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Clinical Psychologist, Juvenile Court Clinic — Suffolk County

William James College is currently seeking a part-time (32 hours per week) Clinical Psychologist to join our Forensic Services/Juvenile Court Clinic team in Suffolk County. The Juvenile Court Clinics (JCCs) are operated as a collaboration between the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court (AOJC) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH). WJC holds the contract for the JCCs in Norfolk and Suffolk County. The primary location for this position will be in the Edward Brooke Courthouse in Downtown Boston. The JCCs provide court-ordered evaluations of youth and families from diverse racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds who often have complex needs and systems involvement. They are involved in Juvenile Court in Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA), Delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and emergency and civil commitment proceedings for psychiatric hospitalization or substance abuse commitment proceedings.  

Duties Include

  • Perform court-ordered psychological and diagnostic evaluations for the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts in juvenile delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), emergency civil commitments and other emergency evaluations according to practice guidelines established by the Division of Forensic Mental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). 
  • Provide testimony on assigned cases to the Juvenile Court
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and (as appropriate) others regarding court-involved youth and families.
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (e.g. community behavioral health providers, attorneys)
  • Provide evidence-based short-term psychoeducational services to individuals and/or in groups as needed
  • Supervise work-study students, trainees, and interns when appropriate
  • Provide referrals to court-involved youth and their families for behavioral health services in their communities, and other supports or services as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Director

Job Requirements

  • Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D, Ed.D).
  • Licensed to practice psychology in MA. Candidates who are license-eligible will be considered  
  • Knowledge and experience working with children, adolescents, and families
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Credentialed as a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC II) per 104 CMR 33.00 or eligible to be certified. Supervision and training for CJCC certification will be provided.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or psychological assessment.
  • Commitment towards racial justice and equity, including a culturally humble approach to clinical work
  • Bilingual fluency (Spanish/English)

Please submit resume and cover letter to Michelle Costa, Human Resources Recruiting Manager at [email protected]

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