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Licensed Psychologist opening 30 minutes NW of Boston for refugee services support

Company: Britt Medical Search
Location: Lowell
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Community Health Center that has provided access to high quality, affordable health care for children and adults of all ages regardless of their ability to pay for 50 years is seeking full time Licensed Psychologist to join their refugee services team. The Master or Doctoral Level Licensed Clinician provides clinical services including: outpatient therapy/counseling to adult and late adolescent patients, most of whom are foreign-born survivors of political/war trauma and/or torture and have arrived in the U.S. as refugees, asylees, or immigrants. The program delivers culturally tailored, integrated, trauma-informed, and evidence-based primary care and behavioral health care services; workforce-related, legal, and other supports; and community outreach to promote well-being, self-sufficiency, and community engagement among our eligible Afghan population of combat survivors.

  • Provide Behavioral Health Services in patient s native language using co-counseling model in collaboration with bicultural mental health worker, contracted interpreter or telephone interpreter services.
  • Provide therapy in the primary areas of PTSD and depression, but may also include anxiety, grief, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, parent-child problems, acculturation issues or serious mental illnesses.
  • Complete all clinical documentation in Epic per Health Center standards.
  • Ensure clinical documentation meets medical necessity.
  • Complete mandatory reporting including, as needed, reporting of abuse and/or neglect of children, the elderly or the disabled,
  • Initiate referrals for Substance Abuse treatment, coordination of services and on-going case management of complex cases (including working with DCF and the Courts), and crisis intervention in cases of patients with suicidal or homicidal ideation including consultation to medical staff and assisting in sending patient to ED if necessary.
  • Collaborate and initiate referrals to BHS-Metta case manager to find resources for patients, offer referrals to outside agencies for treatment and/or concrete services, facilitate use of outside services, assist patients to apply for entitlements or benefits.
  • Provide consultation to medical providers on mental health issues, as well as collaborating with them in the holistic care of the patient.
  • Actively participate in team meetings, staff meetings, and community meetings as necessary/appropriate. Requirements: Master s or Doctoral Degree and relevant mental health license required with at least three years post Master s experience in a mental health setting. Candidate needs to demonstrate an ability to work with non-English speaking patients through collaboration with an interpreter including ability to appreciate and work with cultural differences. Candidate must possess skill in working with multi-problem clients with mental health & substance abuse issues, particularly those with trauma histories. Prior experience of working with refugees, and in a medical setting is helpful, but not required. Knowledge of entitlement and benefit programs for low income people. Knowledge of State laws in relation to filing of mandated reports. Ability to work in a fast paced atmosphere with challenging clients. Demonstrate good organizational and collaborative skills.Current license as an LICSW - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Clinical Psychologist required. Current CPR Certificate

    Compensation & Benefits: Health Center offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits program includes 4 weeks of vacation; sick, personal and paid holidays, health insurance, company paid life and long term disability, 403B, flexible spending accounts and reimbursement for license renewal and continuing education. Mass League Loan repayment plan also available.

    The Community:This Massachusetts city lies on the banks of the Merrimack River, about 30 miles northwest of Boston. Together with Cambridge, the city shares the role of county seat of Middlesex County. Nearby towns include Tewksbury, Billerica, Chelmsford, and Tyngsboro. Its location near Interstate Highways I-495, I-93, and U.S. Route 3 provides easy access to these and other points in Massachusetts as well as to the neighboring states of New Hampshire and Maine. The city is home to the Lowell campus of the University of Massachusetts. For music fans, the Folk Festival is the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival, a three-day event held every July, is the city's premier cultural event, attracting thousands to a celebration of traditional music and folk entertainment on six outdoor stages. Also in summer are the evening concerts of Boarding House Park's Summer Music Festival, with a diverse mix of entertainment including contemporary folk, bluegrass, Irish, pop, and big band music. Fans of the performing arts can enjoy The Merrimack Repertory Theatre, an award-winning theatre company which stages a wide variety of dramatic productions.Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound. The Merrimack and Concord Rivers provide fishing, canoeing, sailing, water skiing, and high quality white water rafting. The Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest offers six miles of trails ideal for hiking, jogging, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. The Vandenberg Esplanade is a prime venue for walking, biking, swimming, and picnicking along the banks of the Merrimack River. APPLY NOW or TEXT Job and email address to .

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