Orchard Street is a nine to twelve month family residential treatment program that provides a safe, supportive recovery community that promotes a sense of empowerment, family healing, and life skills essential for women and their children to stabilize and lead drug free, productive lives.
Services include family-focused treatment and skill development in areas of relapse prevention, parenting, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, group therapy, domestic violence counseling, health education, personal development, self-esteem building, parenting skills development, vocational training, life skills training and comprehensive case management.
The program supports and strengthens the family unit and allows parents to function as effective, self-reliant caretakers for their children while enjoying productive and drug-free lives. The Orchard Street program serves families pursuing recovery from addiction to drugs. Pregnant women are prioritized for admission. Referrals for the Orchard Street Program are through the Institute for Health and Recovery.
General duties: To provide counseling services to women head of household clients with substance abuse and mental health diagnosis. This involves facilitating groups, writing treatment plans, individual counseling, and aftercare planning. Participate as member of multidisciplinary team.
Conducts client evaluations including bio-psychosocial assessment, diagnostic formulation and initial treatment recommendations.
Facilitate clinical, educational and rehabilitation groups using standard group therapy techniques.
Meet with clients for individual counseling to assist in attaining treatment plan goals. Document progress of goals and objectives in progress notes.
Write treatment plans which include client’s strengths with behaviorally based goals and objectives.
Maintain productivity standards as directed by supervisor.
Attend all scheduled meetings. Participate in agency committees or trainings as directed.
Be active member of multi disciplinary team meeting and case discussions. Recognize and seek consultation when needed. Attend and complete recommended trainings as needed.
Refer clients to appropriate resources with and outside CHL.
Work assigned hours which may include evening hours and holidays.
Conduct family therapy with mother and child as appears indicated.
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Grade 7: Clinician III: A Masters degree in related field with at least two years of supervised substance abuse counseling. Also preferred: one year in supervisory role, experience with family therapy or counseling with children or teenagers.
Grade 8: Clinician IV: Masters degree in a related field and MA LICSW
Demonstrate a basic, functional knowledge of counseling skills. Has a fundamental understanding of addiction and mental health issues and can conduct a mental status exam. Can prepare a clearly written request for psychiatric consultation. Possesses significant understand of gender specific interventions and understands concepts of culturally competent practice.
Writes treatment plans, progress notes, and evaluations and letters is a clear and concise manner and manages paperwork results in completion of documentation with required time limits.
Develops a strong working rapport with clients, superiors, and peers.
Maintains the highest standards of ethics and demonstrates professional attitude and conduct.
Community Healthlink is committed to promoting, restoring, and maintaining the physical health, mental health and dignity of adults, children and families in Central Massachusetts who are experiencing mental illness, addiction or homelessness. Community Healthlink’s services are grounded in the principles of recovery and the belief that every person has the right to choose his or h...er own recovery path. Community Healthlink uses evidence-based practices and relevant state-of-the-art research aimed at improving the lives of our consumers.
Community Healthlink will be the provider of choice in Central Massachusetts for prevention, treatment and recovery programs addressing mental health, addiction, and homelessness. Community Healthlink will be financially sustainable, while providing a safety net for the communities we serve.
Our Core Values
Community Healthlink is a person-focused, culturally sensitive/responsive service organization, committed to providing services to people who are the most vulnerable, training future health care providers and actively participating in innovative research. We strive to empower and promote the wellbeing of the individuals and families we serve, as well as the caring and innovative staff who provide our valuable services.
Community Healthlink values:
• Partnerships among individuals served, family members, and professionals;
• Participation in research to evaluate and develop new treatment methods and to achieve better understanding of mental illness and addiction disorders;
• Evidence-Based Practice, as well as innovation based on our own experience and creativity;
• Providing training and education opportunities for professionals of all disciplines;
• Collaboration with a broad range of caregivers and support services;
• Empowerment of the individuals we serve and continued efforts to eradicate stigma associated with mental illnesses and addictions;
• Diversity within its community across dimensions of race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and beliefs;
• Accountability to individuals we serve, our funders, and each other; and
• Continual efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of our services.
Community Healthlink is a proud member of UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, and is a clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. CHL is also proud to be a partner agency of the United Way of Central Massachusetts.