Careers

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

  • Mental Health Clinician, Juvenile Forensic Setting – Part-Time
  • Psychologist, Juvenile Forensic Setting – Full-Time
  • Psychologist, Juvenile Forensic Setting – Part-Time

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


Part-Time Mental Health Clinician, Juvenile Forensic Setting

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 (24 hours/week) mental health clinician position. ACS provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment services to the Juvenile Courts in Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, and Waltham. This position is based in Cambridge with the possibility of occasional coverage at our Lowell site.

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 within Middlesex County.
  • Provide individual and family therapy in-person and/or via telehealth.
  • Facilitate psychoeducational groups in-person and/or via telehealth as needed.
  • Communicate with juvenile court staff, 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 services as needed.
  • Maintain documentation, including but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, clinical 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:

  • An interest in forensic psychology and prior forensic experience.
  • Bilingual candidates, especially English/Portuguese speaking.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting salary range for 24 hours/week: $37,000 – 43,000 with eligibility for 3% increase after first six months (Compensation is based on education, related work experience, licensure, and other qualifications.)
  • Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
  • Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
  • 403(b) plan with agency contribution
  • 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].


Full-Time Psychologist, Juvenile Forensic Setting

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 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:

  • Bilingualism.
  • 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:

  • Competitive starting salary range with eligibility for 3% increase after first six months (Compensation is based on education, related work experience, licensure status, and other qualifications.)
  • Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
  • Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
  • Opportunities to work from home
  • 403(b) plan with agency contribution
  • 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].


Part-Time Psychologist, Juvenile Forensic Setting

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:

  • Bilingualism.
  • 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:

  • Competitive starting salary range with eligibility for 3% increase after first six months (Compensation is based on education, related work experience, licensure status, and other qualifications.)
  • Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
  • Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
  • Opportunities to work from home
  • 403(b) plan with agency contribution
  • 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].