Forensic Mental Health Clinician

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




*Sign on bonus applicable to external candidates only

*Salary: $72,000-$78,000* 



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


First Shift


  • Provide comprehensive clinical assessments including inmates placed on suicide watch and those inmates 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.


  • 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.


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. 


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