Clinician, FRC, Gardner

CSO is looking for a Clinician for our newest Family Resource Center in Gardner. 

The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a community based, family focused program that supports parents, caregivers, and their children from birth to 18 years old. The FRC provides linkages to community resources to help with basic needs, family support, therapeutic services and resources.  We provide a holistic array of activities for families that include support groups for caregivers, playgroups, evidenced based parenting groups, school support, as well as arts, cultural, and recreational activities. 

This is a clinical leadership role that includes our generous manager's benefits package. 

CSO offers Training in: Trauma informed care, Motivational Interviewing, Cultural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mindfulness Skills and more. 

The Clinician will provide support to FRC children and their families.


  • Provide trauma informed assessments and clinical support to FRC families and youth, and for youth involved in the "Children Requiring Assistance" CRA process.
  • Provide leadership and clinical support to the FRC team in partnership with the Program Director.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with state agencies and community-based agencies.
  • Lead development of Family Support Plans.
  • Assist in referrals, lead on site groups for families and/or youth, and program support.
  • Provide ongoing supervision to the Family Partner.


Clinical Master's degree required with three years' relevant experience.  Must hold Massachusetts' licensure in appropriate discipline, LCSW, LICSW, LMFT or LMHC required. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, computer competency and be able to work independently as well in a team environment, and follow through with projects. Computer proficiency required including ability to work with email, electronic health record and word processing software. Must possess valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)


We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a 403B retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances at group rates, including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts. Our work environment is flexible and supportive, with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across departments, programs and locations. 

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From our early days as a child guidance clinic, we have expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families over the past 50 years. We have community-based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey. EOE/AA