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Addiction and Recovery Clinician

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Taunton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Recovery from Addiction Program (RAP) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking self-motivated individuals to provide direct care to clients, including but not limited to individual counseling, group facilitation, lectures, and orientation for new clients including discharge and aftercare planning. The selected candidates will provide case management of assigned clients and champion behaviors that recognize the human rights of clients.

*_Work Schedule:_* 12 positions available; work schedule 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday, day shift.

*/Candidates Please Note: /*/We are eager to announce the expansion of RAP over the next 2-3 months with the anticipation of onboarding approximately 100 clinical, non-clinical, facility and other program related staff beginning March/April 2021 with continued hiring through June/July 2021. Your understanding is greatly appreciated as we review all applications and begin stages of interviews. /

*_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_*

* Provides individual and family counseling, group facilitation, lectures, orientation for new clients and case management of clients assigned.

* Completes all required assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, biopsychosocial assessments, discharge summaries, etc., within required time frames.

* Collaborates with Aftercare staff to determine aftercare needs and coordinate discharge process and aftercare services, and needed referrals.

* Facilitates psycho-educational, recovery, and treatment groups.

* Participates in staff meetings, case conferences, educational conferences, mandatory trainings to enhance professional and personal growth.

* Facilitates interdisciplinary Treatment Team Meetings.

* Coordinates with Aftercare staff and Benefits Coordinator to establish client's needs; follow-up on services; create service/support plans goals for rehabilitation and stabilization; plan the delivery of services; and support clients to the completion of services in coordination with aftercare services team.

* Provides education to clients and families regarding MAT options as well as collaborate with existing MAT providers.

* Provides clinical consultation to Recovery Treatment Workers.

* Completes referral packets, works in partnership with the DMH Site and Area Offices, and identifies adults needing placement.

* Conveys information and explains options to clients with varying expectations, needs, cultures, and languages and assists them in determining the best methods or actions to be initiated on their behalf.

*_Required Qualifications:_*

* Ability to facilitate groups.

* Demonstrated understanding of boundaries and ethics.

* Understanding of the disease concept and evidence-based practices, current therapies and/or self-help programs used to treat addiction.

* Skilled in recognizing the relationship between substance abuse and mental health issues including trauma and/or self-help programs.

* Keen diagnostic, assessment skills and case management ability.

*_Program Requirements:_*

* Minimum of one (1) year experience working with clients with primary substance use disorders; knowledge of substance use and treatment systems.

*_Preferred Qualifications:_*

* A Masters degree and professional licensure in a human service field including but not limited to LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, License Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).

* Ability to demonstrate a positive, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude toward individuals with substance use disorder.

* Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail.

* Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

*_About the Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP):_*

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) for individuals civilly committed by the courts for substance use treatment for up to 90 days ("Section 35 commitment").

The program model will provide acute detoxification and early clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP provides administrative, medical, clinical and non-clinical services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and recovery oriented treatment.

*_DMH Mission Statement:_*

The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research.

*_Total Compensation:_*

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

* 75% state paid medical insurance premium

* Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

* Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

* Low cost basic and optional life insurance

* Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

* 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

* Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

* Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

* Incentive-based Wellness Programs

* Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

* Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

*_Pre-Hire Process:_*

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2

*First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.*

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Applicants must have (A) at least four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, case management or clinical/therapeutic experience (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Based on assignment, travel may be required. Incumbents who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.


I. A Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.

Based on assignment as Qualified Intellectual Disabled Professionals, within the Department of Developmental Services, a Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, nursing, recreation therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy, physical education or other a related field is required.

Based on assignment as a Mental Health Case Manager or Forensic Transition Team Coordinator, within the Department of Mental Health, a Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, counseling education, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, education of the learning disabled, human services, rehabilitation counseling, education or other a related field is required.

*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


**Job:** **Community and Social Services*

**Organization:** **Department of Mental Health*

**Title:** *Addiction and Recovery Clinician*

**Location:** *Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue*

**Requisition ID:** *2100018C*

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