Outpatient Fee For Service Clinician

Job Summary: Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery, a private, non-profit addiction treatment services agency is seeking a Fee-For-Service (FFS) Masters level clinician for its Outpatient Department. This Department is licensed as both a Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health clinic. We are looking for someone to work 25-30 hours per week with the potential for more hours in the future. This person will be paid on a Fee-For-Service pay structure. Available office hours are Monday through Friday and Saturday morning with flexible working hours. This job is ideal for anyone who is passionate about working with individuals with Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Disorders and wants to work in a Mission focused agency with a relaxed, friendly, and supportive work culture.  Supervision for LADC, LMHC and LICSW licenses available.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct psycho-social intake evaluations with clients entering into various programs within the Outpatient Department.
  • Build a case load and conduct individual therapy for individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues
  • Possess a thorough understanding of best practices in addiction and mental health treatment, including CBT and Motivational Interviewing, and be able to apply these modalities in a treatment setting.
  • Complete mental status exams and risk assessments for each client
  • Provide coverage for psycho-educational and therapy groups
  • Utilize LHI’s Electronic Health Record to complete required documentation
  • Explain program rules and polices as they apply to the client
  • Assist client in completing necessary paperwork, including signing releases of information and other consents for treatment
  • Responsible for accurate and timely clinical documentation for services
  • Conduct substance abuse and mental health evaluations regularly, utilizing standardized assessment tools and motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development relevant to the job position.
  • Participate in clinical supervision regularly as well as interdisciplinary team meetings.

Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field
  • Strong clinical documentation skills
  • 1+ years working in addictions/mental health field preferred
  • Past use of an electronic health record is a plus
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, Khmer) preferred

Job Type: Fee for Service

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Maria Lucci at mlucci@lowellhouseinc.org

Outpatient Clinician

Job Summary: Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery (LHATR), a private, non-profit addiction treatment services agency is seeking a part-time Masters level clinician for its Outpatient Department. This Department is licensed as both a Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health clinic. We are looking for someone to work 20-25 hours per week with the potential for more hours in the future. Available office hours are Monday through Friday and Saturday morning with flexible working hours. This job is ideal for anyone who is passionate about working with individuals with Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Disorders and wants to work in a Mission focused agency with a relaxed, friendly, and supportive work culture. Supervision for LADC, LMHC and LICSW licenses available.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct psycho-social intake evaluations with clients entering into various programs within the Outpatient Department.
  • Build a case load and conduct individual therapy for individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues
  • Possess a thorough understanding of best practices in addiction and mental health treatment, including CBT and Motivational Interviewing, and be able to apply these modalities in a treatment setting.
  • Complete mental status exams and risk assessments for each client
  • Provide coverage for psycho-educational and therapy groups
  • Utilize LHATR Electronic Health Record to complete required documentation
  • Explain program rules and polices as they apply to the client
  • Assist client in completing necessary paperwork, including signing releases of information and other consents for treatment
  • Responsible for accurate and timely clinical documentation for services
  • Conduct substance abuse and mental health evaluations regularly, utilizing standardized assessment tools and motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development relevant to the job position.
  • Participate in clinical supervision regularly as well as interdisciplinary team meetings.

Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field
  • Strong clinical documentation skills
  • 1+ years working in addictions/mental health field preferred
  • Past use of an electronic health record is a plus
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, Khmer) preferred

Job Type: Part-time

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Maria Lucci at mlucci@lowellhouseinc.org

Family Recovery Coach

Job Summary: Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery, a private, non-profit substance use and addiction treatment services agency is seeking to hire a full-time Family Recovery Coach to work with individuals and their families in Greater Lowell. The Family  Recovery Coach will provide family coaching services to families of individuals within the agency’s programs as well as work with other local agencies. This person will receive specialized Family Recovery Coaching training through the Addictions Academy.  They will apply a holistic, collaborative, and grounded approach to those served. This is a grant funded position for one year. This job is ideal for anyone who is passionate about working with individuals with Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Disorders and wants to work in a Mission focused agency with a relaxed, friendly, and supportive work culture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the Recovery Coaching Model and be able to apply this knowledge in different settings.
  • Provides Family Recovery Coaching sessions to individuals and their families in a variety of settings (office, people’s homes, homeless shelters, drop in centers and other locations.) 
  • Develops and engages with referral sources and meets regularly to update on mutually served clients.
  • Develops a Family Recovery Plan with all clients on caseload.
  • Provides support and education groups for families.
  • Provides recovery support and linkages to all levels of SUD treatment for individuals.
  • Possess basic case management skills and be willing to assist individuals with case management needs.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Has a basic understanding of informed consent, confidentiality in treatment, and protocols around obtaining this consent in order to provide necessary follow-up services.

