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Lead Clinician (Substance Use/Misuse) — St. Francis House

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume. Inquires without a cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.

As a leader and largest day shelter provider in the field of homeless services -in Massachusetts; St. Francis House is a strong, vibrant organization. Building on our foundation of refuge and rehabilitative programs, St. Francis House will grow and deepen our impact by further developing our focus on housing, behavioral health, and income maximization.  We will ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth.   To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.

At St. Francis House, our Philosophy of Care commits us to providing trauma-informed, recovery-oriented and person-centered care. It guides everything we do at St. Francis House – how we work with guests and how we work together as an entire organization and community.


SFH is seeking a self –driven Clinician to provide low-barrier, “on-demand” and ongoing individual and group substance use disorder treatment for SUD among SFH guests.  An important part of this work will be to work with staff and be present in milieu spaces where guests gather, to engage and connect with people and encourage them to participate in treatment services.  Doing so will require the Clinician to be highly engaging, flexible, and apply experience and insights from traditional treatment models to a less traditional setting.  The Clinician also will be a key participant in the agency’s plan to embed an intensive outpatient treatment program into our menu of SUD-related services that currently include harm reduction for those who are still actively using and peer-based recovery support for individuals in recovery.



  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Insurance (Employer pays 90% of individual premiums and 80% of family premiums)
  • Company sponsored Health Reimbursement Account.
  • Up to Four weeks paid Vacation per year
  • Up to Thirteen paid Holidays per year
  • Up to Twelve paid Sick Days per year
  • Employer paid Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 5% employer match and immediate vesting

Essential Duties and Qualifications:

  • Works within a holistic care model, collaborating closely with other clinicians, psychiatrists, physicians, case managers, and support staff.
  • Uses evidence-based techniques to provide short and long-term individual and group therapy, and clinical case management
  • Works closely with our Harm Reduction Specialist/s and staff from our new Recovery Support Center, to identify and support people who are seeking treatment for their substance use disorder.
  • Offers clinical insight and expertise into the development of an SUD treatment program model in pursuit of licensure.
  • Collaborates closely with the program leadership team on Initiatives to develop a billable model for SUD treatment services. Assist in the preparation of materials to apply for state BSAS licensing by June, 2022.
  • Actively participates in trainings and program development and improvement activities
  • Infuses a person-centered, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented approach in accordance with our Philosophy of Care.
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus.
  • Licensed social worker (LICSW) preferred; licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) or licensed certified social worker (LCSW) eligible to apply.
  • Two (2) years of experience of providing SUD treatment utilizing evidenced based treatment models including CBT and group curriculum.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience with providing supervision.
  • Experience providing treatment to people who have lived in extreme poverty and have co-occurring disorders.
  • Experience with highly vulnerable, high-barrier individuals and awareness of issues common to those who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in being a part of a start-up treatment program.
  • Lived experience with homelessness and/or recovery a plus.

EEO: St. Francis House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are devoted to sustaining a culturally inclusive and equitable work environment where all identities, perspectives and expressions are valued, respected and embraced.  As an agency, we serve as a resource and advocate for these values by implementing policies, opportunities, programs and initiatives that reflect the needs of our guests and staff in order to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive community for all. 

COVID-19: All employees, guests and visitors are required to wear masks. Common surface areas are sanitized throughout the day. Public areas and offices are marked to allow for physical distancing. Employees are provided masks, gloves, googles & hand sanitizer.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Inquires without a cover letter and resume will not be reviewed.