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Clinician – Addictions Services

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

North Suffolk is looking for a SUD Clinician to join our new MAT-PDOA program!  The clinician oversees the development of a person’s treatment plan and subsequent reviews/revisions to ensure the goals, objectives and interventions reflect the Clinical Formulation-Interpretive Summary and the prioritized assessed needs. Services are provided based on Recovery tenets and are aimed to promote overall health and well-being of persons served. The clinician provides leadership and assists clinical supervision and guidance to direct care staff.

What you’ll do:

  • Engage people and partner with them to improve their health and wellness, achieve symptom stabilization and self-management, develop and/or restore skills impacted by mental illness/substance use and live a self-directed life.
  • Assist people with psychiatric and substance use disorders to identify personal priorities, preferences, strengths, and interests in order to help them establish goals that support a life in recovery.
  • Instill hope by engaging in positive interactions that promote recovery and empowerment.
  • Provide clinical services in timely and flexible ways that are consistent with the principles and practices of trauma informed care and person centered approaches.
  • Collaborate with persons to help them to write goals with specific action steps in order to develop effective treatment/rehabilitation recovery plans.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans in order to help prevent and mitigate risk factors.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of screening and assessment tools.
  • Be knowledgeable of and use evidence based practices including motivational interviewing, SBIRT, Harm Reduction, Stages of Change and Housing First and other relevant best practices.
  • Provide supervision, mentoring and modeling of evidence based practices with direct care staff.
  • Advocate that persons need to make informed choices to further their own recovery.
  • Assist in provision of skill building interventions that help move a person on to the most independent setting or level of care.
  • Advocate for better access to public services and natural supports for persons in order to facilitate their recovery and full integration into the community.

What you’ll need:

  • Education:  Master’s degrees in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling required.
  • Experience:  Previous experience in the provision of clinical or rehabilitative services to adults with chronic and persistent mental health issues and/or substance use disorders preferred.
  • Skills/Certifications:  Valid Massachusetts drivers license required. Must be MAP certified and CPR/first aide certified within the first three months of hire (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 11 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

Tagged as: Addictions, Adults, Clinical, clinician, Human Services, Masters Degree, Mental Health, Recovery, Social Work, Substance Use Disorder

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