As a Community Support Specialist 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.
Services are provided based on Recovery tenets and are aimed to promote overall health and well-being of persons served.
Multiple positions available in Chelsea and Boston. Please indicate preference in application.

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.
• Experience in coordinating collaborative care within teams
• 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
• Ensure that people have adequate financial support
• Participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol.
• Help each person to access reliable transportation

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

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

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 Outreach Workers to join our team!  The Outreach Worker provides intensive case management services to adults and children with mental health and substance abuse issues who are considered to be at risk in the community. Services may include coordination of treatment, outreach and advocacy, assistance with basic needs, skill building and facilitating linkage to other community based and natural support systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients, providing contact and support.
  • Act as a liaison between service providers, community and the client while providing comprehensive initial assessment of need areas for all clients referred.
  • Conduct risk assessment with each client and formulate a crisis plan.
  • Assist individuals in scheduling and attending medical appointments, as well as accessing outpatient mental health treatment.
  • Assist individuals with official correspondence pertaining to insurance eligibility, social security and other entitlement programs
  • Help the client identify and access appropriate resources to support the client’s recovery.

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field or anticipated graduation date within one semester.
  • Experience: Previous outreach experience with populations with mental illness and/or substance abuse strongly preferred.
  • Skills: Must possess a valid Mass driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Please note bilingual ability on resume.

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

NSHMA is looking for a Clinician to join the In-Home Therapy team!  Are you looking for a job where you can make a true difference in the lives of children and their families while growing your own skills and career? Join the  team as a clinician and grow your career and skills. The Child and Family In-Home Therapy Clinician provides intensive family therapy by working with a child and family to treat the child’s challenging behaviors, mental health needs, and to help the family with supporting and caring for the child. Interventions are designed to enhance and improve the family’s capacity to improve the youth’s functioning in the home and community and may prevent the need for the youth’s admission to an inpatient hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facility or other treatment setting.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify and utilize community resources to help develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s).
  • Review and develop risk management plans and implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques.
  • Complete written comprehensive home-based, psychosocial behavioral health assessment in the youth’s home or community.
  • Monitor progress and attainment of treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Work with the entire family to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques in order to enhance problem-solving, limit-setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, build skills to strengthen the family, advance therapeutic goals, or improve ineffective patterns of interaction.

What you’ll need:

  • Experience: Experience in providing home and community based intervention services preferred.
  • Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field required (Family Therapy, psychology, social work or similar mental health field preferred). LCSW, LICSW, LMHC preferred.
  • Skills: Must have or be able to acquire Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification. Must have valid Mass Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation in order to provide services in the community.

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/Opportunities to earn CEUs

Looking for an opportunity where you can make a real difference while growing your own career and skills? NSMHA is looking for a Therapeutic Training and Support Worker to help local youth and families. The In-Home Therapy team works together to help a child and family treat the child’s challenging behaviors and mental health needs, and help the family with supporting and caring for the child. The Therapeutic Training & Support Worker helps implement the therapeutic objectives of the treatment plan designed to address a youth’s mental health, behavioral and emotional needs. This might include teaching the youth to understand, direct, interpret, manage, and develop self control of feelings as well as emotional responses to situations. This position also assists the family with addressing the youth’s emotional and mental health needs.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the development of a youth-and family-centered treatment plan.
  • Support the review/development of a risk management/safety plan in collaboration with the youth and caregiver.
  • Provide support, referral and linkage to appropriate services along the continuum of care.
  • Provide phone contact and support to the youth and family as indicated.
  • Work with families to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques to: enhance problem-solving, limit-setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, build skills to strengthen the family, advance therapeutic goals, or improve ineffective patterns of interaction.
  • Identify and utilize community resources; develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.
  • Support families in developing and maintaining natural supports for the youth and parent caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.
  • Provide phone and face-to-face coordination with entities that may impact the youth’s treatment plan.
  • Provide coaching to youth and family in support of decision-making in both crisis and non-crisis situation.
  • Provide skills training for youth and parent/caregiver(s).
  • When requested by the family, will also accompany the family to meetings about the youth’s behavioral health treatment needs in schools, day care, foster homes, and other community-based locations.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; OR
    • Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with the target population; OR
    • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth
  • Skills: You must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to work in community and in-home settings.

