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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

As a Direct Care Worker, you will play a vital role in supporting the Community Crisis Stabilization Unit. Your adaptability, resiliency and hopeful nature will help clients during life's most acute and disruptive moments. You'll have extensive support working with a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, physicians and nurses in providing recovery focused education, support, treatment and referrals for our client population.

Client Care
  • Introduce and teach key recovery concepts through Illness Management and recovery focused groups
  • Ability to adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques
  • Support the daily functions of the Community Crisis Stabilization Unit and telephone triage for the overall Emergency Service Program
  • Assist in the care of clients; telephonic phone support and screening
  • Assess safety risks via phone support through solid organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, social work, OR a HS Diploma with three years experience working with individuals with mental illness, special populations with co-occurring and dual diagnoses preferred
  • Coursework and/or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and crisis intervention
  • Experience in working with special populations including individuals with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., push and pull up to 150 lbs. and good physical mobility
  • Experience assessing for safety risks and phone support demonstrating solid organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills
Plus Experience:
  • Bachelor's level of education
  • Prior experience within a mental health setting
  • Working with special populations including individuals with co-occurring disorders, and dual diagnosis is preferred
  • Computer experience
  • Experience working in a crisis setting

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: 4/6/2017

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.