Clinician at Family Resource Center

Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/15/2023 10:51 AM)
Job ID
2023-6999
Category
Clinicians & Therapists
City
Brockton
State/Province
Massachusetts

Overview

 

Great Benefits

Full or Part Time

 

Do you want to make a difference to youth and families?  Exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team.  You will partner with juvenile probation and the courts to divert youth with mental health challenges from the criminal justice system.  BAMSI invites you to apply today and learn more!

 

BAMSI is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in Brockton, Massachusetts, with a vision of driving change and creating equal opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental and behavioral health challenges.  Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. (BAMSI) was incorporated on March 21, 1975 as South Shore Multi-Services Inc., under Chapter 180 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as a not-for-profit human service organization. On July 9, 1975, it changed its name to Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. It was formed for the development, coordination, and delivery of integrated human service programs, and according to its website, its mission is “to empower people and enrich their lives, through compassionate support and diverse services, one individual, one family a time.” BAMSI employees up to 2,000 people and operates adult, child, and family services, assisting approximately 30,000 individuals each year in Worcester, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, and Plymouth Counties.

 

BAMSI is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Access for all; to creating a holistic system of care that meets people where they are; and abolishing the stigmas surrounding mental illness, disability, and addiction.

 

We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Generous Time Off Package
    • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
    • 12 paid holidays
    • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
  • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403B plan with discretionary match
  • Wellness Activities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Career Development Opportunities

*Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours. 

 

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Responsibilities

The CRA Clinician will be part of the Brockton Family Resource Center (FRC) team working with families experiencing a range of issues that impact their home and family life. The Clinician will work closely with a Family Partner to specifically focus on supporting families with children exhibiting behaviors that meet the state of Massachusetts’ definition of a “Child Requiring Assistance” (repeatedly runs away from home; repeatedly fails to obey the lawful and reasonable commands of their parent/guardian; repeatedly fails to obey the lawful and reasonable regulations of their school; is habitually truant; or is sexually exploited). The purpose of the CRA Program is to divert children from the court system who would benefit from mental health/behavioral health services/supports instead.  Opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary team!

  1. Works in conjunction with CRA Family Partner to complete CANS Assessment and to develop a strengths-based, culturally informed Family Support Plan for family members dealing with CRA-related issues
  2. Develops and oversees safety plans as needed.
  3. Assists families with appropriate referrals to local resources/services.
  4. Attends court in Brockton as needed to support families and provide information about the CRA Diversionary Program to court professionals, schools, DCF, families, and other community partners.
  5. Teams with FRC Staff to provide support to any person/family that come to the Center.
  6. Attends FRC staff meetings weekly.
  7. Facilitates evidence-based groups as needed.
  8. Conducts a minimum of weekly contact with Parent/Caregiver through office based visits and telephone.
  9. Maintains professional boundaries and Confidentiality at all times.Attends and actively participates in weekly group supervision with FRC Coordinator and. Family Partner and weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinician to review families’ progress, identify risk factors, improve communication and work on professional growth.
  10. Attends and actively participates in weekly group supervision with FRC Coordinator and. Family Partner and weekly individual supervision with a licensed clinician to review families’ progress, identify risk factors, improve communication and work on professional growth.
  11. Completes CANS, psychosocial assessments, daily progress notes, treatment goals and other required documentation, including data entry, in a timely manner, adhering to the highest professional standards.
  12. Provides clinical support and consultation to the FRC team as needed.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Either LMHC or LCSW eligible.  License to be acquired within 6 mos of hire.
  • CANS certification required

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years experience working with youth and families required
  • Experience in navigating any of the child and family-serving systems including the Courts, State Agencies and the school systems

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strengths-based and be able to accept Families, Children and Youth unconditionally without judgment or blame for the problems they face.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural competence with an ability to work with diverse populations, within the community and with agency staff members
  • Must have flexibility to work some evenings and Saturday mornings

 

BAMSI conducts as needed, job-related background checks (e.g., may include but is not limited to fingerprints, drug testing, TB testing, verification of employment history and/or reference checks) prior to employment and requires all staff to provide proof of COVID vaccinations.

EEO

We at BAMSI appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

BAMSI is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran or military status and regardless of whether the qualified applicants are individuals with disabilities.

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Reasonable Accommodations for Applying/Recruitment
Reasonable accommodations are adjustments made to remove workplace obstacles for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for and perform their jobs.

Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in BAMSI’s application and selection process. A request for an accommodation will not affect opportunities for employment within BAMSI.

Arrangements can be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any part of the employment process. Requesting accommodations, in writing or verbally, can be initiated by a BAMSI employee, qualified applicant, or by someone acting on that person’s behalf. Either call 508-484-7171 or, send letter to Talent Acquisition, 15 Christy's Dr Brockton, MA 02301. Note: please do not use these contacts to follow-up on job inquiries.

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