As a Registered Nurse for NSMHA you will participate in the assessment, treatment planning and service delivery processes for persons served in a residential setting. The R.N. is responsible for providing monitoring of the medical and psychiatric status of persons and provides consultation in these areas in addition to direct interventions and care coordination. The R.N. also provides oversight of the MAP process and may augment the MAP protocol by administering medicine that MAP certified staff can not administer. The Registered Nurse is a resource to the team of staff and guides interventions that are health and medically related.

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
• Provide clinical & medical services in timely & flexible ways that are consistent with the principles & practices of trauma informed care & person-centered approaches
• In collaboration with other members of the program, participate in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships
• Educates persons, LARs and family members concerning medical issues and helps the relevant people make medical treatment decisions
• Trains and educates persons served and other staff in areas of diet, nutrition, meal planning and diabetic care
• Supervises CNA staffand all other duties assigned by Manager.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school diploma/GED required. Must have licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts.
Experience: At least one year experience working with individuals with mental illness
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).

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. 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.

As an Assistant Residential Program Manager, you will be responsible for working directly with individuals and staff to ensure that the needs of the Individuals living in the assigned group home(s) are met in all areas of service. Responsible for the supervision of house basic systems including but not limited to ISP and clinical plan implementation, community integration, medication administration, laundry, shopping, menu/meal planning and the maintenance and safety of the group home site(s). This position acts as a liaison between Program Director and staff and interfaces with staff, peers, senior management, families, neighbors, medical practitioners, and DDS service coordinators. Initiates and facilitates program level problem solving. Negotiate role in completion of the following functions in conjunction with or, in the absence of, the Program Director.

Expectations of the Role:
• Effectively recruit, hire, train, assign, direct, counsel, discipline and evaluate performance of the Group Home DSP Staff
• Works in cooperation with staff assigned to Individuals to ensure client’s successful participation in appropriate recreational and community activities.
• Maintains positive and regular communication with Individual’s family members who have self-identified as interested in maintaining an active role in their disabled Individual’s life.
• Ensures the medical services and records meet the needs of the Individuals and conform to regulations.
• Provides crisis intervention and emergency coverage for assigned site(s). Secures additional resources as needed, identifies and resolves problems that resulted in an emergency situation.
• Performs direct support related tasks in emergencies or as requested by supervisor.
• Provides transportation for Individuals as needed.
• Responsible for weekly medication audits for assigned group homes, ensuring medication supplies are ordered as needed.Position requires on-call coverage and some evening and weekend work as needed.
• Supervises the implementation of program goals and monitors the progress of same for assigned site(s).
• Position requires some local travel to accompany Individuals to doctor’s appointments or for medical treatment.
• Other duties may be assigned.

What you’ll need:
Education: High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.
Experience: Thee (3) years of related direct support experience required. On year of supervisory experience required.
Skills: Must obtain Massachusetts MAP & CPR/First Aide certifications within five (5) continuous months of hire (training provided). Valid Mass driver’s license 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/Commuter 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.

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.

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)

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.

Direct Support Professionals are members of a team responsible for providing high quality direct care services to adults with developmental disabilities. As a nonprofit organization, we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are looking for both entry level and experienced individuals to work as Direct Support Professionals in our residential homes. The right candidates will be responsible for providing care and assistance to Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you have experience working with developmentally disabled adults, or are willing to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Full and part time positions available in Burlington, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Saugus. Please indicate preference for location and shift.

Salary Range: $13.50-$17.00 depending on program placement

What you’ll do:

  • Offer guidance for residents during skills building
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans for residents
  • Assist with daily living activities, including meal preparation, money management, doctor’s appointments and assisting with personal hygiene
  • Ensure appropriate staff-to-client ratio at all time
  • Develop and promote a supportive relationship with the residents
  • Support each Individuals existing relationships and assist in increasing their network of friends and acquaintances.

What you’ll need:
Education: High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in any related field preferred.
Experience: Zero to six years related experience (depending on DSP level) providing child care/elder care/direct support to developmentally disabled persons or previous experience supporting individuals in a mental health/special education or other human services setting is required.
Skills: Must have valid Massachusetts Driver’s license. Must become MAP certified, 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.

A a DS Clinical Coordinator you will support individuals and staff in the DSD. This person is  responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the DS Residential department’s clinical behavioral services and quality of such services as assigned by the Director of the DS Division. The person contributes to the leadership of the department in developing and providing quality services based on person centered model of services. The Clinical Coordinator plays a major role in the ongoing overall training of the DS Residential department’s direct service and management staff in the development and implementation of Person Centered Planning and Positive Behavioral Supports techniques and protocols/strategies.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Expectations of the role:

  • Participate in Clinical Department’s development and administration of assessment tools and protocols.
  • Responsible for guiding the use of best practice strategies such as positive behavioral supports and ensuring a focus on person centered planning.  These plans will utilize structured treatment programs that are geared toward the specific individuals’ needs.
  • Work in a team environment to help individuals improve social, work, and or daily living skills, while helping reduce interfering behaviors.
  • Be familiar with and complete all documentation related to individual behavior plans and related compliance requirements.
  • Develop and implement training curricula for DS  managers and direct staff in the areas of needs assessment, protocol development, data collection and analysis.    
  • Involve individuals and support staff in the development of behavior plans, train staff in their implementation and documentation.
  • Understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities as well as disorders such as autism and traumatic brain injury.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment program and make any necessary changes to help individuals learn new skills and behaviors more effectively.
  • Maintains database on appropriate information, completes paperwork, and write reports as necessary.
  • Attend Risk, Transition and staff meetings as applicable and all other duties assigned by the Director of DS.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: HS diploma or GED required. BCBA certification required.
  • Experience: Two years’ of related direct experience required. Ability to assess and respond to clinical/behavioral issues in a crisis situation.
  • Skills: Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be NAPI certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three 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.

