SUD Clinician

Posted by
St. Francis House
Boston, MA
Published 27 days ago

SUD Clinician 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. Inquires without a cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.  

As a leader and largest day shelter provider in the field of homeless services -in Massachusetts; St. Francis House is a strong, vibrant organization. Building on our foundation of refuge and rehabilitative programs, St. Francis House will grow and deepen our impact by further developing our focus on housing, behavioral health, and income maximization.  We will ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth. To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.  

At St. Francis House, our Philosophy of Care commits us to providing trauma-informed, recovery-oriented and person-centered care. It guides everything we do at St. Francis House – how we work with guests and how we work together as an entire organization and community.    


SFH is seeking a self –driven Clinician to provide low-barrier, “on-demand” and ongoing individual and group substance use disorder treatment for SUD among SFH guests. An important part of this work will be to work with staff and be present in milieu spaces where guests gather, to engage and connect with people and encourage them to participate in treatment services. Doing so will require the Clinician to be highly engaging, flexible, and apply experience and insights from traditional treatment models to a less traditional setting. The Clinician also will be a key participant in the agency’s plan to embed an intensive outpatient treatment program into our menu of SUD-related services that currently include harm reduction for those who are still actively using and peer-based recovery support for individuals in recovery.   

OUR BENEFITS include, 

For each of our full-time positions, we offer extensive benefits including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Insurance (Employer pays 90% of individual premiums and 80% of family premiums) 
  • Company sponsored Health Reimbursement Account. 
  • Up to Four weeks paid Vacation per year 
  • Up to Thirteen paid Holidays per year 
  • Up to Twelve paid Sick Days per year 
  • Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance 
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 5% employer match and immediate vesting 

Essential Duties and Qualifications: 

  • Offer clinical insight and expertise into the development of an SUD treatment program model in pursuit of licensure. 
  • Provide supervision to two Harm Reduction Specialists. 
  • Works closely with Harm Reduction Specialist and staff from Recovery Support Center to identify, support and develop outreach within SFH and street outreach, ensuring utilization of evidenced based approaches and integration within SFH. 
  • Works closely with the behavioral health and medical team at our partner Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, including the OBAT team. 
  • Spearhead individual and group treatment interventions for homeless adults within the day shelter integrated with other SFH and Boston Health Care for the Homeless recovery programming. 
  • Licensed social worker (LiCSW) preferred or licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or licensed certified social worker (LCSW) eligible to apply. 
  • Two (2) years of experience of providing SUD treatment utilizing evidenced based treatment models including CBT and group curriculum.  
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience with providing supervision 
  • Experience providing treatment to people who have lived in extreme poverty and have co-occurring disorder. 
  • Experience with highly vulnerable, high-barrier individuals and awareness of issues common to those who are experiencing homelessness. 
  • Experience developing treatment programs, including writing policies and procedures. 
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus. 
  • Lived experience with homelessness and/or recovery a plus. 

EEO: At SFH our mission is to promote and protect opportunities for all employees. We are stronger when we embrace diversity and when our employees can utilize their unique skills and talents to jobs that provide fair wages, excellent benefits and safe and healthy working conditions. We are also committed to the hiring of staff with Lived experience within the population we serve, in all of our departments and programs and all levels within the agency.  

COVID-19: All employees, guests and visitors are required to wear masks. Common surface areas are sanitized throughout the day. Public areas and offices are marked to allow for physical distancing. Employees are provided masks, gloves, googles & hand sanitizer. 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. Inquires without a cover letter and resume will not be reviewed. 

SUD Clinician 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. Inquires without a cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.  

As a leader and largest day shelter provider in the field of homeless services -in Massachusetts; St. Francis…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual - Spanish encouraged.

Bilingual - Spanish encouraged.


39 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA

How to Apply

Please submit resume with a cover letter.

Please submit resume with a cover letter.

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