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Community Healthlink Clinician-ACCS-Substance Use in Worcester, Massachusetts

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Clinician/Substance Use Counselor in Worcester.

Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides clinical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through an integrated team led by clinical staff. ACCS serves adults 18 years of age or older with a significant mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. ACCS Integrated Teams provide clinical interventions, employment support and peer and family support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals residing in all housing settings. The Persons served through ACCS reside in group living environments, supported individual environments, Intensive clinical or Intensive Medical group living environments or in independent living environments in the community.

The role of the Clinician/Substance Use Counselor is to deliver clinical services to adults with substance use and mental health issues and provide clinical oversight as a member of an innovative multi-disciplinary team.

  • Conduct evaluations including bio-psychosocial assessments, diagnostic formulation and treatment recommendations.

  • Facilitate rehabilitation groups using standard group techniques. Meet with persons for individual counseling to assist in achieving treatment goals.

  • Write treatment plans including person's strengths, abilities and preferences with behaviorally based goals and objectives. Document progress of goals and objectives in progress notes.

  • Follow a person-centered model and perform person-centered planning (IAP's), working with severe and persistent mental illness and dually diagnosed clients.

  • Attend all scheduled meetings on time and remain for the duration of the meeting.

  • Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, agency and divisional policy and procedures as well as other required competencies.

  • CPR & First Aid certifications must be obtained within five months of employment.

  • Be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team meeting and case discussions.

  • Recognize and seek consultation as needed. Develop a training plan to enhance professional growth.

  • Refer consumers to appropriate resources.

  • Follow all policies and procedures of the agency.

  • Participate in utilization management, employ CQI principals and assist as needed in accreditation processes.

  • Position may include some evenings and weekends on-call.

  • Position may require moderate physical duties.

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

  • Grade C08- Clinician III: Master's degree in a clinical course of study in behavioral health (social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, counseling or related field) that meet the academic requirements for independent licensure in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Requires licensure as LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, or is actively working towards licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Grade C12- Clinician IV: Master's degree in a clinical course of study (social work, psychology, counseling or related field) and LICSW licensure or licensed Psychologist.

  • If non-licensed must be licensed within one year of hire.

  • Minimum of one year experience of counseling in substance abuse/mental health setting.

  • Current valid US-issued driver’s license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured vehicle for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • All candidates will be subject to a CORI review as outlined in the regulations set by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. For more information, click here.

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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