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Employment Opportunities

William James College is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alien age or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized, protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the faculty group are invited to identify themselves during the application process.

William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Adjunct Faculty Positions - Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College has openings for adjunct faculty positions in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program beginning January 2017.

Responsibilities: Adjunct faculty members are involved in teaching and advising

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Candidates must have prior teaching experience (3 years preferred) an exemplary professional experience.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should submit

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission.)

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at HR@williamjames.edu

Clinical Psychologist - Juvenile Court Clinic Team

William James College is currently seeking a licensed Clinical Psychologist to join our ForensicServices/Juvenile Court Clinic team in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties.  This is a 28 hour/week position (4 days/week).   

William James College is a non-profit graduate school of professional psychology educating clinicians and providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Massachusetts since the 1970s.  These Juvenile Court Clinics provide court-ordered evaluations in Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA), Delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and emergency and civil commitment proceedings for psychiatric hospitalization or substance abuse commitment proceedings.  

Duties Include

  • Perform court-ordered evaluations for the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts in juvenile delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), civil commitment and other evaluations according to Massachusetts General Laws according to practice guidelines established by the Division of Forensic Mental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).  The Juvenile Court Clinics are operated as a collaboration between the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court and DMH;
  • Conduct psychological and diagnostic screenings and assessments of youth and families involved with the Juvenile Court and referred by the Juvenile Court;
  • Provide reports and, as needed, testimony to the Juvenile Court;
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and (as appropriate) others regarding court-involved youth and families;
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to  judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (e.g. community behavioral health providers, attorneys);
  • Provide evidence-based short-term therapeutic services and psychoeducational services to individuals and/or in groups;
  • Supervise work-study students, trainees, and interns;
  • Provide referrals to court-involved youth and their families for behavioral health services in their communities, and other supports or services as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Doctorate in Psychology (PhD, PsyD, EdD);
  • Licensed to practice psychology in MA, or license-eligible;
  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or psychological assessment;
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Certification as a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC) is a plus, but not required. If not yet certified, the psychologist will need to be eligible to be a CJCC candidate. We will provide supervision and training for CJCC certification.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu

Clinical Social Worker LICSW - Juvenile Court Clinic Team

William James College is currently seeking a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) to join our Forensic Services/Juvenile Court Clinic team in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties. William James College is a non-profit graduate school of professional psychology educating clinicians and providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Massachusetts since the 1970s.  These Juvenile Court Clinics provide court-ordered evaluations in Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA), Delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and emergency and civil commitment proceedings for psychiatric hospitalization or substance abuse commitment proceedings.  

Duties Include

  • Perform court-ordered evaluations for the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts in juvenile delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), civil commitment and other evaluations according to Massachusetts General Laws according to practice guidelines established by the Division of Forensic Mental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).  The Juvenile Court Clinics are operated as a collaboration between the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court and DMH.
  • Conduct psychological and diagnostic screenings and assessments of youth and families involved with the Juvenile Court and referred by the Juvenile Court.
  • Provide reports and, as needed, testimony to the Juvenile Court
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and (as appropriate) others regarding court-involved youth and families.
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to  judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (e.g. community behavioral health providers, attorneys)
  • Provide evidence-based short-term therapeutic services and psychoeducational services to individuals and/or in groups
  • Supervise work-study students, trainees, and interns
  • Provide referrals to court-involved youth and their families for behavioral health services in their communities, and other supports or services as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job requirements:

  • Social Work Degree at the Master’s Degree.
  • Licensed or license-eligible to practice social work in MA
  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or clinical assessment.
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Certification as a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC) is a plus, but not required. If not currently certified, the social worker will need to be eligible to be a CJCC I candidate. We will provide supervision and training for CJCC certification.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at hr@williamjames.edu.

Part-time Clinical Psychologist - Juvenile Court Clinic Team

William James College is currently seeking a part-time (24-28 hours per week) licensed Clinical Psychologist to join our Forensic Services/Juvenile Court Clinic team in Norfolk County. William James College is a non-profit graduate school of professional psychology educating clinicians and providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Massachusetts since the 1970s. These Juvenile Court Clinics provide court-ordered evaluations in Care and Protection, Child Requiring Assistance (CRA), Delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and emergency and civil commitment proceedings for psychiatric hospitalization or substance abuse commitment proceedings.  

