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Housing Clinician #28435

Housing Clinician

Salary: $60K - $65K

3+ years of direct care experience providing services, including assessment and individual and/or group therapy, to adults living in the community with mental illness and/or addictive disorders required

A nonprofit in Boston is looking to hire a Housing Clinician to provide support, clinical services and consultation, with appropriate resources addressing the complexities of care for tenants with histories of trauma, mental illness and/or addictive disorders. Apply to collaborate and coordinate with the team regarding high-risk individuals and programs that are acute.

Responsibilities

  • Housing Clinician will meet with case managers to consult on a regular basis about clinically sensitive and/or challenging situations with particular tenants
  • Conduct regular group clinical meetings where case managers bring clinically challenging situations with particular tenants for which they need consultation
  • Identify clinical challenges present in each case manager’s work, and offer clinical insight, ideas and advice to support and empower case managers in working with clinically vulnerable tenants
  • Support tenants experiencing mental health crises to facilitate access to emergency psychiatric services
  • Meet with the Associate Director on regular basis to ensure alignment with Housing Department initiatives, scheduling, and general clinical and service needs
  • Engage in active, compassionate listening with tenants and case managers, acknowledging and validating their struggles and eliciting their values, strengths, skills and wisdom for engaging the complexities of their work (as well as the realities of their limitations)
  • Provide consultation and assistance in psychiatric and substance abuse related emergencies when crisis team is unavailable
  • Coach and mentor staff through the process of advocating for tenants within medical and mental health settings
  • Write risk assessments of tenants, especially those who have recently moved into housing to determine possible safety risks to staff and residents
  • Provide education and resource identification including, but not limited, to trauma, mental health, addiction, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care to case management staff

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field (i.e. social work, clinical psychology, education, nursing)
  • LICSW, LMHC or other qualified licensure (e.g.: LCSW) or the ability to obtain licensure within six (6) months of hire
  • Advanced training in hoarding or Current Hoarding Certification, or ability to obtain advanced training
  • 3+ years of direct care experience providing services, including assessment and individual and/or group therapy, to adults living in the community with mental illness and/or addictive disorders
  • Clinical skills and competence to offer education around substance use, trauma, co-occurring disorders, mental illness diagnoses, and emotional and mental health generally
  • Strong computer skills, including but not limited to use of management information systems or database programs
  • Knowledge of and strong commitment to Harm Reduction philosophy, principles and practices

Categories: Direct Hire| Miscellaneous Jobs, Region| Metro Boston - Massachusetts

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