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Bay Cove Human Services

Location: BostonMA 02114 Document ID: AF435-2PF7 Posted on: 2021-11-0411/04/2021 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Masters2021-12-04

Lead Clinician - PACT •Sign-on Bonus

Req #157

After the first 6 months, receive a bonus of $2,000

After the first 12 months, receive a bonus of $2,000

Schedule: Monday- Friday 8am-4pm with rotating evening and weekend coverage. On call phone coverage

 $4,000 sign-on bonus

Mission Statement: 

Bay Cove Human Services partners with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential.

Job Summary:  As a member of the PACT multidisciplinary team you support this 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.  This is an exempt position.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

As designated by the Team Leader

Essential Functions of Position:

Lead Role Functions

  • Collaborate with the Team Leader to coordinate engagement, assessment, and treatment planning processes for all individuals admitted to the PACT team.
  • Collaborate with the Team Leader to ensure completion of the Critical Needs Assessment and the Critical Needs Plan at the time of admission.
  • Coordinate the completion of the Comprehensive Assessment for each Person Served by 1) ensuring releases are obtained, 2) assigning appropriate trained team members to complete each section, 3) assisting assigned Individual Treatment Team (ITT) members with scheduling Persons Served/family member interviews, 4) tracking he ongoing ACA process, and 5) working with the assigned Primary Care Manager to complete the clinical formulation and to identify the prioritized assessed needs.
  • Coordinate the treatment planning process and timely completion of all treatment planning documentation by 1) coordinating the scheduling of the treatment planning meeting, 2) facilitating treatment planning meetings as needed, 4) assisting in the identification of appropriate goals and objectives, 5) coaching staff to complete IAPs and reviews as scheduled before the deadlines, and 6) ensuring the communication of new interventions to the team and documentation of said interventions in the cardex.
  • Provide expertise to the team regarding therapeutic skills and interventions, as well as clinical documentation skills, in the form of individual and group training as needed.
  • Engage in individual, group, and family therapy according to assessed needs.
  • In the absence of the Team Leader, assume program leadership including facilitation of the Daily Organizational Meeting, support of the daily Shift
  • Manager in problem solving when issues arise, coordinating communication with the PACT Psychiatrist when not on-site, and facilitation team clinical discussions and treatment planning processes. 
  • Provide on-call coverage on a rotating basis for crisis intervention and for staff supervision and consultation.

Team Role Functions

  • 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.

Requirements for the position:

  • 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.
  • At least two years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health issues or similar human service needs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting assessments and developing and documenting treatment plans.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Strong commitment to the belief that all individuals encountered should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of any individual factors, and willingness to contribute to a community that embodies this belief.
  • Ability to communicate the pride that one takes in one’s own work and the work accomplished by Bay Cove to others, both within the agency and externally.
  • Ability to provide services in a competent, professional, and responsible manner that ensures the integrity of the agency.
  • Demonstrated flexible and responsive work-style that meets the evolving needs of the agency.