The Mental Health Clinician will join one of the largest shelter providers to homeless families in Massachusetts.  Hildebrand is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves 300 homeless families each year. The organization helps families transition to self-sufficiency through the provision of emergency shelter, transitional support and stabilization, housing search, advocacy, and case management.  Hildebrand operates over 126 units of emergency shelter via scattered sites and congregate living programs in several communities throughout the region; and operates permanent housing buildings in Boston and Cambridge. The Mental Health Clinician will be a member of the Programs team in an organization of 70 employees with a $6.3 million operating budget. 

The MHC is a member of the programs team. The MHC will educate, train and provide case consults to Case Managers to help direct supportive interventions for clients and families. The MHC will train Case Managers on how to engage parents and/or children in assessments, case/intervention planning, and safety planning. Interventions are designed to enhance and improve the family’s ability to cope, problem solve, and function successfully in the home and in the community.
The MHC will carry a flexible caseload and provide clinical assessments and clinical case management as determined by client need.

  • Conduct assessments and case planning based on client centered, strength-based approach.
  • Provides crisis intervention counseling, with referrals to ongoing mental health services when needed.
  • Provide crisis management, risk assessment, safety planning and mandated reporting as needed.
  • Utilizes case conferencing and the program team to coordinate and ensure client support plans are effective and appropriate.
  • Creates and ensures that risk/safety management systems are developed and utilized consistently that promote effective communication and coordination of care.
  • Conduct trainings for program staff members.
  • Provides group support using evidence-based practices including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, etc., as needed.
  • Functions as a resource to the rest of the team on mental health related issues, and assist in the various components of this program.
  • Provides backup clinical coverage to the program to include staff supervision, as needed.
  • Coordination of care with other care providers or service providers as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate and timely client documentation and records in accordance with agency standards of excellence.
  • Attend supervision meetings on a regular basis, as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a LICSW or Licensed Master’s-level Mental Health Clinician with a minimum of two-three years working with adults or families.
  • Preferred experience in working with substance abuse, depression, trauma, and culturally diverse populations.
  • An understanding and empathy for those currently experiencing homelessness.
  • Reliable, organized, detailed oriented and a systems-thinker.
  • Strong clinical assessment and clinical writing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds is critical. Comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as clients and tenants.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed individual who possesses excellent organization skills
  • Must be computer literate, familiar with MS Office and competent to utilize a variety of software programs necessary for reporting requirements.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills- verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a CORI check.
  • Ability to ambulate stairs unassisted.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and use of a personal vehicle or ability to navigate the MBTA system is required for transporting to/from shelter programs within the community.
As with all Hildebrand staff positions, a CORI check is required.
As with all Hildebrand staff positions, there is a 90-Day evaluation period.
A competitive salary and benefits are offered.
Job description subject to change for organizational development or personal growth purposes.



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Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. partners with families experiencing homelessness. We provide shelter, permanent housing, work readiness programs, and life skill development. We restore hope and build brighter futures.