Community Healthlink’s Support for Success program is located in Worcester and Leominster and serves the surrounding areas.
This program is a part of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI); which is an inter-agency initiative of the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services whose mission is to strengthen, expand, and integrate Massachusetts state services into a comprehensive, community-based system of care to ensure that families and their children with significant behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs to obtain the services necessary for success in the home, school, and community.
We are looking for a full-time person to fill two roles - Therapeutic Training & Support (TT&S) staff for In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentor - for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their families. TT&S staff would work with In-Home Therapist in providing intensive family therapy in the home and community settings.
In-Home therapy is a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between a clinician(s) and the youth and family for the purpose of treating the youth’s behavioral health needs, and improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family. This clinical intervention is provided by a two person team; a master’s level clinician and a therapeutic training and support staff.
Therapeutic Mentoring is a structure, strength-based, one on one skill based intervention in which the mentor works with the youth to strengthen variety of skills ranging from social skills to independent living skills and improve overall social functioning at home, school and in the community.
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ability to work as a paraprofessional under the supervision of a Master's level clinician to support the implementation of a treatment plan for youth and their families, which would include coaching and teaching coping and emotional regulation skills.
Ability to offer structured, one to one strength based support for the purpose of teaching daily living, social, and communication skills to youth in order to improve their overall functioning at home and in the community.
Responsible for completing all necessary clinical paperwork in a timely manner.
Communicate with collaterals for the purpose of treatment planning.
Participate in wrap-around collaboration and community support meetings.
Maintains unit productivity standards.
Attends staff supervision meetings and trainings as required.
Follow Community Healthlink (CHL) protocols.
Some evening and weekends may be required.
Comfortable providing home based services throughout North Central MA.
Associates or Bachelor's degree in Human Services/Psychology or related field required.
Minimum of 1 year in clinical setting working with children, adolescents and families with severe behavioral, social and/or emotional difficulties.
Proven ability to effectively engage clients, successfully advocate for clients and work well with other professionals.
Comfortable providing home-based and community based services.
Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently and ability to contribute to team objectives.
Ability to use computer based systems.
Demonstrated strong communication skills.
Current valid US issued drivers license, ability to provide registered and insured vehicle for work-related purposes.