Clinician of Substance Addiction Services

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA

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.

The MISSION Medication Assisted Treatment (MMAT) program offers buprenorphine and naltrexone medication assisted treatment and wraparound MISSION services provided by a multidisciplinary team. The MMAT Team will serve 60 individuals each year recovering from opioid addiction.

The person in this role provides outpatient diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapeutic treatment services using the MISSION model with adults with an opioid addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions in individual and group therapy and provides outreach to clients in the community.

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

Work related travel reimbursement

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Flexible Spending Accounts available

Wellness activity discounts

Attend all trainings required consistent with Bureau of Substance Addiction Services regulations
Attend all MISSION model trainings
Clinical services, case management, and community outreach with individuals with co-occurring substance addiction and mental health issues (CODs) who are homeless and/or at-risk for homelessness.
Conduct eligibility screenings and comprehensive intake and follow up assessments to assess eligibility, gather clinical information, and inform treatment planning
Carry a caseload of 15-20 clients at any given time
Deliver an evidence-based co-occurring disorder intervention and wraparound support
Build working relationships with agencies and organizations in support of clients’ recovery to facilitate referrals and care coordination
Document service delivery activities according to program standards
Work closely with MMAT clinical team (Recovery Coach, Nurse, and Psychiatrist) to coordinate services
Facilitate group and individual sessions with clients consistent with the MMAT model
Limited outreach to client family members
Conduct outreach, in-home, and community visits to engage MISSION clients
Provide client transportation as needed
Utilize telehealth and technology in service delivery
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 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

Experience in the area of practice is desirable.
Ability to perform diagnostic and risk assessments using current accepted tools and practices to determine appropriate level of care.
Ability to develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented, measurable, and appropriate for the identified level of care.
Ability and interest to learn and implement evidence-based models of treatment for opioid addiction Clinical expertise specific to adults with substance use conditions and co-occurring severe and persistent mental illness with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
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 and 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.