Are you passionate about youth and community development? NSMHA is looking for a Youth Care Mentor 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.

The Youth Care Mentor position is designed for someone with personal lived experience and knowledge of mental illness.

This position is a part time position:  20 hours, Mon-Fri 2-6pm

What You’ll Do:

  • Supervise children during program activities.
  • Implement behavior management/modification in the milieu.
  • 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.
  • Maintain contact with caregivers and conduct outreach to 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.
  • Coordinates transportation services for clients, and vehicle maintenance, repairs, registrations and inspections.
  • Participates in team meetings and the facilitation of support groups as required.

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Bachelors Degree preferred OR Associates degree plus one year of related experience OR HS Diploma/GED plus two years of related experience
  • Experience: Applicants must have personal lived experience and knowledge about mental illness that comes from the experience of being diagnoses and treated for mental illness.  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!

 

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.

This is a part time position: 20 hours, Mon-Fri 2-6pm

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.
  • Ensure all services are provided in a professional manner, ensuring privacy, safety, and respecting the youth and family’s dignity and right to choice.
  • Oversee administration and documentation of clients’ prescription medications, assuring adherence to medical policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate 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

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 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 among 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 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 among 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 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

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

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.