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Veteran Mental Health Clinician

Company: VOA
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description:The Opportunity: Veteran Mental Health ClinicianJob Type: Full-timePay: $58,000-$62 ,000 year + 1,000 sign on bonus!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.We are seeking a Clinician who is passionate about providing a hand up to veterans and their families in times of need.As Clinician you'll have a dynamic and critical role at our MassBay Veterans Center providing mental health services, substance use, and co-occurring treatment services for veterans within our care facility. You'll make an impact creating treatment plans that provide the level of support needed by each individual and provide care using various treatment modalities, including Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction.This role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. You'll bring the following qualifications:

  • Must have a 60 credit Master's Degree from an accredited MA Institution with a focus in mental health counseling, social work, psychology, or a related human services field. Masters program must have included an internship.
  • Licensed candidates (LMHC, LICSW, and LADCI) must hold an active license in MA
  • Unlicensed candidates must be eligible for licensure by timeline set for each licensure track
  • Experience in the evaluation, treatment, and care planning of individuals with mental health, substance use, dual diagnosis, and co-occurring disorders; specialty in treating veteran counseling preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and communication skills.
  • Computer skills required to learn electronic medical record system.Also, the following experience is preferred:
    • Diagnosing substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders
    • Experience providing treatment of substance use disorders including but not limited to: CBT, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or other person-centered approaches
    • Knowledge of substance use modalities, harm reduction approaches, trauma informed care, whole person health approaches, dual diagnosis, and commitment to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.Key Responsibilites:
      • Deliver psychotherapy services at assigned location to individuals, couples, families, and groups that consist of person(s) served who are veterans. Treatment focuses on mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders; with a specialty in veteran counseling. Treatment approaches are constructed around EBP's and clinically indicated for diagnosis of person(s) served.
      • Clinicians maintain an average billable case load of 30 hours per week.
      • Serve as part of the 24/7 mobile crisis team to ensure that veterans are being provided crisis intervention services, brief supportive psychotherapy, and timely assessments to triage and refer to providers based on acuity need. May intervene in emergency or crisis situations according to 24/7 mobile crisis protocol.
      • Serve as part of the integrated services care team with VOAMASS and multidisciplinary review team to enhance persons served experiences and maintain agency compliance with state regulations and mental health professional standards.
      • Provide consultation and training to clinical staff as member of the integrated service team.
      • Complete documentation such as progress notes, individualized action plans, and other clinical paperwork and ensure documentation meets regulations.
      • Coordinates with external agency sources in order to create, build, and strengthen a collaborative relationship with external agencies.
      • Provides other services as may be requested.Hours:Full-Time - Monday through Friday.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 programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges.VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity 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 capTransparency in Coverage Information is available from BCBCMA via to get accurate, real-time estimates of cost-sharing liability for health care and services from different providersRequirements: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.PI215970278

Keywords: VOA, Somerville , Veteran Mental Health Clinician, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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