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PACT Clinician / Addictions Specialist

Company: Ellenhorn
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary: Provides clinical treatment and family support for clients with addictions and mental illness symptoms.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients' symptoms and response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to the treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in behaviors/mental status.
  • Provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings through psychosocial treatment model with client determined goals.
  • Educate and support clients' families and advocate for clients' rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive assessments along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.

    Nonessential Functions:

    • Occasional interstate travel
    • Other related duties as assigned
      Qualifications Required:

      • Master's degree in relevant field required
      • Post secondary school education and training is required, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and addictions disorders
      • Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, abide by a code of ethical and practice standards and be committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills development.
      • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients' network
      • Must have valid driver's license, dependable automobile and a clean drivers record

        Success Factors/Job Competencies:

        • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
        • Commitment to company values
        • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
        • Strong team player

          Physical Demands and Work Environment:

          • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, drive a vehicle, use hands to type, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, bend, walk up and down stairs, talk, hear, and see. Employee must be able to occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds
          • Work Environment: Most work is performed outside of the office setting

Keywords: Ellenhorn, Arlington , PACT Clinician / Addictions Specialist, Other , Arlington, Massachusetts

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