Community Healthlink

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 abuse 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

  • Conduct 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.
  • Provide emergency mental health evaluations for any court-referred youth. Depending on insurance coverage, will act as a designated emergency screening provider (ESP) and will facilitate appropriate level of care.
  • Some travel between court sites will be required. 

 

Qualifications

  • Grade 9B: Must be a Licensed Psychologist and must be a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician I (CJCC I) and Certified Juvenile Court Clinician II (CJCCII) candidate or already certified
  • Doctorate in Psychology or Counseling Psychology
  • Must be licensed as a psychologist in MA
  • Clinical expertise specific to working with court-involved youth with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in culturally competent, written comprehensive mental health evaluation of children, adolescents, and families.
  • An ability to perform evaluations that are consistent with the clinical and legal standards in Massachusetts for competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, mental health and substance abuse commitments and evaluations pursuant to termination of parental rights cases is highly desired.
  • All bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply
  • 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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