Jail Diversion Program Co-Response Clinician

Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
Minimum Education Required
Master's Degree
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Business Unit
Behavioral Health


 Sign-On Bonus!

$3,000 for Clinicians


$4000 for Clinicians

that are either Bilingual or hold an LICSW 

*Sign on bonus applicable to external candidates only*





The highly successful Advocates Co-Response Jail Diversion Program team is looking for Clinicians who are passionate about serving individuals in communities experiencing mental health crises while teaming up with Police Departments to provide appropriate crisis response. The Jail Diversion Program Co-Response Clinician is embedded in the city/town(s) police department and provides rapid and efficient response to individuals in urgent mental health crises. This clinician will provide evaluation, crisis assessment, and intervention using their knowledge of de-escalation and problem-solving techniques. Advocates Co-Response Clinicians provide a very important, valuable, and vital service to the police and communities we serve. If you are looking for a highly rewarding and impactful career, Advocates wants to help you succeed, grow, and thrive!


Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.


Are you ready to make a difference?


Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree

Additional Shift Details

Tuesday - Saturday 1:00pm - 9:00pm


  • Accompany first-responding officers to call-out situations, promoting an ethical, structured, healthy and helpful environment. Serve as clinical liaison to police department personnel.
  • Provide psychiatric and substance abuse evaluation of individuals and families in crisis in police custody, community, clinic, and hospital settings.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up from initial evaluation.
  • Maintain linkages with community services by providing documented case consultations and problem resolution, and referring individuals to appropriate services.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of managed care and health insurance systems; provide other clinicians with managed care information and resources pertinent to the crises being managed.
  • Participate in cross training of police personnel and JDP team members.


  • Master's Degree in related counseling field and a minimum of two years’ experience in crisis intervention (inpatient, outpatient, resident acceptable).
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle.
  • Excellent client intake, interviewing and assessment skills.
  • Proactive, ethical, creative and enthusiastic approach and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and providers.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday 1pm-9pm.
  • Potential for flexibility with the schedule depending on department needs.




Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 


Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.


Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.



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