This position covers two adult DMH programs in the Northeast Suburban area sescribe below:
The Southboro program is a high-intensity residential program that is a comprehensively staffed and supervised apartment-style residence serving men and women who experience co-occurring disorders, chronic mental health challenges and a history of substance abuse, and who have had difficulty adjusting to community living. The program goal is to assist adults in managing their illness, developing independent living skills, and managing their substance use challenges. The Department of Mental Health refers individuals to the program. The Southboro program offers Peer Support and uses the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Supported Employment treatment models.
The Southboro Supported Housing program serves individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges, who are referred by the Department of Mental Health. Individuals live in surrounding communities and are seen depending on their level of need. Services range from help with grocery shopping to crisis intervention.
The Basics program is a moderate-intensity congregate and supported housing DMH program designed to provide varying levels of staff support depending on individual need at any point in time. The program is designed to serve individuals who live with mental health challenges, some of whom may be hearing impaired. The program goal is increased independence and functioning for all individuals, which includes transition to supported living in apartment settings in the community. The Basics program offers Peer Support, and utilizes Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Supported Employment as the treatment models.
The Clinician would be responsible for providing individual therapy to individuals in a residential treatment program as indicated. Assisting Residential Counselors in developing and implementing Individual Assessment Plans (IAPs). Leading IMR groups, trainings, and meetings as well as having a leadership role in the implementation of the treatment model. Participating in training staff and working with the leadership team to develop a recovery focused treatment milieu, based upon the principles and values of the Illness Management and Recovery model. Participating in other activities within the milieu and community, as clinically appropriate. The ideal candidate is someone who is flexible, available evening hours, and has good teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.