Community Healthlink

Clinician - Motivating Youth Recovery

# Positions
Experience (Years)
Clinical Children


MYR - Motivating Youth Recovery: MYR is a 20-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program (up to 30 days) for adolescents 13-17. The program provides medically monitored detoxification, comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare planning and referral. MYR is a family-centered, strengths-based model that will introduce and engage the adolescent and family members to recovery. MYR through its existing connections to community services for adolescents statewide, will develop comprehensive ongoing treatment planning that will provide continued support and treatment for the adolescent and family upon returning to their community. The program is licensed by The Massachusetts' Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.  A master level clinical director, nurses, master level clinicians, case managers and residential counselors staff the program.  The program has 24-hour access to consulting physicians and 2 part-time psychiatrists.


  • Conducts client evaluations including crisis evaluation, biopsychosocial assessment, diagnostic formulation and initial treatment recommendations.
  • Facilitates psycho-ed and rehabilitation groups using standard group techniques. Meet with clients for individual counseling to assist in attaining treatment goals.  Provide families with family therapy.
  • Write treatment plans including client’s strengths with behaviorally based goals and objectives with input of appropriate family members. Document progress of goals and objectives in progress notes.
  • Obtains initial and subsequent insurance authorizations, as needed.
  • Is an active participant in multidisciplinary team meetings and case discussions. Recognizes and seeks consultation as needed. Develops an individual training/supervision plan to enhance professional growth.
  • Refers clients to appropriate resources within and outside CHL.
  • Follows all policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Work assigned hours, which may include rotation of weekends and evening hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Grade 7: Clinician III: Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work plus licensure

  • LICSW, LMHC or LADAC I strongly preferred

  • Grade 8: Clinician IV: Masters Degree and LICSW in the State of Massachusetts. Experience in the area of practice necessary.

  • At least 1 year of related experience

  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, insured and inspected automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle
  • Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check)  and a an DCF/CPS (Department of Families Adam Walsh/Child Protective Services background check)

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.


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