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Therapist, Acute Care Services

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.

This position is eligible for a $1,000 hiring bonus!

Job Summary:
Greater Nashua Mental Health is looking for a full-time Therapist to join our Acute Care Services Team! The Therapist provides therapeutic crisis intervention and stabilization to individuals/families in need, to prevent or reduce potential suicide, serious debilitation, violent behavior and decrease the need for hospitalization. The Therapist provides consultation to other staff or community partner agencies who provide crisis coverage, as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provides phone, in-person, and "walk in" crisis intervention and stabilization services during normal agency (daytime) hours.
• Assesses the client's crisis state, immediate needs, and level of urgency, and selects the appropriate mode of intervention in relation to suicide risk, violence potential, current level of coping, mental status, support system, need for medication, crisis housing, brief hospitalization, IEA, or referral for outpatient treatment.
• Provides a variety of Evidenced Based practices/screening tools for risk assessment and crisis stabilization efforts.
• Formulates and initiates plan of action independently and/or in consultation with the client, Psychiatrist, Case Manager, and various other staff, as appropriate.
• Communicates information to appropriate staff regarding client crisis status and interventions, required follow-ups, and treatment planning, including specific development and use of Emergency Services treatment plans and approach for specific clients.
• Conducts consults and/or evaluations of individuals presenting in the Emergency Room with psychiatric problems, in partnership with ER physicians and staff.
• Provides emergency consultations/information and evaluations to various community agencies and organizations, such as police, jail, etc., as appropriate.
• Evaluates, conducts treatment planning, and provides support to internal GNMH programs, as it relates to crisis consultation and intervention.

• Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or related field.
• 1-2 years of related experience.
• Ability to form rapid rapport and interact with a broad range of clients, including severe and chronic populations.
• Strong collaborating skills and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Our agency is a team of talented and dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping the community and each other! We provide staff supervision, a stimulating work environment and opportunities for supervision towards clinical licensure. We are an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, NH State Loan Repayment Program and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Apply today!

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Date Added: September 9, 2021

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