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Advocates Outpatient Clinician in Lawrence, Massachusetts



Advocates is seeking empathetic, compassionate, driven professionals to offer clinical support to those in need.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

At Advocates' Family Continuity Clinics, the Outpatient Clinician will provide comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance use Assessment and treatment to children, adults and families

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree


  • Serve as primary clinician for assigned Family Continuity participants.

  • Complete comprehensive bio/psycho/social assessment with clients. Determine health status and assess for risk. Complete diagnosis.

  • Engage clients and collaboratively develop an individualized action plan.

  • Develop written crisis management plans and share bidirectionally with crisis mental health services.

  • Participate in training on identified Evidence-based practices (EBTs) and provide outpatient treatment consistent with these practices.

  • Support assigned clients through EBTs, including Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Smoke-Free program.

  • Participate in training on data collection protocols and implement data collection tools with clients.

  • Develop discharge plans for aftercare, as needed, for clients upon meeting treatment goals.

  • Provide consultation to schools and social service agencies as needed.

  • Maintain up to date client records including written evaluations, treatment plans, quarterly reviews, termination summaries, and progress notes in accordance with division deadlines.

  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.

  • Attend trainings as assigned.

  • Attend and actively participate in supervision, teaming, and clinical rounds with medical team.


  • Master’s degree in social work, Mental Health Counseling, or related license eligible field from an accredited university.

  • Strong computer knowledge. Ability to use an Electronic Health Record to document medically necessary clinical services.

  • Must be able to read and speak English.

  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

  • Excellent written skills and ability to communicate effectively in the primary language of the program/programs to which assigned.

  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.

  • Commitment to Advocates values and mission.

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening . We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.

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Job Locations US-MA-Lawrence

Minimum Education Required Master's Degree

Job ID 2024-10416

Organization Family Continuity

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

Business Unit Behavioral Health