Sep 11, 2020

Forensic Psychologist Throughout the State of Georgia

  • GeorgiaGov
  • Georgia, USA

Job Description

Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Department of - DBHDD

Job Posting

:Jul 25, 2019-

Closing Date

:Ongoing

Number of Openings

:2

Job

:Healthcare

Shift

:Day JobAdvertised Salary:Based on Edu & Exp

Description

:

This posting will close when we determine anadequate candidate pool has been received.

Office of Forensic Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)

State ofGeorgia Forensic Psychologist Positions

JobDescription

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and DevelopmentalDisabilities’ (DBHDD) Office of Forensic Services is currently seekingqualified candidates for the following Forensic Psychologist positions:

Forensic Psychologist (Inpatient)   Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Milledgeville and Savannah, Georgia Completes court-ordered pretrial forensic psychological evaluations to answer questions of competency to stand trial and/or criminal responsibility as a neutral friend of the court Completes assessments on individuals admitted to a State Forensic Psychiatric Unit Completes violence risk assessments (HCR-20 and START) and other psychological testing Conducts treatment groups and psycho-educational interventions (may include sex offender treatment) Provides guidance in recovery/treatment planning Supervises team leaders and mental health counselors Oversees competency remediation programming Provides expert testimony Forensic Psychologist (Outpatient) Completes court-ordered pretrial forensic psychological evaluations to answer questions of competency to stand trial and/or criminal responsibility as a neutral friend of the court Provides expert testimony May serve as liaison with the courts for diversion of cases Juvenile Forensic Psychologist (Outpatient) - Multiple Locations Statewide Completes court-ordered juvenile forensic psychological evaluations to answer questions of competency to proceed, disposition, and transfer as a neutral friend of the Court Provides expert testimony Qualifications

All of the psychologist positions require a doctoral degree froman APA-accredited psychology program and eligibility for Georgia licensure as apsychologist upon appointment.

PreferredQualifications

Forensic Psychologists would have one or more years of experienceworking in an inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as one or more years offormal training or experience in forensic mental health evaluation andtreatment.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefitspackage that includes training opportunities, employee retirement plan,deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental,vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This forensic psychologist positions are a pay grade 19 on thestatewide salary plan.

Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer

EmploymentInformation

To see all DBHDD psychologist positions

Outpatient positions may be available in multiple locations throughout Georgia . State hospitals are located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Milledgeville,and Savannah.


FOR THIS TYPE OFEMPLOYMENT, STATE LAW REQUIRES A NATIONAL AND STATE BACKGROUND CHECK AS ACONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
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Qualifications

:Doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited college or university AND current Georgia license to practice psychology AND One year of experience at the lower level Psychologist 1 (HCP140) or equivalent. Note: License may be temporary, provisional, or permanent.Preferred Qualifications - External:

PreferredQualifications

One year of experience working as an inpatientpsychologist. Completion of a predoctoral internship orpostdoctoral fellowship, or both with a focus on the practice of criminalforensic psychology. Five years of post-licensure experienceconducting competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations. Experience testifying in criminal forensicmental health matters on at least 10 occasions. Experience completing at least five violencerisk assessments using the HCR-20 and PCL-R. Experience supervising psychology graduatestudents, predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, or licensed psychologists.
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