Behavioral Health Clinician

Date Posted: 
Fri, 01/04/2019
Jean Yawkey Place
Full time, benefits eligible position, Monday-Friday, days. Hours may vary.
Job summary: 

Would you like to work with some of Boston's most vulnerable – and most resilient residents? Are you a clinician passionate about providing individual and group therapy? Are you willing to provide expertise to providers and others regarding treatment plans in conjunction with the medical needs of patients?

At Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program over 12,000 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness are seen each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental services to cancer treatment. You will find challenging and satisfying work every day alongside people who share the same drive and compassion as you do. Some of the priorities that draw us to this work are responding to social crisis and injustice and empowering the disempowered; developing long-term individual relationships; and giving life-changing interventions. Our clinicians, case managers, and mental health providers work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality health services.

We are searching for a clinician to provide group and/or individual therapy, ongoing assessment, intakes, evaluations and support patients with a variety of needs at BHCHP. This clinician will also collaborate with team members and the patient with making outside referrals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

o Provides initial behavioral health evaluation and ongoing support services for BHCHP patients.
o Provides leadership in assisting primary care staff with problem solving of behavioral health concerns and/or psychiatric emergencies.
o Collaborates, communicates and meets with the BHCHP teams as needed to provide comprehensive care.
o Makes referrals to outside addiction treatment programs or other supports as needed.
o Provides ongoing education and support of patients; and follow-up care in person and via telephone when needed.
o Obtains billing authorizations and completes appropriate documentation with excellent record keeping done in a timely fashion.
o Provides documentation for grants, projects, etc. as directed by supervisor.
o Undertakes projects and assignments as required.
o Participates on intra-agency committee(s); meets with senior staff for clinical supervision as needed; attends weekly treatment team meetings; and attends clinic staff meetings as scheduled.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed to meet program needs, at the discretion of the supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

o Master’s level clinician licensed to practice as a social worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required.
o Bilingual Spanish/English highly preferred.
o Experience with the homeless population and addiction preferred.
o Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with providers and team members form various settings; and works well with a multidisciplinary approach.
o Knowledge of community and health resources, particularly addiction related resources and supports.
o Sensitivity to ethnic, cultural, gender, beliefs and behaviors.
o Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with excellent communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.
o Ability to work with patients with dual or multiple disorders who also have complex medical and social issues
o Takes direction well and can be flexible.
o Ability to travel to multiple sites.
o Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population.

How to Apply: 

Current employees with interest in this position should notify Human Resources in writing within 10 days of posting date.

Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you. Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] (strongly preferred) and put Behavioral Health Clinician in the subject line. Please include your cover letter in the body of the email. Attach your resume in Word format. If you are unable to email, please fax documents to (857) 654-1095 or mail them to BHCHP - HR, 780 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118.