NSHMA is looking for a Clinician to join the In-Home Therapy team!  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  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.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify and utilize community resources to help develop and maintain natural supports for the youth and parent/caregiver(s).
  • Review and develop risk management plans and implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques.
  • Complete written comprehensive home-based, psychosocial behavioral health assessment in the youth’s home or community.
  • Monitor progress and attainment of treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Work with the entire family to implement focused interventions and behavioral techniques in order 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.

What you’ll need:

  • 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 valid Mass Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation in order to provide services in the community.

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 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

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; 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: You must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and ability to work in community and in-home settings.

Employee 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 is looking for a Clinical Manager to join our Child Outpatient team!  The Clinical Manager is responsible for the overall management of clinical and administrative matters for the Child Outpatient team, including:

  • provision of direct services
  • oversight of outpatient clinical care of children and families in all sites
  • provision of clinical and administrative supervision
  • recommendations for program development and improvement
  • collaboration with other child service providers (internal and external to North Suffolk)
  • participation as a member of the outpatient management team, utilization review/management, and the management of risk, incident reporting and client grievances
  • oversees contracts such as DMH Flex and school-based services as directed
  • provision of after hours on-call

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Master’s degree in Social Work required.
  • Certifications/Skills:  LICSW required.  CANS certification required
  • Experience:  At least four years experience providing high quality direct care required.  Two years experience providing clinical supervision 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

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)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

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.

Put your passion to work! Are you looking for a job opportunity where you can make a difference and help people while also growing your own career and skills? NSMHA is looking for Therapeutic Mentors to help local youth and their families. The Therapeutic 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. Therapeutic Mentoring interventions are designed to address one or more goals on a youth’s existing outpatient or in-home treatment plan or on an existing Individual Care Plan (ICP).

What you’ll do:

  • Support, coach and train youth in order to support linkages to community resources and services that will sustain the youth’s optimal functioning in the community.
  • Work closely with the family, and any behavioral health existing/referring provider(s) to implement the goals and objectives identified by the referring provider, when the youth is not enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination (ICC).
  • Participate as a member of the Care Planning Team (CPT) and clearly outlines the goals of the Therapeutic Mentoring Service in the Individual Care Plan (ICP), when the youth is enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination (ICC).
  • Assist youth in communicating their needs to the treatment team when age-appropriate.
  • Contributes the voice of the youth in the absence of the youth.
  • Work in the community and in-home settings.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Experience: 
    • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university preferred OR
    • Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school plus a minimum of one year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth OR
    • High school diploma or GED plus a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth.
  • Skills: Valid Mass Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle in order  to work in community and in-home settings required. You must be 21 years or older.

Employee 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

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.

As a Peer Coordinator for NSMHA you will work with the ACCS program, providing support and guidance to ACCS teams in order to ensure that the role of Peer Support Specialist is defined and integrated into services.  The Peer Coordinator provides Peer supervision and mentorship to Peer Support Specialists in ACCS. This position reports to the ACCS Director and “ACCS Peer Leadership” and is designated for a person who is or has been a recipient of services for a mental health and/or substance use disorder and identifies as a person in Recovery. Because of his/her life experience with mental illness and mental health services, the Peer Coordinator provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. The Peer Coordinator may also be a resource to other Departments of the Agency with the goal of helping the entire Agency become more Recovery focused.

Expectation of the Role:

  • Provides Peer supervision and mentorship to Peer Support Specialists in ACCS and represent the agency in various committees, events and recovery focused trainings.
  • Delivers guidance and supervision to Peer Support Specialists within the ACCS program with regard to their role as peer support specialists as directed.
  • Acts as a mentor to other Peer Support Specialists in ACCS and as an educator to other integrated team members who seek to learn the role of a peer support specialist.
  • Participates and makes recommendations in the recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of Peer Support Specialists in ACCS.
  • Meets regularly with ACCS Program Directors and Assistant Program Managers to develop schedules, provide guidance, and assist in the assignments of Peer Support Specialists within designated teams to assure peer support services that uphold the values and ethics of each discipline.
  • Effectively advocates for people with mental health and/or substance use disorders and plays a leadership role in helping others understand the need for people to independently make informed choices regarding their own recovery.
  • Provides leadership in the implementation and use of WRAP or similar recovery oriented self-management plans as well as other Evidenced Based Practices including Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing.
  • All other duties as assigned by Peer Leadership and the ACCS Director.

What you’’ll need:

Education: High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred (which may be in a field other than behavioral sciences)Certified Peer Specialist Certification preferred.

Experience: Has work experience with adults who identify as having a mental health and/or substance use disorder or with individuals with similar human-services needs. Has three years of supervisory experience, preferably in the human services field. Must be a current or former recipient of mental health services who is in recovery.  May have related training (e.g., certified occupational therapy assistant, home health care aide) or work experience (e.g., teaching) and life experience.

Skills: CPR/First Aid certified within three months of hire (training provided)

Employee 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.

 

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.

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.