Substance Abuse Clinician
Pine Street Inn

Job Order #: 15871865

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 11/24/2021

EXPIRES 2/22/2022

Job Description

The Substance Abuse Clinician will provide quality substance abuse counseling services according to the program?s established policies and procedures. The Substance Abuse Clinician accepts assigned program participants and, conducts bio-psycho-social assessments for use in treatment planning and aftercare referrals. The incumbent conducts individual and group sessions and participates in the development of group content. The Substance Abuse Clinician works closely with intake case manager and aftercare coordinator to assist in discharge planning and placement including the development of community supports. The Substance Abuse Clinician is expected to accurately complete all required documentation within CareLogic (the electronic health record), to ensure the client electronic clinical record is complete, and to keep client progress notes up-to-date at all times.   The incumbent will assist in crisis prevention/intervention and milieu management. The Substance Abuse Clinician works to obtain or maintain clinical credentials and/or licensure by receiving supervision and attending training opportunities.



Masters in social work, counseling, psychology or mental health and a minimum of one year of supervised substance abuse experience  
Please note - All credentials and licensures will be reviewed annually as part of the PSI credentialing process. Additionally an annual CORI review will be conducted for the Clinical Supervisor. Acceptable results of annual credentialing and CORI reviews will be required of the Clinical Supervisor.  


Minimum of one (1) year of supervised substance abuse experience  
Extensive and demonstrated knowledge of substance abuse, group process, homeless issues and community resources, including HIV/AIDS and mental health
Experience in completing assessment and individual and group therapy to adults with addictive and mental health disorders
Experience with facilitating didactic and cognitive groups
Knowledge of developmental stages through the life span and gender specific issues
Knowledge of or willingness to use Motivational Interviewing techniques
Knowledge or experience working with self-help programs
Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to manage high volume of client related paperwork
Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Data base and Outlook
Demonstrate ability to organize and manage a heavy workload.
Experience communicating with 3rd party payors regarding insurance re-authorizations.
Demonstrate commitment to the Pine Street Inn?s Vision and Mission

Ability to climb stairs
Ability to use computers and other office equipment
Ability to access physically all program locations
Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer

Ability to assess situations and use good judgment
Highly developed professional ethic and boundaries
Possesses interviewing and counseling skills
Conceptual abilities around organizing and time management
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Understanding of addiction and self help programs
Must have the ability to function well as a member of a treatment team and be able to work effectively and independently in a professional environment
Must have the ability to be trained to successfully utilize an electronic health record documentation system

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170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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