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. 

Outreach and Recovery Specialist

The Outreach and Recovery Specialist will be a member of the Community Opioid Outreach Program (CO-OP) in partnership with the Lowell Police Department, Lowell Fire Department, and Lowell Health Department, Trinity Ambulance and The Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell. This position will provide outreach to individuals who have recently experienced an opiate overdose in Lowell. The outreach attempts will be by phone, home visits, or street outreach in order to assist the individual to access the appropriate level of treatment. This position will intermittently follow the person at selected intervals to track progress. This position will report to the Director of Recovery Coaching and Outreach. This position is funded federally by a three year grant awarded to the Lowell Police Department as the lead organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a member of an outreach team, attempts to contact individuals at their homes, on the streets, or in shelters, who have recently experienced an opiate overdose and who are mostly likely addicted to opiates.
  • Has experience doing outreach work and is available during set hours to provide outreach visits to people’s homes, homeless shelters, and/or street outreach.
  • Engage individuals and family members in conversation about getting help, treatment options, harm reduction, and risk factors for overdose.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of the Recovery Coaching Model and be able to apply this knowledge in different settings.
  • Provide continued follow-up case management services to a selected case load.
  • Provide education about addiction, overdose prevention, and accessing Naloxone. Offer resources in the form of pamphlets and educational material.
  • Documents initial and follow up contacts with individuals in a timely manner.
  • Has a good understanding of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and the SUD treatment continuum; Acts as a liaison between the individual and treatment providers.
  • Knowledge of identified community resources as they relate to SUD and facilitate the transfer of care to the appropriate treatment or recovery service, treatment provider, and/or recovery support in the community.
  • Tracks progress of individuals within the program at selected time intervals by intermittent phone or home visits.
  • Basic understanding of informed consent, HIPAA and confidentiality laws, and protocols around obtaining this consent in order to provide necessary follow up services.
  • Participates in regular team meetings for the CO-OP program.

Required Qualifications and Certification 

  • A High School Diploma
  • If in Recovery, a minimum of 2 years in sustained recovery
  • At least two years working in the SUD (substance use disorders) field
  • At least two years of experience doing street level outreach.
  • Further education related to addiction and/or mental health is preferred
  • CADAC or LADC preferred
  • Recovery Coaches are preferred; If not a certified Recovery Coach is willing to go through training.
  • Bilingual preferred

Working Conditions 

  • Expected to dress in a professionally appropriate manner as it relates to the job;
  • Expected to be able to professionally handle a fast-pasted working environment
  • Expected to be able to professionally handle clients who may become upset or escalated.
  • Has a working vehicle, a valid driver’s license in good standing, and can drive as a part of job responsibilities.
  • Is willing to conduct work in people’s homes, homeless shelters, or other settings to do outreach.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to obtain training in First Aid, CPR, and any other accreditation, licensure, or certification as required by Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery

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