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 looking for a Care Coordinator to join our team!  Be proud of what you do! Develop your clinical skills in a supportive team environment, and gain experience that you will use for the rest of your career.

Our goal is to ensure that children with behavioral/emotional needs, and their families, become independent within their own communities. The Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) position is not only about coordination, it is also assessing and identifying the underlying needs of the youth through regular contact with the family in order to make a direct positive impact in their lives using the Wraparound Service Model. We support families to recognize small areas of progress that builds into major changes. For each family that you work with, you will not only be the key contact for the youth’s providers, you will also be creating an individualized roadmap that guides uniform treatment among the team. As the contact, you will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams such as PCP, school, DCF, Outpatient therapists and other mental health and/or medical providers.

This ICC position is a unique opportunity to network, develop community connections, and get exposure to diverse mental health, medical, and educational systems. If your passion lies in making small changes that will create a big impact, we want to talk to you!

What You’ll Do:

  • Gather information for the completion of strengths based comprehensive home-based assessments.
  • Support with the identification and development of natural supports within the family’s network
  • Facilitate regular Care Planning Team meetings
  • Develop a youth and family centered Individual Care Plan (ICP) that supports the achievement of goals identified with the family’s voice and choice in conjunction with the care providers, natural supports and other identified team members.
  • Maintain regular contact with the youth, family and other providers in the youth’s life by phone, community meetings or home visits to ensure implementation of the ICP.
  • Provide education, advocacy and support to youth and families navigating through any of the child/family-serving systems
  • Identify and connect youth and families to additional supports and services in the community through referral and coordination of care
  • Develop a risk management/safety plan and provide as needed crisis support, as well as coordination with the Mobile Crisis Intervention team.

What You Need:

  • Education: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in relevant mental health field required (including but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc.)
  • Skills: Must have or be able to acquire Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification within first month of employment. Must have Driver’s License and reliable automobile. Ideal candidate must thrive in fast paced work environments; have strong attention to detail, and demonstrate strong organization and multitasking skills.
  • Experience: Familiarity with child & youth serving programs preferred.  Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply! We offer a 12% language differential pay! Please note language skills on your resume.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Continual Professional Development encouraged!
    • LICSW and/or LMHC supervisory hours available
    • Education Reimbursement/Access to CEUs
    • Weekly individual and group supervision and monthly full staff trainings provided
  • Paid Time Off
    • Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service)
    • 12 Sick Days per year
    • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • We offer a 12% language differential pay! Please note language skills on your resume.
  • 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
  • Pet Insurance
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Access to Credit Union Banking

NSMHA is looking for a Care Coordinator to join our team!  Be proud of what you do! Develop your clinical skills in a supportive team environment, and gain experience that you will use for the rest of your career.

Our goal is to ensure that children with behavioral/emotional needs, and their families, become independent within their own communities. The Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) position is not only about coordination, it is also assessing and identifying the underlying needs of the youth through regular contact with the family in order to make a direct positive impact in their lives using the Wraparound Service Model. We support families to recognize small areas of progress that builds into major changes. For each family that you work with, you will not only be the key contact for the youth’s providers, you will also be creating an individualized roadmap that guides uniform treatment among the team. As the contact, you will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams such as PCP, school, DCF, Outpatient therapists and other mental health and/or medical providers.

This ICC position is a unique opportunity to network, develop community connections, and get exposure to diverse mental health, medical, and educational systems. If your passion lies in making small changes that will create a big impact, we want to talk to you!

What You’ll Do:

  • Gather information for the completion of strengths based comprehensive home-based assessments.
  • Support with the identification and development of natural supports within the family’s network
  • Facilitate regular Care Planning Team meetings
  • Develop a youth and family centered Individual Care Plan (ICP) that supports the achievement of goals identified with the family’s voice and choice in conjunction with the care providers, natural supports and other identified team members.
  • Maintain regular contact with the youth, family and other providers in the youth’s life by phone, community meetings or home visits to ensure implementation of the ICP.
  • Provide education, advocacy and support to youth and families navigating through any of the child/family-serving systems
  • Identify and connect youth and families to additional supports and services in the community through referral and coordination of care
  • Develop a risk management/safety plan and provide as needed crisis support, as well as coordination with the Mobile Crisis Intervention team.

