Clinical Health Psychologists

United States Department of Veterans AffairsBrockton, MA
Paid Internship

3 months ago


Job Title

Psychologist - Clinical Director

Job Location

CLC Mental Health US Veterans Health Administration (part of U.S. Government) 940 Belmont St, Brockton, MA 02301

Job Overview

This is a full-time Psychologist position assigned to the Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Service line in the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Brockton, MA Campus of VA Boston Healthcare System. The Psychologist will serve as the Clinical Director/Administrator for CLC mental health services and coordinate psychiatry services as needed in Building 8 (Spinal Cord Injury - Long Term Care). The role involves mental health assessment and treatment of Veterans on the CLC service, serving as the mental health point of contact, providing training and education to CLC medical staff, and coordinating care with other clinics.


  • Salary: $122,025 - $158,630 a year
  • Job Type: Full-time


  • Mental health assessment and treatment of Veterans on the CLC service
  • Serve as the mental health point of contact for all related policies and procedures
  • Coordinate psychiatry services as needed in Building 8
  • Provide training and education to CLC medical staff on assessment and management of behavioral and psychiatric symptoms
  • Manage Mental Health (MH) consult point for CLC, including assigning cases to MH providers
  • Provide evidence-based psychological treatment to CLC patients by consultation request
  • Coordinate care with CLC psychiatrist consultants based on clinical need
  • Serve as MH care liaison between MH inpatient service, Urgent Care MH staff, and CLC medical staff
  • Provide training and education to CLC staff in the recognition, assessment, and management of psychiatric and neurocognitive disorders
  • Manage MH consults point for CLC patients, including review of consultation requests and assignment of cases to appropriate providers
  • Provide clinical supervision for psychology trainees assigned to the service
  • Collaborate in treatment planning as needed
  • Participate in staff and organizational meetings
  • Work in compliance with local and national performance measures
  • Complete all clinical charting and documentation required by guidelines
  • Contribute to implementation of VACO initiatives
  • Collaborate with staff from other medical and mental health clinics
  • Provide didactic education and clinical supervision for MH trainees
  • Support research programs consistent with the mission of the medical center
  • Collaborate in the preparation of research presentations, manuscripts, and grant submissions


  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Doctoral-level license to practice psychology in a state, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia
  • Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited program
  • Completion of a professional psychology internship training program accredited
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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Counseling Psychology59%

  • Psychology10%

  • Clinical Psychology9%

  • Genetics3%

  • Social Work2%

  • 55 other majors13%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Stanford Hospitals & Clinics
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Carolinas Healthcare System
Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For New England region

Government Administration

Typical pay range:

$17.21 - $22.13

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Brockton, MA | $5,444/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,161

  • Miscellaneous$1,114

  • Food$490

  • Utilities$356

  • Transportation$323


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