activities.
  • Answer telephone.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred.
  • One (1) year human services experience with similar population required.
  • Must have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified after training provided.
  • Driver’s license necessary.

This position coordinates the case navigation, participation and transition within a behavioral health/addictions treatment services structured intensive outpatient substance use program.  The Care Coordinator educates and supports individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders in their transition to living sustained recovery through the use of behavior modification and concrete support with accessing community resources.  The Care Coordinator is a community liaison with family, care providers, natural supports and recovery coaches.

What You’ll Do:

  • Coordinate referrals; communicate fully and effectively with referral sources.
  • Coordinate communication and timely information about participants’ program adherence to referral sources and collateral entities such as the courts, Department of Children and Families, etc.
  • Coordinate with collateral providers and community partners such as health care providers, outpatient behavioral health providers, recovery coaches, etc.
  • Track and monitor urine toxicology screens for all clients, alerting clinicians as appropriate to results, and maintaining any related databases.
  • Facilitate treatment groups with program participants under the supervision of the program manager.
  • Perform outreach and engagement activities with program participants, as needed.
  • Under the supervision of the manager, identify risk and behavioral crisis needs and bring to the attention of clinical staff as appropriate.
  • Meet individually with program participants as indicated to review treatment plans, address administrative or collateral communication needs, etc.
  • Maintain and update databases and spreadsheets to assist with tracking clinical information

 

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Expressive Therapies, or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 2 years post-degree experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting.
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Experience with individuals with substance use disorders required; length of experience contingent upon educational credentials.

Ready for a career with a cause? Eager to do something and make a true difference with your work?

Provide case management services in a structured residential substance abuse setting, through way of educating and supporting life skills to be able to transition and to sustain recovery in society. Located in East Boston, the Meridian House is a 30 bed, coed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over. Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and/or participate with residents, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.
  2. Assist the individual’s team to develop an IAP (Individualized Action Plan).
  3. Implement, teach, and assist individuals with IAP goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  4. Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication.
  5. Interface and liaison with external providers and resources, i.e. Courts, DCF, Recovery Coaches, outpatient therapist and prescribers etc.
  6. Assist and approve weekly activity logs for each resident assigned.
  7. Assist residents with benefits.
  8. Assist and Support assigned residents on budgeting.
  9. Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  10. Transport individuals in agency vehicle as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience Required: High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred.  One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred.  Experience with total communication systems preferred. CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Skills and Abilities: Valid Driver’s License required.


Provide case management services in a structured residential substance abuse setting, through way of educating and supporting life skills to be able to transition and to sustain recovery in society. Located in East Boston, the Meridian House is a 30 bed, coed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over. Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and/or participate with residents, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.
  2. Assist the individual’s team to develop an IAP (Individualized Action Plan).
  3. Implement, teach, and assist individuals with IAP goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  4. Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication.
  5. Interface and liaison with external providers and resources, i.e. Courts, DCF, Recovery Coaches, outpatient therapist and prescribers etc.
  6. Assist and approve weekly activity logs for each resident assigned.
  7. Assist residents with benefits.
  8. Assist and Support assigned residents on budgeting.
  9. Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  10. Transport individuals in agency vehicle as needed.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience Required: High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred.  One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred.  Experience with total communication systems preferred. CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Skills and Abilities: Valid Driver’s License required.

As an Addictions Specialist, you’ll lead the team in working with persons served to understand how substance use and potentially addictive behavior impacts the person’s health.  Your goal will be to help the team develop a plan to address the level of use and the impact of substance use and addictive behavior and the persons’ readiness for change.

The Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS) assists more than 450 adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness who have been referred by the Department of Mental Health. This is a clinical program based on the principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, person-centered planning, and the belief that recovery is possible. Persons served may live on their own, in group homes or in North Suffolk owned properties. Each person served works with an Integrated Team that includes licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, nurses, addiction specialists, peer specialists and community support specialists.

