Clinician - BUDD Psychiatric Day Treatment

Community Healthlink - Fitchburg, MA2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $54,000 - $66,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/wk) Clinician in Fitchburg, MA.

BUDD Psychiatric Day treatment is designed to meet the mental health and social needs of the mild developmentally disabled person. The program challenges clients to learn about themselves, learn new skills, and achieve their goals. Treatment consists of educational groups, process groups, peer support, individual sessions, and medication visits with our highly skilled psychiatrist.

The clinician within the BUDD Psychiatric Day Treatment program provides support and a positive learning environment to clients through individual sessions, educational groups, and process groups

Benefits:
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
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement

Responsibilities
Provides direct clinical treatment to adults as represented in the caseload through: diagnostic evaluations and screenings, crisis/emergency assessment and intervention, treatment planning and assessment, individual, group, couple and family therapy
Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment and planning conferences.
Consults with area 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 according to Center policy.
Maintains unit productivity standard according to collective bargaining agreement.
Attends administrative staff meetings as required.
Attends in-service education, clinical supervision and professional meetings as required.
Perform related duties as assigned.
If Clinician IV may provide clinical supervision of staff or Utilization Review.
Maintain program’s therapeutic milieu through behavior management techniques and monitoring of client safety.
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
Qualifications
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.
Can develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented measurable and appropriate for the identified level of care.
Able to effectively implement prior authorization 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.
Current valid US issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected, insured automobile for work related purposes including travel between work sites
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.