Senior Clinician-Worcester County Jail

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



Starting salary: $67,000-70,000

*Sign on bonus applicable to external candidates only



The Senior Clinician is accountable for the clinical treatment and oversight of Worcester Jail and House of Correction (WHOC), delegation of daily tasks, training of new hires, and the internship program. They ensure compliance with all statutes, regulations and contractual requirements. The Senior Clinician also functions as a Mental Health Clinician within the department.



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 from our staff.


Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree


  • Ensure compliance with all statutes, regulations and contractual requirements related to mental health care within the jail.
  • In conjunction with the Mental Health Director (MHD) and Assistant Mental Health Director (AMHD), ensure the adequacy and appropriateness of clinical care across the institution.
  •  Provide guidance to all staff around treatment interventions to inmates served at WHOC. This can include providing focused leadership, supervision, and support to these clinicians.
  •  Monitor completion of daily tasks by being aware of clinicians’ schedules and delegating tasks as needed.
  •  Triage and delegate sick slip requests and crisis contacts to clinicians.
  •  Attend to phone messages in shared clinician office.
  • Provide group supervision to mental health interns.
  • In conjunction with the MHD, organize and provide trainings on evidence based treatments within WHOC.
  •  In conjunction with the MHD and AMHD, continue to improve relationships with correctional staff and administration with the jail.
  •  Participate in trainings of correctional officers, non-correctional staff and administration as requested/needed.
  •  Assume administrative responsibilities if the MHD or AMHD are off site.


  • Masters or doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Mental Health Counseling.
  •  Massachusetts independent practice licensure in Social Work, Psychology, or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  •  Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving clinically and culturally diverse populations
  •  At least 2 years of prior experience working within forensic mental health.
  •  Personnel management experience and demonstrated commitment to maintaining effective communication with staff and customers to facilitate and promote effective working relationships and customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to read and speak English.

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.




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