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Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative
  • A grant funded program introducing trainees to the exciting careers in behavioral health and providing work opportunities within three healthcare systems. 

    Trainees will be hired as paid temporary employees for eight weeks by each employer. They will attend a combination of on-the-job training/observations, and didactic training with our education partner Williams James College. Each trainee will earn three college credits from William James College and earn a program completion  certificate from the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative comprising of the following training partners:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital- Boston

  • Boston Medical Center- Brockton

  • Mount Auburn Hospital- Cambridge

  • William James College (Educational Partner)​

The first cohort of the program will launch  January 17, 2023 with three additional cycles over the next 18 months! 

About the Program

An eight-week paid on the job training

  • Earn & Learn model
  • Earn three college credits 
  • Paid training $15 per hour/40 hours per week 
  • Earn a stipend of up to $400 
  • Training Hours 7:00am-3:30pm
  • Work with coach during the training program and  90 days post program

Eligibility requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Must have valid work authorization
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds at a time and work on your feet up to 8 hours per day
  • Eager to seek growth opportunities and have a strong work ethic
  • Required to pass background check/CORI 
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to pass assessment test
  • Demonstrated ability to complete undergraduate level course work
  • Ability to complete an 8 week training program hours required 7:00am-3:30pm
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule after training (days, evenings, nights, weekends and or holidays)

Encouraged to apply:

  • Non-native English speakers
  • Foreign trained professionals
  • Reside in Brockton, Cambridge,               Boston
  • Completed some college courses
  • Interested in learning more?

    Please complete our interest form and you will be invited to attend an information session.

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    Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative

    A collaboration of Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, and William James College. 



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