Requirements: 

  • A High School Diploma 
  • If in recovery, a minimum of 2 years in sustained recovery
  • Completed Recovery Coach Academy and additional required courses and is working towards becoming a Certified Recovery Coach;  or is willing to complete this training
  • At least one year working in the SUD (substance use disorders) field
  • Willing to complete a Family Recovery Coaching training program
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.
  • Further education related to addiction and/or mental health is preferred

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Maria Lucci at mlucci@lowellhouseinc.org

Community Health Worker

Program: Greater Lowell Behavioral Health Community Partnership

Position Overview: Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery, a private, non-profit addiction treatment services agency is seeking a full-time, salaried Community Health Worker to join its Behavioral Health Community Partnership team. The Greater Lowell BHCP is a partnership with Lowell Community Health Center (lead agency) and Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell.

The Community Health Worker (CHW), under the direction of the Care Coordinator, will provide outreach, engagement, assessment and person-centered treatment planning for individuals engaged and enrolled in the Greater Lowell Behavioral Health Community Partners (BHCP) Program. The CHW provides care coordination and case management services to Enrollees. The CHW works 1:1 with Enrollees to integrate and coordinate care, support care transitions and support the delivery of treatment for Enrollees with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or, co-occurring SMI and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in collaboration with the Care Coordinator. The CHW also supports the delivery of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for individuals who require both BHCP and LTSS CP services.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field or applicable experience in community-based behavioral health support programs as a CHW, peer specialist, or recovery coach.
  • Strong client engagement skills.
  • Experience with accessing local resources, navigating health, behavioral health and/or substance abuse treatment systems and knowledge of local Community-based Organizations for SUD treatment.
  • Excellent communication, documentation, time management and organizational skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with a reliable and appropriately insured vehicle.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Care Coordinator, support outreach and engagement efforts to Enrollees to provide information about the BH CP program generally and, for all associated EOHHS CH CP Contract requirements.
  • Schedule and conduct assessments, face-to-face whenever possible and clinically appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Care Coordinator, identify cultural and linguistic needs and preferences and deliver person-centered care coordination based on those needs.
  • Provide community-based BHCP services to individuals with co-occurring SMI and SUD diagnosis in collaboration with the Care Coordinator.
  • Continuously identify and resolve barriers to meeting goals and complying with the Person-centered Treatment Plan (PCTP) and report such barriers identified in the field to Care Coordinators.
  • Support the Enrollee in goal achievement by scheduling follow-up contacts as needed and appropriate. Assess progress against the care plan goals and modify as needed.
  • Work with primary care providers to facilitate referrals to care, transportation and other supports to ensure that Enrollees attend appointments when possible.
  • Assist member in navigating the network of community based services and information.
  • Support safe transitions of care for members moving between care settings.
  • Assist with transportation to needed medical/behavioral health appointments.
  • Facilitate communication between Enrollee or designated representative and medical, behavioral and social service providers.
  • Attend meetings as scheduled or as requested.
  • Participate in supervision with supervisor as required.
  • Complete all documentation in a timely manner.
  • Participate in training as required. 

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Amanda Shaw at ashaw@lowellhouseinc.org.

Recovery Specialist

Job Summary: 

 The Recovery Specialist is responsible for working with other team members to support the day to day operations of the program, as well as the overall safety of the clients and the program environment during their assigned shift. This position reports directly to the Program Manager. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and monitor the health and safety of clients in the program and provide intervention when required
  • Assist with client needs and daily requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining the program’s staffing ratio
  • Complete all assigned tasks, including documentation, during each shift before leaving the program
  • Timely and accurate communication with other team members and other stakeholders
  • Complete duties to ensure the program’s compliance with state licensing and other accreditation requirements.
  • Acquire and maintain all required certifications required for employment
  • Attend and participate in required and assigned meetings and/or training's
  • Attend and participate in regular supervision
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED minimum requirement.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in the Addiction Recovery or mental health related field; which could include internship placement hours.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to promote recovery
  • Excellent professional boundaries
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Current certification in CPR and proof of TB status.

Case Manager/Recovery Coach

Job Summary: 

This position’s primary function is to provide case management and support to the clients served at the assigned Lowell House program. This position reports to the Program Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and monitor the health and safety of clients in the program
  • At applicable programs, responsible for maintaining the staffing ratio as assigned by the Program Director
  • Facilitating groups on topics focused on addiction education and recovery as well as life skills
  • Completing all required documentation in and out of clients’ electronic health record accurately and in a timely manner
  • Making referrals on behalf of clients to outside agencies and providers and following through with providers and clients on referrals
  • Establishing relationships with outside entities and referral source
  • Conduct outreach and education as needed
  • Maintaining a caseload and addressing clients’ case management needs on a daily basis and assuring that treatment plan/recovery plans are followed and meetings are documented in the client record
  • Conducting urine drug screens and breathalyzer tests for clients regularly
  • Attending and contributing to team meetings by relaying to team observations in group as well as referrals that have been made and suggestions for further outside referrals or internal interventions needed
  • Assisting the Program Director as needed
  • Attend regular supervision
  • Completing all assigned training's by or before their due dates
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• A Bachelors level degree in a related field
• Experience with group facilitation and working with substance abuse population
• Spanish speaking a plus but not required