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Behavioral Health Specialist

Commonwealth Care Alliance Clinical Group is a clinical affiliate of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a growing nonprofit organization that has been nationally recognized for our innovative approach to healthcare for elders and persons with disabilities. Our clinical teams benefit from a much greater opportunity to get to know members than is possible in a traditional care setting. We have openings for individuals who want to be part of a committed and collaborative interdisciplinary team providing high quality enhanced primary care and service coordination to individuals with special health care needs. We offer a supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and learning, competitive salaries, and a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

Position Summary:

The Behavioral Health Specialist provides consultation, education, and support to CCACG's clinicians and provider network regarding behavioral health/substance abuse treatment and management. The Behavioral Health Specialist coordinates behavioral health/addiction treatment services in accordance with the treatment plan, and works collaboratively with the clinical team to manage or co-manage complex behavioral health cases. We have positions available in Lawrence, Charlestown and Brockton.

  • Provides direct service including home visits for evaluation and short term support to individuals and families at the request of the primary care providers.
  • Provides triage for patients with behavioral health and substance abuse issues, referring to appropriate inpatient or outpatient setting in collaboration with the primary care providers.
  • Monitors patient progress in treatment and assists the clinical team with evaluating the need for continued services.
  • Authorizes behavioral health treatment plans and coordinates services with insurers and managed care organizations according to policy and procedure.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Massachusetts licensure required LCSW, LICSW, or Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and 3-5 years' experience providing behavioral health services. Massachusetts licensure required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge base and judgment necessary for independent clinical decision making.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Strong interpersonal and customer relations skill required as well as excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to openly address and acknowledge issues of substance use and mental illness.
  • Knowledge regarding psychiatric rehab and understanding of recovery model.
  • Bilingual preferred.

*Must have a valid MA drivers license and a reliable car*

This position requires an extensive amount of travel and covers the South Shore area from Quincy to Hull. Please apply using the link below. 

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14319361