What You Need:

  • Education: Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in relevant mental health field required (including but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc.)
  • Skills: Must have or be able to acquire Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification within first month of employment. Must have Driver’s License and reliable automobile. Ideal candidate must thrive in fast paced work environments; have strong attention to detail, and demonstrate strong organization and multitasking skills.
  • Experience: Familiarity with child & youth serving programs preferred.  Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply! We offer a 12% language differential pay! Please note language skills on your resume.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Continual Professional Development encouraged!
    • LICSW and/or LMHC supervisory hours available
    • Education Reimbursement/Access to CEUs
    • Weekly individual and group supervision and monthly full staff trainings provided
  • Paid Time Off
    • Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service)
    • 12 Sick Days per year
    • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • We offer a 12% language differential pay! Please note language skills on your resume.
  • 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
  • Pet Insurance
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Access to Credit Union Banking

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)required. 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 a Community Support Specialist 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.

Services are provided based on Recovery tenets and are aimed to promote overall health and well-being of persons served.

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.
  • Experience in coordinating collaborative care within teams
  • 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
  • Ensure that people have adequate financial support
  • Participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol.
  • Help each person to access reliable transportation

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. American Sign Language fluent required.

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

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 Deaf Peer Support Specialist may be a Certified Peer Specialist, a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, or a Family Partner.  This position is designated for a person who identifies as having lived experience relevant to their certification and is willing to shares that experience for the benefit of the people they support and helps others to access resources and supports that will allow them full access to the community of their choice.  The Deaf Peer Support Specialist reports to the Director of Recovery or the Assistant Director of Recovery.

Job Description:

  • Engage in non-judgmental, compassionate, active listening to build one-on-one connections with persons served that support a person’s preferences and emphasize the tenets of recovery.
  • Support persons to access groups and activities in ASL or have adequate interpretation services to fully promote inclusion and access.
  • Provide direct support through the benefit of mutuality to people in the community and GLE settings in the areas of community inclusion, relationship building, housing, risk mitigation, transportation, skill-building, money management, medication needs/preferences and other areas based on the person centered treatment plan.
  • Support other Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons to live a life of their choosing by accessing resources, community, adaptive accommodations and equipment, and education that will allow them to live a life of their choosing.
  • Actively participate in North Suffolk peer team membership through recovery events, RLC bridging opportunities, peer mentorship, and peer team meetings to actively promote community and to model that community to other staff and persons served as a necessary component of Recovery.
  • Develop and implement Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to best mitigate risk and support self-determination of the person.

Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelors Degree highly preferred. 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) within 6 months of hire or 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. Must identify as personally being deaf and/or hard of hearing, or be fluent in ASL.

Skills: Driver’s license preferred but not required.  Must be CPR/first aid certified within three months 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

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.

 

Put your passion to work! Are you looking for a job opportunity where you can make a difference and help people while also growing your own career and skills? NSMHA is looking for Therapeutic Mentors to help local youth and their families. The Therapeutic Mentor provides structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services to a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs in community and home-based settings. Therapeutic Mentoring interventions are designed to address one or more goals on a youth’s existing outpatient or in-home treatment plan or on an existing Individual Care Plan (ICP).

What you’ll do:

  • Support, coach and train youth in order to support linkages to community resources and services that will sustain the youth’s optimal functioning in the community.
  • Work closely with the family, and any behavioral health existing/referring provider(s) to implement the goals and objectives identified by the referring provider, when the youth is not enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination (ICC).
  • Participate as a member of the Care Planning Team (CPT) and clearly outlines the goals of the Therapeutic Mentoring Service in the Individual Care Plan (ICP), when the youth is enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination (ICC).
  • Assist youth in communicating their needs to the treatment team when age-appropriate.
  • Contributes the voice of the youth in the absence of the youth.
  • Work in the community and in-home settings.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Experience: 
    • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university preferred OR
    • Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school plus a minimum of one year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth OR
    • High school diploma or GED plus a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth.
  • Skills: Valid Mass Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle in order  to work in community and in-home settings required. You must be 21 years or older.

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