Clinician Outpatient Mental Health

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $54,000 - $77,000 a year
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Clinician at our Worcester site.

Adult Outpatient Services at Community Healthlink provides integrated primary and behavioral health care services in our outpatient clinics for our consumers with severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use condition. The integrated model includes nurse care managers who coordinate care with the behavioral and primary care providers, perform wellness assessments, develop wellness treatment plans and develop and facilitate wellness activities. Clinic staff include primary care clinicians, licensed psychologists, licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative support staff. The clinic offers open access to services daily for our consumers and our priority population. The clinic offers substance addiction treatment including medication assisted treatment using evidence-supported models.

Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

CEU benefits

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Flexible Spending Accounts available

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement

Flexible hours

Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements

**This position is bonus eligible**

Provides outpatient diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapeutic treatment services to children, adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple, and group therapy; provides consultation and educational services to community groups and agencies in a manner which respects diversity.
Provides direct clinical treatment to adults, children, and adolescents as represented in the caseload through:
Diagnostic evaluations, screenings, and outcome measures
Crisis/emergency assessment and intervention
Treatment planning and review
Individual, group, couple, and family therapy
Discharge planning
Participates as a member of the treatment team
Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment and planning conferences
Consults with area schools, doctors, individuals, and other social service agencies, insurance providers and hospital networks regarding clients, client services, and case management
Maintains client records and administrative records consistent with CHL policy and applicable standards
Maintains unit productivity standard consistent with collective bargaining agreement
Participates in supervision as scheduled
Attends administrative staff meetings as required
Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives
Attends in-service education, clinical supervision, and professional meetings as required
If Clinician IV may provide clinical supervision of staff
Attend variety of meetings, conferences, and trainings as required and directed.
Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements
Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
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
Performs other related job duties


Participate as a member of the STEP team
Participate in all First Episode Psychosis Learning Collaborative activities

Open Access

Participate as a member of the Open Access team
Provide urgent care, initial assessments, routine follow-up care, and work with individuals to engage them in their treatment
Compiles with establish division and program policies, procedures, and objectives.
Grade 7- Clinician III: Masters 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 8- Clinician IV: Masters degree in a clinical course of study (social work, psychology, counseling or related field) and LICSW licensure or licensed Psychologist
Ability to perform diagnostic and risk assessments using current accepted tools and practices to determine appropriate level of care and medical necessity

Ability to develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented, measurable, and appropriate for the identified level of care
Able to effectively implement the Prior Approval and Utilization Management process and advocate for optimal client care.
Clinical expertise specific to the target population with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations.
Computer skills sufficient to use the electronic health records of CHL and to communicate securely using electronic and other means.
Must be able to pass a CORI background check

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.