The Clinician will be a leader in the implementation of the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) model in Northern Worcester County. They will be responsible for providing services at the Highland Ave residence which serves eight adults living with serious and persistent mental illness. The program is designed to foster recovery, to teach the skills necessary for individuals to live successfully in the community, and to transition to independent living. This program uses Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) treatment models.
The clinician will also be involved in implementing community-based IMR group(s) for other individuals receiving services under the North County DMH Community Based Flexible Support contract.
· To provide support to individuals served.
· To understand, embrace, and operate within the philosophy of the Evidence Based Practices offered by the program. The main practices utilized include Psychiatric Rehabilitation, IMR and CT-R.
· To prepare Comprehensive Assessments & Individualized treatment plans for individuals served by the program.
· To meet with the Residential Counselor and individual to develop appropriate, effective and achievable treatment goals and objectives.
· To understand and respect individual’s human rights and treat them with dignity and respect at all times.
· To follow established emergency procedures.
· To submit written documentation on shift, as required (i.e. log notes, incident reports, etc.)
· To participate in the daily living activities of individuals.
· To participate in recreation and socialization activities.
· To ensure the implementation of emergency procedures.
· To lead/participate in crisis intervention as necessary.
· To assist leading team portion of staff meeting.
· To effectively communicate with outside collateral contacts.
· To provide clinical consultation with staff as necessary
· Receive training and consultation in the IMR and CT-R treatment models.
· Provide treatment utilizing the CT-R model for individuals in the program when needed
· Provide support and consultation to the staff team regarding the IMR and CT-R models
· Participate in programmatic and agency meetings for CTR
· To oversee coordination of weekly IMR group and consultation team in the residence and two other community-based IMR groups.
· To train staff on philosophies of the Evidence-Based Practice Models, including Psychiatric Rehabilitation, IMR and CT-R.
· To train staff in specific treatment interventions (i.e. IMR) for use with individuals.
· To oversee coordination of the collection of outcome measures related to Evidence-Based Practices offered.
· To provide individual therapy, as needed, with identified individuals.
· To participate in the completion of comprehensive assessments and other treatment planning with individuals.
· To participate in clinical consultation teams and meeting for IMR, CT-R and other Evidence-Based Practices
· To meet with hospital treatment teams around individuals transitioning in and out of inpatient services
· To participate in supervision with Division Director and Clinical Supervisor as scheduled.
· To participate in scheduled staff and individual meetings.
· To provide regular clinical trainings during staff meetings.
· To complete required orientations, training, and participate in on-going in-service training.
Master’s degree in a Human Service related field, with licensure (LICSW, LCSW, or LMHC), plus two years’ experience working with seriously mentally ill adults. Experience in assessment and treatment planning; understanding of the psychiatric rehabilitation model; ability to relate effectively to other team members; ability to provide leadership and direction in crisis situations. Must possess leadership and time-management skills and have effective verbal and written communication skills. Eligible candidates must demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and be able to communicate effectively through e-mail.