CBHC Clinician, Gardner

CSO is looking for CBHC Clinicians for our Clinic in Gardner.

Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) are responsible for providing a full range of client-centered and family-centered services and interventions for mental health, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. CBHCs serve as an entry point for timely, flexible, person-centered, high-quality mental health and addiction treatment on an urgent and ongoing basis.

CSO provides an Excellent work environment with a great management team and top notch technology (including Electronic Health Records). Whether you are a new clinician right out of school or an experienced clinician, there is a place for you on our team. CSO fully supports mental health licensure with regular supervision and a plethora of free in-house and on-site training opportunities that are CEU authorized by various licensing organizations. We are also a Trauma-Informed Agency, practicing trauma-informed care and offering regular trainings and an internal Trauma-Informed Care Certification program.

As a CBHC Clinician you will provide mental health and care coordination services to children, adults and their families.


  • Provide individual, family and/or group mental health therapy for CBHC-engaged clients.
  • Participate in development and implementation of treatment planning and coordination of care as appropriate.
  • Provide same-day and urgent care access to clients, and support services for transitions of care.
  • Provide education and support to individuals and their family members as appropriate, and psycho-social assessments for assigned clients.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary records and reports.
  • Perform at a predetermined level of productivity.
  • Participate in team meetings, in-service training, and other required meetings.
  • Provide services in clinic-based, school-based or community-based outreach settings according to clinical need.
  • Maintain complete, accurate and timely records.
  • Attend in-service trainings on evidence-based best practices and other topics as appropriate.
  • Ensure record keeping and service delivery standards meet CBHC quality metric requirements, as determined by the CBHC contract.
  • Consult/collaborate with other professionals providing services to clients.
  • Attend and participate in treatment planning meetings, staff meetings, quality improvement initiatives, and other meetings as required or assigned.
  • If providing services to children/adolescents, provide linkages to after-school programming and related pro-social activities for referred youth as appropriate.
  • Receive supervision on a consistent basis.
  • Follow agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance record. 


Clinical Master's degree required with post master experience preferred in treatment of adults, children and/or families.  Must be eligible for or hold highest level of Massachusetts' licensure in appropriate discipline (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, LADC I, or LABA). Experience in care coordination preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and computer competency.  Must 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 be able to work flexible schedule, including night and weekends as needed. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required to support outreach and home and community-based activities.

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