Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Organizing and supporting the Northern Berkshire community for over 33 years!

There are currently three employment opportunities at nbCC as part of the expansion of our Family Resource Center, The Family Place.

 

Submissions are due by Tuesday, December 31. Mail to Amber Besaw at 61 Main Street, Suite 218, North Adams, MA 01247. Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references.

 

 

 

 

Job Description for Family Resource Center Clinician

 

The Family Resource Center (FRC) will provide Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments, including the Family Strengths and Needs Assessment (FSNA) assessment; short term treatment; and Care Planning to Youth and Families of the FRC.

 

Reports to: Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services @ The Brien Center

Hours:  Full Time Equivalent

Exempt Status: Exempt

 

Essential Job Functions:

• Complete diagnostic mental health/substance abuse assessment and provide treatment in individual, family and group.

• Provide assessment to each family referred.

• Provide referral services to appropriate services as indicated by the clinical assessment and FSNA.

• Deliver treatment and assessment to families and youth at the FRC and in the families’ home if indicated

• Deliver treatment in sub-contractors facilities and the designated Family Resource Centers.

• Develop a Care Plan and Family Support Plan for all Children Requiring Assistance (CRA) referred Youth.

• Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner including required State documents and authorizations.

• Coordinate treatment components and communicate with all collateral agents and The Contractors for FRC.

• Follow policies of the FRC and the Lead Agency administering the FRC RFR.

• Provide treatment, if needed, within guidelines established by the Brien Center and the FRC

• Follow all policies or the Brien Center and the FRCs

• Provide consultation to community agencies on mental health/substance abuse issues upon request

• Consult to sub-contractors on treatment planning

• Provide Wraparound care planning for all youth and families

• Participate in Milieu activities as indicated by the FRC.

 

Other Responsibilities:

• Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner

• Maintain required productivity level

• Complete all documentation and reporting to the State as directed by the FRC

• Participate in regularly scheduled supervision

• Consultation and supervision to BA level staff, Family Partners, Family Support Workers and/or graduate or undergraduate students

• Attend required meetings and agency trainings

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor and the FRC

 

Qualifications:

• Current licensure and 5 years experience as a licensed Clinician required

• CANS certification is required within first week of employment

• Experience working with Children and their Families in a clinical setting

• Diagnostic and treatment knowledge and skill

• Knowledge of services and human service agencies in Berkshire County

• Extensive knowledge of the dynamics of mental health/substance abuse treatment, intervention and education

• Experience in providing individual and group mental health/substance abuse and family counseling

• Knowledge of community resources

• Ability to work on interdisciplinary team

 

Skills:

• Excellent oral & presentation skills

• Leadership talent and the ability to delegate effectively

• Working knowledge of computers

• Knowledge of community resources

 

Other Requirements:

• Support and maintain the principles and policies of the agency and of the FRC

• Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs, this may include some evening work to meet the needs of families and of the FRC

• Communicate a sense of hopefulness and respect for consumer rights, including Family and Youth Voice and Choice

• Represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts

• Demonstrate a commitment to the Agency’s mission, the mission of the FRC and community mental health principles

 

Working Conditions:

• Works in office; temperature regulated and outreach sites including client’s homes and sub-   contractors buildings

• Facilitate groups in other community locations

 

Physical Conditions:

• Manual & visual dexterity; correctable

• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions

 

61 Main Street, Suite 218  |  North Adams. MA 01247  |  Tel: (413) 663-7588  |  Fax: (413) 663-9877