We are offering a $2,000 sign on bonus for this position.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Works collaboratively with Recovery Coaches to provide teaching and modeling to the teams on addressing substance use concerns.
  • Provides direct interventions and supports to persons.
  • Refers persons to community treatment and support programs.
  • Provides, as needed, individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services regarding addictions.
  • Is trained in evidence based practices including SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change model and Harm Reduction.
  • May provide functions of LPHA in the Integrated Team if person possesses LADC-1 licensure level.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures.
  • Carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, to people on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings.
  • Teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting people to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
  • Provide interventions to assigned persons in GLE settings

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC1) is preferred. LACC-II, CADC and CADC-II may suffice depending on overall experience.
  • Experience: Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors required.
  • Skills: A valid Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first five months of hire (training provided).

How You’ll Stand Out:

  • Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with psychiatric disorders preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

Employee Benefits:

  • Two Weeks’ Vacation per year (Three Weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • All Team Members have access to the following benefits:
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

A career with a cause:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders.

As the Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, you’ll lead the team in working with persons served to understand how substance use and potentially addictive behavior impacts the person’s health.  Your goal will be to help the team develop a plan to address the level of use and the impact of substance use and addictive behavior and the persons’ readiness for change.

The Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS) assists more than 450 adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness who have been referred by the Department of Mental Health. This is a clinical program based on the principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, person-centered planning, and the belief that recovery is possible. Persons served may live on their own, in group homes or in North Suffolk owned properties. Each person served works with an Integrated Team that includes licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, nurses, addiction specialists, peer specialists and community support specialists.

We are offering a $2,000 sign on bonus for this position.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Works collaboratively with Recovery Coaches to provide teaching and modeling to the teams on addressing substance use concerns.
  • Provides direct interventions and supports to persons.
  • Refers persons to community treatment and support programs.
  • Provides, as needed, individual, group, and family counseling and psychoeducational services regarding addictions.
  • Is trained in evidence based practices including SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change model and Harm Reduction.
  • May provide functions of LPHA in the Integrated Team if person possesses LADC-1 licensure level.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures.
  • Carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, to people on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings.
  • Teach behavioral symptom-management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced by medication and to promote personal growth and development by assisting people to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses.
  • Provide interventions to assigned persons in GLE settings

What You’ll Need:

  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LADC1) is preferred. LACC-II, CADC and CADC-II may suffice depending on overall experience.
  • Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors required.
  • A valid Driver’s license.
  • Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire.

How You’ll Stand Out:

  • Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with psychiatric disorders preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

Employee Benefits:

  • Two Weeks’ Vacation per year (Three Weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • All Team Members have access to the following benefits:
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

A career with a cause:

Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders.

Are you active in your community? Familiar with substance abuse and mental health? Ready to use your skills and knowledge to give others a helping hand? NSMHA is looking for outgoing, friendly community coordinators to provide case management services to individuals with substance use disorders. These services consist of outreach activities, eligibility determination, service plan development, service coordination, individual counseling, group facilitation, resource development and client advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • In collaboration with the Program Manager and Director of Diversionary Addiction Services participates in comprehensive assessment.
  • Prepare and maintain client documentation including: MIS and ASI, treatment service plans, progress and follow-up contacts notes, and discharges.
  • Select the appropriate service resources to support client’s recovery.
  • Oversees the peer activities.
  • Provide and/or assist with transportation for clients to detox, rehab, and other support programs.
  • Consult on cases with probation officers, DSS, attorneys, and other provider agencies.
  • Advocate for clients in court, before the parole board and at other agency hearings.
  • Effectively intervene and mediate crisis situations and circumstances.
  • Provide individual counseling and facilitate support groups.
  • Compose letters and other correspondence as requested by clients, courts and/or other agencies.
  • Assist in organizing support and attend STEP’s funding activities, and act as a liaison for STEP with other service providers, criminal justice system and the community at large.
  • Provide outreach services to neighborhood residents and the community at large.
  • Assist in maintaining the Agency’s security and housekeeping activities, and perform any additional tasks that help support the smooth operation of the counseling/case management team and the agency at large.
  • Coordinate the work schedules of the direct service staff.
  • Prepare and coordinate the celebration activities including anniversary medallion presentations.
  • Distribute mail to staff from incarcerated individuals seeking support.
  • Ensure that on-site Fellowship meetings have appropriate coverage.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human or Social Services or a minimum of a high school diploma

Experience: One year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of: addiction as a disease, individual recovery counseling and group facilitation. Knowledge of metal health and substance abuse services

Skills: A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and vehicle required