Ready for a career with a cause? Eager to do something and make a true difference with your work?

Provide case management services in a structured residential substance abuse setting, through way of educating and supporting life skills to be able to transition and to sustain recovery in society. Located in East Boston, the Meridian House is a 30 bed, coed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over. Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing.  A second location, the River House, is also opening in Chelsea.

What you’ll do:

  • Supervise and/or participate with residents, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.
  • Assist the individual’s team to develop an IAP (Individualized Action Plan).
  • Implement, teach, and assist individuals with IAP goals and objectives on a consistent basis.
  • Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication.
  • Interface and liaison with external providers and resources, i.e. Courts, DCF, Recovery Coaches, outpatient therapist and prescribers etc.
  • Assist and approve weekly activity logs for each resident assigned.
  • Assist residents with benefits.
  • Assist and Support assigned residents on budgeting.
  • Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  • Transport individuals in agency vehicle as needed.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED required
  • ExperienceBachelor’s in related field preferred.  One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred.  Experience with total communication systems preferred.
  • Skills and Abilities: Valid Mass Driver’s License required.  CPR/first aide certified or ability to become certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.

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

orth Suffolk is looking for Residential Counselors for our substance abuse/addiction recovery residences. As a Residential Counselor, you will help individuals in their recovery and provide direct care to individuals living in a residential setting. The Residential Counselor is responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of residents and works to help individuals with managing the milieu, skill-building, medication administration, risk management and other areas based on the needs of a therapeutic community treatment setting.

Positions available in our Meridian House program, located in East Boston, as well as our newly opening River House program that will be located in Chelsea.

What you’ll do:

  • Supervise and/or participate with individuals, based on their needs in self-help skills, activities of daily living, socialization, leisure time and community integration.
  • Assist the individual’s team to develop the treatment plan.
  • Implement, teach and assist individuals with treatment plan goals and objective on a consistent basis.
  • Document and maintain all individual records related to the treatment plan process.
  • Interface and liaison with Program Case Manager.
  • Assist individuals in scheduling routine and preventative medical appointments, obtain and disseminate all reports to appropriate team members.
  • Inventory or assist individuals in inventorying possessions, seasonal clothing and personal supplies on a regular basis.
  • Carry an individual counseling and group counseling caseload.
  • Participate in weekly clinical team meetings
  • Complete psychosocial evaluations for caseload
  • Participate in upkeep and maintenance of program.
  • Transport individuals in agency vehicle as necessary.

What you’ll need:

  • EducationHigh school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field or CADAC preferred.
  • Experience:  One (1) to Two (2) years human services experience with similar population preferred.  Experience with total communication systems preferred.
  • Skills and Abilities: Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License required.  CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date 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

NSMHA is seeking Awake Overnight Counselors for our two Substance Abuse/Addictions Residential Programs – Meridian House, located in East Boston, and our new program River House located in Chelsea.  These programs provide behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria and residents are treated for mental health disorders. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing.

What you’ll do:

  • Be awake and available to consumers during overnight shift.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep activities.
  • Perform hourly security checks.
  • Write log notes at end of shift, noting any incidents, and maintain regular communication with other team members.
  • Perform weekly medication counts, medication audits and communicate with day staff the need to order refills.
  • Complete basic administrative tasks such as answering phone for program, filing, data entry, and word processing.
  • Monitor residents urine screening and supervise donations.
  • Perform all duties based on resident’s needs and schedule.
  • Monitor and ensure health and safety of residents.
  • Respond appropriately to residents and act as a role model.
  • Contribute to the efforts of the program in maintaining a high quality living environment, and to the overall quality of life for consumers.
  • Conduct and document routine fire drills and other fire prevention activities.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred.
  • Experience:  One (1) year human services experience with similar population required.
  • Skills:  Mass Driver’s license required.  MAP, First Aid and CPR certification, or ability to become certified within 5 months of hire required (training provided)

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

The Peer Facilitator is a member of the Recovery Learning Center (RLC) community at the Hope Center for North Suffolk and the wider Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC). This position is designated for a person who is or has been a recipient of services for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. The Peer Facilitator at the Hope Center reports to the Hope Center Director and is a contributing team member of the larger peer support specialist network at North Suffolk.

This position is a part-time, per diem position of approximately 10 hours per week.

Expectations of the role:

  • Collaborate and participate in schedule development and on-going revision of activities and schedules.
  • Organize, lead, and co-facilitate groups to engage community members, as well as individual and group activities that promote social experiences, increase community connection, and provide opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback and support from a peer-inclusive environment.
  • Promote one’s own knowledge and the education of the Hope Center community about the emerging recovery movement
  • Emphasize and support self-determination for all community members
  • Facilitate and maintain data collection as defined by North Suffolk and Boston Medical Center, in order to insure accurate information about the community and to support any Department of Mental Health reporting guidelines.
  • Participate in and promote the organization, cleanliness, and overall welcoming environment of the Hope Center.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences preferred
Experience: Work experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs. This individual should be a current or former recipient of mental health services who is in recovery.
Skills: Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person visits the Hope Center and who identifies as having a mental health and/or substance use disorder. CPR/1st Aid Certification within three months of hire (training provided).

