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Clinician - New Beginnings

Youth/Young Adult Residential

Springfield, MA
ID: 526-379


** Up to $750 sign on bonus: $750 after 3 months of employment & $1,000 after 6 months of employment **

We're looking to bring on board a Clinician to work with youth with behavioral, mental health and trauma issues, and their families, who are in a short term residential treatment program for stabilization and assessment services.  This position will also work collaboratively with the program’s Direct Care Staff and Client Services Manager to ensure the delivery of trauma informed, timely services to youth. The Clinician is responsible for implementing client clinical services, providing clinical supervision to Direct Care Staff, creating a clinical treatment milieu and interfacing with collaterals and accountability and availability to the 24-hour nature and needs of the Program and finally will be responsible for the training and supervision of interns as designated by the Clinical Director.

Clinician Duties include:

• Provide individual, group, and family therapy to the youth in the program, at the program and in their family homes.
• Provide trauma informed clinical case management to approximately 6 youth by coordinating team meetings, arranging appointments, creating treatment plans, and providing program recommendations on services to best help the youth/family.
• Completing Comprehensive Clinical Assessments, and CANS, as part of the assessment process
• Work closely and communicate well with funders/guardians to ensure satisfactory service delivery including meeting attendance and regular communication
• Provide training to direct care staff on clinical issues pertaining to their work with clients
• Maintain client records and documentation in accordance with licensing and funder requirements.
• Participate as a member of the team within a clinically oriented trauma informed treatment milieu
• Participate in being on-call for after-hours client/program emergencies
• Take on administrative tasks as delegated by the Program Director and/or Clinical Supervisor.
• Performs Follow Along Clinical Services, in coordination with staff when applicable to program type.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Supervisory and delegation skills are helpful.
  • Ability to structure and organize job responsibilities independently
  • Ability to work with diverse populations at varying levels of management
  • Exceptional demonstrated writing skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn new PC programs as needed

Working Conditions

This position is a 40 hour a week position, five (5), eight (8) hour days. Hours are normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. however they require flexibility to meet the needs of clients and the program.  The Clinician may share office space with up to two (2) other team members. Working conditions also include travel between program sites, schools, medical offices, to and from scheduled training, etc. This position involves being exposed to at-risk populations.  This position is classified as an essential position in the operation of the program.

Required Skills

Clinician Job Requirements:

  • MSW, M.Ed, MS in Counseling, Human Services, or related degree required
  • Independent Clinical License preferred; LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT
  • One year experience in Human Services preferred
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must meet Agency requirements for driving history records
  • Must meet Agency requirements for CORI/SORI background checks
  • Understanding/willingness to be part of a Program that supports youth and families 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
  • Must have drivers license and availability of vehicle to support Program needs.
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish/English encouraged to apply

Clinician Benefits:

  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year
  • Hiring Bonus Eligible!

The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse, and preventive services for children, adults, and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.

**Note: Stay-on Bonus is awarded at 3rd and 6th months of employment if the employee is in good performance standing.**


This position is located at 762 Belmont Ave, Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.

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