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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!

Ellenhorn is a premier organization with in-depth multidisciplinary expertise and a comprehensive holistic approach to the psychiatric and psychosocial treatment of persons with complex disorders, including long-standing mental illness, addictions, and medical problems. All treatment provided is evidence-based and innovative. 

The position is a 20 hour per week position. Competitive salary. A full-time office is provided, which the psychiatrist is welcome to use for private practice. Other benefits provided  include a 70% Individual/60% Family contribution to Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance for the HMO Plan; for our BCBS PPO Plan,  the employer contribution level is 60% Individual/50% Family.  50% contribution towards Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Insurance, and 50% contribution towards professional liability insurance, and company sponsored life insurance and short/long term disability plans.  We also offer a 401k plan with a company-match component, and a generous Paid Time Off policy.  The psychiatrist will be a member of a multidisciplinary team consisting of 10-12 psychosocial clinicians and nurses. The psychiatrist, in conjunction with the Clinical Director, has overall clinical responsibility for the delivery of clinical services. The psychiatrist provides psychiatric/medical assessments and treatment for up to 12 patients; clinical supervision, education, and training of the treatment team; and development, maintenance, and supervision of treatment plans and administrative policies and procedures. 

The psychiatrist participates in twice monthly one-hour meetings with other doctors in the program for peer supervision and support. The psychiatrist attends weekly half-hour meetings with the nurses to coordinate care. The psychiatrist may also meet with a senior psychiatrist individually on a regular basis for orientation and support.

Principal Duties 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.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge Required

The psychiatrist is board-certified or board-eligible in psychiatry and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts. The psychiatrist has interest in working with a multidisciplinary team and healthcare delivery in the community to persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The psychiatrist has strong clinical skills and experience. Clinical supervisory experience is desirable. 

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

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 and a clean drivers record

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide service coordination(case management) for an assigned group of client 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 paln 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 cl progress to maintain a permanent record of cl 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

Position Summary: Provides primary support for clients with addictions and mental illness 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 (for MA and CA only)

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 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
  • 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: 

These are per diem (5-10 hours per week) IDDT Recovery Coach positions. 

Position Summary: Responsible for providing one-on-one recovery mentoring engagement with clients identified as IDDT clients; as member of the IDDT team, recovery coach provides recovery support for clients in the evening and weekend hours and reports directly to the IDDT Director.

 

Qualifications Required:

 

  • Must be a person with long-term addiction recovery and substantial experience working with issues involving addictions

  • Must be licensed or certified to work in the addictions field, abide by a code of ethics 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 clients who are diagnosed across the spectrum of addictive processes.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours in the evenings and weekends.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, dependable automobile, and a clean drivers record

 

Qualifications Desired:

 

  • Previous experience working with clients with addictions/psychiatric disorders

  • Good understanding of the IDDT model

  • Good understanding of the PACT model

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

  • Promote recovery and support all pathways of recovery

  • Provide supportive coaching to clients to facilitate the promotion of recovery knowledge and understanding.

  • Assist in removing accessibility barriers to recovery resources

  • Introduce client to the appropriate self-help supports in the community

  • Escort clients to peer support meetings

  • Maintain accurate written documentation of client interactions

  • Pass on documentation of client interactions to the direct supervisor.

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in crisis intervention pertaining to chemical dependency

  • Adhere to all HIPPA and all federal client privacy regulations.

  • Participate in any training opportunities pertinent to the job.

  • Participate in weekly recovery coaching supervision with the possibility of group supervision when necessary

 

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 downstairs, talk, hear, and see.

  • Work Environment: Most work is performed outside of the office setting

 

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Position Summary:  Provides clinical treatment and family support for clients with addictions and mental illness 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

Qualifications Desired:

  • 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’ symptoms and response to treatment. Make appropriate changes to the treatment plan to ensure immediate interventions are provided in response to changes in behaviors/mental status.
  • Provide direct clinical services to clients on an individual, group, and family basis in the office and in community settings through psychosocial treatment model with client determined goals.
  • 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
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • 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
  • With other team members, participate in on-call rotation for crisis intervention/support 7days/wk, 24hrs/day.

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

Position Summary: A unique nursing position for a Registered Nurse to work with client’s in a long term relational program in which the nursing role is key in helping our clients return to functioning in all areas of their lives, including work, school, health, family and other relationships. They are responsible for coordinating medication and health needs for our clients. The team nurse works with the whole interdisciplinary team in a collaborative and supportive environment.  This is a part time (approximately 20 hours per week) position.

Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse with California 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 the 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.
  • 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 medical related community agencies to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Attend medical appointments with client in the community or by telehealth
  • Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • 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.

Position Summary:  The Peer Specialist has experience as a recipient of mental health services and is willing to use and share his or her personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit the team and its clients. The Peer Specialist functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. The Peer Specialist collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. He/She is responsible to maximize client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. Provides peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees.  This is a per diem position; approximately 5-10 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in Human Services field, or in another area, have a high school diploma, or have at least two years of paid or volunteer work experiences with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness and has self-knowledge to manage their mental illness and be well along in their recovery
  • Must have strong commitment to the right and the ability of each person with a severe mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
  • Have skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for the clients’ rights and personal preferences in treatment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • WRAP facilitation training is desired

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experience as a peer, to validate clients’ experiences and to provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery
  • Serve as mentor to clients to promote hope and empowerment 
  • Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team concerning clients’ experiences on symptoms of mental illness, the effects and side-effects of medications, clients’ responses to and opinions of treatment, and clients’ experiences of recovery.
  • Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood and respected, and in which client self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported.
  • Help clients identify, understand, and combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and develop strategies to reduce self-stigma.
  • Help other team members identify and understand culture-wide stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness and develop strategies to eliminate stigma within the team.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure the protection of clients’ rights in order to help clients to improve their knowledge of client rights and grievance or complaint procedures
  • Increase awareness of and support client participation in consumer self-help programs and consumer advocacy organizations that promote recovery
  • Assist in the provision of ongoing assessment of clients’ mental illness symptoms and clients’ response to treatment. Suggest appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure that immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in clients’ mental status or behavior which puts clients at risk.
  • Assist in the provision of direct clinical services to clients on an individual, group and family basis in the office and in community settings to teach symptom-management techniques and promote personal growth and development by assisting clients to cope with internal and external stresses.
  • Facilitate a WRAP Group once weekly, and coordinate WRAP plans with primaries.  
  • Bring clients to community events and recovery support groups in the community.  

Program Development and Networking

  • Network with other peer support programs and other peers/consumer providers both in the Boston area and nationally.  
  • Write a monthly blog on recovery, under leadership supervision. 
  • Bring in speakers etc. to Ellenhorn regarding recovery issues, both for clients and for clinician training. 
  • Support and organize other training events within Ellenhorn regarding recovery issues.