The Austen Riggs Center is proud of its dedicated staff, people with diverse talents and skills devoted to our mission of helping patients with treatment-resistant disorders become people taking charge of their lives. The Riggs open setting and our therapeutic community create a unique workplace for staff. Employees work closely with patients and staff while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. For new employees, finding your way into the Riggs culture will inevitably take time, but we are all available to help you learn our unique way of working. We will work to help you use and develop your capacities so that you can fully join our collective effort.
Austen Riggs provides comprehensive benefits to our staff. Benefit offerings have evolved over time by listening to our employees and making it a top priority to offer the highest quality benefit package possible. More complete information, including summary plan descriptions, are available from Human Resources.
The following employment opportunities are available at the Austen Riggs Center:
Education and Training
What are Riggs staff members saying:
That's my favorite thing about Riggs actually, is that you never stop learning. You learn about yourself, you learn about the treatment, and about people.
- Staff member
Community is not only a big part of the Riggs therapeutic model but the way Riggs operates in general. I have never felt more supported and cared for in a working environment before.
- Administrative support staff member
Riggs stands for a passionate commitment to an idealistic mission serving suffering patients. I can't imagine a better opportunity for a clinician to engage in intensive work. As the saying goes, "if you love your job, you never work a day in your life," in which case I haven't worked in over 35 years.
- Clinical staff member
I love my job because no two days are ever the same. Each day I am presented with new challenges and situations which allow me an opportunity to use all of my skills and experience. Being a part of the Riggs staff and patient-staff community has provided me an opportunity to grow as a professional, a colleague, and an individual.
- Administrative staff member
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