Duties Include

  • Perform court-ordered evaluations for the Massachusetts Juvenile Courts in juvenile delinquency and Youthful Offender cases, and status matters (Child Requiring Assistance), child abuse and neglect cases (Care and Protection), emergency civil commitments and other emergency evaluations according to practice guidelines established by the Division of Forensic Mental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).  The Juvenile Court Clinics are operated as a collaboration between the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court and DMH.
  • Conduct psychological and diagnostic screenings and assessments of youth and families involved with the Juvenile Court and referred by the Juvenile Court.
  • Provide reports and, as needed, testimony to the Juvenile Court
  • Consult with judges, probation officers, and (as appropriate) others regarding court-involved youth and families.
  • Provide consultation and training as may be requested by the Juvenile Court to  judges, probation officers, other court personnel and others (e.g. community behavioral health providers, attorneys)
  • Provide evidence-based short-term therapeutic services and psychoeducational services to individuals and/or in groups
  • Supervise work-study students, trainees, and interns
  • Provide referrals to court-involved youth and their families for behavioral health services in their communities, and other supports or services as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job requirements

  • Doctorate in Psychology (PhD, PsyD, EdD).
  • Licensed to practice psychology in MA, or license-eligible.
  • Experience in forensic mental health, forensic and/or psychological assessment.
  • Strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Certification as a Certified Juvenile Court Clinician (CJCC) is a plus, but not required. If not yet certified, the psychologist will need to be eligible to be a CJCC candidate. We will provide supervision and training for CJCC certification.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources at hr@williamjames.edu

Half-time Faculty Position - Bachelors Completion Program in Psychology and Human Services

William James College offers an innovative 3 year work-friendly and 2 year full-time B.S. Completion program. The program recruits students from community colleges and from staff members at human services agencies. The program was created to contribute to the development of a larger and more diverse mental health workforce. The college is looking for an experienced faculty member to join the undergraduate department.  The courses are taught in a hybrid model with 15 weeks online as well as on campus sessions on two Saturdays (9am-4pm) during each semester. In addition, the new faculty member serves as an advisor, works with the program director on the design and implementation of the program and its curriculum, assists in recruitment and admissions and other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Applicants must have a master's degree, or doctorate, in psychology or related fields.  In addition, applicants should have recent teaching or clinical experience related to the courses listed below and should be able to provide recent teaching evaluations as well as two (2) references who can speak to their teaching and/or clinical work. Courses include:

  • Introduction to Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (Fall)   
  • Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior  (Spring)                       
  • Statistics for Psychological and Social Sciences (Spring)

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in psychology or related field,  Doctorate degree preferred;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience and/or clinical experience related to the course(s) listed in the position description;
  • Experience in online education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Human Resources Director, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Important Notice to All Candidates: William James College is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

INTERFACE Resource and Referral Counselor - Full-Time

Position Summary

Provide resource and referral guidance and therapeutic matching to callers of the INTERFACE helpline as well as serve as an ambassador for the service to all callers and stakeholders. This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as INTERFACE intake coordinator as scheduled and assigned;
  • Provide basic counseling and psycho-education to callers who are seeking coordinated therapeutic matches for mental health and wellness services, following the well- established protocols of the service;
  • Provide follow-up services and case management to assigned cases;
  • Research and identify resources and providers for the INTERFACE website and database and coordinate with IT and other staff to include on site;
  • Recruit clinicians for inclusion on the database in coordination with Recruitment team;
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings for best practice resource and referral;
  • Serve as role model for best practice resource and referral;
  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or above in clinical psychology or social work, licensed clinician within the Commonwealth of MA preferred;
  • 3-5 years of experience in clinical services;
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience with phone triage in a clinical setting.

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and cabinets.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Davis, Human Resources Assistant, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Teachers21 Executive Director

The Teachers21 Executive Director should be an engaging and dynamic leader who will provide leadership in advancing the mission and vision of Teachers21 at William James College through strategic planning; program and organizational development; and financial management. He/she serves as the only direct report to the Board of Directors and supervises the staff responsible for advancement, operations, programming and finance for Teachers21. This position will build upon current programming in curriculum, pedagogy, and leadership to further establish Teachers21 as a leader in the field for adult development in school and district leadership; school culture and climate; social and emotional learning; and, cultural responsiveness and racial equity that measurably support improved student outcomes. The successful candidate will be responsible for the integration of the Teachers21 mission within curriculum and departments of William James College, while promoting teacher education, leadership and learning that expands the organization’s capacity to better serve marginalized populations.

