North Suffolk is looking for a Nurse Care Manager to join our new MAT-PDOA program!  The Nurse Care Manager will be the initial contact for patients seeking MAT-PDOA treatment and act as the primary liaison between the patient and the MAT-PDOA medical provider (psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner) throughout the treatment process. The NCM supervises the initial screening, after which a waivered medical provider sees the patient to confirm the patient’s opioid use disorder diagnosis and appropriateness for MAT. The NCM supports the patient through the induction process under the orders of the waivered medical provider. The patient and the NCM remain in contact during the first day of induction for support, education, and titration under the direction of the waivered physician. Initially, the NCM sees patients weekly for required follow-up visits with drug screening and verification of behavioral health counseling. The amount of required follow-up and oversight with the NCM will be dictated by patient need.  The NCM is supervised by the MAT-PDOA psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner as well as the NSMHA Medical Director.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of buprenorphine/naloxone and naltrexone intake assessment, induction, stabilization, maintenance and relapse management.
  • Ensuring that state and federal guidelines are followed, and collaborate as needed with MAT provider, social worker/counselors, psychiatrists, pharmacy, primary care provider, and specialty care providers to whom the patient has been referred.
  • Coordinating between MAT provider and pharmacy: obtain medication history, assist with prescription processing and refills, prior authorizations, insurance issues, concerns of diversion, misuse, safety, storage, and behavioral health referrals.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Qualifications: Registered Nurse with current Massachusetts license to practice required.  Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred.·
  • Skills/Certifications: Initial eight-hour Nurse Care Management training curriculum required (may be completed upon hire).  Experience in office-based treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone, including the use of buprenorphine/naloxone for the treatment of opioid use disorder in the office setting.  Training regarding the use of naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol use disorder and prevention of relapse to opioid dependence.
  • Experience/Knowledge: Knowledge of rehabilitative approaches to the treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Knowledge of substance use disorders and treatment approaches.  Knowledge of evidence-based practices. Strong communication and liaison skills. Crisis prevention/intervention skills. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in providing field based services.  Understanding of person-centered, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed approach to treatment.
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 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

North Suffolk is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our Emergency Respite Program team! The Registered Nurse participates in the assessment, treatment planning and service delivery processes for persons served by the Emergency Respite Program. 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 and guides interventions that are health and medically related.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide clinical and medical services in timely and flexible ways that are consistent with the principles and practices of trauma-informed care and person-centered approaches.
  • Participate in initial and ongoing assessment of medical and health and wellness concerns for persons served by the respite program.
  • 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.
  • Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
  • Help in care transition coordination efforts when persons enter or are discharged from hospitals, rehab facilities and other inpatient health care settings.
  • Participate in the collaboration with Behavioral Health Community Partners, One Care, Case Managers and/or other Care Coordination Entities to improve or maintain the health status of persons served.
  • Provide oversight that MAP policies and procedures are being adhered to.
  • Administer medication and intramuscular injections as prescribed and as needed.
  •  Assess persons with acute changes in health status and helps formulate strategies to address findings.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Must have licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Massachusetts.
  • Experience: Must have at least one year of experience working with individuals with mental illness. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
  • Skills/Other: Must be CPR certified. Must be MAP certified within three months of hire.
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 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

We are currently offering a $10,000 sign on bonus for this position.

Our Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) program is seeking for full time Clinical Coordinators. Salary range is $57,000-$60,000 per year with additional $5,000 for Spanish speakers.

Role highlights:

  • Clinical Supervision by an approved, Licensed supervisor is included
  • You will get experience providing clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary staff
  • Work with a multidisciplinary and diverse team
  • Gain skills to work with a diverse client population
  • Acquire hours towards licensure: Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Extensive trainings in Evidence Based Practices
  • Opportunity to work with an underserved population
  • Learn to collaborate with various systems and providers (DMH, outpatient, hospital systems)
  • Internal opportunities for growth

Expectations of the role:

  • Provides team leadership and guidance to direct care staff.
  • Collaborating with outpatient clinic providers and care coordination entities.
  • Identifying the skills, a client needs to live independently (cooking, paying bills, cleaning).
  • Setting life goals in school, work, health, and relationships.
  • Teaching strategies for symptom management.
  • Engaging with family to assist them in supporting the client as they develop those skills.
  • Organize and lead individual and group social activities that structure each person’s time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Licensure: Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) designation that is recognized under Massachusetts law is required. Following degrees meet the criteria:
    MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LMHC and LMHC eligible degrees, LADC 1, RN, Licensed Occupational Therapist. Unlicensed MSW graduates welcome to apply under Pathway program.
  • Experience: Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and serious mental health issues and/or substance use disorders preferred.  Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
  • Skills: Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be MAP certified and CPR/1st aide certified within the first three months of hire (training provided)
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

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

*North Suffolk is a qualifying agency for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

North Suffolk is looking for a Program Manager to join our Emergency Respite Program team! The Program Manager is the Administrator in charge of the Emergency Respite Program, which has both a site-based and mobile component. The Program Director, a licensed clinician, reports to the Director of Emergency Services and under his (her) supervision, leads the Emergency Respite Program’s efforts in the engagement, assessment and treatment planning process for persons on the team. The Program Director provides administrative leadership, supervision and direction for all team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage multi-disciplinary team designed to help divert hospital admissions.
  • Oversee operations of site-based and mobile service.
  • 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.
  • Assist in provision of skill-building interventions that help move a person on to the most independent setting or level of care.
  • Utilize the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery, lead the Emergency Respite Program’s efforts to provide the following to persons served: Engagement, Assessment, Skill building, Medication Administration, etc.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision to the Nurse, Peer Specialists, and Clinical Coordinators and direct care staff.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: LPHA licensure required: LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, LRC, LADC1, M.D., R.N., Registered Occupational Therapist or licensed Psychologist.
  • Experience: At least 5 years experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and persistent mental health issues and substance use disorders preferred. At least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Skills/Other: Must have Driver’s license. Must be MAP certified, CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire.
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 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