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When you join the Ellenhorn team, you become part of the nation’s most robust community integration programs. Community integration programs help those who are receiving psychiatric services maintain their social roles in the real world and remain connected to nourishing social networks and communities.  Rather than separating people from vibrant community resources, such programs support clients in staying focused on their future – in believing in their own productive, fulfilling futures – while receiving help.

Providing an effective alternative to care that removes people from the community, Ellenhorn uses the most researched and evidence-based best-practice model for people who experience psychiatric events. The model we use is called Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT).  The success of the PACT model was a driving force in the development of community integration programs, and it remains the gold standard in this kind of care.

You can feel the power of hope at Ellenhorn. We bring in the best people, and we’re all part of a dedicated, committed group focused on a common goal. We take our jobs seriously, treat each other with respect and integrity, and learn and grow in our careers.

Ellenhorn offers competitive salary and benefits.  Check out our current open positions!

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Annalisa Lafferty at hr@ellenhorn.com.

Current Positions:

PACT Clinician (Boston & NYC)

Position Summary: Provides primary support for clients and families with addictions and persistent mental health illnesses.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location(s): Arlington, MA and New York, NY

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • 5 – 7 years of prior experience working with people with addictions and mental illnesses
  • Post secondary school education and training, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, abide by a code of ethical and practice standards and be committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills development
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean drivers record

Qualifications Desired:

Prior experience in any / or a combination of the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Addictions Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Vocational/Educational Counseling
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Mentalization Training

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ symptoms and response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in behaviors/mental status
  • Provide direct clinical services including individual supportive therapy to clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings through psycho social treatment model with client determined goals
  • Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive assessments along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Provide transportation to clients (on an ad hoc basis)
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Annalisa Lafferty at hr@ellenhorn.com.

Milieu Counselor (Boston)

Position Summary: Provides primary support for residential clients.

Hours: 40 hours per week, 3pm – 11pm shift

Location(s): Arlington, MA

Qualifications Required:

  • 1-3 years knowledge and experience working with persons with severe mental illness
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must be committed to a process of knowledge and skills development
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have great typing skills
  • Must have valid driver’s license, clean drivers records and a dependable insured automobile

Qualifications Desired:

  • Prior experience working in a 24-hour facility
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary support for residential clients
  • Provide transportation to clients as needed
  • Ensure clients know their schedules and make it to their appointments
  • Perform day-to-day housekeeping (laundry, trash, dish washing, light cleaning, etc)
  • Attend and participate in various outings and activities with clients
  • Socialize with clients daily
  • Complete clinical notes for every shift
  • Collaborate with PACT primary and enforce behavioral plans created by PACT teams
  • Review staff log daily
  • Complete scheduled client room checks and searches
  • Responsible for shift opening/closing tasks
  • Observe medication observation

Nonessential Functions:

  • Occasional cooking
  • Light cleaning
  • Other related duties as assigned

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Annalisa Lafferty at hr@ellenhorn.com.

Registered Nurse (Boston)

Position Summary:  Responsible for coordinating medication/health needs for our clients

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Arlington, MA

Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse with Massachusetts License
  • Minimum one year of psychiatric nursing experience
  • Minimum one year of experience in a clinical psychiatric environment
  • Excellent organizational skills a must
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Dependability/Responsiveness
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must have valid driver’s license, dependable automobile, active auto insurance and a clean drivers record

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ physical health symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in medication/health
  • Provide management and administration of medication, in conjunction with team psychiatrist.
  • Provide medication/health education to clients and families.
  • Focusing on issues related psychiatric medications and physical health, provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual basis in the office and in community settings.
  • Provide service and coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive medical assessment along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • With other RN’s, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
Registered Nurse (NYC)

Position Summary:  Responsible for coordinating medication/health needs for our clients

Hours: 20 hours per week

Location: New York, NY

Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse with Massachusetts License
  • Minimum one year of psychiatric nursing experience
  • Minimum one year of experience in a clinical psychiatric environment
  • Excellent organizational skills a must
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Dependability/Responsiveness
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must have valid driver’s license, dependable automobile, active auto insurance and a clean drivers record

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ physical health symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in medication/health
  • Provide management and administration of medication, in conjunction with team psychiatrist.
  • Provide medication/health education to clients and families.
  • Focusing on issues related psychiatric medications and physical health, provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual basis in the office and in community settings.
  • Provide service and coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive medical assessment along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • With other RN’s, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
Addictions Specialist/PACT Clinician (Raleigh/Durham)

Position Summary: Provides primary support for clients with addiction symptoms

Hours: This position will start as a part time position (approximately 5-10 hours per week) with the expectation of gradually increasing the weekly hours to 20, and eventually to a full time, 40 hour per week position.

Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field required
  • Post secondary school education and training is required, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and addictions disorders
  • Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, abide by a code of ethical and practice standards and be committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills development.
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must have valid driver’s license, dependable automobile and a clean driver’s record

Qualifications Desired:

  • Prior experience working with people with addictions and mental illnesses
  • Experience with client centered practices such as Open Dialogue, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ addiction symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in addictions behaviors.
  • Provide substance abuse/dual diagnosis education to clients and families.
  • Focusing on issues related substance use/abuse, provide direct clinical services including individual supportive therapy to clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings in a stage-based treatment model that is non-confrontational, considers interactions of mental illness and substance abuse, and has client determined goals.
  • Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive assessment along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Occasional interstate travel
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
  • Commitment to company values
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, drive a vehicle, use hands to type, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, bend, walk up and down stairs, talk, hear, and see. Employee must be able to occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds
  • Work Environment:Most work is performed outside of the office setting
Expressive Arts Therapist / PACT Clinician (Raleigh/Durham)

Position Summary: Incorporates a multimodal approach including, writing, drama, dance, movement, painting and/or music elements into the overall Roadmap To Recovery Plan utilized by PACT Team

Hours: This position will start as a part time position (approximately 5-10 hours per week) with the expectation of gradually increasing the weekly hours to 20, and eventually to a full time, 40 hour per week position.

Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field required
  • Post secondary school education and training is required, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Must be licensed or certified to work in the field, abide by a code of ethical and practice standards and be committed to a process of lifetime knowledge and skills development.
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must have valid driver’s license, dependable automobile, a clean driver’s record and active auto insurance

Qualifications Desired:

  • Prior experience working with people with mental illnesses
  • Experience with client centered practices such as Open Dialogue, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide service coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Provide individual supportive expressive arts therapy and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plan as clients’ needs change
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive assessment along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services, with some interventions directed or performed by staff with or without specialty training and skills (ie voc specialists, residential counselors)
  • Take the lead role in providing case management and expressive therapies services.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Occasional interstate travel
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
  • Commitment to company values
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, drive a vehicle, use hands to type, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, bend, walk up and down stairs, talk, hear, and see. Employee must be able to occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds.
  • Work Environment:Most work is performed indoors.
Registered Nurse (Raleigh/Durham)

Position Summary: Responsible for coordinating the medication and health needs for our clients.

Hours: This position will start as a part time position (approximately 5-10 hours per week) with the expectation of gradually increasing the weekly hours to 20, and eventually to a full time, 40 hour per week position.

Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide ongoing assessment of clients’ physical health symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in medication/health.
  • Provide management and administration of medication, in conjunction with team psychiatrist.
  • Provide medication/health education to clients and families.
  • Focus on issues related psychiatric medications and physical health, provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual basis in the office and in community settings.
  • Provide service and coordination (case management) for an assigned group of clients including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment teams (ITT).
  • Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the client and the ITT
  • Educate and support clients’ families and advocate for clients’ rights and preferences
  • Conduct holistic and comprehensive medical assessment along with other team members
  • Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge Required

  • Registered Nurse with North Carolina License
  • Minimum one year of psychiatric nursing experience
  • Minimum one year of experience in a clinical psychiatric environment
  • Excellent organizational skills a must
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Dependability/Responsiveness
  • Must have skills and competencies to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as family and other members or the clients’ network
  • Must have valid driver’s license, dependable automobile, active auto insurance and a clean driver’s record
Psychiatrist (Raleigh/Durham)

Position Summary: Provides psychiatric/medical assessments and treatment for patients; clinical supervision, education, and training of the treatment team; and development, maintenance, and supervision of treatment plans and administrative policies and procedures.

Hours: This position will start as a part time position (approximately 5-10 hours per week) with the expectation of increasing the weekly hours to 20.

Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC

Qualifications Required:

  • Board-certified or board-eligible in psychiatry and licensed to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina
  • Has interest in working with a multidisciplinary team and healthcare delivery in the community to persons with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Has strong clinical skills and experience

Qualifications Desired:

  • Clinical supervisory experience is desirable

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive psychiatric assessments and present assessments and formulations to the treatment team.
  • Supervise the treatment team in their comprehensive assessments of clients’ psychiatric and psychosocial history.
  • Collaborate with the nurses in assessing and monitoring medical issues as well as referring to and collaborating with outside medical providers.
  • Prescribe and monitor psychotropic medication regularly, provide psycho-education and support to clients and families with regard to medications.
  • Provide psycho-education, support, and counseling to clients’ families as part of their comprehensive treatment plan when needed.
  • Provide crisis assessment, management, and supervision to on-call staff, in person, when possible, and by phone after business hours. Call schedule is flexible and will be crafted as needed.
  • Assist the team leader with administrative issues and supervision of individual team members, providing regular feedback regarding performance.
  • Train staff in the knowledge and skills required for the treatment of severe and persistent mental illness.

Nonessential Functions:

  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Management – ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Leadership – ability to lead people and achieve results
  • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
  • Commitment to company values
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, drive a vehicle, use hands to type, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, bend, walk up and down stairs, talk, hear, and see.
  • Work Environment:Majority of work is performed in the office setting.