We are seeking Peer Support Specialist for our Adult Community Clinical Services Program (ACCS)!
As a Peer Specialist for North Suffolk Mental Health, you’ll build supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning. The Peer Support Specialist position is designated for a person who has lived experience and wants to help guide others through the recovery process.
The ACCS Program uses clinical and evidence based practices to uncover motivation while working with people to establish meaningful treatment plans and cultivate recovery. Each individual in the program is assigned a primary clinician and works with an integrated team composed of licensed clinicians, peer/recovery specialists and others to meet their individual needs. This position requires excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills and the ability to work independently in the community. Extensive training is provided and ongoing training is available and encouraged.

We have full and par-time, positions available in Boston, East Boston and Chelsea. Please indicate preferred shift in application.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Support persons served through Life and Care transitions, including visiting a hospital or other restrictive setting in order to provide connection and
  • transition planning.
  • Help clients establish goals to aid in their recovery
  • Educate non-peer staff about self-directed care and how to best support a person through risk and crisis situations.
  • Use peer-supported Evidence Based Practices including WRAP, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness exercises, Stages of Change, and others
  • Commit to becoming an Agent of Change through presenting regular trainings and periodic in-service trainings for non-peer staff
  • Provide support through self-disclosure of one’s own experiences and the tenets of Recovery to develop the skills for self-advocacy
  • Facilitate and co-facilitate skill-building, mutually supportive groups, and emphasize the importance of quality of life activities and community membership.
  • Actively participate in North Suffolk peer team membership through recovery events
  • Seek Continuing Education in the Peer Support field to ensure that best practices are upheld and that emerging evidence is incorporated into the work

What You’ll Need:
Education: Must possess or be willing/eligible to obtain one of the following Certifications within the first six months of employment:
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC)
Family Partner
Experience: Must identify as having Lived Experience of a Mental Health Diagnosis, a Substance Use Addiction, Extreme States, or Trauma that has caused significant life disruption and possess a desire to share those experiences in a purposeful and intentional way to influence the mental health system and provide recovery oriented support to those in ACCS services.
Skills: Driver’s license preferred but not required. Must be CPR/first aid certified within five months of hire (training provided).

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

A career with a cause
Since 1959, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Inc. has provided community-based mental health services to individuals and families in East Boston, Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. To better serve our community, NSMHA has developed a comprehensive and integrated community-based system of engagement, treatment, rehabilitation and support programs to promote the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness, addictions and co-occurring disorders. Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides services through an integrated team led by clinical staff. ACCS will provide clinical interventions and peer and family support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.

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.

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

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.

NSMHA has an exciting opportunity to join the Early Childhood Intervention Team as an Expressive Therapist Clinician. Develop your clinical skills and gain experience in early childhood working with a strong, interdisciplinary team. We care deeply about helping our child clients and their families, and we are looking for someone passionate about child care and development.

As the Expressive Therapist Specialist, you would help coordinate and provide early intervention services and treatment to child and child/family clients using team approach, in home, program, or other community settings, which are identified as clients’ natural environments for individuals and groups.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide early intervention screening/intake, evaluation and assessment of service needs and provision of appropriate direct services.
  • Provide direct child developmental and family support and home teaching services and case management to clients in home, program, and community settings.
  • Coordinate and participate as team evaluator in child developmental assessments and monitor conduct of additional child/family assessments and service delivery.
  • Facilitate and participate in development of IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan), and in the execution, review and evaluation of the plan.
  • Collaborate with client families in identifying their concerns, priorities and resources.
  • Coordinate full range of home-based and center/community-based services with early intervention team including contracted discrete therapy and FFS service providers.
  • Facilitate the timely delivery of services.
  • Provide education, advocacy, and support on child and parenting issues and information of community resources to client families.
  • Refer for discrete/specialized child therapies and refer to other case management and counseling services when appropriate.
  • Coordinate intervention service with medical, state, and health providers with family consent.

 

What You’ll Need:

Education: LMHC eligible required. Relevant Master’s degree.

Experience: Experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education strongly preferred.

Skills: Driver’s license and vehicle needed. Either be or to become Early Intervention certified with DPH.

 

 

North Suffolk is seeking a Developmental Specialist/Service Coordinator for our Early Childhood Intervention Services. Harbor Area Child Care is a specialized therapeutic child care program serving toddler/preschoolers until age three years of age through a closed referral process with the Department of Children and Families. Join a passionate team devoted to supporting children and families. Coordinate and provide early intervention services and treatment to child and child/family clients using team approach, in home, program, or other community settings, which are identified as clients’ natural environments for individuals and groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide early intervention screening/intake, evaluation and assessment of service needs and provision of appropriate direct services.
  • Provide direct child developmental and family support and home teaching services and case management to clients in home, program, and community settings.
  • Coordinate and participate as team evaluator in child developmental assessments and monitor conduct of additional child/family assessments and service delivery.
  • Facilitate and participate in development of IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan), and in the execution, review and evaluation of the plan.
  • Collaborate with client families in identifying their concerns, priorities and resources.
  • Coordinate full range of home-based and center/community-based services with early intervention team including contracted discrete therapy and FFS service providers.
  • Provide education, advocacy, and support on child and parenting issues and information of community resources to client families.
  • Refer for discrete/specialized child therapies and refer to other case management and counseling services when appropriate.
  • Coordinate intervention service with medical, state, and health providers with family consent.
  • Assist in developing a transition plan for child and family client.

Requirements:

Education: Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Therapy, Mental Health, Social Work or similar field preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Early Intervention, Nursing, or Education with concentration or considerable experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education required.

Experience: Experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education required.

Skills: Either be or to become Early Intervention certified with DPH. Driver’s license and vehicle needed. Spanish bilingual preferred.

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, Employer Paid Long Term Disability after 2 years of service.
  • 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/Opportunities to earn CEUs

 

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) is 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).

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.

Join our Early Childhood Intervention team as an Expressive Therapist! We are looking for expressive therapists focusing on art therapy, music therapy, or movement therapy.  Harbor Area Child Care is a specialized therapeutic child care program serving toddler/preschoolers until age three years of age through a closed referral process with the Department of Children and Families. Join a passionate team devoted to supporting children and their families. Coordinate and provide early intervention therapeutic services and treatment to child and child/family clients using team approach, in home, program, or other community settings, which are identified as clients’ natural environments for individuals and groups.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide early intervention screening/intake, evaluation and assessment of service needs and provision of appropriate direct services.
  • Provide direct child developmental and family support and home teaching services and case management to clients in home, program, and community settings.
  • Coordinate and participate as team evaluator in child developmental assessments and monitor conduct of additional child/family assessments and service delivery.
  • Facilitate and participate in development of IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan), and in the execution, review and evaluation of the plan.
  • Collaborate with client families in identifying their concerns, priorities and resources.
  • Coordinate full range of home-based and center/community-based services with early intervention team including contracted discrete therapy and FFS service providers.
  • Provide education, advocacy, and support on child and parenting issues and information of community resources to client families.
  • Refer for discrete/specialized child therapies and refer to other case management and counseling services when appropriate.
  • Coordinate intervention service with medical, state, and health providers with family consent.
  • Assist in developing a transition plan for child and family client.

what You’ll Need:

Education: Master’s degree in Expressive Therapy, Mental Health, Social Work or similar field preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Early Intervention, Nursing, or Education with concentration or considerable experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education required.

Experience: Experience in Infancy/Early Childhood and Special Education required.

Skills: Either be or to become Early Intervention certified with DPH. Driver’s license and vehicle needed.

 

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
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities/Educational opportunities to earn CEUs
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance, Employer Paid Long Term Disability after 2 years of service. 
  • 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