As a Licensed Practitioner Nurse for North Suffolk Mental health you will provide medical, regulatory (DDS regulations and MAP policy) oversight, support to residential program. The LPN is responsible for overseeing all health care services provided to individuals. Must comply with applicable regulatory requirements and standards in the performance of registered nursing duties. Responsible for all medical follow up and supervision of C.N.A staff. This position reports to the Nurse Manager/ Program Manager.

Schedule: Mon-Fri 9a-5p

Expectations of the Role:

  • Assist with health care services provided to individuals supported. Participate in medical discharge meetings at hospitals.
  • Assists to obtain reports and approval of treatment plans from PCP/specialists and reports and objectively documents all changes in the condition of each individual.
  • Reviews seizure and medical incident reports and makes recommendations to program staff and assist with any follow up with participant’s medical practitioners if necessary
  • Participate in managers’, clinical and staff meetings to review health care needs and global health care planning with all staff.
  • Provides medical training in but not limited to Diabetes, Nutrition, Seizures, Oxygen and Vital Sign training to all staff.
  • Conduct MAP audits at site yearly and fallow all Map policies and procedures.
  • Performs direct support related tasks in emergencies or as requested by supervisor.
  • All other duties assigned by supervisor.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Licensed Practical Nurse, registered with the MA Board of Registration in Nursing.
  • Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in a community health setting. Prior experience working with developmentally disabled adults and/ or mental health.
  • Skills: Must be able to pass Map within five months from date 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/Commuter 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.

As a Weekend floater you will be responsible for providing high quality direct care services to adults with MH/ DS. Weekend Floaters are part-time (16 hours per week) positions, responsible for providing weekend coverage in a residential home setting; in either a Direct Support Professional or Awake Overnight capacity. During their assigned hours, floaters must be willing, and able, to work at any residential program at short notice. Floaters may be hired to work at either Mental Health or Developmental Disability residential programs. Access to reliable transportation is required, to ensure the floater’s ability to travel to different sites quickly and efficiently.

Three shifts available, please indicate your preference in application.

Overnight – Sat-Sun 11pm-7am
Day – Sat-Sun 7am-3pm
Evening – Sat-Sun 3pm-11pm

Salary: $16/hour

Expectation of the Role:

  • Support individuals in the completion of their daily routines; and for ensuring persons served live a safe, healthy, enjoyable life in the community.
  • Ensure that individuals are provided with opportunities to learn and exercise, increasing independence as much as is practicable.
  • Properly administer medication (or support individuals who can self-medicate) in accordance with Agency, DDS, DMH and DPH guidelines – Medication Administration Procedures (MAP).
  • Provide transportation for individuals to/from activities, medical appointments, and/or day programs through use of agency vehicle.
  • Responsible for understanding, writing and implementing any support strategies pertaining to ISP goals.
  • Handle crisis situations according to agency policies and procedures, seeking resources when necessary.
  • Each direct support staff member is responsible for ensuring that the human rights of all individuals served are met.
  • Perform all other duties assigned.

What you’’ll need:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred. High school degree or GED required

Experience: One to two years human services experience with similar population preferred

Skills: Must have Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/1st aide within five 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.

 

As the Awake Overnight Counselor for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll be responsible for the safety and well-being of consumers in a residential setting (MH or DS) during overnight shifts. Assist clients based on need level, while following all agency policies, procedures, and licensing/funding source requirements. The Awake Overnight Counselor is awake and available to consumers during the entire overnight shift.

Full and part-time positions available in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Saugus. Please indicate preferred shift and City in application.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Be awake and available to persons during overnight shift until persons have left residential program, or until the morning staff person arrives.
  • Check in with staff, persons who are awake and complete a walk-through of the program every half an hour.  Read the Staff Communication Log and review risk plans.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep as needed.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures. Write daily notes at end of shift, noting any incidents and maintain regular communication with other team members.
  • For persons who are assessed as being unable to self-administer medication, participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol
  • Ensure that all people are treated with dignity and respect and that all services provided are recovery oriented and person centered.
  • Performs all duties based on person’s needs and schedule.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Respond appropriately to persons and act as a role model.
  • Follow Agency Safety and Risk Mitigation policies and protocols
  • Assist in showering if needed, laundry throughout the night, and cleanliness of the entire program.
  • Tube feeding/ medications twice throughout the shifts if applicable
  • Make lunches for next day, for day program.  Make sure clients are appropriately dressed and groomed for day program following day.
  • Changing, if needed throughout the night, transport to bathroom when needed, and cleanliness of program.
  • Assist in audit of needs of the house, food shopping order, medical supplies etc.
  • Documentation in all records, confidential audits once a month
  • Medications counts if applicable

What You’ll Need:

Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required

Experience: At least six months’ 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).

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.