Licensed/License Eligible Psychologist -Juvenile Court Clinician

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA3.1

30+ days ago
Come join the Juvenile Court Clinic and be part of our friendly and diverse clinical team that provides evaluation services to the Juvenile Court! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:30) licensed or licensed-eligible psychologist for our Worcester County program.

The Juvenile Court Clinic located in Worcester, provides evaluations of court-involved youth who are referred by juvenile court judges. Throughout five court sessions in Worcester County, judges have used our services for evaluations pursuant to Child Requiring Assistance (formerly CHINs), delinquency cases and same-day crisis evaluations to assess acute risk for self or others. The Juvenile Court Clinic also conducts evaluations for civil mental health, and forensic and substance use commitment cases. Juvenile Court Clinic services include: written clinical and forensic evaluation reports, case consultation, crisis intervention, referral for further services, and testimony as needed.

This position offers an opportunity to join a team that’s passionate and dedicated to providing quality evaluations to court-involved youth and their families, as well as exposure to state agencies and immersion within the juvenile justice system. CHL provides a supportive and energetic work environment. This is a salaried position with generous benefits.

Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
CEU benefits
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement
Weekly clinical supervision to meet clinical licensing requirements

Comprehensive written clinical and forensic evaluation reports for court-involved children, adolescents and families. Provide individual, group, family and case referral services.
Provide consultation to families, probation officers, judges, other providers, residential programs, schools, physicians, DCF, DMH, etc.
Court testimony, formal and informal.
Perform evaluations for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, mental health and substance use commitments and evaluations pursuant to Care and Protection cases. Training and supervision is provided for performing such evaluations consistent with clinical and legal standards in Massachusetts.
Provide emergency mental health evaluations for court-referred youth and may act as a designated emergency screening provider (ESP).
Some travel between court sites required

Required: Doctorate in psychology or counseling psychology
Preferred: Licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts; However, licensed eligible psychologist will be considered
Preferred: Certified Juvenile Court Clinician I & II; However, program will train and supervise licensed psychologists to obtain CJCCI&II
Grade 7: Clinician III: Must have a doctorate of psychology or counseling psychology and be license eligible as MA psychologist
Grade 8: Clinician IV: Must have a doctorate of psychology or counseling psychology and be a licensed MA psychologist
Grade 9B: Must have a doctorate of psychology or counseling psychology, be a licensed psychologist and must be a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician I & II (CJCC I & II) candidate or already certified
Supervision and training is provided for all candidates in training.
Clinical skill specific to working with children, adolescents and families.
Skill in culturally competent, written comprehensive mental health evaluations of children, adolescents, and families.
Candidates with forensic experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
Current valid US issued driver’s license and ability to provide a registered and insured automobile for work related purposes including travel between work sites
Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.