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PACT Clinician / Addictions Specialist

Company: Ellenhorn LLC
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Ellenhorn is looking to grow our Boston/Arlington based team! When you join the Ellenhorn team, you become part of the nation's most robust private community integration program. We are looking for a PACT Clinician/Addictions Specialist as a part of our multidisciplinary, community based Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team. Ellenhorn uses the most researched and evidence-based best-practice model for people who experience psychiatric events. You can feel the power of hope at Ellenhorn. We bring in the best people, and we're all part of a dedicated, committed group focused on a common goal. We embrace outstanding talent with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and foster a work environment where all employees feel empowered to do their best work. We take our jobs seriously, treat each other with respect and integrity, and learn and grow in our careers.Ellenhorn offers competitive salaries. Our benefit offerings include Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance, Disability (Short & Long-Term) Insurance, 401k, a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy, Flexible Spending Accounts, a $2,000 sign-on bonus, and more. We support continuing education and training and multiple opportunities for supervision (including for independent licensure).Salary Range Min $60,000 - Mid $70,000 - Max $80,000Position Summary: The PACT Clinician provides psychosocial support for dually diagnosed clients as a part of a multidisciplinary team to individuals with psychiatric experiences and mental illness. The PACT clinician serves both as a primary case manager for a small caseload (3-4 individuals) and provides 1:1 and group sessions to clients in other areas (wellness, vocational, family support, spirituality, social, addictions etc) mostly in a community based setting. 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 Qualifications Desired:
    • Prior experience working with people with addictions and mental illnesses
    • Experience with client centered practices such as Open Dialogue, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment TherapyEssential Functions and Responsibilities:
      • Provide ongoing assessment of clients' addiction symptoms and clients' response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in addictions behaviors.
      • Provide substance abuse/dual diagnosis education to clients and families.
      • Focusing on issues related substance use/abuse, provide direct clinical services including individual supportive therapy to clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings in a stage-based treatment model that is non-confrontational; considers interactions of mental illness and substance abuse, and has client determined goals.
      • 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
      • Educate and support clients' families and advocate for clients' rights and preferences
      • Conduct holistic and comprehensive assessment along with other team members
      • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
      • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.
      • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.Nonessential Functions:
        • Occasional interstate travel
        • Other related duties as assignedSuccess Factors/Job Competencies:
          • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
          • Commitment to company values
          • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
          • Strong team playerPhysical 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 settingRequirements:PI216329333

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

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