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Psychotherapist with Focus on Substance Use Disord

Company: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.
Location: Worcester
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe mission of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy Community Health) is to "help people live healthier lives." We believe that everyone has a right to accessible, high quality, comprehensive, integrated and compassionate health care. As a community health center, Kennedy Community Health has always provided comprehensive care to its patients, who are at disparate risk for chronic disease and poor health outcomes. Our vision is to be a constantly growing, financially sound, Federally Qualified Community Health Center.Our Behavioral Health and Social Service team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, psychotherapists, caseworkers, Behavioral Health services are also integrated into our primary care practice to provide for a comprehensive and holistic approach to health care. In all of our medical sites, BH clinicians are located in close physical proximity to primary care providers and are available for "warm hand-offs" and short term intervention. We are looking for a dedicated Psychotherapist to join our BH MAT team!Job Summary:As part of a multidisciplinary team-based approach to care our Behavioral Health MAT Psychotherapist will provide clinical patient-centered evidence-based services to patients with substance use and opioid use disorder within Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center's Medication-Assisted Treatment Program (MAT) Program. As part of the team-based approach to care, the Psychotherapist will participate in coordinating care for individual patients, will support patients and families in self-management and provide care through evidenced-based approaches. Essential Functions:

  • Provide brief and longer term psychotherapy to patients at the health center and in other settings and works with adults, adolescents and children. Both individual and group therapy.
  • Provide consultation, assessment and evaluation.
  • Provide consultation to medical providers as well as to other programs of the health center regarding mental/behavioral health and specifically OUD/SUD issues.
  • Provide patient advocacy, outreach, and education in the community as appropriate.
  • Communicates and works effectively with patients from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Integral part of the MAT treatment team and works collaboratively within the service and works towards the betterment of the service generally. Education and Experience:
    • Master's degree in Social Work or related field.
    • Active Massachusetts LADAC, LMHC, LICSW, LMFT, or LCSW license
    • Preferred: ability to provide psychotherapy in either Spanish or Portuguese.
    • Experience and interest in working with substance use disorders.Powered by JazzHRcycgQgxw4r

Keywords: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc., Worcester , Psychotherapist with Focus on Substance Use Disord, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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