CSO is looking for an IHT and Intensive Hospital Diversion (IHD) Clinician for our Clinic in Gardner.
To provide a structured, strength-based therapeutic relationship for children and their families in natural family settings such as home or school in collaboration with a paraprofessional who provides family support and training as part of the clinician's treatment plan (such plan serving as either the hub of a family's services or as part of an Intensive Care Coordination care plan).
(Intensive Hospital Diversion) To provide intensive, short-term in-home crisis stabilization and treatment to youth and their families to support diversion from psychiatric hospitalization and other out-of-home placements. To provide intensive treatment and support needed to maintain the youth at home safely and to (re)connect them to ongoing outpatient and/or community-based treatment.Responsibilities
Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or closely related field from an accredited program. Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children's systems and supports within the community. Knowledge of and training in child development and children's mental health experience. Good listening and parenting skills, nonjudgmental ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills; familiarity with support groups or parent education group. Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight. Be an effective member of a Team. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of families from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds. Computer proficiency required including ability to work with email, electronic health record and word processing software.
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.
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