Community Mental Health Center SAMSHA Grant Clinician- Internal Only #8824

Posted: 03/23/2023

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Community Mental Health Center SAMSHA Grant Clinician


This is a grant-funded position with an end date of 9/30/2023. 


There is a high likelihood that candidates will be able to continue working at Riverside Community Care after that date.


Provide Evidenced Based Treatment (EBT) for Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) Grant Program (SAMHSA) enrollees, identified as persons served who meet diagnostic criteria for the grant.  Manage documentation required for the Grant Program and Outpatient program. This clinician will provide crisis management for clients on caseload as necessary and involve families in evaluation, treatment planning and on-going treatment to the degree agreed upon with person served. While upholding constant respect and protect the Human Rights of persons served- in the program and maintain confidentiality of clinical records and privileged person served information in conformity with state and federal laws and regulations. This opportunity will also provide In-Person and TeleHealth services using video conferencing software to best serve persons served and may assess services in the community that can include home and school. 


In addition to; this CMHC Grant Program Clinician will:

  • Collaborate with treatment team and other providers to establish initial and periodic reviews of the treatment plan.
  • Assess disposition during treatment or as part of discharge and transition planning.
  • Provide evidenced based treatment modalities for all persons served who meet the criteria of Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Co-Occurring Disorder (COD). Interventions include but are not limited to:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Complete all clinical and administrative documentation as required by the program, funding sources and regulatory agencies in a complete, accurate and timely manner and in compliance with agency and relevant state protocols.
  • Attuned to and comfortability with all mandated reporting regulations and requirements (DCF, DPPC, DMH, Elder Protective Services).


Schedule: Full Time; Mon-Fri or Tues-Sat availability


Pay: $65,000 - $70,000/annual salary for unlicensed / initial licensed clinicians depending on productivity; $68,000 - $73,000/annual salary for independently licensed clinicians depending on productivity


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We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer!


Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time
  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan
  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring
  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events
  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee


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Required Skills
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible, and be comfortable adapting to programmatic and clinical changes
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle or public transportation required.
  • CANS certification or ability to become certified prior to beginning the position.


Required Experience
  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling required.
  • Independent Licensure required
  • Certification and/or previous training /experience in evidence-based practices for the treatment of trauma and/or substance use (clinician must be trained in both within 3 months of hire).
  • At least two years experience working with individuals with Co-Occurring disorders and/or Trauma Disorders, including assessment, diagnosis and counseling.
  • Familiarity with evidenced based practices applicable to Evidence Based Practices. These practices include but not limited to: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, etc. Must meet all requirements to maintain an active professional license in the individual’s professional discipline, including, but not limited to, continuing education, ethical requirements, etc.

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.