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Scattered Site Housing Clinician-Boston, MA

Scattered Site Housing Clinician-Boston, MA

Norton Healthcare Staffing & Recruiting

Full Time
Boston
Posted 1 week ago

***Our client is looking to fill there Scattered Site Housing Clinician role 40 hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Must have Masters Degree and three (3) years of direct care experience.***

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field (i.e. social work, clinical psychology, education, nursing)
  • LCSW, LICSW or LMHC or other qualified licensure
  • A valid Mass driver’s license in good standing

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of three (3) years direct care experience providing services, including assessment and individual and/or group therapy, to adults with mental illness and/or addictive disorders
  • Strong commitment to the Housing First and Harm Reduction approach

PREFERRED:

  • Experience working with chronically homeless, medically vulnerable individuals, with tri-morbidities (mental illness, substance abuse, medically compromised)
  • Experience with helping the above people transition successfully into housing, and attain a level of health maintenance that predicts a better outcome of continued housing
  • Expertise in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma – Informed Care

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:

Scattered Site Housing provides comprehensive, intensive case management support to chronically homeless individuals with histories of substance abuse and mental illness in housing using the Housing First model promoting long-term stability in housing and the end of homelessness in Boston. The SSH Clinician will be available to staff of the Scattered Site Housing Department to provide training and clinical support around assessment and treatment planning for program participants with mental illness and/or addictive disorders and provide limited, brief intervention, including crisis intervention to participants in their homes and community settings. The SSH Clinician provides leadership in crisis situations and participates in a supervisory on-call rotation. The individual will be self-motivated, with solid communications skills, capable of supporting tenants to meet their highest level of self-sufficiency in housing.

Please note – All credentials and licensees will be reviewed annually as part of the credentialing process. Additionally an annual CORI review will be conducted for the Housing Clinicians. Acceptable results of annual credentialing and CORI reviews will be required of the Housing Clinicians.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Ability to access different building locations and program sites, including climbing several flights of stairs and lifting up to 50 pounds of weight
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and use a computer, calculator, fax, copier and other office equipment
  • Flexibility to work or be available according to program demands

MENTAL ABILITIES/SKILLS:

REQUIRED:

  • Highly developed organizational skills, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing, including the ability to successfully represent organization in various forums
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and crisis management skills, including the ability to engage very vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals
  • Ability to prioritize and manage different roles and tasks, with attention to deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility as necessary
  • Ability to take initiative, plan and work independently
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with management information systems or database programs
  • Must have highly developed professional ethics to maintain appropriate boundaries and sets limits fairly and consistently
  • Contributes to the overall integration and success of the department by being a team player, accepting and offering guidance as appropriate, participating in activities and trainings as requested and promoting organizational integration based on the mission, vision and values

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide educational and resource support on mental illness, addictive disorders, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma – Informed Care, and Confidentiality as it relates to HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 to SSH case management staff.
  • Utilize SSH’s Phase of Care Assessment tool to identify participants in need of additional support related to their mental illness and/or addiction
  • Provide consultation and assistance in psychiatric and substance use related emergencies in the participant’s home and other community based settings
  • Will assume lead clinical role for the SSH Hamilton Consolidation project, as well as for future SSH consolidation projects.
  • Coordinate with the Crisis Response Coordinator and Crisis Response Team to support tenants experiencing mental health crises to facilitate access to emergency psychiatric services; facilitate the connection of appropriate CR staff to draft and communicate safety and risk planning and assessments, as well as hospitalization discharge planning,
  • Consult with program staff regarding mental health and substance abuse assessment and referral for treatment through home visiting, case conferencing and individual staff consultations and assess need for hospitalization. Act as the lead for all sectioning activities
  • Lead a case conference twice a month that will be comprised of all SSH Supervisors, the Assistant Supervisor, and any associated, collateral client contacts. The purpose of the case conference will be to proactively and preventatively identify at risk tenants and determine the most appropriate and timely intervention
  • Mentor staff through the process of advocating for program participants within medical and mental health settings
  • Provide leadership in crisis interventions and perform risk management assessments of program participants to determine safety risk of staff and participant
  • Work in collaboration with other clinical personnel across the organization
  • As needed, serve as liaison with hospitals, administrators, social workers, and family members and other program participant supports with regard to program participants’ mental health and addiction treatment needs and follow-up
  • Represent the client and the Supportive Housing Department in the Housing Court system in conjunction with the Case Management Supervisors.
  • Assist tenant as required for bed bug remediation as outline by the clients Bed Bug Policy.
  • Collaborate with partners, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program’s visiting nurse and psychiatrist to serve tenants with severe and persistent mental illness and chronic substance abuse issues. Lead joint case conferences between the partnering organizations.
  • Responsible for facilitating the coordination of services between the clients Housing and specialized programs such as such as PACE, SCO, and GAFC
  • Participate in collaborative networking with the program supervisors to share knowledge and experience and act as a member of the SSH Leadership Team to ensure consistent policies and procedures
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with the program supervisors
  • Maintain quality communication with other programs
  • Provide continual quality assurance around clinical documentation including the documentation of all Clinician tenant visits and interactions in Carelogic (Electronic Health Record) and the Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) HMIS system to ensure compliance for both contract and insurance billing
  • Serve as a liaison with external organizations relevant to the work Scattered Site Housing. Relay information to staff as appropriate. Attend periodic and SSH management and other required administrative meetings
  • Represent the mission of the client both within the community and with people and agencies outside of the client
  • Maintain documentation and eligibility status to drive eight-passenger vans in order to transport tenants as needed
  • Performs other related duties as required. This job description may be revised based on the development of new Housing First and other programs
  • Due to emergency or unforeseen program needs, staff may be temporarily or permanently reassigned to another Housing program at any given time.
  • Other duties as required by programmatic need.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 /year

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