Community Healthlink

Clinician - Development Disabilities Unit

Location US-MA-Worcester
# Positions
Experience (Years)
DDU - Clinical-Master's Level


The Worcester Counseling and Wellness Center provides integrated primary and behavioral health care services in our outpatient behavioral health clinic for our consumers with severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use condition. The integrated model includes nurse care managers who coordinate care with the behavioral and primary care providers, perform wellness assessments, develop wellness treatment plans and develop and facilitate wellness activities. Clinic staff include primary care clinicians, licensed psychologists, licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, drug and alcohol counselors, psychiatrists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses, nurses, medical assistants, and administrative support staff. The clinic offers open access to services daily for our consumers and our priority population.


CHL's Worcester Clinical Team, is one of three programs in CHL's Developmental Disabilities Unit which provides services to adults (ages 18 and older) who have a developmental disability and a co-occurring behavioral health condition. The Clinical Team provides individual, group counseling, family counseling, and consultation in our Worcester Counseling and Wellness Center and in the community.



Provides outpatient diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapeutic treatment services to adults with developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions in individual, family, couple, and group therapy; provides consultation to community groups and agencies in a manner which respects diversity.


  • Provides direct clinical treatment to adults with co-occurring developmental disabilities and behavioral health conditions as represented in the caseload through diagnostic evaluations and screenings, crisis/emergency assessment and intervention, treatment planning and assessment, individual, group, couple and family therapy
  • Participates in interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment and planning conferences.
  • Consults with doctors, individuals, and other social service agencies, insurance providers and hospital networks regarding clients, client services, and case management.
  • Maintains client records and administrative records according to Center policy.
  • Maintains unit productivity standard according to collective bargaining agreement.
  • Attends administrative staff meetings as required.
  • Attends in-service education, clinical supervision and professional meetings as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


This position is productivity bonus eligible.


  • Ability to perform diagnostic and risk assessments using current accepted tools and practices to determine appropriate level of care.
  • Ability to develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented, measurable, and appropriate for the identified level of care.
  • Clinical expertise specific to adults with developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health conditions with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a license to practice independently in behavioral health in Massachusetts, or be on a track towards independent licensure.
  • Grade 7 Clinician III - Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field. License to practice in the State of Massachusetts and/or be reimbursable for services by third party insurance. Experience in the area of practice is desirable. 
  • Grade 8 Clinician IV - LICSW or Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Experience in the area of practice necessary.
  • Bilingual or DBT-certified a plus
  • Must be able to pass a CORI 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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