Advocates

MAT Forensic Clinician

Job Locations US-MA-West Boylston
Minimum Education Required
Master's Degree
Job ID
2022-7859
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

*Starting at  58,000 unlicensed and 62,000 with independent licensure*

 

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Forensic Clinician is responsible for the clinical treatment and care coordination of individuals enrolled in the MAT program Worcester Jail and House of Correction (WHOC).   They will provide individual and group therapy and facilitate post release continuation of care planning as well as ensure overall adherence to program standards.   

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

 

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree

Responsibilities

  • Provide documented individual and group therapy to individuals enrolled in the WHOC MAT program.
  • Coordinate treatment planning with established community providers upon intake and discharge.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary care review meetings, case consultations and other meetings as directed.
  • Ensure compliance with all statutes, regulations and contractual requirements related to mental health care and substance use treatment within the jail.
  • Participate in trainings of correctional officers, non-correctional staff and administration as requested/needed.
  • Support the MAT team with grant tracking, data entry and required reporting as well as developing/updating program policies. 
  • Assume administrative responsibilities if the Program Coordinator is off site.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Perform all duties listed as a Mental Health Clinician at WHOC.

Qualifications

  • Masters or doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Mental Health Counseling.
  • Massachusetts independent practice licensure in Social Work, Psychology, or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving clinically and culturally diverse populations.
  • At least 2 years of prior experience working within substance use treatment preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Ability to read and speak English.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

 

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

 

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