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)

*Full COVID Vaccination required within 2 months of employment (on-site vaccination currently available by appointment).

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.

North Suffolk is looking for a per diem Psychologist to join our Developmental Services Clinical Team!  The DS Clinical Psychologist provides a broad range of clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Rate:  $150 per evaluation

What you’ll do:

  • Provide clinical evaluations/Clinical Team Reports (CTR) during the competency evaluation process.
  • Provide evaluation and treatment outreach as needed using individual, group and family modalities.
  • Formulate psychosocial diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide clinical supervision to interns within the team as current credential allows.
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary treatment team, clinical, and staff meetings.
  • Complete all necessary prior approval forms & consumer related documentation.
  • Maintain contact with other care providers within the service system and other agencies.
  • Participate in treatment team planning, program development and Peer Review Committee.
  • Psychological testing as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Doctoral degree and MA licensure as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Experience:  Prior experience working with DS consumers in an outpatient setting.
  • Schedule: Per Diem.  Full or Part Time hours available for the right candidate.

 

The Behavioral Clinical Manager supports individuals and staff in the Developmental Services Division, supervising the clinical team staff members. 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 Residential Services. The Clinical Manager plays a major role in the ongoing overall training of the DS Residential department’s direct service and management staff. They also play a role in the development and implementation of Person Centered Planning and Positive Behavioral Supports techniques and protocols/strategies. The person contributes to the leadership of the department in developing and providing quality services based on person centered models. The Clinical Manager is responsible for writing, implementing, and training positive behavior support plans, developing data collection systems and analyzing the data to make decisions. The positive behavior support plans will be based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and will include pre-cursors, identified problem times, proactive strategies, and responses to target behaviors that are specific to each individual. The Clinical Manager must be able to work in a team environment to help adults improve social, work, and or daily living skills, while helping to reduce maladaptive behaviors. The Clinical Manager will help evaluate the effectiveness of positive behavior support plans and make any necessary changes to help individuals learn new skills and behaviors more effectively. The person will attend meetings in which they collaborate with psychiatrists, therapists, doctors, direct support staff, house managers and others.

What you’ll do:

  • Supervise the DS Clinical team members, including the Assistant Clinical Manager, Supports Specialist, and other positions as assigned by the Director of Residential Services, 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 provide trainings during staff meetings and house visits in regards to positive behavior support plans, target behaviors, functions of behaviors, interactions with individuals, data, reinforcement, etc.
  • Respond to crisis situations when applicable.
  • Understand the characteristics of a wide range of intellectual disabilities, mental health diagnoses, as well as disorders such as autism spectrum disorders and acquired brain injury.
  • Complete necessary ISP documents as needed and submit via HCSIS.
  • Review incident reports, assess behavior related to incident reports and help make sure all incident reports are submitted appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the development of proposals and/or grants.
  • When individuals are hospitalized, communicate with the facilities for updates and coordinate team meetings and intake and discharge meetings when appropriate.
  • Attend and maintain necessary certifications, CEUs and trainings.
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Residential Services.
  • Work is primarily sedentary, however off-site travel is required to attend group homes, meetings, client functions/appointments, trainings, etc.

What you’ll need:
Education: High School Diploma required. BCBA required. Those in process of becoming a BCBA are welcome to apply.

Experience: Experience with function based behavioral assessment and treatment required. Supervisory experience preferred. Five years of related direct experience with individuals that have Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities required.

Skills: A valid driver’s license and vehicle are needed. Advanced Welle certification (will be trained when hired). Minimum of intermediate level skills in EXCEL, WORD, and Power Point.

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

 

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

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: $15.50-$19.00 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).

*Full COVID Vaccination required within 2 months of employment (on-site vaccination currently available by appointment).

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.

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

As an Awake Overnight Direct Support Specialist for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll be responsible for the safety and well-being of consumers in a residential setting during overnight shifts.  Provide assistance to individuals based on need level of individuals, and adheres to all agency policies and procedures and licensing/funding source requirements.

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.
  • Perform security checks on an hourly basis to ensure safety of individuals and facility.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record.
  • Perform tasks on the cleaning checklist and all duties based on individual’s needs and schedule.
  • Write daily notes at end of shift if needed, noting any incidents and maintain regular communication with other team members.
  • Complete medication counts.
  • All other duties assigned by manager

What you’ll need:

Education: High School degree or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in a similar field, preferred.
Experience: Zero to six months experience in human services/ ABI preferred. 
Skills: Valid driver’s license preferred. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire (training provided).  

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (3weeks 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

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

Direct Support Professionals will work with individuals who need complete assistance with ADL’s, and/or feeding, behavioral interventions in the home and in the community.  Most individuals served have level 2 behavior plans, and/or aggression and staff will need to complete restraints using techniques learned through NAPPI training. This role is also an ISP specialist and will take the lead writing ISPs and training other staff how to implement ISP goals and summaries.  This staff will be able to train other staff with the assistance of the Behavior Specialist and Program Manager on behavior plans and reward systems.

Salary Range: $18

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
  • Responsible for accompanying individuals to medical appointments/treatments, ensuring accurate reporting to physician and follow through with respect to doctor’s orders and recommendations.
  • Redirect and/or physically support individuals who may be aggressive using proactive techniques while maintaining self-control.
  • Develop and promote a supportive relationship with the residents
  • Support each Individuals existing relationships and assist in increasing their network of friends and acquaintances.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:
Education: High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in any related field preferred.

Experience: Six to twelve months 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. An equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

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.

As a Licensed Practical 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 staff.
  • Provides medical trainings 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

 

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 residential positions!

 

North Suffolk is looking for a Psychologist to join our Developmental Services Clinical Team!  The DS Clinical Psychologist provides a broad range of clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

This position is 20 to 40 hours per week depending on the right candidate.  Please indicate hours per week interest in application.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide clinical evaluations/Clinical Team Reports (CTR) during the competency evaluation process.
  • Provide evaluation and treatment outreach as needed using individual, group and family modalities.
  • Formulate psychosocial diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Provide clinical supervision to interns within the team as current credential allows.
  • Participate in the interdisciplinary treatment team, clinical, and staff meetings.
  • Complete all necessary prior approval forms & consumer related documentation.
  • Maintain contact with other care providers within the service system and other agencies.
  • Participate in treatment team planning, program development and Peer Review Committee.
  • Psychological testing as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Doctoral degree and MA licensure as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
  • Experience:  Prior experience working with DS consumers in an outpatient setting.
  • Schedule: 20 – 40 hours per week.  Please indicate preference in application

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