Perform clinical needs assessments, mental status and risk documentation, and write treatment plans
Implementing evidence-based practices and assist unlicensed staff with clinical approach to client support
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
Clinician is an LPHA-qualified staff possessing LMHC, LICSW, LCSW, and/or LADAC-1 licensure in Massachusetts who uses a trauma-informed lens to outreach ACCS-enrolled clients and perform clinical needs assessments, mental status and risk documentation, and write treatment plans in a Person-Centered model. Triage and crisis intervention skills required. Experience implementing evidence-based practices and assisting unlicensed staff with clinical approach to client support.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Process referrals for enrollment within 72 hours inclusive of holidays and weekends to orient and engage Persons into program, including screening for risk, safety, and other immediate needs;
- Conduct and complete assessments and mental status exams using standardized documentation with a strengths-based, recovery oriented, Person-centered approach that accommodates Persons’ preferences for meeting times and places;
- Develop, write, and revise Treatment Plans in collaboration with each client and client’s natural supports of his/her choosing as well as with Team Staff;
- Provide direct interventions and skills training individually and in group settings;
- Coordinate care to Persons through teaching and modeling with direct care staff;
- Support assigned caseload of Persons using evidence-based practices;
- Encourage, facilitate, and support Person’s participation in ACCS programming and other recovery oriented programming within the community;
- Present case formulations and summarized assessments at Integrated Team, Leadership, and DMH meetings;
- Develop Risk Assessments, Safety and Crisis Prevention Plans, and Relapse Prevention Plans with Persons;
- Assist staff in triaging crisis situations;
- Make referrals as needed to specialized staff within the ACCS program as well as to care providers;
- Facilitate communication and enhance coordination efforts with Care Entities;
- Complete documentation in a timely fashion, including incident reporting;
- Maintain competencies in Human Rights, Dual Diagnosis, CPR, First Aid, and attend in-service trainings as related to general job responsibilities;
- Other duties as defined by agency and/or program leadership.
Master's degree in human services related discipline; must be licensed as an LCSW, LICSW or LMHC by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Must have at least three years of human services related experience of which at least two years experience has been with the adult mentally ill population, including dual diagnosis with addiction; Must possess good organizational skills, effective written, verbal and computer skills; Must have experience implementing evidence-based and promising practices such as Motivational Interviewing, SBIRT, Seeking Safety, Medication Assisted Treatment, Illness Management, and Recovery, and CBT; Familiarity with Medicaid Rehab Option requirements preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles; Must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; Must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position; Must be flexible with hours to meet needs of Persons, Natural Supports, and ACCS Program that operates 24/7/365. Bilingual skills a plus.
Date posted: 11/26/2018
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780
The ACCS program will deliver evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model to promote:
- Active engagement and assertive outreach to prevent homelessness;
- Clinical coverage 24/7/365 days a year
- Consistent assessment and treatment planning
- Risk assessment, crisis planning and prevention
- Skill building and symptom management,
- Behavioral and physical health monitoring and support
- Addiction treatment support;
- Family engagement;
- Peer support and recovery coaching
- Reduced reliance on emergency departments, hospitals and other institutional levels of care.