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Licensed Forensic Psychologist

Company: Behavorial Health Network, Inc
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Use your professional experience in psychology to assist the courts and mental health population in Western Massachusetts! Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Forensic Psychologist in the Adult Court Clinic program at Behavioral Health Network! Applicants must be licensed to practice psychology in Massachusetts. **NOTICE** In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work. The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy. Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility. Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Adult Court Clinic program with the following:

  • Providing evaluation and consultation services to the trial courts in and around the greater Springfield area.
  • Completing court-ordered evaluations of competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, aid in sentencing, and prisoner in need of treatment.
  • Completing emergency evaluations for involuntary psychiatric and substance use treatment.
  • Testifying before the court, and consulting with various stakeholders (e.g., judges, attorneys, probation officers, jail mental health staff) about the disposition of persons before the court with mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Receiving on-the-job training and supervision toward state credentialing as a Designated Forensic Professional.Who are we? BHN's Adult Court Clinic program consists of a multi-disciplinary professional team. They are approachable, collaborative, cohesive, down to earth, knowledgeable, and supportive colleagues. Team members are highly motivated, independent, and demonstrate exceptional organizational and clinical skills. They are well-respected in the courts in which they serve. Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities. Reasons to work with BHN:
    • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
    • You will be able to change a person's life
    • You will expand your experience in various areas of behavioral & mental health
    • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
    • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
    • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available***This position offers a $2500 referral bonus*** What are we looking for in a Forensic Psychologist?
      • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Psychology (required).
      • Licensed as a Psychologist in Massachusetts (required).
      • At least 1 year of experience working with severely mentally ill population (required).
      • Strong assessment and writing skills.
      • Genuine desire to be a team player.
      • Bilingual in Spanish and English (preferred).How do I apply to be a Forensic Psychologist? If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply! BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Keywords: Behavorial Health Network, Inc, Springfield , Licensed Forensic Psychologist, Healthcare , Springfield, Massachusetts

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