North Suffolk is looking for Case Managers to join our Residential Addictions Services team!  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.

What you’ll do:

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

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED required
  • ExperienceBachelor’s in related field preferred.  One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred.  Experience with total communication systems preferred.
  • Skills and Abilities: Valid Mass Driver’s License required.  CPR/first aide certified or ability to become certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

Employee Benefits:
• 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

North Suffolk is looking for Residential Counselors for our substance abuse/addiction recovery residences. As a Residential Counselor, you will help individuals in their recovery and provide direct care to individuals living in a residential setting. The Residential Counselor is responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of residents and works to help individuals with managing the milieu, skill-building, medication administration, risk management and other areas based on the needs of a therapeutic community treatment setting.

Positions available in our Meridian House program, located in East Boston, as well as our newly opening River House program that will be opening in Chelsea.

What you’ll do:

  • Supervise and/or participate with individuals, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.
  • Assist the individual’s team to develop the treatment plan.
  • Implement, teach and assist individuals with treatment plan goals and objective on a consistent basis.
  • Document and maintain all individual records related to the treatment plan process.
  • Interface and liaison with Program Case Manager.
  • Assist individuals in scheduling routine and preventative medical appointments, obtain and disseminate all reports to appropriate team members.
  • Inventory or assist individuals in inventorying possessions, seasonal clothing and personal supplies on a regular basis.
  • Carry an individual counseling and group counseling caseload.
  • Participate in weekly clinical team meetings
  • Complete psychosocial evaluations for caseload
  • Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  • Transport individuals in agency vehicle as necessary.

What you’ll need:

  • EducationHigh school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field or CADAC preferred.
  • Experience:  One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred.  Experience with total communication systems preferred.
  • Skills and Abilities: Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License required.  CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire. (training provided)

Employee 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

NSMHA is seeking Awake Overnight Counselors for our two Substance Abuse/Addictions Residential Programs – Meridian House, located in East Boston, and our new program River House located in Chelsea.  These programs provide 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.

What you’ll do:

  • Be awake and available to consumers during overnight shift.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep activities.
  • Perform hourly security checks.
  • 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 answering phone for program, 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.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred.
  • Experience:  One (1) year human services experience with similar population required.
  • Skills:  Mass Driver’s license required.  MAP, First Aid and CPR certification, or ability to become certified within 5 months of hire required (training provided)

Employee Benefits:
• 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

As a Relief Worker, you would be responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals living in our Addictions Residential Programs.  These programs are 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.  Programs located in East Boston and Chelsea.

The Relief Worker is a per diem position.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure the health & safety of the individuals at all times through a conscientious awareness of their activities & assist as needed.
  • Assist in implementing, teaching, and assisting individuals with IAP goals and objectives.
  • Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication.
  • Assist and approve weekly activity logs for each resident assigned.
  • Assist residents with benefits.
  • Assist and Support assigned residents on budgeting.
  • Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  • Transport individuals in agency vehicle as needed.

Requirements:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s in a related field preferred.
  • Experience: Six months experience working with individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Skills: Mass Driver’s License required. Must have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified within five months of hire (training provided)

NSMHA is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our new program -Recovery on the Harbor.  The Volunteer Coordinator engages peers in activities that support the agency’s goals and values.   You will coordinate the activities and schedules of members and volunteers to ensure effective program implementation.  This position is 40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required.

What you’ll do:

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

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High school diploma or GED and one year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent.
  • Experience:  Knowledge and understanding of addiction as a disease and recovery is highly preferred.  Recovery Coach Academy preferred. Knowledge of substance use disorders and recovery especially in outreach, engagement and community building.
  • Skills:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use data file systems.  Preferred knowledge of social media.

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
  • Pet Insurance
  • 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 State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

NSMHA is looking for an Outreach Coordinator to join our new program, Recovery on the Harbor.  The Outreach Coordinator assists the Volunteer Coordinator with the trainings of volunteers and new members and working on community initiatives and outreach activities to ensure effective program implementation.  Position is 40 hours per week, some evening and weekends required.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage in the peer to peer participatory process and support Center’s staff in implementation of this process.
  • Coordinate peer involvement in community events.
  • Assist with data collection and support evaluation process.
  • Assist in the review of analysis to determine outreach program effectiveness
  • Assist in the development of educational materials and marketing of events.
  • Participate in distribution of information i.e. brochures, event announcements etc…
  • Assist with cataloging ,tracking and linking members to resources in and around the community.
  • Coordinate the ordering of materials and supplies
  • Attend and participate in applicable external meetings and trainings.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High school diploma or GED and one year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent.
  • Experience:  Knowledge and understanding of addiction as a disease and recovery is highly preferred.  Recovery coach Academy preferred.  Familiarity with local recovery community and local businesses.
  • Skills:  Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and data filing systems.

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
  • Pet Insurance
  • 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 State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

NSMHA is looking for a Clinical Coordinator to join our team!  The residential Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of clinical matters including supervision, investigating client grievances, recommending programmatic changes, interfacing with other providers, utilization review of medical records, and providing direct services to clients for our Meridian House residential program.  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.

What you’ll do:

  • Coordinate with Intake Coordinator to approve appropriate clinical placement ensuring ASAM criteria is met upon admission
  • Complete Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Action Plan upon admission
  • Coordinate with prescribers, Manager of Rapid Access, Central Triage Team and Outpatient Clinical Team to ensure comprehensive and coordinated clinical services
  • Provide appropriate supervision and support to case managers and counselors
  • Coordinate and monitor care received by all residents to assure appropriate direct care, case management, continuity of care, and transitional services are provided.
  • Maintain quality of care according to standards and procedures outlined in DPH regulations and other contractual obligations.
  • Attend committees as required or assigned by the Director.
  • Assist in the development of a training schedule for the staff and train staff regarding clinical procedures.
  • Provides clinical consultation to staff and community.
  • Provides rotational after hours on-call coverage.
  • Participates in planning, redesign, and development of program as required to meet the needs of the community, NSMHA Board, or funding source requirements.
  • Represents NSMHA to outside agencies.
  • Provides direct clinical services to the residents of Meridian House as needed.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  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.
  • Experience:  A minimum of three years providing clinical  work in a substance abuse treatment setting.
  • Skills/Certifications:  LICSW or LMHC preferred.

Employee Benefits:
• 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

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.

The Peer Facilitator 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.

This position is a part-time, per diem position of approximately 10 hours per week.

Expectations of the role:

  • Collaborate and participate in schedule development and on-going revision of activities and schedules.
  • Organize, lead, and co-facilitate groups to engage community members, as well as individual and group activities that promote social experiences, increase community connection, and provide opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback and support from a peer-inclusive environment.
  • Promote one’s own knowledge and the education of the Hope Center community about the emerging recovery movement
  • Emphasize and support self-determination for all community members
  • Facilitate and maintain data collection as defined by North Suffolk and Boston Medical Center, in order to insure accurate information about the community and to support any Department of Mental Health reporting guidelines.
  • Participate in and promote the organization, cleanliness, and overall welcoming environment of the Hope Center.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences preferred
Experience: 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.
Skills: 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 (training provided).

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 looking for an LICSW or LMHC to work in our East Boston outpatient clinic providing a broad range of clinical services for our clients.

Responsibilities include formulating independent diagnosis and treatment, evaluation and crisis intervention, participation in treatment team, clinical, and staff meetings, and other clinical duties.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Skills:  Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling required.  Valid independent clinical license (LICSW/LMHC) required.
  • Experience:  Bilingual/Bicultural/Culturally Competent (Spanish) preferred but not required.

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