Housing Clinician-Congregate, MON-FRI, 8:30AM-5PM,
Pine Street Inn
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Post Date: Apr 27, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: PAY: $60,000-65,000 PER YEAR E
Location: US - Massachusetts - Boston
Job Reference: 20-75
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Description
SCHEDULE: 40 hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or comparable. Some flexibility required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Housing Clinician will be available to tenants and staff (especially case managers) of the Congregate Housing program of Pine Street Inn (PSI) to provide support, clinical services and consultation, appropriate resources addressing the complexities of care for tenants with histories of trauma, mental illness and/or addictive disorders, utilizing Harm Reduction as a model of engagement, intervention and evaluation. The Housing Clinician works closely with the PSI Congregate Case management team and other providers such as BHCHP providers. The Housing Clinician will maintain close communication with the Housing Stabilization Team (HST), collaborate with, and coordinate with the team regarding high-risk individuals and programs that are high risk/acute/high need. Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle to drive around to Pine Street Inn programs/buildings
• Advanced training in hoarding or Current Hoarding Certification, or ability to obtain advanced training in Hoarding and/or obtain Hoarding Certification within one year of hire
•Minimum of three (3) years direct care experience providing services, including assessment and individual and/or group therapy, to adults living in the community with mental illness and/or addictive disorders
•Clinical skills and competence to offer education around substance use, trauma, co-occurring disorders, mental illness diagnoses, and emotional and mental health generally
•Strong computer skills, including but not limited to use of management information systems or database programs
•Knowledge of and strong commitment to Harm Reduction philosophy, principles and practices.
•Ability to travel to all PSI Housing residences regularly in all weather conditions
•Ability to access public transportationAbility to climb many flights of stairs
•Ability to lift heavy objects
•Ability to work at a computer for prolonged periods of time
•Strong awareness of and commitment to self-care strategies, practices and support
•Strong, professional organizational and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to engage very vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals and the people who care for them
•Positive and supportive attitude, including the ability to see, elicit, acknowledge and appreciate the strengths, intentions, skills, wisdom, values, commitments and resilience of direct-care staff
•Ability to provide coaching, mentoring, and accompaniment in addition to clinical supervision and psycho-education
•Empathy, creativity and compassion in holding the complexities of the many and competing needs, demands and expectations that direct-care staff face in their work
•Excellent self-care and personal modeling of active self-care practice
•Ability to model teamwork, dialogue, empowerment, healthy boundaries, time management and other supportive skills
•Ability to work collaboratively as a member of cross-functional teams
•Ability to function under pressure in a fast paced human service environment
•Ability to develop, implement and evaluate training curriculum for direct supports staff
•Previous open door experience of creatively working with and problem solving effective ways to meet a diversity of needs of an at risk, and sometimes non-compliant population who choose not to engage in services

Skills
REQUIREMENTS:
•Master’s degree or higher in a related field (i.e. social work, clinical psychology, education, nursing)
•LICSW, LMHC or other qualified licensure (e.g.: LCSW) or the ability to obtain licensure within 6