North Suffolk is looking for a Registered Nurse to join our ACCS Teams!  As a Registered Nurse, you’ll be a member of the Integrated Team of the Adult Community Clinical Services Program providing assessment, treatment planning and service delivery processes for persons. 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In conjunction with the Integrated Team, work with persons served in engagement, relationship building, assessment and treatment planning, risk assessment, skill building, medication administration and education, and other skills and services.
  • In collaboration with other members of the Integrated Team, participate in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activi­ties of daily living  and family structure and relationships..
  • 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.
  • Assess persons with acute changes in health status and helps formulate strategies to address findings.
  • In collaboration with persons and Team and health care providers and entities, educates persons, LARs and family members concerning medical issues and helps the relevant people make medical treatment decisions.
  • Educates persons and staff in areas of diet, nutrition, meal planning and diabetic care.
  • Participate in providing on-call services including on evenings and weekends per on-call schedule.
  • Other duties assigned.

What you’ll need:  

  • Education/Certifications:   Must licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Massachusetts.   Must be CPR/First Aid & MAP certified within three months of hire.
  • Experience:  Must have at least one year of experience working with individuals with mental illness.  Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
  • Other:  Must have valid Massachusetts Driver’s license and access to a vehicle to attend community visits.

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

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

 

North Suffolk is looking for a Clinician to join the After School Program! CASP is a voluntary, community based, therapeutic program for children ages 6 to 13 with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. The program is structured and utilizes a positive reinforcement reward system. At CASP, children participate in therapeutic groups which focus on developing social skills and adaptive coping skills. A primary goal of the program is to support and maintain children with their families in their home communities. To do this, each child is assisted with case management services and coordination of care between the program, family, and other providers. While at CASP, each child works directly with a Clinical Therapist, a Youth Care Specialist and a Youth Care Mentor. Additionally, transportation is provided year round.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform biopsychosocial, multiaxial assessment and diagnosis
  • Formulate and implement individualized consumer-centered treatment plans as part of the treatment team; monitor progress, reevaluate and revise on a monthly basis.
  • Plan and facilitate therapeutic groups (e.g. social skills, coping skills, etc.).
  • Provide behavioral crisis intervention &/or triage with program consumers during a crisis using appropriate techniques.
  • Perform face-to-face outreach visits (in coordination with a teammate) &/or telephonic outreach.
  • Participate in activities of service coordination, consultation, education and evaluation to successfully manage assigned consumer caseload within the team context.
  • Provide liaison between team and collateral providers.
  • Facilitate family consultations &/or multi-family group(s) as per program need.
  • Complete all clinical documentation and prior approval forms required.
  • Oversee administration and documentation of clients’ prescription medications, assuring adherence to medical policies and procedures.
  • Drive pupil van and accompany other staff during ride.
  • Act as a resource to staff with regards to social work/family systems issues through provision of inservice training(s) &/or prn consultation.
  • Maintain and encourage team’s adherence to professional clinical behavioral health standards.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Masters in Counseling, Social Work or related field required.   LCSW or LICSW highly preferred.
  • Experience: 1 year experience working with school age children.  Milieu, group, and expressive or recreational therapy experience is preferred. Working knowledge of community resources is preferred.
  • Skills:  A valid Massachusetts driver’s license is required and minimum three (3) years driving history required.  Valid 7D license or ability to become licensed required.  Bilingual (Spanish & English) is highly preferred.  Must be CPR and First Aid certified or able to become certified within 3 months of hire.

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

As an Overnight 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. Assist clients based on need level, while following all agency policies, procedures, and licensing/funding source requirements. The Overnight Support Specialist is awake and available to consumers during the entire overnight shift.

Schedule:  11pm – 7am.  Full and part-time positions available. Please indicate preferred shift/day availability in application.

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.
  • Conduct security checks on an hourly basis, documenting that consumers are in the facility.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep as needed.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record.
  • Write daily notes at end of shift if needed, noting any incidents and maintain regular communication with other team members.
  • Help with medication administration.

What you’ll need:

Education: High School degree or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in a similar field, preferred.
Experience: In lieu of college degree, at least six months experience with population that has severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorder.
Skills: You must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Valid driver’s license preferred.  Be or 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. 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 ill

As a Certified Nursing Assistant for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll participate in the engagement, assessment and treatment planning process and as part of the program. This position provides direct services to people in ICGLE/ IMGLE settings in the areas of medical health, daily living skills, transportation, skill-building, money management, medication administration, risk mitigation 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.

Schedule: Two shifts available, please specify preferred shift on application.

Tuesday-Saturday 7a-3p or Sunday-Thursday 7a-3p

Expectations of the Role:
• Provides hands on assistance with personal care, mobility assistance and help with housekeeping in addition to medical interventions to address needs and goals of persons served.
• Assist persons with showers and laundry. Assistance with transporting from bed to wheelchair, wheel chair to shower.
• Participate in housekeeping and upkeep of the assigned persons living areas.
• Order appropriate medical supplies for the program.
• Participate in all required clinical and skill trainings to enhance skills and knowledge base.
• Assist persons with movement and exercise.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school diploma/GED required. Must have C.N.A certificate.
Experience: Minimum of six months experience working with similar population in a human services environment.
Skills: Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certification during orientation.