Essential Functions

Strategy and Planning

  • Work with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to lead the organization locally and nationally;
  • Cultivate a strong partnership with the Boards of Directors of Teachers21 and William James College in setting policies consistent with the missions and goals of both organizations; by providing advice regarding all aspects of the organization’s activities; communicating official correspondence; and, identifying and informing the Boards around internal and external issues that affect the organization;
  • Take a role in driving a collaborative process with Teachers21 and the college leadership, staff, and faculty that results in the development and achievement of goals, objectives and operational plans for Teachers21;
  • Work with Finance Department to prepare comprehensive annual budget.

Thought Leadership & Advocacy

  • Assume significant teaching responsibility in the arena of leadership development;
  • Promote and enhance the visibility and welfare of Teachers21 through participation and membership in community forums, civic organizations and activities that are aligned with mission and vision;
  • Participate in community and statewide initiatives related to educational policy and adult development;
  • Represent Teachers21 at William James College in all media relations;
  • Participate with staff and consultants of both Teachers21 and William James College in contributing to the literature on teacher and administrator education.

Business and Fund Development

  • Ensure programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the mission and reflect the priorities of the Board of Directors;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant development and trends in the field and apply this insight to identify and cultivate new opportunities for training within school districts and the broader educational community;
  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify relevant changes in the field;
  • Set and support customer service protocols for all programs;
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects;
  • Oversee and manage marketing strategies for programs in collaboration with William James College’s Marketing & Communications Department;
  • Collaborate with William James College’s Research and Evaluation Department, as needed, for program research and evaluation;
  • Supervise and participate in fund development planning and activities including; grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors, event planning, and identifying new resources;
  • Actively seek, maintain and establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with a diverse base of individuals, businesses, community groups, foundations and government segments in collaboration with William James College’s Advancement Department to help achieve the goals of the organization.

Staff Management and Supervision

  • Ensure an effective team with provisions for success is in place by determining staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery, and recruiting staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to further the organization’s mission and goals;
  • Collaborate with William James College’s Human Resources Department to supervise the hiring, development and disciplining of staff who serve in programs within Teachers21, including appropriate release of staff when necessary;
  • Provide professional development for staff of Teachers21 in collaboration with William James College departments;
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Education and appropriate licensure;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading a school district and with a demonstrated capacity for improving learning outcomes, including low-performing schools and/or schools serving marginalized populations;
  • Demonstrated success of effectively leading change though strategic planning;
  • Demonstrated success in acquiring external support from local communities and stakeholders, foundations, corporations, and/or individuals - with preference to individuals who have knowledge about and relationships with funders committed to school improvement;
  • Strong fund development skills, marketing and public relations experience to successfully engage stakeholders, business partners, policy makers and communities;
  • Strong technology skills, with an understanding of database management;
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

Work Environment

  • Driving is required in order to attend trainings, meetings and sessions or to fulfill other responsibilities defined;
  • Ability to effectively perform job responsibilities in a high stress environment;
  • Manual dexterity and gross motor skills sufficient to operate a computer or manually complete required documentation in a legible and timely manner.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Human Resources Director, at HR@williamjames.edu.

Teaching Faculty Position - Applied Behavior Analysis Program

William James College, located in Newton, MA just west of Boston, is seeking a part-time Assistant or Associate Professor and teaching faculty member for the Applied Behavior Analysis program within the School Psychology Department to begin on August 15, 2018. The ABA program is a new and growing program that offers a great opportunity for professional growth and collaboration. In addition to mentoring future professionals in the field of ABA, faculty will have the opportunity to help shape the growth of the academic program.

Responsibilities

This position consists of a mixture of teaching, advising, field-site visits, supervision of graduate students, and administrative responsibilities to the ABA program, School Psychology Department, and William James College. 

Qualifications

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a related field;
  • Hold and maintain national certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst;
  • Hold and maintain licensure to practice Applied Behavior Analysis in Massachusetts;
  • At least 3 years of experience implementing or supervising behavior-analytic work; and
  • Experience presenting behavior-analytic content to audiences (e.g., presentations, prior teaching experience).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Maintain professional affiliations in the field of behavior analysis (e.g., ABAI, APBA, BABAT);
  • A doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis or in a related field that includes substantial training in Behavior Analysis;
  • At least 5 years of experience implementing or supervising behavior-analytic work; and
  • A history of conducting, presenting, or publishing behavior-analytic research.

Application Procedure

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit:

  1. a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications,
  2. a curriculum vitae, and
  3. a list of three professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate's prior permission).

Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Human Resources Director, at HR@williamjames.edu.