Outpatient FFS Clinician

Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery, a private, non-profit addiction treatment services agency is seeking a FFS part-time Masters level clinician for its Outpatient Department. This Department is licensed as both a Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health clinic. The clinician will complete a psychosocial intake assessment for clients entering various programs in this department and will build a case load of individuals to see 1:1. There is potential for group therapy work as well. We are looking for someone to work 20 hours 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 Mondays, Wednesday mornings, Fridays, and Saturday morning, although there is some flexibility with this. This position will report directly to the Clinical Supervisor of the Outpatient Department.

PRIMARY 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
  • Possesses 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.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

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

If interested please send resumes to mlucci@lowellhouseinc.org or fax to 978-937-2559 with attention to Maria Lucci. 

Live-In Position for Zack’s House

This unique position provides the stability and care necessary for the sustainability of a healthy and safe transitional sober living environment during overnight hours. The level of independence of all sober house members is incumbent on a high level of individual motivation and commitment to recovery. This Live-in position oversees the integrity of the sober living environment from a health and safety perspective specifically during overnight hours. This Live-in position will work collaboratively with the Senior Residential Director and any relevant staff members associated with the house.

SALARY RANGE: reduced rent

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor the health and safety of members in the sober house through check-ins and visual oversight.
  • Asleep Overnight: Be available during most overnight hours (approximately 11:00pm – 6:00am) as the “on-duty” shift (i.e. remaining in the house during overnight hours).
  • Enforce the house rules and guidelines.
  • Provide verbal or written prompts to members about household upkeep and personal responsibility; as necessary.
  • Manage member conflicts and crisis through verbal negotiation and problem solving.
  • Participate in interview and/or screening process of new members (as applicable).
  • Notify direct supervisor of significant changes of a member that warrant clinical, medical, or further intervention. Phone 911 first, if a member is experiencing a life-threatening issue.
  • Notify direct supervisor immediately of safety/health/legal issues happening in the house (member or property).
  • Be a role model and mentor for house members.
  • Possess a working knowledge and understanding of the LHI Transitional Sober House Policy and Procedure manual.
  • Be a representative of Lowell House Inc. during your residency.
  • Provide timely notification to supervisor when unable to provide scheduled coverage.
  • Provide crisis intervention until emergency responders arrive; phone 911, overdose intervention (Narcan administration, CPR, etc.)
  • Administer random drug screens (quick cups, saliva strips, etc.) as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be able to pass a clean criminal background check.
  • Excellent professional boundaries.
  • Mature personality traits and attitude.
  • Possess leadership qualities.
  • Desire to work with individuals in recovery.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Current certification in CPR and proof of TB status.
  • Trained in Narcan administration.
  • It is expected that the candidate is employed or participates in a productive day activity.
  • Possess a working cellular phone.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:

  • Directly reports to the Senior Residential Director or designee.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The ability to have scheduling flexibility to meet the basic needs of the sober house community. A successful CORI check is required.

If interested in this position, contact Diana Newell  Residential Director at 978-459-8656 dnewell@lowellhouseinc.org.