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Forensic Evaluator

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State Of Virginia Williamsburg , VA 23188

Posted 3 months ago

Eastern State Hospital, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, was founded in 1773, with an emphasis on community focused mental health care. This state of the art campus, situated on 500 acres, consists of two patient care buildings with 300 patients, and a highly skilled staff of over 900.

Eastern State Hospital is part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) system, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital is located in Williamsburg, which is located near several large cities and beaches, including Richmond, Virginia Beach, Washington DC and Baltimore. The incumbent will work with the Director of Psychology and the Assistant Pre-Trial Coordinator to provide comprehensive, forensic evaluations for pre-trial defendants.

This position will be required to conduct competency, sanity and the time of the offense, and risk assessments for court-ordered defendants. Prior experience in state facilities and jail and/or correctional settings is highly desirable. The ideal candidate would be well-versed in forensic assessment instruments, and tests of malingering.

While the position is primarily evaluative in nature, due to the diversity of our patient population (i.e. pretrial defendants, persons adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, civil commitments, and geriatric populations), we are happy to accommodate interests that may include individual and group treatment, community engagement and/or public policy development, and research. Additionally, there are continuing education opportunities and trainings through the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy at University of Virginia. ESH also partners with several local universities, and there is an opportunity to participate in supervision within our internship program through Eastern Virginia Medical School as a supervisor for doctoral interns placed at our facility.

Reporting directly to the Director of Psychology and the Pre-Trial Coordinator, duties and responsibilities consist of the following: 1.Provide Forensic assessments (Competency to Stand Trial and Mental State at the Time of Offense) for defendants ordered to in-patient treatment. 2.General Psychological assessments. 3.Tests of malingering/feigning. 4.IQ and personality testing. 5.Sex Offender risk assessments. 6.Neuropsychological screenings. 7.Treatment Team consultation. 8.Program development for pretrial defendant. 9.Court Testimony 10.Researches material relevant to resident specific treatment needs. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 757-208-7717 for assistance.

Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY Eastern State Hospital is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and prohibits discrimination of applicants and employees without regard to race, gender (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), color, national origin, religion, age, veteran's status, political affiliation, or disability.

Minimum Qualifications
1.Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, or license eligible. 2.Demonstrated knowledge of clinical conditions that affect competency to stand trial, sanity at the time of the offense. 3.Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant psycho-legal criteria for persons found IST, Sanity at the Time of the Offense, and persons adjudicated NGRI. 4.Demonstrated knowledge of group and individual treatment modalities for forensic populations. 5.Demonstrated knowledge of hospital/community/agency resources. 6.Demonstrated experience providing expert testimony. 7.Interests in providing consultation and/or training to the behavioral health and legal community. 8.Demonstrated experience conducting forensic evaluations (Competency to Stand Trial, Sanity at the Time of Offense, Post-Restoration Competency evaluations). 9.Experience in conducting and completing program specific assessments and neuropsychological screenings. 10.Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of forensic populations.

Preferred Qualifications
1.Experience or training in forensic evaluation. 2.Training and experience in the delivery of forensic psychological evaluation and treatment. 3.Experience utilizing forensic assessment instruments.

Special Requirements
1.Candidates may show interest by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material. 2. Applicant is solely responsible for ensuring application and material thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications. 3. A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, for full consideration, must be received online by 11:59PM of the ?Job Close Date?? 4. Applicants who list ?see resume?? in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration. 5. Eastern State Hospital conducts background checks on candidate(s) identified as finalist for employment. The type of background check(s) performed is dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist, which may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review. You will be required to sign an Authorization to release form.



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