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Outpatient Forensic Psychologist
Open only to DBHDD employees
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is seeking qualified candidates for Outpatient Forensic Psychologist located Thomasville, Georgia.
This position is with Outpatient Forensic Services working out of Thomasville, Georgia and is not affected by the closure of Southwestern State Hospital.
The successful candidates
will be responsible for the completion of criminal forensic evaluations.
Knowledge of abnormal
psychology, pertinent statutes and case law related to the practice of forensic
psychology, malingering assessment tools, intellectual testing, personality
assessment, best practices in mental health treatment, and ethical/professional
guidelines for the practice of forensic psychology is required.
Job duties include the
completion of face-to-face forensic mental health evaluations of adults to
determine competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility, report
preparation, expert testimony, and related work as assigned. The work
requires travel within assigned catchment area. Completion of the state's
Competency to Stand Trial Certification process within one year of hire is
required for continued employment.
& Performance Standards:
- Conducts 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.
assessments on individuals in county jails
forensic risk assessments and other psychological testing (as needed)
Doctoral degree from an American Psychological Association accredited psychology program
Current Georgia license to practice Psychology (license may be temporary, provisional, or permanent)
Experience working with a severe / persistent mentally ill population in the field of Forensic Psychology conducting competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations.
- One year of experience working as an inpatient psychologist.
- Completion of a predoctoral internship or postdoctoral fellowship, or both with a focus on the practice of criminal forensic psychology.
- One year of post-licensure experience conducting competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations.
- Experience providing expert testimony in forensic mental health,
In addition to a competitive salary (Negotiable, based on experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
This position is a pay grade 19 on the statewide salary plan.
This position is located at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia.
More than a century ago, Thomasville was celebrated as one of the most fashionable places in the world to visit. During the Victorian era, many wealthy northern socialites and pleasure seekers traveled by rail to enjoy Thomasville as their grand winter resort. Attracted to the genteel life of south Georgia, many made Thomasville their winter home and built "grand winter cottages". Although this era quickly faded in the early 1900s, more than fifty of these grand historic homes still grace Thomasville's streets.
Thomasville, in southwest Georgia and on the Florida border, is home to both the second largest Farmer’s Market in the state and three Fortune 500 companies.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Outpatient Forensic Psychologist If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well. If you are an employee currently working in a unit that is closing, please follow the instructions in the gray box below.
Special Instructions for employees affected by closures at SWSH & CSH’s Craig Center
*AFFECTED EMPLOYEES MUST COMPLETE THIS STEP*
Follow the directions to apply for this job as listed above. However, be sure to include either SWSH or Craig, depending on which applies to you, along with Internal Employee and the Job Title.
"Outpatient Forensic Psychologist – Internal SWSH Employee" or
"Outpatient Forensic Psychologist – Internal Craig Employee"
ALSO complete the information at this link: Affected Employee Link
You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.