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.

 

The Peer Facilitator is a member of the Recovery Learning Center (RLC) community at the Hope Center for North Suffolk and the wider Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC). This position is designated for a person who is or has been a recipient of services for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.  The Peer Facilitator at the Hope Center reports to the Hope Center Director and is a contributing team member of the larger peer support specialist network at North Suffolk.

This position is a part-time, per diem position of approximately 10 hours per week.

Expectations of the role:

  • Collaborate and participate in schedule development and on-going revision of activities and schedules.
  • Organize, lead, and co-facilitate groups to engage community members, as well as individual and group activities that promote social experiences, increase community connection, and provide opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback and support from a peer-inclusive environment.
  • Promote one’s own knowledge and the education of the Hope Center community about the emerging recovery movement
  • Emphasize and support self-determination for all community members
  • Facilitate and maintain data collection as defined by North Suffolk and Boston Medical Center, in order to insure accurate information about the community and to support any Department of Mental Health reporting guidelines.
  • Participate in and promote the organization, cleanliness, and overall welcoming environment of the Hope Center.

What you’ll need:

Education: High school diploma or GED required;Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences preferred
Experience: Work experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs. This individual should be a current or former recipient of mental health services who is in recovery.
Skills: Must have completed an accredited  Peer Facilitator training program or be willing to complete one within the first six months of hire. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person visits the Hope Center and who identifies as having a mental health and/or substance use disorder. CPR/1st Aid Certification within three months of hire (training provided).

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.

Looking for an opportunity where you can make a real difference while growing your own career and skills? NSMHA is looking for a Therapeutic Training and Support Worker to help local youth and families. The In-Home Therapy team works together to help a child and family treat the child’s challenging behaviors and mental health needs, and help the family with supporting and caring for the child. The Therapeutic Training & Support Worker helps implement the therapeutic objectives of the treatment plan designed to address a youth’s mental health, behavioral and emotional needs. This might include teaching the youth to understand, direct, interpret, manage, and develop self control of feelings as well as emotional responses to situations. This position also assists the family with addressing the youth’s emotional and mental health needs.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the development of a youth-and family-centered treatment plan.
  • Support the review/development of a risk management/safety plan in collaboration with the youth and caregiver.
  • Provide support, referral and linkage to appropriate services along the continuum of care.
  • Provide phone contact and support to the youth and family as indicated.
  • Work with families 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.
  • Identify and utilize community resources; develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.
  • Support families in developing and maintaining natural supports for the youth and parent caregiver(s) in order to promote sustainability of treatment gains.
  • Provide phone and face-to-face coordination with entities that may impact the youth’s treatment plan.
  • Provide coaching to youth and family in support of decision-making in both crisis and non-crisis situation.
  • Provide skills training for youth and parent/caregiver(s).
  • When requested by the family, will also accompany the family to meetings about the youth’s behavioral health treatment needs in schools, day care, foster homes, and other community-based locations.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/experience: Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with the target population; or High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth
  • Skills: You must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to work in community and in-home settings.

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

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.

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

 

Do you have experience as the parent or guardian of a child/youth with complex emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs? 

Grow your career in human services by providing peer support to other families.

The Family Partner provides a structured one-to-one, strength-based relationship to a parent/caregiver of a Seriously Emotionally Disturbed children or youth for the purpose of addressing the youth’s emotional and behavioral needs. This is accomplished by enhancing parenting capacity and increasing access to natural community resources to enable the parent/caregiver to parent the youth successfully.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Engages the parent/caregiver in activities in the home and community.
  • Assists the parent/caregiver in addressing one or more goals on the youth’s treatment plan.
  • Assists the parent/caregiver in meeting the youth’s needs by educating, supporting, coaching, modeling or guiding and fosters empowerment.
  • Delivers services in the parent/caregiver’s home and community.
  • Participates, attends and supports parent/caregiver and Care Coordinator’s for Individual Care Plan meetings.
  • Provide family education, advocacy and support to youth and family.

Required:

Experience: Lived experience as the parent or guardian of a child with complex emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs as well as experience navigating services for their child in mental health, special education, child protective services, probation services, or developmental services etc. Experience working with parent/caregivers and youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance preferred. Personal experience as the parent or guardian of a child/youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs is required.

Education: BA in a Human Services field and one year of experience or Associates degree in a human service field and one year of related experience or High School diploma or GED and a minimum of two years relevant experience.

Skills: Must have Driver’s License and reliable transportation

 

Are you passionate about youth development 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 highly preferred.

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

Do you have personal experience living with a serious emotional disturbance, mental health challenges, substance use, trauma or system involvement and a willingness to share your journey? NSMHA is looking for Peer Mentors for Young Adults! 

The Young Adult Peer Mentor uses lived experience to connect with, validate, inspire and provide support to youth and young adults with mental health challenges.  The Young Adult Peer Mentor provides structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services to a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs in community and home-based settings.  Young Adult Peer Mentoring interventions are designed to address one or more goals on a youth’s existing outpatient, in-home treatment plan, FSS Community Service Plan, or an existing Individual Care Plan (ICP).

What you’ll do:

  • Supports, coaches and trains a youth in order to support linkages to community resources and services that will sustain the youth’s optimal functioning in the community.
  • Supports, coaches and trains the youth in connecting with existing treatment providers and in linking with new or additional resources.
  • Share personal journey with purpose and intent to youth and young adults in order to validate, demonstrate empathy, inspire, and motivate.
  • Collaborate with other members of the care team to engage, assess, partner and support the youth/young adult in identifying strengths, needs, and goals.
  • Participates with external agencies with regards to service/care planning and coordination and planning for transition to adulthood.
  • Promote youth and young adult sharing, learning and growth through role modeling and reflecting. Support youth and young adults in developing practical steps to reach goals.
  • Advocates for the youth. Provide a voice when needed!
  • Ensures that all services are provided in a professional manner, ensuring privacy, safety, and respecting the youth and family’s dignity and right to choice.

What you need:

Experience: Must have personal experience living with mental health challenges or substance use, trauma or system involvement and a willingness to share their journey. Please state in your cover letter or resume if this applies to you!

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; or Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with the target population; or High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth.

Skills: Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, ability to work in community and in-home settings, must be 21 years or older.