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Re-Entry Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: VOA
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking to hire a full-time Clinician for our Essex Medication Re-Entry Grant Expansion (EMRGE) Program

Who We Are -- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start. At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person.

What We Do -- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housing.

About EMRGE -- The Essex Medication Re-Entry Grant Expansion Program is a program for incarcerated and/or justice involved individuals with opiate and alcohol dependence. The program helps participants overcome barriers such as employment assistance, recovery, community support and mental health services.

As a Re-Entry Behavioral Heath Clinician , You will work with a dynamic team of case managers, clinicians, and correctional staff to ensure that clients receive the care and support they need to be successful. This program will be a hybrid position providing clinical services by working remotely with our outpatient behavioral health clinic and working in person with justice-involved re-entry participants seeking mental health and substance use support. The role will be located in Essex county and will be telehealth and in-person, depending on the client's location.

We offer a flexible work schedule, steady referrals, administrative and clinical supervision, and a supportive work environment.

This role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. You'll bring the following qualifications:
Must have a Master's Degree in mental health counseling, social work, psychology, or a related field
Must have at least a year of experience working with clients diagnosed with substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and co-occurring disorders.
Must have experience working with various ages, diverse populations, and a wide range of diagnoses
Must have experience using safety/risk assessment skills in supporting high-risk populations
Must have knowledge of trauma-informed and harm reduction philosophies
Computer skills required to learn electronic medical record system
Unlicensed candidates must be interested in working towards licensure
Licensed candidates (LMHC, LICSW, LMFT, and LADCI) must hold an active license in MA

Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960's to leading today in the field of mental health prison diversion programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges.

VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

For full-time employees, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:
Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance
Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account
Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability
403(b) matching retirement plans
Tuition Remission Programs
Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
Fitness/Wellness reimbursement
Employee Discount Program
Pet Insurance
Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)
Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits
13 Paid Holidays
Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap

Vaccination Policy:
In accordance with VOAMASS' duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

All candidates must pass a full background and CORI check prior to employment.


Keywords: VOA, Lawrence , Re-Entry Behavioral Health Clinician, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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