Forensic Health Services, Inc./MHM Services is seeking Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers to join our forensic court clinic service working part-time to full-time as a critical member of the Southeast Massachusetts multidisciplinary team. Currently we have part-time positions available at the Falmouth District Court (20 hours), Plymouth District Court(20 hours) and Barnstable Drug Court (20 hours). (Two of these positions can be combined to make one FT (40 hour position) This position will provide support and professional guidance to the drug court participants and provide clinical recommendations to the Drug Court teams. Working closely with probation, who has ultimate responsibility for case management, oversight of court conditions, and reporting to the Judiciary, the drug court clinician will be available to the Drug Court team to consult, advise, and problem solve with team members on cases individually and collectively.
The Drug Court is a specialty court session designed to improve outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders that are involved in the criminal justice system. The Drug Court is overseen by a presiding Justice who, in partnership with other stakeholders, seeks to assist the individual and the community by emphasizing public safety, individual accountability, and recovery. The Drug Court Clinician (DCC) will report directly to the FHS Supervisor of Specialty Courts who reports to the Director of Forensic Court Clinic Services. These forensic services court clinic contracts are managed by the associated Area Forensic Director of the Department of Mental Health.
For the Drug Court and participants, as part of their primary duties, the DCC will function as a full member of the Drug Court team and will serve to:
We offer competitive compensation. Full time employees (working 30 or more hours/week) are eligible for comprehensive benefits including:
The ideal DCC candidate will have
Interested candidates must:
Interested applicants with forensic experience working in criminal justice settings, treatment experience with individuals with substance use disorders, including those with co-occurring mental illness, emergency services, background and knowledge of community and social service agencies are strongly encouraged to apply. LADC-1 certification and bi-lingual preferred but not required. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
For more information and/or to apply, please contact Chris Pike, LICSW at firstname.lastname@example.org