Advocates

Forensic Mental Health Clinician

Job Locations US-MA-West Boylston
Minimum Education Required
Master's Degree
Job ID
2022-8521
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

$4,000 SIGN ON BONUS

*Sign on bonus applicable to external candidates only

 

*Starting Rate: $58,000 for Unlicensed Clinicians, $62,000 for Licensed Clinicians

 

 

Advocates is seeking driven, open-minded professionals to offer clinical support to incarcerated individuals at the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction.  The Forensic Mental Health Clinician provides evaluations, risk assessments, crisis intervention and group and individual treatment in a correctional setting.

 

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

Possibility for four 10 hour days

Responsibilities

    • who submit sick call slips.
    • Provide ongoing evaluation and psychological monitoring of all inmates on psychiatric medication.
    • Screen inmates for possible mental health conditions.
    • Respond to crisis calls from jail staff and/or family members.
    • Attend daily triage meetings.
    • Maintain necessary documentation to include, assessments, watch forms, medication verification sheets, file notes, and treatment plans.
    • Assist with segregation, restraint, and Department of Correction evaluations.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related counseling field and at least one year of relatable experience.  License-eligibility (LICSW, LMHC) required.
  • Must have working knowledge of current version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

 

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

 

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.

 

Keywords: CBHC

 

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