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.

 

NSMHA is looking for a Director to head our newly formed Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC).   The Director is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, and oversight of the North Suffolk Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC).  The Director works in close collaboration with members of leadership, both internal and external, to create and sustain a comprehensive continuum of integrated behavioral and physical health care services, grounded in community partnerships and evidence-based practices (EBPs).

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the COO and other leadership to develop, implement and oversee all aspects of CCBHC services, in accordance with the requirements and terms of the grant award.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of comprehensive high-quality, collaborative, culturally competent, evidence-based, ethical and timely integrated care according to the CCBHC model and in compliance with award requirements.
  • Build and lead a CCBHC team that functions cohesively and effectively while ensuring communication among team members and with external entities, agency services and community partners.
  • Work in collaboration with the Information Technology (IT) and Quality Management Department (QM) teams, as well as clinical management, to oversee documentation and data collection for all required elements of service delivery. Collaborate in the preparation and submission of required reports, in accordance with all contract requirements and in support of submission of claims for payment.
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Operations and other leadership to develop any necessary new policies and procedures related to CCBHC implementation.
  • In conjunction with Quality Management, ensure that all CCBHC services are implemented and delivered in a high quality, person centered manner in adherence with program policies and procedures, and in fidelity to the model and terms of the award, through reports, record sampling, outcome measures and other means.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Master’s or Doctoral Level degree in a relevant field and independent licensure required.
  • Experience:  
    • Five to ten years of supervisory & senior management experience required.
    • Five years post graduate experience providing or overseeing community based behavioral health services required (preferably in a team home-based or wraparound model)
  • Skills:
    • Knowledge of contracts, budgets, and fiscal management/oversight required.
    • Knowledge of EBPs, peer recovery and/or recovery coaching disciplines highly 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
  • 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.

NSMHA is looking for a Care Coordinator to join our team!  Be proud of what you do! Develop your clinical skills in a supportive team environment, and gain experience that you will use for the rest of your career.

Our goal is to ensure that children with behavioral/emotional needs, and their families, become independent within their own communities. The Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) position is not only about coordination, it is also assessing and identifying the underlying needs of the youth through regular contact with the family in order to make a direct positive impact in their lives using the Wraparound Service Model. We support families to recognize small areas of progress that builds into major changes. For each family that you work with, you will not only be the key contact for the youth’s providers, you will also be creating an individualized roadmap that guides uniform treatment amongst the team. As the contact, you will collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams such as PCP, school, DCF, Outpatient therapists and other mental health and/or medical providers.

This ICC position is a unique opportunity to network, develop community connections, and get exposure to diverse mental health, medical, and educational systems. If your passion lies in making small changes that will create a big impact, we want to talk to you!

What You’ll Do:

  • Gather information for the completion of strengths based comprehensive home-based assessments.
  • Support with the identification and development of natural supports within the family’s network
  • Facilitate regular Care Planning Team meetings
  • Develop a youth and family centered Individual Care Plan (ICP) that supports the achievement of goals identified with the family’s voice and choice in conjunction with the care providers, natural supports and other identified team members.
  • Maintain regular contact with the youth, family and other providers in the youth’s life by phone, community meetings or home visits to ensure implementation of the ICP.
  • Provide education, advocacy and support to youth and families navigating through any of the child/family-serving systems
  • Identify and connect youth and families to additional supports and services in the community through referral and coordination of care
  • Develop a risk management/safety plan and provide as needed crisis support, as well as coordination with the Mobile Crisis Intervention team.

What You Need:

  • Education: Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in relevant mental health field required (including but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc.)
  • Skills: Must have or be able to acquire Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification within first month of employment. Must have Driver’s License and reliable automobile. Ideal candidate must thrive in fast paced work environments; have strong attention to detail, and demonstrate strong organization and multitasking skills.
  • Experience: Familiarity with child & youth serving programs preferred.  Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply! We offer a 12% language differential pay! Please note language skills on your resume.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Continual Professional Development encouraged!
    • LICSW and/or LMHC supervisory hours available
    • Education Reimbursement/Access to CEUs
    • Weekly individual and group supervision and monthly full staff trainings provided
  • Paid Time Off
    • Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service)
    • 12 Sick Days per year
    • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • We offer a 12% language differential pay! Please note language skills on your resume.
  • 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
  • Pet Insurance
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities
  • Access to Credit Union Banking

NSMHA is looking for Clinicians of all levels to work in our outpatient clinics providing a broad range of clinical services for our clients.  Rewarding opportunities are available working with adults, children and families in Chelsea, East Boston, and downtown Boston.

Responsibilities include formulating independent diagnosis and treatment, evaluation and crisis intervention, participation in treatment team, clinical, and staff meetings, and other clinical duties. Positions are available on a Full Time, Part Time, and Per Diem basis.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling required
  • Skills:  Valid independent clinical license (LICSW/LMHC) preferred but not required
  • Experience:  Bilingual/Bicultural/Culturally Competent (Spanish) preferred but not required.

