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Licensed Clinician - DYS / Alternative Options Program
at Gandara Mental Health Center
Chicopee, MA

Licensed Clinician - DYS / Alternative Options Program
at Gandara Mental Health Center
Chicopee, MA

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Licensed Clinician - DYS / Alternative Options Program

Licensed Clinician

The Licensed Clinician position performs professional clinical services and casework management to adolescent male youth (14-18 years of age), committed to the Department of Youth Services (DYS)/ Alternative Options Program. The Licensed Clinician will carry a maximum caseload of 6 youth under the supervision of an on-site clinical director. The program is committed to a culture that is trauma informed, and guided upon a positive youth development philosophy. We build upon values that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

  • Provide individual/group (DBT/Substance Prevention and Treatment) to assist clients in gaining insight into their challenges and to motivate them to achieve more pro social, adaptive behaviors.
  • Plan and monitor assigned clients’ progress by evaluating treatment modalities and determining, through a teamwork approach, appropriate treatment strategies.
  • Provide functional behavioral analysis of mal-adaptive behavior.
  • Document clients’ progress and other pertinent information on a statewide database.
  • Participate in the development of treatment plans by presenting individual cases to interdisciplinary care teams, assist in evaluating the evidence presented, and make recommendations uniquely suited to the individual.
  • Prepare and maintain clinical case reports, narrative reports, statistical reports, and other records to facilitate exchange of information.

Licensed Clinician Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Psychology/Social Work required. Only candidates that are licensed eligible will be considered. **
  • Candidates will need strong oral and written skills, good interpersonal skills, and knowledge of data recording and analysis.
  • Bilingual - Spanish encouraged to apply
  • Background in treatment planning, facilitating clinical groups (DBT), and substance preferred.

Licensed Clinician BENEFITS

  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year
  • Discounts offered to your Verizon and/or Sprint plans
  • Hiring Bonus may vary based on degree*

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.

Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States


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