PACT-Youth Registered Nurse, Springfield

CSO is looking for a Registered Nurse for out PACT-Youth program in Springfield. 

Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is an evidence-based intensive outpatient treatment program designed to assist youth overcome the barriers to their recovery from severe and persistent behavioral health disorders. 

The goal of the PACT-Y service is to provide Youth and their Families with a comprehensive range of behavioral health services and supports that ensure the Youth can remain living in their community and prevent the need for out-of-home, residential, and/or hospital levels of care.  For young adults, whether they choose to live with another adult or on their own, the goal of PACT-Y services is to help them establish the full range of supports needed for them to live successfully in the community, including support in transitioning to DMH adult services, if needed.

As member of a multi-disciplinary psychiatric treatment team, you will provide nursing assessment, evaluation, monitoring, treatment planning and coordination of care; provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services with the purpose of enhancing the emotional well-being, stability and social functioning of program consumers; manage and administer medication in conjunction with program Psychiatrist, and monitor non-nursing staff medication-related activities; monitor health needs of clients.


  • Conduct nursing visits to assigned consumers in their homes or other residential settings. Visit shall include brief assessment and evaluation, provision of planned care, and patient education and support to assist them with self-management of their care; provide "in vivo" skills training, side by side assistance, supervision, prompting, motivational counseling and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living.
  • Provide individual and group therapy and psychoeducation in office and community settings.
  • Arranges and coordinates medical care with community medical providers.
  • Helps maintain or improve physical health by supporting health behaviors and promoting integration with medical providers.
  • Monitor Primary Care/health needs of clients and provide referral, advocacy as needed to promote optimal health.
  • During outreach visit, communicate with family members or other caregivers regarding the patient's care as appropriate and permitted by the patient.
  • Following (or during) outreach visit, coordinate with team members as appropriate regarding further care and support for the consumer.
  • Provide stage specific individual and group substance abuse treatment to clients with coexisting substance use disorders.
  • Provide crisis and intervention treatment services as members of mini-treatment team.
  • Act as member of mini-treatment team in accordance with treatment goals and planned activities/interventions and effectively communicate with other team members regarding client care.
  • Maintain current treatment plans for all assigned clients.
  • Under direction of PACT-Y Psychiatrist, supervise medication-related activities of team, working with team and clients to monitor medication effectiveness and side effects; develop policies and procedures related to medication management and completed required documentation.
  • Organize, manage and administer medications for clients as indicated. Maintain pharmaceutical supplies and documentation in accordance with DPH regulations.
  • Act as member of mini-treatment team in accordance with treatment goals and planned activities/interventions; participate in Care Teams as appropriate for individual consumers needing ongoing outreach.


BSN or current Massachusetts licensure as Registered Nurse with third party insurance reimbursement eligibility; experience in clinical or rehabilitation setting with individuals with major mental illness; familiarity with community resources strongly preferred; ability to assess progress and encourage positive change, taking into account cultural and clinical considerations; knowledge of psychotropic medications and nursing protocols relevant to community nursing; must possess good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight.  Capacity to be an effective member of a Team. Computer proficiency required. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

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