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

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.

 

 

Are you looking for a job where you can make a true difference in the lives of children and their families while growing your own skills and career? Join the NSMHA team as a clinician and grow your career and skills. The Child and Family In-Home Therapy Clinician provides intensive family therapy by working with a child and family to treat the child’s challenging behaviors, mental health needs, and to help the family with supporting and caring for the child. Interventions are designed to enhance and improve the family’s capacity to improve the youth’s functioning in the home and community and may prevent the need for the youth’s admission to an inpatient hospital, psychiatric residential treatment facility or other treatment setting.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and utilize community resources; develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s).
  • Reviews and develops risk management plans, and implements focused interventions and behavioral techniques.
  • Completes a written comprehensive home-based, psychosocial behavioral health assessment in the youth’s home or community.
  • Monitoring progress and attainment of treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Work with the entire family, 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.

Required:

Experience: Experience in providing home and community based intervention services preferred.

Education: Master’s degree in a relevant field required (Family Therapy, psychology, social work or similar mental health field preferred). LCSW, LICSW, LMHC preferred.

Skills: Must have or be able to acquire Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification. Must have Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

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/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 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

Are you passionate about youth and community development? Want to find the next step in your career where you can grow and still make a impact with your job? NSMHA has a new position opening with the After School Program! The Children’s After School Program is a therapeutic program for children ages 6 to 12.  The program provides milieu treatment including behavior management/modification and facilitation of therapeutic groups and activities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Supervise children during program activities.
  • Implement behavior management/modification in the milieu.
  • Plan and facilitate therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Intervene during a crisis using appropriate techniques including NAPPI restraint.
  • Drive pupil van and accompany other staff during ride.
  • Complete daily documentation of children’s progress in the milieu.
  • Perform duties as a Youth Care Specialist including maintaining contact with collaterals and parents; planning and implementing daily activities, assisting in coordinating of snack, participate in multidisciplinary meetings, and conduct outreach to children and their families in their homes and communities as necessary.
  • Ensures all services are provided in a professional manner, ensuring privacy, safety, and respecting the youth and family’s dignity and right to choice.
  • Oversees administration and documentation of clients’ prescription medications, assuring adherence to medical policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates transportation services for clients, and vehicle maintenance, repairs, registrations and inspections.

What You’ll Need:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of experience working with school age children. Milieu or recreational experience is preferred. Working knowledge of community resources is preferred.

Skills: A valid Massachusetts driver’s license is required. Bilingual (Spanish & English) is encouraged to apply. If you know Spanish, please note on your resume!

Schedule: 20 hours, Mon-Fri 2-6pm

NSMHA is seeking an Awake Overnight Counselor for Meridian House. This residential program is a 30 bed, co-ed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over. 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 within NSMHA. This is a 24 hour a day program with 24 hour per day staffing; this position is responsible for the safety and well being of consumers during overnight shifts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be awake and available to consumers during overnight shift until residents have left program, or until the morning staff person arrives.
  • Perform household maintenance and upkeep activities.
  • Perform security checks and document, on an hourly basis to ensure safety of residents and facility.
  • 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 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.
  • Answer telephone.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s in related field preferred.
  • One (1) year human services experience with similar population required.
  • Must have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified after training provided.
  • Driver’s license necessary.

This position coordinates the case navigation, participation and transition within a behavioral health/addictions treatment services structured intensive outpatient substance use program.  The Care Coordinator educates and supports individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders in their transition to living sustained recovery through the use of behavior modification and concrete support with accessing community resources.  The Care Coordinator is a community liaison with family, care providers, natural supports and recovery coaches.

What You’ll Do:

  • Coordinate referrals; communicate fully and effectively with referral sources.
  • Coordinate communication and timely information about participants’ program adherence to referral sources and collateral entities such as the courts, Department of Children and Families, etc.
  • Coordinate with collateral providers and community partners such as health care providers, outpatient behavioral health providers, recovery coaches, etc.
  • Track and monitor urine toxicology screens for all clients, alerting clinicians as appropriate to results, and maintaining any related databases.
  • Facilitate treatment groups with program participants under the supervision of the program manager.
  • Perform outreach and engagement activities with program participants, as needed.
  • Under the supervision of the manager, identify risk and behavioral crisis needs and bring to the attention of clinical staff as appropriate.
  • Meet individually with program participants as indicated to review treatment plans, address administrative or collateral communication needs, etc.
  • Maintain and update databases and spreadsheets to assist with tracking clinical information

 

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Expressive Therapies, or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 2 years post-degree experience within a multidisciplinary treatment setting.
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Experience with individuals with substance use disorders required; length of experience contingent upon educational credentials.

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