Clinical Psychologist (42 views)

Boston, MA 02114
July 13, 2021

Position Summary

William James College is currently seeking two part-time (32 hours per week) Clinical Psychologists 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).

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. This position has less client contact hours than most clinical positions and includes extensive assessment report writing, record review and collateral contact as major duties.

Duties Include

  • Perform court-ordered psychological and diagnostic evaluations for the MA Juvenile Courts in status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), juvenile delinquency and youthful offender cases, and emergency civil commitment evaluations for psychiatric hospitalization or substance use treatment.
  • Provide testimony on assigned cases to the Juvenile Court
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and attorneys
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to clinical staff, judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (eg. community behavioral health providers, attorneys)
  • Provide supervision to 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

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D, Ed.D).
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice psychology in MA
  • Knowledge and experience working with children, adolescents, and families
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Commitment towards racial and social justice and equity, including a culturally humble approach to clinical work
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be able to assume employment in the U.S. without College sponsorship

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or psychological assessment.
  • Bilingual fluency (Spanish/English)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Medical and Transit FSA
  • Public Loan Forgiveness Qualification
  • Life Insurance/Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Savings and Retirement Plan
  • Employee Tuition Discount
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave

Please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Costa, Human Resource Recruiting Manager, at  Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled. 

Inclusive Excellence at William James College

William James College is an institution and a community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness and respect for all people. Our Inclusive Excellence model infuses diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core of institutional functioning to realize the educational benefits of diversity both locally and globally. We are committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for change agents in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

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