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Mental Health Clinician

Company: NFI Massachusetts, Inc.
Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

NFI Massachusetts Inc., a nonprofit human service agency, is currently seeking a licensed Master's-Level Mental Health Clinician for its Family Resource Center located in Lowell, MA.

The NFI Family Resource Center (FRC) located in Lowell, MA provides services either on-site or through referrals through its extensive network of providers. Services include career support, mental health counseling, family support, education support, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) support, and more. The Lowell FRC is a member of the Massachusetts Family Resource Center Network and is open to all individuals and families in the Greater Lowell Area.

The NFI Family Resource Center (FRC) is seeking a full-time Licensed Mental Health Clinician. The Clinician will be primarily responsible for facilitating specialized services for "Children Requiring Assistance" (CRA) and their families, or families with challenges consistent with the state's definition of CRA: children up to age 18 who are runaways, chronically truant, refusing to obey reasonable rules in the home or at school, and/or who have been sexually exploited. Youth and families with CRA-related issues will receive standardized intake, screening, assessment, support planning, as well as the host of onsite services offered by the Family Resource Center. This position also will facilitate parenting classes weekly. A clinician with a passion for social justice would fit in with the FRC team and mission.

Job Responsibilities:
The overall planning, implementation and oversight of the clinical services provided by the program.
Complete a family version of the CANS Assessment for all Family Resource Center families who present with CRA-related issues, as well as other identified supplemental behavioral needs assessments.
Oversees the development of "Family Support Plans" in collaboration with the FRC's Family Partner and families.
Provides ongoing supervision and case management oversight to the Family
Partner to ensure that progress is made toward Family Support Plan goals.
Provides appropriate feedback and training to the Family Partner regarding record keeping.
Facilitate therapeutic groups for adolescents with CRA-related issues.
Facilitate parent support groups, workshops, and parenting classes for families.
Facilitating and/or coordinate clinical in-service training. Develop curriculum for therapeutic groups.
Provide clinical support to other FRC staff.
Provide consultation to other FRC staff, including, but not be limited to, how to work effectively with Family Members who have experienced trauma.
Understands working with a highly diverse community of people.
Participate and represent the FRC in community meetings, task force and committees.

Job Requirements :
Master's Degree from an accredited program of social work, clinical or counseling psychology or psychiatric nursing.
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW or LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC).
Three years of experience providing direct treatment to clients with mental health, survivors of domestic violence or other trauma and/or substance abuse problems, subsequent to obtaining a Licensure.
Ability to work some evenings a week and one Saturday bi-monthly.

Desired Qualifications:
Bilingual Spanish/English highly preferred.
The Clinician will demonstrate cultural competence with an ability to work with diverse populations, within the community and with agency staff members.
Capable of working independently, or within a team structure.
Experience providing supervision.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Benefits for full time employees include: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, 3 weeks paid vacation time, Paid Sick Leave and Tuition reimbursement up to $2500 per fiscal year.

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000

Keywords: NFI Massachusetts, Inc., Lowell , Mental Health Clinician, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts

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