NSMHA is looking for a Clinical Coordinator to join our Meridian House team!  The Clinical Coordinator reports to the Director of Addictions and works in collaboration with the House Manager and Clinical Manger of Ambulatory Services.  This position is responsible for the overall coordination of clinical matters including supervision, investigating client grievances, recommending programmatic changes, interfacing with other providers, utilization review of medical records, and providing direct services to clients.

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.

What you’ll do:

  • Coordinate with the Intake Coordinator to approve appropriate clinical placement ensuring ASAM criteria is met upon admission.
  • Complete Adult Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Action Plan upon admission.
  • Coordinate with prescribers, Manager of Rapid Access, Central Triage Team and Outpatient Clinical Team to ensure comprehensive and coordinated clinical services
  • Provide appropriate supervision and support to case managers and counselors
  • Coordinate and monitor care received by all residents to assure appropriate direct care, case management, continuity of care, and transitional services are provided.
  • Maintain quality of care according to standards and procedures outlined in DPH regulations and other contractual obligations.
  • Attend committees as required or assigned by the Director.
  • Assist in the development of a training schedule for the staff and provide clinical consultation to staff and community.
  • Provides rotational after hours on-call coverage.
  • Provides direct clinical services to the residents of Meridian House as needed.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Master’s Degree in one of the following disciplines or closely related field:  Clinical Psychology, Education – Counseling, Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Rehabilitative Counseling, or Social Work.  LICSW or LMHC preferred.
  • Experience:  A minimum of three years providing clinical  work in a substance abuse treatment setting.

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

North Suffolk is looking for Relief Workers to join our team!  As a Relief Worker you will be responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals living in our Addictions Residential Programs.  These programs are 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.  Programs located in East Boston and Chelsea.

The Relief Worker is a per diem position.

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure the health & safety of the individuals at all times through a conscientious awareness of their activities & assist as needed.
  • Assist in implementing, teaching, and assisting individuals with IAP goals and objectives.
  • Ensure proper administration and documentation of all medication.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Education:  High School Diploma or GED required.  Bachelor’s in a related field preferred.
  • Experience: Six months experience working with individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Skills: Mass Driver’s License required. Must have the ability to become medication, SFA and CPR certified within five months of hire (training provided)

North Suffolk is looking for a Recovery Specialists for our residential substance use program!  The Recovery Specialist is responsible for the health, safety and quality of life of individuals in a residential setting through advocacy, teaching and service planning, individual and group counseling. This is a 40 hour per week position with no weekend hours and no on-call requirement.

What you’ll do:

  • Guide and assist residents on meeting treatment plan goals
  • Oversee the milieu to ensure residents are safe and supported
  • Provide essential group and individual supports to a diverse community
  • Receive weekly individual supervision (towards licensure, if needed)
  • Be a vital member of a multidisciplinary team of social workers, counselors, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, recovery coaches, and administrators

What you’ll need:

  • EducationHigh school degree or GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 1 years’ experience providing direct care to individuals with substance use and/or co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Life Experience:  NSMHA values lived experience from individuals who are in recovery. Minimum two years of continuous recovery is required.
  • Skills and Abilities: Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License 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)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

North Suffolk is seeking 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)

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

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

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

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)
  • 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 Nurse Manager to join our team!  The Nurse Manager provides skilled nursing, care management and coordination for clients receiving services in the Addiction and Diversionary programs of NSMHA, including RRS, COE, IOP, Day Treatment and Outpatient. You’ll work in close collaboration with prescribing physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, behavioral health providers, recovery coaches, other care team members, and our referral partners in the community as well as make plans for the ongoing long term care of clients in recovery from substance abuse.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide skilled nursing, care management, medication management, group facilitation, and care coordination to clients in addiction and diversionary programs.
  • Conduct initial assessment and intake for clients seeking treatment for addiction, as well as ongoing education and support in all phases of treatment.
  • Provide linkage and referral to in-house and community-based behavioral health, case management and addiction recovery services as needed.
  • Collaborate in a multidisciplinary team to review evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment plans for clients as well as provide consultation to programs as needed.
  • Provide support to the medical team including health promotion, disease screening, data collection and wellness interventions in the programs.
  • Perform on-call duties as assigned during business hours.
  • Assist as needed in program development and staff training.
  • May participate as a member of the Addiction Division Medical Assistance Treatment (MAT) team.  Responsibilities include providing injectable medications as prescribed, ordering and reviewing labs in collaboration with prescribers.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related field required.
  • License:  Current Massachusetts Nursing License required.
  • Experience/Skills:  Two (2) years nursing experience required.  Prior case management, mental health and addiction experience strongly preferred.  Demonstrated ability to work with patients in recovery and relapse.  Bilingual Spanish preferred — please indicate language 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

North Suffolk is looking for a CSP Program Manager to join our Community Support Program! The Community Support Program (CSP) provides intensive case management services to clients with psychiatric or substance abuse disorders who are considered to be at risk in the community. The services are designed to be highly flexible in supporting individuals who have difficulty accessing and sustaining involvement in needed services. These supportive services are directed towards adults and vary according to duration and intensity depending on the changing needs of the each individual.

This position is temporarily remote.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide team leadership as well as clinical and administrative supervision of CSP Outreach Workers.
  • Monitor weekly billing tickets to ensure that standards are met for CSP services.
  • Assign cases to staff based on evaluation of case needs and staff capacity.
  • Provide on-call pager services as required.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: LICSW or LMHC required.
  • Experience:  At least 2 years experience working with populations with mental illness and/or substance abuse required. Must have supervisory experience.
  • Skills: High level of clinical judgment.

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

North Suffolk is looking for a CSP Senior Outreach Worker to join our Community Support Program! The Community Support Program (CSP) provides intensive case management services to clients with  psychiatric or substance abuse disorders who are considered to be at risk in the community. The services are designed to be highly flexible in supporting individuals who have difficulty accessing and sustaining involvement in needed services. These supportive services are directed towards adults and vary according to duration and intensity depending on the changing needs of the each individual.

This position is temporarily remote.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide regular supervision to CSP Outreach Workers.
  • Monitor weekly billing tickets of supervisees to ensure that standards are met for CSP services.
  • Assign cases, in collaboration with CSP Program Manager and independently, to staff based on evaluation of case needs and staff capacity.
  • Manage the internal CSP tracking tool to ensuring referral data is collected accurately.
  • Provide CSP services to a caseload of 5 consumers to include all intensive case management activities providing within the CSP service.
  • Works in conjunction with the CSP Program Manager for all clinical concerns.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Master’s degree in the mental health field including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, social work, psychology, etc., from an accredited college or university required.
  • Experience:  Previous outreach experience with populations with mental illness and/or substance abuse required. Proven ability to collaborate effectively with other providers.
  • Skills/Certifications:  Training or supervisory experience preferred. Valid Mass drivers license required (off site travel is 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)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

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