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Community Healthlink Clinician***Sign on Bonus Offered*** Outpt Subs Use in Worcester, Massachusetts

Sign on Bonus Offered for this position!!

Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Clinician in Worcester MA.

Outpatient Substance Use Treatment is a growing specialty service within the Adult Outpatient services at Community Healthlink. Services include outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, the MISSION medication-assisted treatment program, and second offender aftercare. Staff include clinicians, recovery coaches, nurses, advanced practice nurses, and psychiatrists.

The Community Healthlink Adult Outpatient Counseling Centers are integrated primary and behavioral health care clinics that provide services to a diverse adult client population. Our priority population is individuals with severe and/or persistent mental health and/or substance use conditions. The provider team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, recovery coaches, registered nurses, primary care clinicians, and medical assistants. The Centers work closely with referral sources such as the Department of Mental Health, local hospitals with inpatient psychiatric programs, Community Healthlink programs, MassHealth/managed care companies, and health centers.


Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

CEU benefits

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement

Provides outpatient diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapeutic treatment services to adults in individual, family, couple, and group therapy; provides consultation and educational services to community groups and agencies in a manner which respects diversity.

Provides direct clinical treatment to adults as represented in the caseload through:

  • Diagnostic evaluations, reassessments , progress notes, screenings, and outcome measures

  • Crisis/emergency assessment and intervention

  • Treatment planning and reviews

  • Individual, group, couple, and family therapy

  • Discharge planning

Additional Duties:

  • Participates as a member of the treatment team

  • Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment and planning conferences

  • Consults with area schools, doctors, individuals, and other social service agencies, insurance providers and hospital networks regarding clients, client services, and case management

  • Maintains client records and administrative records consistent with CHL policy and applicable standards

  • Maintains unit productivity standard consistent with collective bargaining agreement

  • Participates in supervision as scheduled

  • Attends administrative staff meetings as required

  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives

  • Attends in-service education, clinical supervision, and professional meetings as required

  • If Clinician IV may provide clinical supervision of staff

    As a Substance Addiction Services Clinician

  • Attend all trainings required consistent with Bureau of Substance Addiction Services regulations

Open Access Clinician

  • Participate as a member of the Open Access team

  • Provide urgent care, initial assessments, routine follow-up care, and work with individuals to engage them in their treatment

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

  • Grade 7: Clinician III- Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field. License to practice independently in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and/or be reimbursable for services by third party insurance or on a licensing track towards independent licensure. Experience in the area of practice is desirable

  • Grade 8: Clinician IV- LICSW or Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Experience in the area of practice necessary.

  • The candidate should have at least two-five years of in the substance use disorders field and be familiar with patients referred by the Department of Mental Health.

General Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform diagnostic and risk assessments using current accepted tools and practices to determine appropriate level of care and medical necessity.

  • Can develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented, measurable, and appropriate for the identified level of care.

  • Able to effectively implement the Prior Approval and Utilization Management process and advocate for optimal client care.

  • Clinical expertise specific to the target population with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations.

  • Computer skills sufficient to use the electronic health records of CHL and to communicate securely using electronic and other means.

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

PCN#: 3125

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Street: 72 Jaques Ave