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Homeless Services: Engagement Counselor (Masters level)

Company: Eliot Community Human Services
Location: Lowell
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Eliot's Homeless Services Division is seeking a strengths based/trauma informed clinician to support homeless individuals within a multidisciplinary team consisting of engagement specialists, case managers, and peer/recovery coaches in the Northeast (Metro North) area of the Commonwealth. The successful candidate will have unwavering compassion and empathy -along with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, person centered planning and practice, and multidisciplinary collaboration across various service elements. Be an integral of housing and supporting the most vulnerable among us.

Evidence Based training and practice opportunities include expressive arts, multi-sensory, mindfulness/yoga, EMDR, ARC, cognitive restructuring certification, and motivational interviewing.

Excellent benefits package includes reimbursement for independent licensure testing and renewal, national and local conferences, weekly group and individual supervision toward licensure, and other opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform outreach and engagement activities to identify and support homeless people living in public places, drop in centers, meal sites, and shelters.
  • Provide tangible supports such as warm clothing, blankets, and food/supplies to reduce risk.
  • Make relevant referrals to address identified treatment needs and preferences of the person served - follow up as appropriate.
  • Maintain a thorough/current knowledge of local public and private resources around housing/support services.
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with community organizations and stakeholders (Department of Mental Health/Department of Public Health).
  • Complete biopsychosocial assessments to assist with DMH eligibility process.

Schedule: Monday- Friday - hours are flexible

Starting salary: $48,000

Bilingual preferred.

  • Program has adequate personal protective equipment and policies/procedures in place to minimize risk related to Covid 19*

Keywords: Eliot Community Human Services, Lowell , Homeless Services: Engagement Counselor (Masters level), Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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