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Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician, 18-26

Department: Outreach-Daytime
Office: Chauncy Street
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Clinicians
Hours/Shift: Morning - First Shift
Employee Type:: Regular Full-time

REQ. #18-26


 LOCATION: Community Based, offices located at 444 Harrison Avenue and Chauncey Street 

 SCHEDULE: 40 hours, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 430 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 630 p.m., may include nights, mornings, and weekends as needed



The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will work within a Specialized Outreach Program – Pathways to Recovery - designed for unsheltered individuals with SUD and COD. The OC, through targeted Outreach and assertive engagement will develop an individual community-based assessment with successful connections to appropriate levels of care based on ASAM criteria. The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will play an important role in supporting clients through service transitions to ensure a soft landing and warm handoff from the street to recovery and housing. The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will work as part of a specialized Outreach team and will leverage all recovery and housing resources which reduce barriers to services and housing. The OC will conduct community-based bio-psych-social assessments and provide immediate referral services. Each client will have varying support needs. The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will work with clients to develop a Safe Placement and Stability plan. These services could include, but are not limited to crisis intervention and safety planning, connection to medication management, emergency services, assisting a guest in accessing detox or recovery services and other stabilization services as needed. Once the clinician and the client have established a Safe Placement and stability plan, the Outreach Clinician will participate in warm hand offs to internal and external providers for continued work toward permanent housing. The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will work with community providers of health and behavioral health services to coordinate care plans for appropriate medical and behavioral health services. The Outreach Clinician will work within a best practice framework of Stages of Change Theory, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-informed Care and will mitigate barriers to treatment and housing. The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will work in collaboration with Outreach Specialists, a Housing Support Specialist, a Benefits Navigator, and will report to the Clinical Supervisor of Outreach Behavioral Health. The Outreach Behavioral Health Clinician will always work towards a Housing Pathway with clients consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Pine Street Inn.  



  •  Master’s degree in Social Work or related field 
  •  Ability to obtain LICSW or LMHC
  •  A valid Massachusetts Driver’s License in good standing
  •  Minimum of three (3) years direct care experience providing clinical services, including assessment and referral, crisis intervention and stabilization, .individual and group treatment, to adults with mental illness and addictive disorders
  •  Knowledge, understanding and application of Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care and Stage of Change Work
  •  Knowledge of and strong commitment to harm reduction philosophy, principles and practices
  •  Knowledge of crisis intervention and stabilization
  •  Awareness of, and commitment to, self-care strategies, practices and support
  •  Ability to consult about psychiatric issues with professional and non-professional staff
  •  Strong computer skills including familiarity with management information systems or database programs
  •  Expertise in Motivational Interviewing
  •  Ability to respond quickly to crisis
  •  Ability to access public transportation
  •  Ability to access different building locations and program sites
  •  Ability to sit for long periods of time and use computer, calculator, fax, copier and other office equipment
  •  Ability to walk up to 2 miles at time on city streets



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