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Psychologist (Competency Restoration Program) 

Description

What are we looking for in a Forensic Psychologist?

Forensic Psychologists at Comprehensive work at the Competency Restoration Program, a twenty-four bed secure residential treatment program that serves male adults who have, due to a mental illness, been deemed by the court to be unable to aid and assist in court proceedings regarding current pending criminal charges. The Forensic Psychologist completes various mental health assessments & psychometric testing as required by the court in order to determine an individual’s competency to stand trial or accept criminal responsibility, and to diagnose other mental health conditions that may affect legal proceedings. Excellent communication skills and a desire to maintain knowledge of current laws and acts that affect forensic psychology are necessary for this position.

The goal of the Competency Restoration Program is to offer residents treatment and educational opportunities in order to prepare them to be able to fully assist in their own defense. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team with an emphasis on collaboration, and the program uses trauma-informed evidence-based practices that have been proven effective for education and treatment.

Forensic Psychologist duties may include:

  • completing mental health assessments and psychometric tests for program residents, as ordered by the court
  • following legal requirements/guidelines to evaluate residents for competency to engage with the legal process
  • preparing written reports for the courts detailing psychological findings, diagnoses, conclusions, and recommendations
  • formulating treatment plans and providing individual therapy to clients
  • providing education, consultation, and training to other program staff
  • consulting with court officials regarding the psychological state of clients
  • appearing in courts of law as an expert witness, to attest to findings regarding a client’s competency to stand trial, or for other forensic issues
 
Position Requirements

Education/Experience: As required to obtain professional licenses and certifications.

Credentials: Washington State Psychologist License

 
Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
 
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or hr@comphc.org

Pre-employment drug screening is required.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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