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We are committed to equal opportunity, a diverse workforce, and an inclusive environment. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our dedicated staff come from all over, bringing talents and skills they put to use in service of our mission.

Current Openings

Clinical Staff
Clinical staff at Austen Riggs work with a treatment team of providers in an open therapeutic community.
Day Charge Nurse
The Day Charge Nurse coordinates and directs nursing care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Center and the Nursing Department during the day shift and assumes responsibility for providing and facilitating a safe and healthy environment for patients and staff.
Medical Office & Infection Control Nurse
The Medical Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the integration of patient care utilizing various processes to coordinate the medical and psychopharmacological issues of psychiatric patients. Collaborates with clinical staff and other team personnel in education, infection control, and performance improvement issues.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse
As a Staff Nurse at The Austen Riggs Center, a psychodynamic approach is utilized in all aspects of treatment. Three principles are applied when all staff work with the patients at The Austen Riggs Center: Relationships are central in human life, symptoms have meaning and can be understood, and patients have authority in their own lives, including their treatment. For some individuals who don’t respond to standard psychiatric methods, optimal treatment requires a different approach.
Substance Use Counselor
As part of an interdisciplinary team, the Substance Use Counselor provides comprehensive substance use assessment, participates in treatment planning, and offers individual counseling and group consultation for substance use concerns. This includes working with those who have substance use disorders (in addition to the primary psychiatric disorder for which they are in treatment) as well as those who have been adversely affected by another’s substance use.
Therapeutic Community Staff
Under the supervision of the Director of the Therapeutic Community, the person in this position works with patients and staff to facilitate a range of social, educational, cultural, and recreational groups and activities aimed at community building across our continuum of care. Central to the role is the ability to facilitate interpersonal learning for those with a history of problematic relationships.
Operations Staff
The operations staff at the Austen Riggs Center support the clinical work of the organization and are an important part of the organization.
Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant provides competent and confidential support to TCP and Nursing department directors and staff serving as liaison between directors and other departments, employees, patients, board members, contractors, and visitors. Includes administrative support of Performance Improvement projects, activities, and dietary. The position may be combined with other supporting and administrative responsibilities in other areas as necessary.
Assistant Medical Records Administrator
40 Hours, Monday- Friday
The person in this position assists with the establishment and maintenance of a centralized medical record system, providing accurate, timely and secure medical records in compliance with all applicable Austen Riggs, Dept of Mental Health, Joint Commission and other regulatory agency standards. The person in this position will also provide assistance to other departments occasionally, as needed.
per diem
Must be available on weekends and evenings as needed
We are currently accepting applications for per diem drivers. This position is responsible for transporting patients, visitors, staff, board members, and/or materials to and from the Center on an as-needed basis. Trips may be within Berkshire County, as well as to Boston, New York, or Vermont.
HR Generalist
The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with other members of the HR team, supporting the overall mission of the Center. The Human Resource Generalist will lead the transactional functions of the Human Resources department.
Kitchen Assistant/Dishwasher
We are currently hiring for a part-time kitchen assistant/ dishwasher to join our busy kitchen staff.
(Saturday through Monday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. 6 hours per shift)
Program Assistant
Under the general direction of the Manager of Erikson Institute Library, Archives, and Operations the Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Erikson Institute. The Program Assistant will support all virtual, hybrid and in-person events from planning to execution and provides on-site support for events.
Education and Training
The Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center provides extensive psychoanalytic education and clinical training for professionals in all stages of their careers.
Elective in Psychodynamic Psychiatry
The Elective in Psychodynamic Psychiatry is designed to provide students of psychiatry (including both medical students and psychiatric residents) with a perspective that complements the medical model that is dominant in mainstream psychiatric approaches to major psychiatric illness.
Fellowship for Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists
We offer an Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy for both psychiatrists (post-residency) and psychologists (postdoctoral). Psychiatrists are also eligible to apply for a two year Fellowship and psychology Fellows are eligible for licensure after completion of the first 24 months of the postdoctoral Fellowship.
Internship Opportunity
The Austen Riggs Center offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to take part in our Internship Program. This is a chance to engage directly in clinically-focused research or institutional operations under the supervision of a staff member, and to gain insight into working life at a world-class psychiatric hospital. Though undergraduates focused on pre-medical, psychology, neuroscience, or related areas are encouraged to apply, note that students from other academic disciplines are also welcomed.
In 2022, we hope to offer internships June-August, with a requirement of 65 or 100 hours on a schedule to be negotiated, and a stipend of either $1,000 or $1500, respectively. No other benefits, accommodation, transportation, or housing are provided.
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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 benefits package possible. More complete information, including summary plan descriptions, is available from Human Resources.
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To apply for a position at Austen Riggs, please send your resume, cover letter, and the job application to the Human Resources Department.

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