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Licensed/License Eligible Psychologist -Juvenile Court Clinician

US-MA-Worcester
PCN#
6378
# Positions
1
Experience (Years)
2
Category
Youth and Family Services - Clinical-Licensed

Overview

The Juvenile Court Clinic located in Worcester, provides evaluations of court-involved youth who are referred to the program by juvenile court judges. Throughout all five juvenile court sessions in Worcester County, juvenile judges have used our services for evaluations pursuant to Child Requiring Assistance (formerly CHINs) and delinquency matters in addition to same-day  crisis evaluations to determine if a youth is acutely at risk for harming self or others. Additionally, the Juvenile Court Clinic conducts evaluations for civil mental health, forensic and substance use commitment cases.  Juvenile Court Clinic services include: comprehensive written clinical and forensic evaluation reports, case consultation, crisis intervention, treatment planning, referral for further services and testimony as needed. The Juvenile Court Clinic functions as an interface between the courts and external service providers to facilitate referrals for appropriate se rvicesthrough state agencies, educational, social services, mental health, and health providers.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • 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

 

Qualifications

  • 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 
  • 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.

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