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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 salaries.  Our benefit offerings include Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance, Disability (Short & Long-Term) Insurance, 401k, a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy, Flexible Spending Accounts, and more.  

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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. 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. 

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. 

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

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. 

Position Summary: 

This is a per diem (5-10 hours per week) IDDT Recovery Coach position. 

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: 

This is a PACT Support position. As a member of our PACT team, you will be out in the community working one-on-one with clients who have a mental health diagnosis, and for some, a substance use disorder. This includes (but is definitely not limited to): planning fun activities, supporting clients in getting to appointments, meal support, moral support, and social support.

  • Working nights and weekends is required.
  • (FOR MA & CA ONLY) Travel time to clients is included in the hours (as counted from team office to client’s home). 
  • Attendance in daily rounds is not expected and will not be counted towards weekly hours with the exception of occasional team meetings/rounds as clinically indicated by Clinical Director. 

Qualifications Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of clean driving record
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have the ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with clients in a clinical population
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Work in coordination with the Clinical Director and PACT Support Manager to provide one-on-one support to Ellenhorn clients.  
  • Maintain accurate written documentation of client interactions daily.  
  • Pass on documentation of client interactions to the primary clinician.  
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in crisis intervention pertaining to psychiatric issues and chemical dependency issues.  
  • Adhere to all HIPPA and all federal client privacy regulations.  

Helpful Qualities: 

  • Creativity, flexibility, patience
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and enjoy wearing many different hats 
  • Ability to multitask in a dynamic, fast-paced environment 
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and highly organized 
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision 
  • A positive attitude/outlook 

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. 

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:

This position is approximately 30 hours per week.

Cooks and serves nutritionally balanced, visually appealing, good tasting meals for residential clients, day clients and staff, and maintains the cleanliness, organization and inventory of all kitchen areas. In coordination with the Health and Wellness Coordinators, this position is responsible for ensuring that health and safety standards are met at all times through understanding diet orders, allergy information and diabetic exchanges.

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field

Qualifications Desired:

  • B.S. Degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Nutrition Sciences or a related field
    • ServSafe Certification preferred
    • Formal culinary training preferred
    • Strong preference to those with formal nutrition training

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing breakfast on an as needed basis
    • Preparing lunch and dinner for fifteen to twenty people
    • Grocery shopping for meals, snacks and special food requests
    • Cleaning of the kitchen and all necessary equipment
    • Providing healthy well balanced and appropriately portioned meals
    • Preparing meals based on allergy information and special dietary restrictions

Nonessential Functions:

  • Other related duties as assigned

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Physical Demands: Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs, must be able to work on their feet 7.5 -10 hours per day excluding breaks, must be able to work under pressure and time deadlines, must have a valid Driver’s License, clean driver’s record and a reliable automobile
    • Work Environment: Most work is performed indoors in the kitchen setting