Job Description

Substance Abuse Clinician
Jamaica Plain, MA


  • Accepts assigned program participants and, conducts bio-psycho-social assessments for use in treatment planning and aftercare referrals.
  • Conducts individual and group sessions and participates in the development of group content. 
  • Works closely with intake case manager and aftercare coordinator to assist in discharge planning and placement including the development of community supports. 
  • Complete all required documentation within CareLogic (the electronic health record), to ensure the client electronic clinical record is complete, and to keep client progress notes up-to-date at all times.   

  • Minimum of one (1) year of supervised substance abuse experience  
  • Extensive and demonstrated knowledge of substance abuse, group process, homeless issues and community resources, including HIV/AIDS and mental health
  • Experience in completing assessment and individual and group therapy to adults with addictive and mental health disorders
  • Experience with facilitating didactic and cognitive groups
  • Knowledge of developmental stages through the life span and gender specific issues
  • Knowledge of or willingness to use Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • Knowledge or experience working with self-help programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to manage high volume of client related paperwork
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Data base and Outlook
  • Demonstrate ability to organize and manage a heavy workload.
  • Experience communicating with 3rd party payors regarding insurance re-authorizations.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Pine Street Inn’s Vision and Mission
  • Experience working in a behavioral health organization with managed care contracts
  • Experience utilizing electronic health record documentation systems


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