The town of Holliston, in coordination with the towns of Sherborn and Hopkinton, is seeking applicants for the full-time position of JDP Co-Response Clinician.
The JDP Co-Response Clinician will deliver overall clinical services alongside police personnel in the communities of Holliston, Hopkinton and Sherborn. The Co-Response Clinician will provide crisis response to individuals in need to offer on-scene de-escalation, support, assessment of mental status, social functioning and determine the level of risk to self and others.
Clinician services will include co-response with police to dispatched calls, ride-along on patrols, followup visits to identified persons after a law enforcement encounter, assessment of persons, provision of information and referral, applicable data-related tasks, coordination of Jail/Arrest Diversion Program activities among all participating communities and participation in community and statewide forums that relate to the Jail/Arrest Diversion Program’s mission.
This is a grant-funded position, stationed at the Holliston Police Department, and managed by the Holliston Police Chief. The Holliston Police Department will use grant funds to meet the necessary employee-related expenses and equipment needs of the Co-Response Clinician.
This is a full-time benefits-eligible position at 40 hours per week. Pursuant to the town’s consolidated personnel bylaws, this position is classified as Grade 700 and the starting salary range is $75,000 to $80,000.
The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or related field. A candidate with current Massachusetts independent practice licensure in mental health counseling, social work, or psychology is strongly preferred.
A candidate with direct experience with the co-response model in a law enforcement agency is strongly preferred. Must have working knowledge of the current version of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Four or more years of experience in crisis work is preferred.
Please see the job description on the town website for further details.
Please email your application, and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be obtained on the town’s website at www.townofholliston.us. Applications may also be dropped off to Cheryl Houle, Human Resources at Town Hall, 703 Washington St., Holliston, MA 01746.
The deadline to submit applications is noon on Tuesday, Sep. 19. Position will remain open until filled.
The town of Holliston is an equal opportunity employer.