Careers

Thank you for your interest in working at Adolescent Consultation Services. The following positions are currently available:

If you are interested in a position at ACS, please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Leah Kelly at [email protected].


Mental Health Clinician, Juvenile Court Clinic

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Lowell, MA
Salary: $70,000-$80,000 per year
COVID-19 Considerations: Court personnel are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS), a nonprofit mental health agency serving the Middlesex County Juvenile Courts of Massachusetts, is seeking diverse qualified applicants for a full-time clinician position. ACS provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment services to the Juvenile Courts in Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, and Waltham. This position is based at our Lowell site with the possibility of occasional coverage at our other sites.

At ACS, our mission is to support and empower youth and their families by providing mental health prevention and intervention services to help them envision and work toward a better future. The children and families we serve are diverse in race, ability, economic status, neurodivergence, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, and religion. ACS is committed to continuing to build a team that reflects the diversity of the population we serve and to cultivating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and connectedness. In recruiting for our team, we enthusiastically welcome and value the unique contributions, perspectives, and lived experience that you can bring to our work and our workplace.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of youth who are before the Juvenile Court on a variety of matters: child requiring assistance applications, delinquency cases, care and protection matters, and emergency mental health and substance use evaluations.
  • Communicate with juvenile court personnel, attorneys, schools, community providers, the district attorney’s office, the Department of Children and Families, and other stakeholders, to gather pertinent information and to provide consultation and coordination of care.
  • Complete comprehensive written reports to be submitted to the court on behalf of the child and family.
  • Provide oral testimony to the court regarding the findings of certain evaluations.
  • Assist families with referrals to behavioral health providers and/or other services as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or similar field, from an accredited graduate school program.
  • Independently licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience writing thorough diagnostic evaluations.
  • At least two years of experience working with at-risk youth and families.
  • Strong diagnostic skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual candidates, especially English/Spanish and English/Portuguese.
  • An interest in forensic psychology and prior forensic experience.
  • Knowledge of services available for children and families.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are presently enrolled in the statewide CJCC I and II certification program, or are already CJCC I and II certified juvenile court clinicians.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting salary range $70,000 – $80,000 annually (Compensation is based on education, related work experience, licensure, and other qualifications).
  • $1,000 starting bonus.
  • Periodic staff-wide bonuses based on agency revenue.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (available upon starting).
  • Schedule flexibility, work from home opportunities.
  • Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, birthday, and vacation time.
  • Schedule flexibility and opportunities to work from home.
  • 403(b) plan with agency contribution and matching.
  • Work related travel reimbursement.
  • CEU reimbursement.

If you are interested in a position at ACS, please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Leah Kelly at [email protected].


Psychologist, Juvenile Court Clinic

Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Lowell, MA
Salary: $56,000-$60,000 per year
COVID-19 Considerations: Court personnel are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS), a nonprofit mental health agency serving the Middlesex County Juvenile Courts of Massachusetts, is seeking diverse qualified applicants for a part-time psychologist position. ACS provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment services to the Juvenile Courts in Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, and Waltham. This position is based at our Lowell site with the possibility of occasional coverage at our other sites.

At ACS, our mission is to support and empower youth and their families by providing mental health prevention and intervention services to help them envision and work toward a better future. The children and families we serve are diverse in race, ability, economic status, neurodivergence, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, and religion. ACS is committed to continuing to build a team that reflects the diversity of the population we serve and to cultivating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and connectedness. In recruiting for our team, we enthusiastically welcome and value the unique contributions, perspectives, and lived experience that you can bring to our work and our workplace.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of youth who are before the juvenile court on a variety of matters: child requiring assistance applications, delinquency cases, care and protection matters, competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility cases, and emergency mental health and substance use evaluations.
  • Communicate with juvenile court personnel, attorneys, schools, community providers, the district attorney’s office, the Department of Children and Families, and other stakeholders, to gather pertinent information and to provide consultation and coordination of care.
  • Complete thorough written reports to be submitted to the court on behalf of the child and family.
  • Provide oral testimony to the Court regarding the findings of certain evaluations.
  • Assist families with referrals to behavioral health providers and/or other services as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-accredited graduate school program.
  • Independently licensed or license-eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience writing thorough diagnostic evaluations.
  • At least two years of experience working with at-risk youth and families.
  • Strong diagnostic skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual candidates, especially English/Spanish and English/Portuguese.
  • An interest in forensic psychology and prior forensic experience.
  • Knowledge of services available for children and families.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates who are presently enrolled in the statewide CJCC I and II certification program, or are already CJCC I and II certified juvenile court clinicians.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting salary range $56,000 – $60,000 annually (Compensation is based on education, related work experience, licensure, and other qualifications).
  • Periodic staff-wide bonuses based on agency revenue.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (available upon starting).
  • Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, birthday, and vacation time.
  • Flexible schedule and opportunities to work from home.
  • 403(b) plan with agency contribution and matching.
  • Work related travel reimbursement.
  • CEU reimbursement.

If you are interested in a position at ACS, please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Leah Kelly at [email protected].


Per Diem Mental Health Clinician, Juvenile Court Clinic

Job Type: Per Diem, 1099 position, up to 20 hours/week
Location: Middlesex County, MA
Salary: Hourly rate range is $42-$48 (Compensation is based on education, related work experience, licensure status, and other qualifications).
COVID-19 Considerations: COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory.

Adolescent Consultation Services (ACS), a nonprofit mental health agency serving the Middlesex County Juvenile Courts of Massachusetts, is seeking diverse qualified applicants for a part-time psychologist position. ACS provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment services to the Juvenile Courts in Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, and Waltham. This position is based at our Lowell site with the possibility of occasional coverage at our other sites.

At ACS, our mission is to support and empower youth and their families by providing mental health prevention and intervention services to help them envision and work toward a better future. The children and families we serve are diverse in race, ability, economic status, neurodivergence, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, and religion. ACS is committed to continuing to build a team that reflects the diversity of the population we serve and to cultivating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and connectedness. In recruiting for our team, we enthusiastically welcome and value the unique contributions, perspectives, and lived experience that you can bring to our work and our workplace.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct intake screenings and assessments for court-involved and at-risk youth referred by schools, courts, or the District Attorney’s office.
  • Provide individual therapy and family consultation, both in person and/or via telehealth.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational groups, both in person and/or via telehealth, as needed.
  • Communicate with juvenile court personnel, attorneys, schools, the District Attorney’s office, the Department of Children and Families, and other stakeholders, to provide consultation and coordination of care.
  • Assist families with referrals to behavioral health providers and/or other therapeutic and community services, as needed.
  • Maintain clinical documentation, including, but not limited to, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, case management notes, and memorandums to the juvenile court.
  • Supervise student trainees, as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related field.
  • Independently licensed to provide mental health services in Massachusetts (LICSW or LMHC).
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in the field of mental health.
  • Essential knowledge and experience include a background in child development, strong diagnostic skills, knowledge of services available for children and families, and experience working with at-risk youth and families.
  • Knowledge of treatment modalities appropriate for children, adolescents, and families.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual candidates, especially English/Spanish and English/Portuguese.
  • An interest in forensic psychology and prior forensic experience.
  • Knowledge of services available for children and families.

If you are interested in a position at ACS, please send a letter of interest and resume to Dr. Leah Kelly at [email protected].