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 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.

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.

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.

NSMHA is looking for an Outreach Coordinator to join our new program, Recovery on the Harbor.  The Outreach Coordinator assists the Volunteer Coordinator with the trainings of volunteers and new members and working on community initiatives and outreach activities to ensure effective program implementation.  Position is 40 hours per week, some evening and weekends required.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage in the peer to peer participatory process and support Center’s staff in implementation of this process.
  • Coordinate peer involvement in community events.
  • Assist with data collection and support evaluation process.
  • Assist in the review of analysis to determine outreach program effectiveness
  • Assist in the development of educational materials and marketing of events.
  • Participate in distribution of information i.e. brochures, event announcements etc…
  • Assist with cataloging ,tracking and linking members to resources in and around the community.
  • Coordinate the ordering of materials and supplies
  • Attend and participate in applicable external meetings and trainings.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High school diploma or GED and one year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent.
  • Experience:  Knowledge and understanding of addiction as a disease and recovery is highly preferred.  Recovery coach Academy preferred.  Familiarity with local recovery community and local businesses.
  • Skills:  Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and data filing systems.

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

North Suffolk is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our STEPRox team!  Are you active in your community? Familiar with substance abuse and mental health? Ready to use your skills and knowledge to give others a helping hand? The Volunteer Coordinator works in the STEPRox Recovery Support Center to engage peers in activities that support the agency’s goals and values.   As a Volunteer Coordinator you will coordinate the activities and schedules of members and volunteers to ensure effective program implementation.

What you’ll do:

  • Recruit volunteers and create linkages.
  • Perform the initial screening process for all volunteers.
  • Facilitate the orientation of peer members and volunteers and establish a schedule of participation.
  • Assist in the training of peers to become facilitators of peer groups.
  • Meet regularly with volunteers to update them about opportunities and resources.
  • Develop and maintain a up-to-date volunteer database and tracking system.
  • Conduct a variety of activities that meet the diverse interests and needs of the recovery community

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED and one year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent.
  • Experience/Knowledge:  Knowledge and understanding of: addiction as a disease and recovery is highly preferred.  Knowledge of substance use disorders and recovery especially in outreach, engagement and community building.
  • Skills:
    • Ability to interact effectively with peers, their families, visitors, and other staff.
    • Good telephone skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to interface with small or large groups
    • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
    • Proficiency in MS Word and ability to use a data file system.

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

Are you active in your community? Familiar with substance abuse and mental health? Ready to use your skills and knowledge to give others a helping hand? NSMHA is looking for outgoing, friendly community coordinators to provide case management services to individuals with substance use disorders as a part of our STEPRox Recovery Support Center. These services consist of outreach activities, eligibility determination, service plan development, service coordination, individual counseling, group facilitation, resource development and client advocacy.

What you’ll do:

  • In collaboration with the Program Manager and Director of Diversionary Addiction Services, participate in comprehensive assessment.
  • Prepare and maintain client documentation including: MIS and ASI, treatment service plans, progress and follow-up contacts notes, and discharges.
  • Select the appropriate service resources to support client’s recovery.
  • Oversee peer activities.
  • Provide and/or assist with transportation for clients to detox, rehab, and other support programs.
  • Consult on cases with probation officers, DSS, attorneys, and other provider agencies.
  • Advocate for clients in court, before the parole board and at other agency hearings.
  • Effectively intervene and mediate crisis situations and circumstances.
  • Provide individual counseling and facilitate support groups.
  • Compose letters and other correspondence as requested by clients, courts and/or other agencies.
  • Assist in organizing support and attend STEP’s funding activities, and act as a liaison for STEP with other service providers, criminal justice system and the community at large.
  • Provide outreach services to neighborhood residents and the community at large.
  • Assist in maintaining the Agency’s security and housekeeping activities, and perform any additional tasks that help support the smooth operation of the counseling/case management team and the agency at large.
  • Coordinate the work schedules of the direct service staff.
  • Prepare and coordinate the celebration activities including anniversary medallion presentations.
  • Distribute mail to staff from incarcerated individuals seeking support.
  • Ensure that on-site Fellowship meetings have appropriate coverage.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human or Social Services or a minimum of a high school diploma
  • Experience: One year of supervised experience in substance abuse, a related human services field, or equivalent. Knowledge and understanding of: addiction as a disease, individual recovery counseling and group facilitation. Knowledge of metal health and substance abuse services
  • Skills: A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and vehicle 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