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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 embrace outstanding talent with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and foster a work environment where all employees feel empowered to do their best work. 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!

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

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

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 be 20 hours per week (in CA, the position will start at approximately 5-10 hours per week, with the expectation of increasing the weekly hours to 20).

Location(s): Arlington, MA & Los Angeles, CA

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.,

Position Summary: Provides primary support for clients with addictions and mental illnesses symptoms

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 drivers record

Qualifications Desired:

  • Previous experience working with clients with addictions and mental illnesses symptoms

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 psychosocial 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
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7 days/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
  • 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 often 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: Most work is performed outside of the office setting.

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

Hours: 10-20 hours per week

Location(s): Raleigh, NC

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

Position Summary: Responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the Residence at Pleasant St and the Annex apartments

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in associated field

Qualifications Desired:

  • LICSW, LMHC

Essential Administrative Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Have experience with the licensure requirements and regulations as defined by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).  This includes but is not limited to updating policies, coordinating DMH required trainings for all staff, overseeing the implementation and/or corrections to the physical environment (Brackett House or Annex) if required for licensure, maintain medication standards, support the Human Rights of all clients and participate in investigations when/if grievances are made. 
  • Should have strong management skills and will be expected to hire and onboard new staff, provide weekly supervision to staff and interns, coordinate schedules and anticipate potential staffing deficits due to inclement weather, etc. 
  • Must be committed to cultivating a warm, hospitable, socially engaging and safe space for clients both inside and outside both properties. 
  • Oversee the monthly and quarterly budgets relating to supplies, groceries, vendors (cleaner, landscaper/snow removal, RCN), as well as short term and long term projects.   
  • Needs to be a team player and leader.

Essential Clinical Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Supervision: group supervision with managers and milieu staff: Be the holder of the clinical lens,  assisting staff with the vision of psychosocial rehabilitation.
  • Liaison for PACT: attend some PACT reports, mini-teams, and roadmap meetings; assist in disseminating the information to the milieu staff
  • Meet with primary and client 1x per week to check in around the Brackett House
  • Meet with some of the Brackett House clients as part of their clinical PACT team
  • Ensure all Brackett House clients follow the rules of the house, designed to protect the milieu.  If rules are not followed, there is a responsibility in this role to give warnings, and potentially have to ask someone to leave the house if rules cannot be followed

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. Employee must be able to occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds.
  • Work Environment: Most work is performed indoors.

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

Position Summary: Provides primary support for clients with addictions and mental illnesses symptoms

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 drivers record

Qualifications Desired:

  • Previous experience working with clients with addictions and mental illnesses symptoms

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 psychosocial 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
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7 days/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
  • 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 often 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: Most work is performed outside of the office setting.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: New York, NY

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and more than 5 years of experience working with mental health and addiction facilities
  • Ability to travel no less than twice per month
  • Ability to learn new computer systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

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

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Build market position by locating, developing, educating and maintaining business relationships.  These relationships would be both with individual clinicians and consultants as well as institutions of stature. 

Job duties include:

  • Research and source Private practice clinicians, consultants, hospitals and community based sites to introduce the Company’s programs.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with referral sources to ensure continued collaboration and referrals
  • Work with management, recruiting and staffing departments, to help identify where the greatest caseload needs are at any given time during the calendar year.
  • Provide marketing tracking and research information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Update job knowledge and skills by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Attend marketing events and exhibitions as required.
  • Maintain the marketing department’s documentation and databases with the help of the marketing coordinator.
  • Maintain knowledge of all branches of the organization by participating in retreats and all staff meetings.
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Being available for business relationships for any questions or concerns related to the Company
  • Being available for business relationships for any initial intake questions, tours of the offices, and initial meetings with families.
  • Complete work autonomously and efficiently.
  • Comply with all company policy and procedures.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times on matters pertaining to the company and its associates.
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