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Current Job Openings:

 

Administrative Assistant, Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic:

Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center seeks a part-time (20 hours a week) administrative assistant to manage the Urgent Behavioral Healthcare Clinic, or UBHC. The administrative assistant will be responsible for providing assistance to individuals that includes: triaging and helping individuals navigate resources such as food stamps, fuel assistance and/or insurance related needs, assisting with obtaining referrals to community resources, scheduling testing, and/or providing support to an individual who may be struggling with any immediate or short term issue/concern. An ideal candidate for this position would be someone who is comfortable working in the mental health field, who is positive and who enjoys helping others. An individual who enjoys working as part of a team and who is interested in living year ‘round or commuting to an island located 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn electronic medical record keeping.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfort working in a fast paced setting
  • Someone who is flexible and able to problem solve when issues arise
  • An individual who is fluent in another language, especially Spanish or Portuguese.

Please note, adults currently in treatment or parents of children currently in treatment at Fairwinds are not eligible to apply.

 

Independently Licensed Therapist:

Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center seeks an independently licensed social worker or licensed mental health counselor for full-time or part-time work in an outpatient mental health clinic. The therapist will be responsible for providing clinical services to clients that include: assessments, treatment planning, making referrals to community resources, and collaborating with collaterals (family, other providers, school professionals etc.) An ideal candidate for this position would be someone who is comfortable working with serious mental illness, carrying a full caseload, enjoys a fast-faced dynamic work environment, working as part of a team and someone interested in living year ‘round or commuting to an island located 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts.  Our agency offers competitive salary and benefits, training that exceeds the annual CEU requirements, group and individual supervision and other opportunities for life-long learning and continued professional development.

Minimum requirements:

  • Therapist with a master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Candidates who are independently licensed are strongly preferred, but we would welcome clinicians actively working on accruing hours towards licensure to apply.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn electronic medical record keeping.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Individuals familiar with the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative or who have an interest in doing in-home and in-community work with children with significant mental health issues.
  • Comfort working with individuals who have been mandated to attend treatment.
  • Individuals with previous work experience in mobile crisis, suicide-prevention, and working with clients with a history of suicide attempts.
  • Clinicians comfortable working with individuals with significant substance use histories.
  • Clinicians who are fluent in another language, especially Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Clinicians with advanced training in an evidence-based modality like CBT, DBT, EMDR etc.

Advertised Salary: per diem $28-32/hour commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for professional references.

Statement of non-discrimination:

Fairwinds does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations including hiring.

 

Licensed/Board Certified Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner:

Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center seeks board-certified psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner for part-time work in an outpatient mental health clinic. Hours would ideally be 16 hours a week. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing clinical services to children, young adults, adults and geriatrics.  Services include psychiatric evaluations, diagnosis, the prescription of psychotropic medication, follow-up appointments, collaborating with collateral providers (therapists, primary care, specialty care etc.) and making referrals to appropriate community resources. The ideal candidate for this position would be someone who is comfortable working with serious mental illness, enjoys a fast-faced dynamic work environment, working as part of a team and someone interested in living year round or commuting to an island located 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts.  Our agency offers competitive salary and benefits, a psychiatric case manager to help coordinate care for patients and invitations to attend a robust schedule of CEU training opportunities provided by the agency.

Minimum requirements:

  • Board certified.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn electronic medical record keeping.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfort working with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Comfort working with individuals with significant substance use histories.
  • Certified to prescribe medication-assisted treatment options for addiction such as a buprenorphine or naltrexone injections.
  • Fluency in another language, especially Spanish or Portuguese, or comfortable working with a translator.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for professional references.

Statement of non-discrimination:

Fairwinds does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations including hiring.

 

School & Court Liaison, Nantucket Family Resource Center: 

Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center currently has an immediate opening for a part-time (20 hours/week), year-round School & Court Liaison in our Nantucket Family Resource Center during school hours.

Navigating public and private education, as well as special education systems, and understanding the process can be daunting and confusing for many people. The School & Court Liaison assists and directs families who are having difficulty navigating these systems. Whether it is helping them understand an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan, or learning how to help advocate for a family’s specific needs, the School & Court Liaison supports Nantucket families with resources and education. An important focus of our School & Court Liaison is supporting families with children involved with the Children Requiring Assistance Program (CRA, formerly CHINS).

Current applicants in treatment and parents of children in treatment are not eligible to apply.

For more information and to submit your resume, contact Fairwinds at (508) 228-2689 or Info@FairwindsCenter.org

 

Therapeutic Mentor (Part-Time):

Fairwinds-Nantucket’s Counseling Center is seeking a Therapeutic Mentor (TM) for a part time position. Ideal candidates should be self-directed, motivated, creative and have experience mentoring youth.

Therapeutic Mentor’s offer structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services for youth (up to age 21) for the purpose of addressing communication, daily-living, and social needs. Services are provided in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home and in various community settings. Therapeutic Mentoring services include:

  • Support, coach and train youth in age-appropriate behaviors
  • Interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving
  • Address age appropriate social functioning
  • Engage the youth in activities that teach alternative strategies
  • Meet with the youth’s family to share skill building activities, update progress and engage in treatment goals

Identified goal(s) are documented and reported regularly to the youth’s current providers and referrals can only be made if the youth is engaged in out-patient services (Clinician/Therapist), In-Home Therapy (IHT) or Intensive Care Coordination (ICC). TM does not provide childcare or respite. TM does not meet in the family home unless parent or guardian is present (unless treatment team has approved an appropriate substitute).

Required Skills

  • Candidate will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with both professional and paraprofessionals, families, and other service providers
  • Candidate will positively engage youth in social, recreational, educational and vocational activities.
  • Candidate will provide services in a professional manner ensuring privacy and safety while adhering to the Wraparound process’ principles and respecting the youth and family’s dignity and right to choice
  • Participates in weekly supervision with a licensed clinician
  • Builds and adjusts schedule as necessary to meet the needs of persons served. Afternoon/evening hours are required. Candidate must be flexible and willing to schedule and hold appointments on weekends based upon the needs of the families served
  • Attends organization required trainings
  • Upholds values and mission of Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)
  • Computer literacy and skill with related software
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for client transportation
  • Bilingual Preferred

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a Human Services field from an accredited university and minimum of one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth, or

Associate’s Degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with the target population; or

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth

  • Qualified candidate must be a team player and have good communication and organizational skills
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Unfortunately, adults currently in treatment or parents of children currently in treatment at Fairwinds are not eligible to apply.


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