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Advocates Designated Forensic Professional in West Boylston, Massachusetts


The Designated Forensic Professional provides examination and clinical recommendation for individuals held at Worcester County Jail and House of Correction who are in need of hospitalization by reason of mental illness.

Minimum Education Required



  • Provides clinical assessments to incarcerated individuals and opine necessity for hospitalization due to mental health symptoms.

  • Performs evaluation in congruence to HIPPA compliance and licensure standards

  • Complete and sign order of retention for examination and observation along with 18A evaluation and referral form

  • Contact receiving facility intake department to provide clinical information

  • Maintains all records in accordance with the policies and procedures.

  • Ensures that patients are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates Human Rights Policy.

  • Adheres to all principles related to the Advocates Way.

  • Performs all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.


  • MD or DO received from an accredited medical school or doctorate in psychology from an accredited school

  • Board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (candidates may be accepted if board eligible, if the candidate demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Medical Director comparable experience and competence) or licensed as a psychologist and certified as a health service provider

  • Current, valid, unrestricted designated forensic professional designation

  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Current, valid and unrestricted DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registrations.

  • Satisfactory report from the National Practitioner Data Bank.

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-West Boylston

Minimum Education Required Doctorate

Job ID 2024-10260

Organization Advocates

Type Fee-for-Service

Number of Hours Per Week 10

Business Unit Behavioral Health