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Community Healthlink Crisis Response Lead Clinician 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) Crisis Response Lead Clinician in Worcester, MA.

The City of Worcester Crisis Response Initiative provides clinical support 7 days per week, 24 hours per day in partnership with the Worcester Police Department and other first responders in the city of Worcester. The initiative serves individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance use disorder and other social concerns.

  • Oversee the Clinical component of the Crisis Response team within the Access Division which is the "front door" to CHL with a mission to eliminate health disparities and can deliver coordinated, integrated, and equitable care in a timely manner.

  • Provide crisis assessment, counseling and clinical intervention to individuals and families in crisis using solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, crisis counseling interventions.

  • Lead Clinician will be involved in the Clinical work by providing direct oversight, modeling, and Clinical consultation to new and existing staff on an ongoing basis.

  • Supervision and Training: Provide orientation, regular clinical and administrative supervision, and ongoing training to program staff.

  • Maintains communication with the Director of Crisis Response around team functioning and service delivery.

  • Responsible for working closely with Human Resources for the posting, recruitment and hiring of clinical roles.

  • Have knowledge of services within CHL and community. Stay current on all changes regarding programs and services offered within CHL and community.

  • Empowers the team by modeling strong leadership and conveying the philosophy and principles of the Crisis Response model.

  • Candidate should demonstrate an understanding of dual diagnosis and chronic mental illness

  • Candidate should be knowledgeable about housing, vocational and educational resources in the community to focus on community integration.

  • Responsible for completion of all paperwork including daily notes and treatment plans.

  • Practices and empowers team to use Collaborative Documentation.

  • Carries on call phone for after hours and weekends that is rotated through each staff member.

  • 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.

  • Master's degree in human services required, must be license eligible (LMHC, LICSW, LCSW, LMFT)

  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience providing clinical leadership and supervision.

  • Must have a commitment to addressing health inequities in Central Massachusetts

  • Demonstrated analytical and data-driven approach.

  • Interest in quality improvement, client access, and healthy equity.

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

  • 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.

PCN#: N724

Street: 72 Jaques Ave