- Center for Early Relationship Support Programs - Project NESST
- Waltham, MA, USA
- Part Time
- We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Project NESST (Newborns Exposed to Substances: Support and Therapy), a program of the Center for Early Relationship Support, is seeking a part-time clinician to provide therapeutic services to parents and their infants and young children impacted by substance use. Project NESST provides parent-child therapy and peer support to address the impact of substance use and trauma on parent's mental health, the early parent-child relationship, and infant development.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide infant-parent psychotherapy to vulnerable parent-infant/young child dyads or families in which the infant and parent have faced challenges in the perinatal period related to medication or substance use.
- Deliver interventions in the context of families' likely histories of trauma and addiction, bringing to bear best practices related to trauma-informed treatment and recovery from substance-use disorders.
- Collaborate with Project NESST Maternal Recovery Specialists on behalf of clients in need of intensive support.
- Collaborate with hospital staff, infant-toddler family specialists, Department of Children and Families social workers, addiction treatment staff, and others connected to the treatment.
- Become an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team at CERS, participating in clinical meetings, in-service trainings and supervision.
- Provide direct services in area hospitals, including neonatal intensive care units, families' homes, Opioid Treatment Programs and other community settings.
- Maintain expected electronic record-keeping for clients, research and administrative project needs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Advanced degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Public Health or related field is required.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience working with women in the perinatal period, infants or young children, preferably with parent-infant dyads.
- Training or practice related to working with highly vulnerable and complex families is required.
- Experience in working with clients with substance use disorders is preferred; the clinician is not expected to provide addiction treatment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills and experience developing and maintaining partnerships.
- Must work effectively and comfortably with highly vulnerable families from diverse cultural backgrounds
- A drivers' license and vehicle required. This position requires frequent driving within the greater Boston/metro area, reaching most communities within the 95/128 corridor.