We are currently offering a $3,000 sign on bonus for this position.

As a Outreach Specialist  for our ACCS team you will participate in the engagement, assessment, and treatment planning process as well as work with a dedicated team of staff to provide interventions to address needs and goals of the persons served. This position provides direct services to people in community and group living environment settings in the areas of housing, risk mitigation, transportation, skill-building, money management, medication administration and other areas based on the person centered treatment plan.

Expectations of the Role:
• Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness and live a self-directed life.
• Gather information about community agencies to assist in the provision of services.
• Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help people socialize.
• Organize and lead individual and group social and recreational activities.
• Carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan, through the provision of direct support and rehabilitation services to people on an individual, group, and family basis (in conjunction with professional staff) in the office and in community settings.
• Collaborate with Housing Coordinators to help each person in finding a safe and affordable place to live – apartment hunting, finding a roommate, landlord negotiations, cleaning, furnishing and decorating
• Participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol.

What you’ll need:
Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred
Experience: In lieu of college degree, at least one year experience with population that has severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder
Skills: Must be MAP and CPR/First Aid certified within five months of hire (training provided) Massachusetts Drivers License required

Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Additional skills:
American Sign Language fluent applicants encouraged to apply

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

NSMHA is looking for a Services over Sentences (SOS) Recovery Coach to join the team! The SOS Recovery Coach is a person who is grounded in peer-assisted recovery. Because of his/her life experience with substance use and/ or other addictions, the recovery coach provides expertise that clinical training cannot replicate.  Recovery coaches report to Director of Recovery Support Services and are fully integrated team members who provide psycho-educational groups and recovery coaching for Suffolk County District Attorney’s Services over Sentences (SOS) initiative. Recovery Coaches also provide essential expertise and consultation to the District Attorney’s office and trial court staff 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.

Three positions are available.

What You’ll Do:

  • Supervise and/or coach recoverees, based on their needs in recovery-oriented skills, activities of daily living, socialization, and community integration.
  • Assist the Suffolk County DA’s Office with interventions to engage high risk high need individuals presenting in court with substance use disorder.
  • Assist the treatment team to develop an individual action plan or support the recoveree in developing a wellness plan.
  • Implement, teach, assist and/ or coach persons served with their individual action plan or recoverees who have developed their own wellness plan to review their goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  • Interface with all collateral contacts working with the persons served or recoverees coached. (I.e. Probation Officers, individual therapists, and treatment providers).
  • When appropriate, assist persons served in identifying and accessing resources in the community and assist with removing barriers
  • Develop and enhance peer driven educational services.
  • Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning or wellness planning review meetings.
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of persons served and program.
  • When appropriate document progress to maintain a permanent record of recoveree activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Participate in the provision of services to persons served by co-facilitating groups (in conjunction with professional staff) to provide support for increased stability in their lives through recovery and a better understanding of their symptoms of relapse as well as symptoms of mental illness.
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist persons served with activities of daily living (i.e. identifying and attending self-help meetings, support with sponsorship).
  • Provide recovery coaching when recoverees have indicated that preference and responded well to that approach.

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school degree, or GED. A certificate from the Recovery Coach Academy required, CARC preferred.
  • Experience: Previous work experience with adults diagnosed with substance abuse and or dependency. Should have experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching and other related human services.
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 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)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

This position is a temporary Fee for Service and salary is negotiable. Schedule is also flexible based on the number of hours needed for each of the 2 supervisees.

The BCBA Supervisor position serves as the educational supervisor for the Clinical Manager and Clinical Assistant within the clinical team. These 2 staff have completed and are in the process of completing their Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The BCBA Supervisor provides consultative and direct instructional behavioral services to the supervisees. The Supervisees, who make up the Clinical Team of NSMHA, are responsible for conducting assessments as needed, generating behavior support plans, graphing and analyzing behavior data and ensuring the effective implementation of all residential based treatment programs for all clients on their caseload. The role of the BCBA Supervisor is to ensure sufficient supervision of all BCBA candidates with whom they work as per BACB guidelines.

What you’ll do:

  • Supervise interdisciplinary team on all behavioral plans within context of Positive Behavioral Supports.
  • Supervise Clinical Coordinators/ Behavioral Specialist in DDS, ensuring that regular individual supervision takes place and ensuring that the quality of their work upholds the mission of North Suffolk’s commitment to quality for all persons served.
  • Develop and Oversee behavior plans; assess individuals, collect data, and write structured behavior plans in conjunction with other support team members.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision on the implementation of behavior plan.
  • Design and implement behavior strategies for individuals as an intervention ahead of the official formation of a behavior plan and act as a resource to staff through the provision of in-service trainings and as needed consultation.
  • Involve individuals and support staff in the development of behavior plans, train staff in their implementation and documentation.  Work with individuals and staff to ensure that plans are working, revised or terminated.

What you’ll need:

Education: High School Diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred. BCBA  Supervisory certification required.

Experience: Two years’ of related direct experience. Thorough knowledge of ABA practice, Positive Behavior Supports and their role in working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Open virtual interviews for our Residential programs every Thursday from 11am to 2pm. Interviewing candidates interested in any residential position including Direct care, Residential counselors, Overnight staff and C.N.A. To register, email gethired@northsuffolk.org inquiring an interview with your resume attached.

