NSMHA is looking for Occupational Therapists to join our Early Intervention Team!  Harbor Area Early Childhood Services is a passionate team devoted to supporting children and families.  Services are provided in home, program, or other community settings which have been identified as clients’ natural environments.  The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the assessment, and treatment of children between birth through three years of age who are in need of this specialized therapy.  This position is available as both full-time or per diem. Let us know in your cover letter what your preferred schedule is.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide clinical assessments, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children using individual and group techniques.
  • Participate with/or supervises staff for assessments and interventions.
  • Administer and interpret client assessment activities as needed.
  • Function fully as part of an inter-disciplinary team and attend staff meetings/case conferences.
  • Participate in service coordination activities as a team member.
  • Prepare written reports as needed. Maintain all required DPH, agency and program required documentation and ensure all client file placement.
  • Share knowledge and resources about involved pediatric occupational therapy intervention to client’s parents and staff.
  • Provide consultation, training, and inservices to staff as needed.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from a curriculum in Occupational Therapy approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professions.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 2 years experience working with children from birth to three years of age.
  • Skills:  Either be or become Early Intervention certified with DPH.  12% differential for Spanish bilingual (please indicate language skills 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

We are currently offering a $5,000 sign on bonus for this position.

The Residential Program Director is a unique position within the North Suffolk Mental Health Association in that it requires both administrative and nursing skills to effectively manage a group home of four residents with complex psychiatric and medical needs. This position oversees the day to day functioning of the group home, provides supervisory support to a team of direct care staff and an RN who assists in all medical facets of the program, and provides medical expertise in the management of residents’ symptoms and treatment.

Salary: $70,000- $83,584 a year based on experience.

Schedule: Monday- Friday 9a-5p

Expectations of the role:
• Management of staffs’ efforts to engage persons served 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.
• Ensure that day to day operations of the group home program are grounded in the philosophy and techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation.
• 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.
• Instill hope by engaging in positive interactions that promote recovery and empowerment.
• Collaborate with persons served to help them to create goals with specific action steps in order to develop effective treatment/rehabilitation recovery plans.
• Collaborate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
• Use evidence based practices, including motivational interviewing.
• Advocate for persons served to make informed choices to further their own recovery.
• Assist in identification and practice of skill building interventions that equip persons served to live in the most independent setting or level of care.
• Advocate for better access to public services and natural supports for persons served in order to facilitate their recovery and maximize integration into the community.
• Lead the hiring process for residential staff and ensure that all staff are properly oriented and are trained in all mandatory trainings.

•Collaborate with internal and external providers to coordinate all forms of care for persons served including medical, psychiatric, social, housing, financial, and legal issues.

Qualifications:
Education/Licensure: LPHA licensure required: R.N. Preferred, LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, LRC, LADC1, M.D., 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: Must have Driver’s license. Familiarity with basic computer use (email, word processor, Excel) and electronic health records software (e.g. Ehana). State welfare programs familiarity. Must be MAP certified and CPR/first aide certified within five (5) continuous months of employment/date of hire (training provided)

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits Package:
• 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 $5,000 sign on bonus for this position.

The Assistant Program Director assists the Residential Program Director in the administrative and clinical leadership of the ICGLE. The Assistant Program Director, a licensed clinician, reports to the Residential  Program Director and under his (her) supervision, helps lead the program’s efforts in the engagement, assessment and treatment planning process for persons living in the ICGLE. The Assistant Residential Program Director also provides clinical supervision and direction for staff members.

Locations and Schedule:

Chelsea: Sunday-Thursday 12p-8p

Boston: Monday-Friday 9a-5p

Expectations of the Role:

  •  Under clinical and administrative supervision and guidance from the Residential Program Director, the Residential Assistant Program Director assists in the management of staffs’ efforts to 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.
    Instill hope by engaging in positive interactions that promote recovery and empowerment.
  •  Collaborate with persons to help them to write goals with specific action steps in order to develop effective treatment/rehabilitation recovery plans.
  •  Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
  • Use evidence based practices including motivational interviewing as directed by clinical supervisors.
  •  Advocate that persons need to make informed choices to further their own recovery.
  •  Assist in provision of skill building interventions that help move a person on to the most independent setting or level of care.
  •  Advocate for better access to public services and natural supports for persons in order to facilitate their recovery and full integration into the community.
  •  Assists the Residential Program Director in the hiring process for residential staff and helps the Residential Program Director ensure that all staff are properly oriented and are trained in all mandatory trainings.
  •  Provides clinical and administrative supervision to the Residential Support Specialists.
  •  All other duties as assigned.

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 3 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 1 year of supervisory experience.

Skills: Must have Driver’s license. Basic computer use (email, word processor, Excel) and knowledge of electronic health records software (e.g. Ehana). Familiarity with state welfare programs . Must be MAP certified and 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 (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical/Dependent Care/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

A career with a cause

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