Substance Use Clinician

Riverside Community Care

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Substance Use Clinician

Are you looking for a rewarding career as a clinician?

Come work for our Behavioral Health Services Division at Riverside Community Care!

This vital position currently provides telehealth services but will likely transition to a mix of telehealth and clinic based services.

We have an exciting full time opportunity to join our amazing Outpatient Center as a Substance Use Clinician!

The Clinician is a part of a specialized track within the Outpatient Center, which focuses on the assessment and treatment of persons struggling with both substance use (moderate to high acuity) and co-occurring mental health disorders. This track will include prescriber(s) trained to provide Medication Assisted Treatment for substance use, recovery coach peer supports, other co-occurring clinicians, and a supervisor/manager.

In this vital role, the Clinician has operational knowledge of trauma and trauma-informed care that provides a lens of treatment provision and seeks to prevent re-traumatization of persons serves and ascribes to the philosophy of care that there are multiple pathways of recovery, including harm-reduction approaches, and that treatment should be guided by the person served and their stage of change

The clinician will receive advanced training in co-occurring disorders, and will need to remain actively engaged and abreast of changes and initiatives related to best practices.

Our ideal candidate is highly collaborative, will coordinate care within the Riverside team and with any external professional and personal supports to wrap around the person served, and will operate as the lead on new initiatives within the outpatient centers, including telehealth, EHR upgrades, and rapid access.

Schedule: Hybrid; half time expected in-person and half time expected remote

Why Youll Love Riverside

We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off – all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Riverside was named a Boston Globe Top Workplace and a best-in-state employer by Forbes.

Benefits include:

Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options

Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care

Eleven paid holidays

Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time

Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match

Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan

Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring

Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events

Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee

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Required Skills

Ability and commitment to learning about co-occurring disorders, including evidence-based approaches (e.g. Medication Assisted Treatment, Motivational Interviewing)

Ability and commitment to working with professional peer services

Basic computer fluency, including: Microsoft Office, navigation of electronic health records, and telehealth conferencing

Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle

Required Experience

Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling required. Clinical degree must provide a path to independent licensure or must have current LADC I.

At least two years’ experience working with individuals struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders, including assessment, diagnosis, and counseling

Training and/or experience in providing trauma-informed care

Must have experience utilizing harm-reduction approaches consistent with stage of change, and verbalization that abstinence from substance use is a goal in treatment only when desired by the person served

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.