Clinician-PACT

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/09/2018

Address

Boston
MA
United States

Description

As a member of the PACT multidisciplinary team you support this Bay Cove's mission by carrying out rehabilitation and support functions, by assisting in treatment, substance abuse services, education support, consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of PACT leadership. Additionally, as a team clinician you will be designated to take on a specialized role based on the needs of the team.


The PACT Clinician will:

  • Assess Persons Served strengths, skills, and needs in relation to housing as needed and develop strengths-based, person-centered plans to address the needs of Persons Served in relation to obtaining and maintaining housing.
  • Assist Persons Served to obtain affordable, safe/decent, and permanent housing of their choice by assessing eligibility, conducting housing searches, assisting with applications for the opportunities for which they are eligible, and following up on applications submitted.
  • Keep informed on the latest in tenancy rights, changes in housing rules and regulations, shifts in resource availability, and changes in processes and procedures in relation to housing such as requesting reasonable accommodations, requesting appeals, CORI mitigation, etc.
  • Create and maintain a collection of housing resources (applications, contacts for legal recourse and advocacy, and interventions) for the benefit of Persons Served and ensure easy access to all PACT Team members.
  • Act as the team’s housing expert, keeping team informed of tenancy rights and best practices to ensure the privacy of Persons Served in their homes.
  • Provide Persons Served with evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address areas that interfere with obtaining and maintaining housing.
  • Act as a specialized resource for the entire team by carrying out targeted evidence-based interventions for individuals whose housing is at risk in an effort in preserve housing and train other team members regarding interventions to assist Persons Served to maintain housing.
  • Ensure that the team works to obtain and maintain housing for Persons Served regardless of their progress or success in ACT services.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with landlords, property management companies, and housing authority staff to facilitate housing searches and to resolve potential tenancy issues.
  • General responsibilities as a member of the PACT Team include: Serve as Primary Care Manager for assigned Persons served by coordinating and monitoring the activities of the Individual Treatment Team (ITT), by assuming responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating, and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the Person Served and the ITT.
  • Conduct, or contribute to, the comprehensive assessment of Persons Served.
  • Provide treatment and rehabilitation services to all persons served by the team including skills training and support in all areas of functioning including: symptom management, coping skills, substance abuse, vocational and educational, housing, activities of daily living, benefits counseling, money management, public transportation, appointment attendance, social and recreational, etc.
  • Collaborate with natural supports and extended support networks as requested by Persons Served.
  • Participate in and contribute to daily organizational meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Contribute to the overall functioning of the PACT team by sharing in the administrative responsibilities of shift management, weekend coverage, and on-call coverage on a rotating basis as assigned.
  • Provide crisis assessment, prevention, and needed intervention during the work day and while on-call on nights and weekends as scheduled.
  • Complete all required documentation including ACAs, IAPs, service notes, incident reports, and outcomes reporting.


Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation or related area required.
  • Valid LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, or other behavioral health category which qualifies as a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts required.
  • At least two years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health issues or similar human service needs.
  • Housing experience preferred.
  • Professional writing and oral communications skills.
  • Strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences, work in market jobs, and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
  • High degree of personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps.
  • Use of personal cellular telephone for work communication.
  • Ability to climb stairs and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license and use of one’s personal vehicle.
  • Driving License Required

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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