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Bay Cove Human Services

Location: BostonMA 02114 Document ID: AF435-2PF5 Posted on: 2021-11-0411/04/2021 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Not Specified2021-12-04

Clinician - Outpatient Therapist - Fee for Service

Req #351
Schedule: Fee for service; part time
Salary: TBD
Mission Statement:
Our Mission is to provide high-quality services to children and adults who face the life-long challenges of mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency, and developmental disabilities.  We will accomplish this mission by providing effective and compassionate services and through advocacy and leadership.

Job Summary:
Outpatient Clinicians provide counseling and psycho-therapy services to clients of the mental health clinics.  These services include assessments; treatment, case documentation, discharge planning, and ordination of care with other care providers, family and other involved individuals or service providers as appropriate.  Clinicians work within the context of a multi-disciplinary team in the clinic.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Screen, evaluate and treat adult clients assigned by the Outpatient Service Director or the Clinic Coordinator.  Modalities of treatment include, but are not limited to, psycho-therapy/counseling with individuals, groups, couples, and families.
  • If assigned, with the assistance of an interpreter facilitate therapy groups with non-English speaking populations (i.e. Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, Haitian, etc.)
  • Maintain updated clinical records of individual or group clients in a timely fashion and as specified by the policies and procedures of the clinic and by standards of regulatory and funding agencies.  This includes but is not restricted to a comprehensive initial assessment, Individual Action Plans (treatment plans), progress notes, and discharge summaries when applicable.
  • Coordinate treatment with other involved parties as appropriate, i.e. other psychiatric and/or medical treaters (PCP), other service providers, significant client supports, etc.
  • Be a participating member of the multi-disciplinary team at the clinic by participating in– if requested by Clinic Director - staff meetings, clinical case reviews, case conferences, etc.
  • Attend all trainings required by Bay Cove Human Services and/or the Clinic.
  • Comply with productivity standards as established by the clinic director/agency. Minimum of at least 6.5 billable hours weekly is required for an 8 hour position, unless otherwise determined by clinic director/ agency.
  • Maintain professional licensure and professional competency by attending educational and professional activities such as conferences, seminars, training etc… pertinent to the population served and the clinical work conducted.
  • Participate in the clinic’s effort to meet Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) goals and other treatment initiatives.
  • Provide coverage for other therapists if needed and assigned to cover by Outpatient Services Director.


  • Currently licensed in the State of Massachusetts as a LICSW, LCSW, or LMHC
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Possess competency with time management and organization skills. Ability to be detail oriented.
  • Some proficiency in computer skills. Ability to be proficient in utilizing Electronic Medical Records.
  • Preferred experience in working with the severely and persistently mentally ill, the elder, and/or the culturally diverse populations
  • A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to function as an effective change agent.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve differences.
  • Ability to function under pressure in a fast paced human service environment.
  • Ability to be flexible, open and responsive to ongoing industry changes.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and obstacles and develop effective, creative solutions to pursue opportunities.
  • Ability to be self-directed.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate Bay Cove's mission and strategic direction in a consistent and enthusiastic manner to departmental staff.
  • Ability to interact with and communicate with all contacts with the highest level of respect, clarity, precision and good will.
  • Ability to maintain standards of confidentiality as required by professional ethics and state/ federal law.
  • Ability to utilize clinical and administrative supervision constructively with the aim of bettering the therapeutic relationship and overall success of fulfilling the activities and requirements for the position.

Training Requirements:

  • Confidentiality
  • Ethics/Boundaries
  • Rights
  • Fire & Personal Safety
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Diversity
  • Incident Reporting
  • Additionally, outpatient therapists are required to fulfill the requirements to maintain their license, which includes a minimum of 30 CEUs every two years.