Open Sky Community Services ACCS Outreach Counselor (20 Hours) - North County Integrated Team A in Gardner, Massachusetts
Description and Responsibilities
Adult Community Clinical Services is a Department of Mental Health funded service that is designed to deliver evidence-based interventions within a clinically focused model. Individuals served are diagnosed with mental illness or dual diagnosis and reside in their own homes, apartments, and in group living environments. Our services focus on helping people transition to a more independent environment while maximizing their natural supports by building skills and achieving personal goals. The teams are tight knit, supportive and multidisciplinary. Open Sky’s talented clinicians, substance use counselors, nurses, peer staff, housing counselors, outreach counselors, and direct care staff provide quality, compassionate care to the individuals served.
Outreach Counselors act as a liaison between Persons served, community agencies, and families to coordinate treatment including employment and education entities, Care Coordination Entities, Emergency Service Providers, and outpatient clinics. They are committed to cultivating a mutually respectful partnership, setting appropriate limits, and maintaining a helping role with Persons served and family members. Outreach Counselors encourage and empower individuals to see beyond and live beyond perceived limitations by providing them with the tools required for success.
Other Key Responsibilities:
Deliver interventions identified on the Treatment Plan with supervision from licensed clinical staff.
Implement activities that create opportunities for the development of valued roles and personal relationships in the community
Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help individuals socialize. Conduct both 1:1 and group activities geared toward increasing Persons’ readiness to engage in rehabilitation.
Ensure individuals have adequate financial support through assisting with finding gainful employment or applying for entitlements.
Participate in the On-Call rotation.
High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Alternative education/experience in lieu of formal education will be considered.
Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
Reliability, willingness to learn, and being open to new opportunities.
At Open Sky Community Services, we open our doors, hearts, and minds to the belief that every individual, regardless of perceived limitations, deserves the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.
Open Sky is on an anti-racist journey, committed to learning, living, and breathing inclusion, opportunity, diversity, racial equity and justice for ALL.
At Open Sky, you’ll join over 1,100 compassionate and highly trained professionals who put innovative, evidence-based practices to work in ways that positively impact our communities across Central Massachusetts and beyond.
As a trauma-informed organization, Open Sky strives for transparency and sensitivity to the experiences of those we interact with. Self-care is encouraged, and we are committed to providing a positive work culture that is focused on continuous learning and the value of diverse perspectives.
Open Sky is proud to be an industry leader in pay and benefits. Open the Door to Possibility, and begin your career with Open Sky today!
Benefits of Working for Open Sky Include:
Excellent Supervision (Individual and Group), Professional Development, and Training Opportunities
Generous paid time off plan – you start with 29 days (almost 6 weeks!) in your first year, including 12 paid holidays. Increases to 32 days in your 2nd year, and the current maximum is 43 days (OVER 8 WEEKS!)
We pay for your higher education! Ask about our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and reimbursement for a variety of Human Services certifications
Eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with Prescription Plan
403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Life Insurance (100% Employer-Paid)
Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or disabled veteran status.