S.O.A.P. Clinician

S.O.A.P. Clinician

Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery (LHATR) is a private, non-profit addiction treatment services agency is seeking a full-time, salaried Masters level clinician with Substance Use Disorder experience for its Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (S.O.A.P.) for adults. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Counseling/therapy in individual and group treatment modalities to address addiction recovery and mental health needs.
  • Exhibits knowledge of evidence-based practices in the treatment of addictive disorders.
  • Performs diagnostic assessments that determine level of care needs, treatment needs, DSM V diagnosis, and assess for safety risks
  • Intervenes in crisis situations where client safety and mental health status is involved.
  • Assesses individuals in group participation to evaluate social skills, mental health status, psychodynamics and information base.
  • Timely and accurate documentation of all group and individual session notes, case management notes, comprehensive assessments, treatment plans, and discharge summaries.
  • Conducts and/or reviews intake assessment material and contribute to the development of reasonable individual treatment goals and individual recovery plans.
  • Provides individual motivational interviewing sessions as well as case management with each participant on assigned case load on a regular weekly schedule.
  • Conducts utilization reviews for third party payers.
  • Participates in all treatment meetings with S.O.A.P team and multi-disciplinary team review meetings with consulting psychiatrist and social worker.
  • Participate in regular clinical and administrative supervisions
  • Administers drug tests for individuals as is needed.
  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

Requirements:

  • A Masters level degree in a related field.
  • 2+ years of supervised substance abuse counseling experience preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred.

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

Brand new program opening

Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery is opening a new 16 bed dual diagnosis (substance use disorder/mental illness) program for men in Lawrence. Come join our team and have a positive impact on this opioid crisis affecting all our communities!

Now hiring:

1 Clinical Director: This position is a leadership role responsible for all clinical programming and services. Responsible for gaining and maintaining DPH licensure and adhering to agency’s best practices, policies and procedures and quality standards. You will have the opportunity to design and solidify much of what will become your program. Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field required. Licensure required: LICSW, LMHC, LADC1 or LMFT, 5 years’ clinical experience working with substance use disorder population.

4-5 Case Manager/Counselors: Responsible for all intake, assessment, treatment planningand progress note documentation for each client on case load. Provide individual and group counseling, work collaboratively with Recovery Specialists supervising and monitoring the health and safety of all clients. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Addictions, Psychology or related field, minimum of 3 years’ experience in the addictions field, salary commensurate with degree, experience and licensure.

8 Recovery Specialists: 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. High school diploma/GED minimum requirement, knowledge of and experience in recovery work, strong written and verbal communication skills. All shifts available.

1 House Coordinator/Recovery Specialist: Responsible for the household and operational aspects of the program pertinent to the maintenance of kitchen duties and daily living functions. Oversees chores, supplies, laundry and client rooms. High school diploma/GED minimum requirement, Food safety/Serve Safe certification- will provide upon hire if needed.

2 Half time Registered Nurses: Responsible for the oversight of medication management and administration within the residential setting, as well as the provision and supervision of any first aid provided within the facility, collaborate with PCPs, psychiatrists, program staff. 2+ years’ experience, preferably with a substance use disorder population, Bachelor’s degree in nursing required, valid nursing license.

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