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Assistant Director – DS Emergency Services Program

  • Boston, MA
  • Driver's License Required
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • Jamaica Plain, MA

North Suffolk is looking for an Assistant Director to join our Emergency Services team!  This position provides a unique opportunity to develop your clinical acumen, grow your network, and still make a real, tangible difference in your community.

This position is responsible for coordinating the clinical and administrative aspects of the Emergency Services for Developmental Services (DS) and collaborating with the DS Clinical Team.  In this position, you would be responsible for the day to day operations of the program and assure that all applicable state, local and federal contracts, regulations and/or guidelines are being followed.

The Emergency Services Program provides a comprehensive, highly integrated system of crisis evaluation and treatment services to the greater Boston area; to children, adolescents, adults, including the elderly, the homeless, mentally ill and the multi-cultural populations.

Schedule:  Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

What you’ll do:

  • Function as the primary clinician for the ESP DS evaluations and disposition.
  • Work in collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the NSMHA DS Clinical Team
  • Perform clinical services, crisis intervention and evaluations with clients as needed.
  • Liaison with community agencies such as DDS, DCF, CSAs, etc. to facilitate care coordination and crisis planning meetings.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of contracts with individuals and agencies, for the purposes of referrals, compliance with regulations, and general community relations.
  • Assist with the coordination of the day to day operations of mobile crisis team and urgent care center which provides psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, psychopharmacological treatment, peer to peer support and therapeutic response to children, youth and their families.
  • Support training, supervision, and consultation to staff and coordinates further clinical response in crisis with other management team members and funding agency staff.
  • Triage and assign cases, collaborate with families, individuals and providers to provide the best information to clinicians in the field and assist each team member on each case to decide best disposition through telephonic supervision.
  • Assist in various oversight and supervision roles at the DS-ESP program in close conjunction with Director of Emergency Services.
  • Monitor productivity, caseloads and billable hour level of clinicians.
  • Assist in the development and allocation of program resources.
  • Assist in the planning, redesign and development of the program.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call coverage on a rotating basis.

What you’ll need:

  • Education/Certification:  Master’s Degree in Psychology, Nursing, or Human Services required.  LICSW/LMHC preferred.
  • Experience:  Three to five years of supervisory/administrative experience in Mental Health or Human Services Field is preferred.
  • Skills:  Must have working knowledge of emergency services procedures.  Valid Mass license and access to a vehicle required.

Tagged as: Clinical, Community-Based, LICSW, lmhc, Masters Degree, Mental Health, Social Work

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