The Edinburg Center

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Jail Diversion Clinician

Jail Diversion Clinician

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Community Intervention - Jail Diversion

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The Clinician will be based at the Arlington Police Department, and will work alongside police officers in the community providing emergency on-scene assessments of individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The clinician will evaluate individuals for diversionary levels of care, provide follow-up assessments, and provide short-term intensive crisis intervention. The clinician will assist in program development, attend roll call, assist in police training, work with Town departments, and attend community meetings. Evening hours and some weekend availability required.


Clinical Master’s degree and licensed professional (LICSW, LCSW, LMHC) preferred or license-eligible depending on experience; emergency services experience preferred; experience working with individuals impacted by the opioid crisis and with substance abuse is preferred; in-depth knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 123 and its applications preferred; extensive knowledge of DSM V preferred. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

Organizational Overview

The Edinburg Center was established in 1977 as a non-profit community-based services agency. The Center's mission is distinguished by our longstanding belief that all people have the potential to learn, the capacity for change and the right to live a meaningful life in the community of his or her choice. Our mission is to provide an array of innovative services which promote personal growth and independence, foster hope and enhance the quality of life of people with mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use conditions and/or developmental disabilities, and brain injury services.


We offer an excellent benefits package for both full and part-time staff, including; health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement savings plan.  Paid time off benefits include vacation, personal, sick and holidays. To support ongoing professional development, we offer tuition reimbursement, conference, seminar, certification and specialized training funding, as well as free clinical supervision for licensure.


If you would like to make a true difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply today!