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Boston Medical Center Hiring for Court Clinician – BOAT Program

Location: Boston, MA

Job Description: The Boston Outpatient Assisted Treatment (BOAT) program is a partnership between Boston Medical Center and Boston Municipal Court, to provide intensive psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to individuals with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. The BOAT Case Manager is responsible for assessment, treatment planning, intervention with high-risk patients and their families regarding the impact/amelioration of emotional and social problems. Must be comfortable working with populations with serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs). The Case Manager will determine client needs by completing intake interviews and psychosocial evaluations and reviewing psychiatric and medical evaluations conducted by the BOAT team. They will be the liaison between the court and clinical team and will coordinate client support services across partnering agencies and collect data for program evaluation purposes.

Position: Case Manager – Boston Outpatient Assisted Treatment Program

Department: Psychiatry

Schedule: Per diem

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES: Works within all 8 divisions of Boston Municipal Courts to provide clinical services to clients enrolled in the Boston Outpatient Assisted Treatment sessions.
Conducts intake interviews with new clients and orients them to the BOAT Program.
Determines appropriateness of referral and participation in the Program.
Works with existing partners to ensure seamless delivery of services for high need clients.
Conducts outreach to criminal justice system agencies (e.g., police, probation, court, public defender, district attorney) to educate about BOAT services and to develop working relationships.
Meets regularly with the judges and probation officers involved in the Boston Municipal Court.
Provides consultation to the Court regarding planning for mental health and substance abuse services for court-involved clients.

  • Communicates with Probation Department regarding oversight of client compliance with Court approved treatment recommendations.
  • Develops processes for clients to apply for medical insurance, housing subsidies and other entitlement programs.
  • Must adhere to all of BMC’s RESPECT behavioral standards.


Requires Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling


Massachusetts mental health counselor license or licensed independent clinical social work license preferred but not required. Required to be license eligible.


Requires level of knowledge of licensed mental health counselor processes and community resources and agencies in relation to health, illness, and disability, generally acquired through one to two years on-the-job training.


  • Requires advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with various healthcare professionals, to develop and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families, and to supervise graduate students.
  • Requires the analytical abilities necessary to assess patient needs, develop associated treatment modalities, and provide effective counseling.

Salary: 58-68k

Contact Name: Leila Spencer

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone Number: (857) 275-2675

Other information: This program is in partnership with the Boston Municipal Court