The Clinical Residency Program offers full-time employment at MVCS and includes affordable associated housing to five master’s-level clinicians who wish to pursue clinical licensure. Eligible clinicians are those who have graduated from a counseling or social work program as of January 2019 and who have a passion for learning, community engagement, and exceptional clinical service.

The Clinical Residency Program includes the following:

  • Affordable, furnished, single-room housing, with shared congregate space (kitchen, living room, office space) in beautiful West Tisbury, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Full-time clinical employment at MVCS Island Counseling Center with exposure to specialized populations including children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral health issues.
  • Work in MVCS Urgent Care, Early Childhood, Substance Use Disorder, and Senior programs.
  • Ability to customize work program in conjunction with the Island Counseling Center management team.
  • Hybrid work (telehealth + in-person) as dictated by client and community need.
  • Supervision, support, and interdisciplinary clinical education.
  • Interesting community-based options, including innovative outreach and school-based approaches, as well as co-responder experiences with law enforcement.
  • Full benefits, including vacation, sick, and personal time, paid holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits.
  • Additional compensation for on-call Emergency Services coverage.

Position Details:

  • The MVCS Clinical Residency Program is committed to offering advanced professional training for clinical therapists graduating from an accredited Master’s level program.
  • The program is based in participation on a multidisciplinary team and stresses competency in clinical treatment with adults, children, and adolescents, — including assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, and trauma.
  • In this clinically focused residency, residents will gain skills in adult/child/adolescent counseling; knowledge in a range of psychological services including psychosocial assessment, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation strategies, and mindfulness, and will work in individual, couple, family and group formats.
  • Residents learn and explore together by participating in group supervision, case conferences, and seminars. Each resident is offered intensive training and supervision with an experienced senior clinical supervisor.

This unique program better prepares residents for clinical practice by giving them an opportunity to integrate academic theory and diverse perspectives into their clinical work. View the full job description.