Clinician - Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Pittsfield, MA


General Description

Provides intake screening, follow-up ESP appointments, and community-based intervention to individuals and families

Essential Job Functions

  • Complete diagnostic mental health/substance use disorder  assessment and provide treatment
  • Coordinate with OBOT, TSP, and Outpatient as directed to assist clients wishing to access substance use disorder and mental health services
  • Work with and assist the local law enforcement in providing outreach to individuals in the community experiencing distress to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, psychiatric hospitalization or incarceration
  • Maintain client records, completing all necessary paperwork in a timely manner
  • Coordinate treatment components and communicate with all collateral agents
  • Provide treatment within guidelines established by the Brien Center
  • Provide consultation to community agencies on mental health/substance use disorder issues upon request

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain required productivity level
  • Participate in regularly scheduled supervision with BHUC Program Director
  • Attend required meetings and agency trainings
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or other clinical concentration required
  • LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, LADAC1 required within 6 months of eligibility date
  • Diagnostic and treatment knowledge and skill
  • Extensive knowledge of the dynamics of mental health/substance abuse treatment, intervention and education
  • Experience in providing individual and group mental health/substance use disorder and family counseling


  • Excellent oral and presentation skills
  • Leadership talent Working knowledge of computers
  • Ability to work on interdisciplinary team

Other Requirements

  • Support and maintain the principles and policies of the agency
  • Flexibly respond to program scheduling needs
  • Communicate a sense of hopefulness and respect for consumer rights
  • Encourage independence
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner in all community contacts
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the agency’s mission and community mental health principles

Working Conditions

  • Works in office; temperature regulated
  • Facilitate groups in other community locations

Physical Conditions

  • Manual and visual dexterity; correctable
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions