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Clinician***Sign on Bonus Offered - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Company: Community Healthlink, Inc.
Location: Leominster
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

  • Sign on Bonus Offered for this position!!*

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 Leominster, MA working Monday through Friday 1st shift!!

The North County Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serves clients who are admitted due to struggle with a mental health crisis often additionally struggling with substance abuse. Our clients enter the program with an evaluation and client history completed by a qualified clinician prior to admission. The CSU may be used as a diversion to prevent a hospitalization or as a step-down immediately following a psychiatric hospital discharge to assist the client in transitioning back into the community. The unit receives admissions 24 hours/day, 365 days/year depending on bed availability (13 beds) for clients who do not need hospital level of care and meet the unit's admission criteria. Although a voluntary program, individuals must remain on the unit for the duration of their stay for safety and treatment purposes. Clients meet with a multi-disciplinary team to aid with following their individualized treatment plan and meet their treatment goals as well as a psychiatric workup and medication evaluation.

The population includes both males and females that are at least 18 years of age.

Clinicians thoroughly assess issues of suicide, homicide, inability to care for self and impairment in judgment. Once an assessment is completed Clinicians work with the individual and his/her supports, both formal and informal, to coordinate the next phase of treatment.

Benefits:Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualificationsHealth and Dental insurance (available upon starting)Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation timeCEU benefitsLife and Disability insurance401k with agency contributionWellness activity discountsWork related travel reimbursementWeekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements

Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling services to clients of the Crisis Stabilization Unit, including daily counseling sessions, comprehensive assessments, collateral contacts, treatment planning, and group treatment when feasible.

  • Coordinate service referrals as necessary and coordinate referrals to other levels of care Obtain authorizations and extensions from insurance company as needed.

  • Provide robust documentation of all clinical interventions.

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary CSU team, including program coordinators, case managers, nurses, prescribers and peer specialists.

  • 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, and the individual is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (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

  • Must be licensed or license eligible- LCSW, LICSW, LMHC or CAGS.
  • Commitment to providing outstanding care.

  • Must have excellent clinical, written and verbal skills.

  • 1-2 years of experience preferred working in a fast paced medical clinic, trauma, or respite setting and/or providing medical services to homeless individuals either in clinic or community based settings is preferred.

  • All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered and 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.

Keywords: Community Healthlink, Inc., Leominster , Clinician***Sign on Bonus Offered - Crisis Stabilization Unit, Other , Leominster, Massachusetts

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