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus for full time direct care positions!

 

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).

Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

As a Residential Relief Counselor, you will provide direct care to consumers with psychiatric or persistent mental illness in a residential setting. In your role, you will work with consumers, their families, and their Recover Support Team to help improve their lives through building confidence, independence, and quality of life. Relief Staff have the ability to set your own schedule based on your preference and availability, along with the freedom to work in many settings and locations. You can work as many as 40 hours per week. Relief is an excellent, and flexible, entry-level opportunity for students, or those with varying schedules, seeking to start a career in the Human Services field.

Salary: $14.50-$15 per hour

Locations are Burlington, Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, Saugus, Waltham, West Roxbury and Winthrop

Expectations of the Role:
• Administer medication according to the Medication Administration Plan (MAP)
• Schedule or assist consumers in scheduling routine and preventative medical appointments
• Assist consumers with daily living activities, self-help skills, and socialization
• Participate in housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle.
• Comply with mandatory staffing ratio of the program at all times.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
Experience: One to two years human services experience with similar population preferred
Skills: Valid Massachusetts driver’s license preferred; Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five continuous months of employment/date of hire (training provided)

Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus for full time residential positions!

As a Residential Support Counselor, you will provide direct care to individuals living in a residential setting. The RSS will help individuals with daily living skills, transportation, skill-building, money management, medication administration, risk mitigation and other areas based on the person centered treatment plan. Services are provided based on Recovery tenets and are aimed to promote overall health and well-being of persons served. This is a great opportunity to build a career in Human Services and join an organization with room for growth!

Full and part-time positions available in Chelsea, East Boston, Revere and downtown Boston.

Salary range: $15.50-$18.00 per hour, depending on program placement.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management and develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness to help them live a self-directed life.
  • Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
  • Arrange and transport residents to appointments or daily outings.
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as answering phones or filling out paperwork.
  • Assist with household tasks such as cooking and cleaning
  • Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help people socialize to socialize and become more involved in their community

What you’ll need:

  • Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required. Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred.
  • Experience: In lieu of college degree, at least one year experience with population that has severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder.
  • Skills: Must have valid driver’s license. Must be MAP certified within five months of hire and complete CPR/First Aide within orientation period (all training/certification provided).
  • Additional skills: ASL fluency a plus
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

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.

We are currently offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for this position.

Our Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) program is seeking for full time Clinical Coordinators. Salary range is $57,000-$60,000 per year with additional $5,000 for Spanish speakers.

Role highlights:

  • Clinical Supervision by an approved, Licensed supervisor is included
  • You will get experience providing clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary staff
  • Work with a multidisciplinary and diverse team
  • Gain skills to work with a diverse client population
  • Acquire hours towards licensure: Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Extensive trainings in Evidence Based Practices
  • Opportunity to work with an underserved population
  • Learn to collaborate with various systems and providers (DMH, outpatient, hospital systems)
  • Internal opportunities for growth

Expectations of the role:

  • Provides team leadership and guidance to direct care staff.
  • Collaborating with outpatient clinic providers and care coordination entities.
  • Identifying the skills, a client needs to live independently (cooking, paying bills, cleaning).
  • Setting life goals in school, work, health, and relationships.
  • Teaching strategies for symptom management.
  • Engaging with family to assist them in supporting the client as they develop those skills.
  • Organize and lead individual and group social activities that structure each person’s time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Licensure: Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) designation that is recognized under Massachusetts law is required. Following degrees meet the criteria:
    MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC and LMHC eligible degrees, LADC 1, RN, Licensed Occupational Therapist. Unlicensed MSW graduates welcome to apply under Pathway program.
  • Experience: Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and serious mental health issues and/or substance use disorders preferred.  Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
  • Skills: Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire (training provided)
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

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

*North Suffolk is a qualifying agency for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

We are currently offering a $3,000 sign on bonus for this position.

The Housing Coordinator reports to the Program Director and as a member of the Integrated Team, participates in engagement, assessment and treatment planning and in particular, helps persons to secure and maintain independent housing. This person has expertise in the housing and subsidy process and is a key player in the goal of facilitating movement into permanent independent housing.

Expectations of the role:

  • Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness and live a self-directed life.
  • Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
  • Provide direct care services in timely and flexible ways.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
  • Work side by side with persons and Team staff to apply for housing subsidies and decent affordable housing.
  • Is an “expert” in the area of housing and serves as a resource, providing training and consultation for Team staff.
  • Facilitates informed decision-making by educating persons about laws and regulations that affect their housing status and subsidies.
  • Assists in teaching skill building techniques that help move a person on to the most independent setting or level of care.
  • Attends housing meetings convened by the DMH Metro Boston Housing Coordinator
  • Acts as liaison with DMH, staff, family members, advocates, and local, state, and federal housing staff and programs as needed.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures
  • All other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

What you’ll need:

Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred.

Experience: Experience in managing affordable housing and/or housing support experience required. Knowledge of state and federal housing subsidy processes and DHCD and DND protocols

Skills: Must have Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire (training provided).

Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination

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)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

 

As an Substance Abuse 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.

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)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).

Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

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