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  • Help us make emergency behavioral health services accessible in the community

  • Create a viable service alternative to hospital emergency departments

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence

Description of Position

Helping those during life's most acute and disruptive moments due to psychiatric illness and substance use/abuse requires providers who are sensitive, skillful, resilient and hopeful. As a Clinician, supporting the Emergency Service Program (ESP), you'll have unparalleled support and learning opportunities working with a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, supervisors, psychiatric staff, nurses and those with lived experience. You will look to best practices as you assist with crises in the office, emergency departments and community settings, evaluating and recommending solution-based treatment options.

Client Care:
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of youth and adults and provide a diagnosis foundation, consistent with the DSM V and ICD-10 along with specific recommendations determining level of care based upon medical necessity criteria
  • Arrange transfer to appropriate level of care and manage care transition.
  • Provide brief, solution-focused interventions and reassess current level of need with individuals waiting for higher level of care treatment
  • Post-crisis evaluation over a seven-day intervention period for youth and families deemed appropriate to return to the community
  • Work collaboratively with family partners to provide resources/referrals, support, and psycho-education to youth and families
  • Assist with safety planning over the course of the seven day intervention period and outside the evaluation/intervention period
Clinical Support
  • Consult with supervisor and or consulting psychiatrist with regard to level of risk, disposition planning and transfer to appropriate resources or level of care
  • Attend community-based meetings in conjunction with youth, their families, and providers to assist with advocacy and addressing safety concerns
  • Complete collateral contacts with an individual's providers
  • Understand different treatment modalities that can be applied to stabilize clients in their community and prevent hospitalization
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, staff meetings, staff development, and training curriculum

Requirements

Master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling psychology or closely related discipline. Licensed as a LMHC, LCSW, or LICSW - Massachusetts preferred.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
  • A year of experience working with youth and their families in a clinical role within a mobile delivery system preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with utilizing Child Behavioral Health Initiative services
  • Able to provide clinical care and support to youth and their families to prevent hospitalization and stabilize youth in the community
  • Possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Experience with computers, specifically Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems preferred

Apply Now - Send Resume & Cover Letter

 

Program Information

  • Emergency Psychiatry Services

    When a person is suffering the pain of acute psychiatric disorder or other traumatic life circumstance, immediate intervention can minimize distress and disruption... read more

Date posted: 3/16/2017

Send Resume & Letter

For more information about this position, or to send your resume:

Andrew Dawley, COO (adawley@comcounseling.org)

Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 508-828-9116

Why build your career at CCBC?

Stable and Established

  • The largest, most innovative mental health and substance abuse care provider in Southeastern MA, with a 50 year history
  • We serve over 12,000 clients annually
  • Committment to innovation and evidence-based practice
  • Committment to erasing the stigma that can surround trauma, mental illness, and addiction

Great Benefits

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • 12 paid holidays and sick leave
  • Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • 403-b with up to 5% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Make Recovery a Reality

Working with CCBC gives you the chance to change your own path while helping others find theirs. As you provide hope and healing to people who need it most, you'll be just as inspired by the quality of people you work with as the outcomes you provide together. Join us and be a part of the next success story.