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

As a Certified Nursing Assistant for North Suffolk Mental Health Association, you’ll participate in the engagement, assessment and treatment planning process and as part of the program. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Overnight C.N.A is responsible for the safety and well-being of persons in GLE settings during overnight shifts. This position provides direct services to people in GLE settings based on need level and adheres to all agency policies and procedures and licensing/funding source requirements.

Schedule: Boston Tuesday-Wednesday 11p-7a

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.
  • Check in with staff, persons who are awake and complete a walk-through of the program every hour. Read the Staff Communication Log and review risk plans.
  • Document each person’s progress in the confidential record according to established methods and procedures and carries out the assigned interventions and action steps of the treatment plan.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep as needed.
  • Participate in all required clinical and skill trainings to enhance skills and knowledge base.
  • Assist in showering if needed, laundry throughout the night, and cleanliness of the entire program.
  • Participate in medication administration per MAP and DMH policies and protocol
  • All other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Registered Nurse.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school diploma/GED required. C.N.A certificate required.
Experience: Minimum of six months experience working with similar population in a human services environment.
Skills: Must be MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certification during orientation. (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

As a Residential Support Specialist, you will provide direct care to individuals living in a residential setting. The RSS will help individuals with daily living skills, transportation, skill-building, money management, medication administration, risk mitigation 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. This is a great opportunity to build a career in Human Services and join an organization with room for growth!

Full and part-time positions available in Chelsea, East Boston, Revere and downtown Boston.

Salary range: $15.50-$18.00 per hour, depending on program placement.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management and develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness to help them 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.
  • Arrange and transport residents to appointments or daily outings.
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as answering phones or filling out paperwork.
  • Assist with household tasks such as cooking and cleaning
  • Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help people socialize to socialize and become more involved in their community

What you’ll need:

  • Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent is required. Bachelor’s Degree is 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 have valid driver’s license. Must be MAP certified within five months of hire and complete CPR/First Aide within orientation period (all training/certification provided).
  • Additional skills: ASL fluency a plus

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.

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 $300 sign on bonus for full time residential positions!

 

The Floating Program Manager is responsible for the clinical and administrative aspects of the assigned residential program. The Program Manager is fully integrated into the integrated team and provides supervision and guidance to the GLE staff’s efforts to provide direct care and treatment planning interventions. This position will float to different group living environments to manage the programs when there is a vacancy in the Program Manager position.

Salary: Up to $56k year

Expectations of the Role:

  • Ensures that day to day operations of the assigned group home are grounded in the philosophy and techniques of psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and facilitate progressive discipline as needed for all staff in conjunction with the Residential Services Coordinator.
  • Arrange staff schedules to meet the health and safety requirements, as well as the individual needs of the people.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of Quality Indicators through the IAP process and Program Goals.
  • Participates in the assessment of person referrals, admissions and discharges.
  • Insures the program and person records are current, comprehensive and meet agency and funding source standards.
  • Liaison with families/guardians, DMH, and other outside service providers.
  • Supervises and participates in the housekeeping and maintenance of the house and vehicle.
  • Participates in the development of the program budget, and monitors the program expenses.
  • Supervises the management of person’s funds and possessions, within the guidelines of the IAP and agency.
  • Monitor medications in accordance with MAP regulations
  • Teach NSMHA trainings to newly hired employees

What you’ll need:

Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related filed highly preferred.

Experience: Two years of supervisory experience. Two year’s experience in Human Services, specifically experience with population that has developmental disorders and/or mental health, and supervisory experience required.

Skills: Must have Driver’s license. 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 (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

NSMHA is looking for Outreach Workers to join our CSP team!  The Outreach Worker provides intensive case management services to adults and children with mental health and substance abuse issues who are considered to be at risk in the community. Services may include coordination of treatment, outreach and advocacy, assistance with basic needs, skill building and facilitating linkage to other community based and natural support systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients, providing contact and support.
  • Act as a liaison between service providers, community and the client while providing comprehensive initial assessment of need areas for all clients referred.
  • Conduct risk assessment with each client and formulate a crisis plan.
  • Assist individuals in scheduling and attending medical appointments, as well as accessing outpatient mental health treatment.
  • Assist individuals with official correspondence pertaining to insurance eligibility, social security and other entitlement programs
  • Help the client identify and access appropriate resources to support the client’s recovery.

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field or anticipated graduation date within one semester.
  • Experience: Previous outreach experience with populations with mental illness and/or substance abuse strongly preferred.
  • Skills: Must possess a valid Mass driver’s license and reliable transportation. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Please note bilingual ability on resume.

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