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Careers at Ellenhorn

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!

Current Positions:

PACT Clinicians - MA & NY

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

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
  • In MA, 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

Nonessential Functions:

  • Occasional interstate travel
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Problem solving skills on both strategic and functional levels
  • 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: This work is performed both in and outside of an office setting

Job Type: Full-time

Milieu Counselor - MA

Position Summary: Provides primary support for residential clients.

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

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:Majority of work is performed indoors.