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State of Massachusetts Community Mental Health Clinician ( HSC II) in Fall River, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Fall River Site, is seeking a dynamic human services professional to serve as the Adult Community Mental Health Clinician/Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA). The selected candidate is responsible for leading trauma informed, person centered assessment and treatment planning activities, and ensuring the interventions utilize evidence based interventions and/or best practices, when clinically appropriate. The incumbent will provide face-to-face community based services to assigned persons in their homes, homeless shelters, in hospital settings or any other setting in which the person served resides or currently requires intervention. Areas of focus will include: engagement, assessment & treatment planning, risk mitigation, skill building, support through life and care transitions, health monitoring, and integration with care coordination entities.

_Work Schedule_: The selected candidate will work from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The days off are Sunday and Saturday.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):_

  • Serves as the primary clinician for assigned persons served and is accountable for all service components provided by the team.

  • Coordinates and completes the Comprehensive Assessment by meeting with the client, family and any other individuals that can provide information as well as by gathering and incorporating outside documentation.

  • Ensures the development of the Community Service Plan for each person served, service providers and any other supports.

  • Conducts ongoing assessments, actively participates in discharge planning, and assumes primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment/recovery goals.

  • Serves on and provides clinical leadership to an integrated team which includes Group Living Environment(s) by attending regular team meetings, presenting psychosocial history, mental status, diagnosis, treatment provided and treatment planned for assigned cases

  • Provides competency-based, evidence-based, and best practice interventions including the use of identified screening tools.

  • Ensures timely documentation of person served progress and to ensure compliance with existing DMH regulations and program procedures.

  • Provides culturally and linguistically competent services that are also sensitive and responsive to religious practices, sexual orientation, gender differences, physical disabilities, as well as services that are age and developmentally appropriate, including young adults and elders.

  • Provides community based clinical interventions to persons served and side-by-side consultation/direction to members of integrated team in order to ensure successful provision of CSP interventions, to coordinate hospital discharges, to facilitate family meetings, and to access community services and support through care transitions. .

  • Performs individual, family and group therapy when clinically appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of psychosocial diagnosis including an understanding of human growth and development.

  • Considerable understanding of the social, emotional and experiential causes of dysfunctional behavior.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the casework treatment process and of interviewing techniques.

  • Familiarity with community resources as related to implementing treatment plans.

  • Considerable knowledge of special treatment modalities including family therapy and group treatment, brief therapy.

  • Ability to conceptualize and implement treatment plans as they develop from psychosocial diagnosis.

  • Skilled in establishing and sustaining appropriate therapeutic relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with people with chronic mental illness.

  • Given the population we serve, bilingual or multilingual fluency

Special Requirements:

  • As a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, one of the following Massachusetts license(s) is required for this function: Physician, Registered Nurses, Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Social Worker (LSW) , Registered Occupational Therapists, Licensed Rehabilitation Counselors, or Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)

Current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or equivalent license from the state in which you reside for travel

The Dr. John C. Corrigan Mental Health Center / Fall River Site provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program and Adult Community Clinical Services. Our mission is to provide person centered care to individuals of diverse backgrounds. We always aspire to create an environment which promotes recovery, resiliency, growth and independence for those we serve and their families as well as to create an environment where employees can learn and grow.

_Total Compensation:__ _

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_Pre-Hire Process:_

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3383.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.* *

Applicants must have (A) at least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, case management or clinical/therapeutic experience (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Based on assignment, travel may be required. Incumbents who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

Based on assignment as Qualified Intellectual Disabled Professionals, within the Department of Developmental Services, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, physical education or other a related field is required.

Based on assignment as a Mental Health Case Manager or Forensic Transition Team Coordinator, within the Department of Mental Health, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation counseling, education or other a related field is required.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Community Mental Health Clinician ( HSC II)

Location: Massachusetts-Fall River-49 Hillside Street

Requisition ID: 210001GR

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