Clinician, Jail Diversion Program

Location: Lawrence, MA
Job ID: 177539-1A
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2022
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.


About the Job

Sign on bonus up to $3000 (pro-rated for part time) and New Increased Competitive Pay Rates

This individual will be based out of Rowley Police Department

The Jail Diversion Program is a collaborative partnership between police officers and behavioral health professionals.  We are seeking a Clinician who will be embedded within the police department. This role will focus on creating alternatives to arrest and jail detention for individuals who come in contact with the police and could benefit from mental health and substance use treatment.  Clinicians will conduct brief assessments to determine appropriate dispositions for services which may include: arrests, diversion from arrest, or a combination of criminal justice/behavioral health treatment involvement. Clinicians will also provide mental health training for police officers to support them in mental and behavioral health crises.  The ideal candidate is flexible, organized and a team player.


  • Provide crisis intervention and assessment to individuals who have come to the attention of the police.
  • Work in collaboration with police to ensure that persons with behavioral health needs are appropriately diverted from the criminal justice system, and referred for appropriate behavioral health services.
  • Provide face to face or telephonic follow-up with persons served when clinically indicated.
  • Establish and maintain regularly scheduled and as needed contact with the Court Clinicians and Probation officers to optimize appropriate dispositions and outcomes.
  • Provide and/or coordinate, training to police personnel regarding mental illness, substance use, trauma spectrum disorders, and other behavioral health topics as identified as needed.
  • Compile and submit monthly statistics in accordance with DMH reporting requirements.
  • Increase community awareness regarding jail diversion initiatives and participate as a member of the Police Community Collaboration forum.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled meetings with DMH, police, and agency as required.
  • Act as primary liaison between community providers including the our Emergency Services Program and Police Department.
  • Act as primary Behavioral Health liaison for the On Point Program for court involved youth.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field.


  • FT 40 hours
  • Located at the Rowley Police Department 

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.