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Vinfen Psychologist PhD in Boston, Massachusetts

##Job Description

Vinfen, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC), a state operated mental health clinic, is seeking a full-time licensed psychologist to join the transitional aged youth and Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP) Programs at their vibrant young adult community clinic. The psychologist would provide services to a culturally and economically diverse population of individuals ages 16-30, some of whom are experiencing the recent onset of a psychotic disorder.Responsibilities include performing cognitive, psychological, and psychosocial needs assessments, individual psychotherapy, and group treatment. The majority of individuals served have a serious and persistent mental illness and most predominant are psychotic, mood, and substance use disorders; trauma and attachment-related difficulties are also commonly treated. Candidates who possess substantial knowledge and experience conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and psychosocial rehabilitation with this population, as well as those who have experience treating young adults and families in complex systems of care including DCF will be strongly preferred. This psychology position would be part of a well-established multi-disciplinary team, administratively embedded in the Massachusetts DMH.

The MMHC is affiliated with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. This position will provide opportunities for teaching and supervision along with appointment as Instructor or Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Opportunities to provide supervision of psychology interns within our APA-accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship are available.

Scheduled hours: Mon- Fri. 8:30a-5p

All candidates for this position must be at least 21 years of age and be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference and multi-state background and professional licensure check.

Vinfen is a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Vinfen supports thousands of adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental, and behavioral disabilities at more than 300 sites with 2,700 employees in eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Vinfen serves a diverse population in its programs. Applicants who have a multicultural background and/or are bilingual are encouraged to apply.

About Vinfen: We offer a generous benefits package including:

® A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan® Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision plans Employer-paid Life , Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Long-Term Disability Insurance® Generous Vacation, Holiday, Personal and Sick Time Benefits® Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)® Educational Assistance and Remission Programs® $500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!® Other generous benefits and perks!

To learn more about Vinfen, and/or to apply to this or other Vinfen positions, please visit our website Recruiters: please, no calls.

Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.People of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Doctorate degree in psychology and licensed in the state of service for providing direct care. Three to five years of clinical experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts

  • Knowledge and experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness in a dynamic community setting
  • Knowledge and experience conducting cognitive and psychological assessments
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience and interest in treating individuals from underserved/underrepresented groups including those whom are homeless and forensically involved


Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5pm

POSITION TYPE: Full time - Regular

Pay Rate: TBD

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts