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Advocates School Based Urgent Care Clinician in Framingham, Massachusetts


The Urgent Care School Clinician will provide crisis stabilization and treatment to children in the Framingham Public School system. The Clinician will also facilitate referrals, partner with families, and collaborate with the district and individual schools to meet the needs of identified children.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions from our staff.

Are you ready to make a difference ?

Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree


  • Provide short-term, in-school crisis stabilization and treatment to youth and their families.

  • Assess clinical presentation and make level of care assessments and recommendations.

  • Conduct comprehensive behavioral health assessment inclusive of the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths standardized assessment tool).

  • Develop and coordinate treatment planning.

  • Coordinate referrals to CBHI, CBHC, or other community providers.

  • Identify community resources and develop natural supports for youth and parent/guardian/caregiver.

  • Provide coaching in support of decision making in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

  • Provide skills training for youth and parent/caregiver/guardian.

  • Conduct outreach as needed to engage children and families.

  • Participate in risk management/safety planning.

  • Collaborate with Framingham Public Schools district and school-based leadership to meet the needs of enrolled children.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with designated Crisis Teams and Emergency Departments.

  • Provide consultation and trainings to teachers and other school district staff.

  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.


  • Master’s level degree in social work, counseling or related field required with two years’ minimum experience working with children/families and adolescents in child development, childhood mental illness, and/or family issues.

  • Must complete Advocates orientation program upon acceptance of position and prior to providing services.

  • Certification to administer CANS-MA version.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to an operational and insured automobile.

  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

At Advocates, the health and safety of the people in our care, our employees, and the broader community is our top priority. Effective October 18, 2021, Advocates will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. both doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson.)

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience.

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening . We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve. We put the individual first.


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Job Locations US-MA-Framingham

Minimum Education Required Master's Degree

Job ID 2023-8768

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 20