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Clinician - Highland Grace House

# Positions
Experience (Years)
Clinical Children


Highland Grace House day program is specifically for girls who seek long-term recovery from their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.


Highland Grace House is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed for 15 girls. Girls must be between 13 and 17 years of age. The placement is voluntary and family involvement is mandatory.


Highland Grace House is staffed by a team of professionals that include: A Program Director, an Educational Coordinator, 2 Masters Level Clinicians, and Rehab Counselors. On-site staffing is provided 24-hours per day, 7 days per week by residential counselors.


On-site services include:

  • Academic instruction.
  • Group therapy.
  • Psycho-educational groups, such as substance abuse prevention, relapse prevention skills, health education, and social skills development.

Attendance in group is mandatory and is a major part of the recovery process.



  • Conducts client evaluations including biopsychosocial assessment, diagnostic formulation and initial treatment recommendations/plan.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Attend all scheduled meetings on time and remain for duration of meeting. Participate in agency/community education as assigned.
  • Be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team meetings and case discussions. Recognize and seek consultation as needed. Develop a training plan to enhance professional growth.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Work assigned hours, which may include rotation of weekends and evening hours.
  • Participate in utilization management, employ CQI principals and assist as needed in accreditation processes.
  • Have a working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing.
  • Perform other related job duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Grade 7: Clinician III: Masters degree in Counseling or Social Work and at least one year of counseling in substance abuse/mental health setting with adolescents.  
  • Grade 8: Clinician IV: Masters degree in Counseling or Social Work and an LICSW
  • Demonstrates a basic, functional knowledge of counseling skills, has a fundamental understanding of addiction and mental health issues in adolescents and can conduct a mental status exam and can prepare a clearly written biopsychosocial assessment and diagnosis. Possesses significant understanding of gender specific interventions and understands concepts of culturally competent practice.
  • Writes treatment plans, progress notes, evaluations (with supervision) and letters in a clear and concise manner, and manages paperwork resulting in completion of paperwork within required time limits.
  • Develops a strong working rapport with clients, superiors, and peers and participated as a team member.
  • Maintains the highest standards of ethics and demonstrates professional attitude and conduct.
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registed, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle or a company vehicle
  • Must be able to pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Background Check) and a 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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