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Behavioral Health Clinician

Gandara Center

This is a Contract position in Hadley, MA posted October 17, 2020.

Behavioral Health Clinician [In-Home Therapist] We’re looking to bring on board Behavioral Health Professionals for our various programs throughout the state of Massachusetts! These sites include Boston, New Bedford, Brockton, Fitchburg, Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee. Up to $3,000 sign on bonus: $1,000 after 3 months of employment & $2,000 after 6 months of employment Behavioral Health Clinician or In-Home Therapists provide structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic interventions in client homes for the purpose of treating a youth’s behavioral health needs, including improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family. This service is delivered by one or more members of a team consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff, offering a combination of medically necessary In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Training and Support. Behavioral Health Clinician [In-Home Therapist] Job Requirements Accurately diagnose and provide proper clinical formulation. Demonstrate knowledge of the service delivery protocol and treatment standards as well as the ethical mandates of relevant professional bodies. Submit detailed progress notes that follow federal, state, and agency requirements. Conduct comprehensive home-based assessments and behavioral health assessments inclusive of the age appropriate version of the Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) that occurs in the youth’s home or another location of the family’s choice. Develop and modify the youth and family centered treatment plan in collaboration with the youth, parent/caregiver(s), and with required consents, in consultation with other providers. Review/development of a risk management/safety plan in collaboration with the youth and parent/caregiver. Provide intensive family therapy that may include working with the entire family, or a subset of the family, to implement focused, structural, strategic, behavioral techniques, or evidenced-based interventions to enhance problem solving, limit setting, risk management/safety planning, communication, and skill building Identifies community resources and development of natural supports for youth and parent/caregiver(s) to support and sustain achievement of the youth’s treatment plan goals and objectives. Provides or secures support and crisis/emergency services for the youth/family. Collaborates with other necessary individuals the youth and family may have contact with, such as Bureau Case Managers, Probation Officers, Judges, District Attorneys, Attorneys, Teachers, Physicians, etc. Required Skills Behavioral Health Clinician [In-Home Therapist] Candidate Requirements Employee Type: Full Time Minimum Experience Required: 1 year Degree Required: Must possess an MCE approved Master Degree in a human services field. Driver’s License and proper auto insurance required. Awareness and sensitivity to contextual variables such as race, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, economics and lived experience. English and Spanish fluency required [Bilingual] Benefits Retirement Plan 403(b) Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Paid vacations 11 paid holidays 8 discretionary days a year Discounts offered to your Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon plans! Hiring Incentives! The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community. MassLive.com. Keywords: Mental Health Counselor, Location: Hadley, MA – 01035