Psychologist IV

***ALL Candidates MUST apply through MassCareers***

                                 Psychologist IV – MTC

Agency Name: Department Of Correction Shift: Day
Official Title: Psychologist IV Confidential: No
Functional Title: Psychologist IV Number of Vacancies: 3
Occupational Group: Psychology Region: Southern
Position Type: Civil Service City/Town Location: Bridgewater
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time Facility Location: MTC
Salary Range: $88,069.02 – $143,375.44 Application Deadline: 4/19/2021
Bargaining Unit: 07 Posting ID: 210002XQ

Duties:

Serve as a Forensic Evaluator, serve as a member of the Community Access Board, which reviews and assesses progress in sex offender treatment, sexual dangerousness status, and applications for a Community Access Program and makes treatment recommendations; authors assigned reports and provides Expert/Witness Testimony in determination of Sexual Dangerousness status; participates in other institution/departmental committees, performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Current and valid registration as a Psychologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology.  Applicants must also have at least three  years of years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a Licensed Psychologist in the application of psychological principles and techniques in a recognized agency providing psychological services or treatment, of which (B) at least one year must have included supervision over Post-doctoral Psychologists-in-training and/or Psychological Assistants.  Based on assignment, must meet the eligibility requirements for Designated Forensic Psychologist in 104 CMR 33.04(3)(b). 
Special Requirements:

Based on assignment, travel may be required.  Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be a psychiatrist or psychologist licensed in the Commonwealth.  Have at least two (2) years of experience diagnosing, assessing, evaluating, or treating sexually aggressive offenders.  Be a member of an organization that promotes research and the study of the treatment and assessment of sex offenders.  Be certified as a Designated Forensic Professional (DFP) in Massachusetts or possess a similar certification in forensic assessment, such as one granted by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), or complete the Contractor’s training program in the forensic assessment of sexual offenders.  Meet eligibility requirements and/or expressed interest in obtaining designated forensic psychologist in 104 CMR 33.04 (3) (b).

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position. Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement

*The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply.

Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

How to Apply:

In order to apply for external positions you must apply through Mass Careers.

www.mass.gov/masscareers

Diversity Officer: Carol Thomas

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The Counseling & Psychotherapy Center

Contact: Timothy Sinn   508-889-0587

Position Title: Forensic Mental Health Clinician/Clinical  Therapist

Locations Available: Portland, Lewiston, Waterville & Augusta, ME

Greater Boston Area, Fall River, Barnstable, Worcester and Springfield, MA

 Cranston, RI

Job Type: Full or Part time

Schedule: Flexible

(opportunity for additional caseload/income if willing to travel to multiple locations)

**Currently operating with Tele-Health until further notice**

**Sign-on bonus eligible position**

CPC facilitates community-based sex offender assessment and treatment services across the state. These positions offer a degree of schedule flexibility and professional autonomy, while still working for a company that provides clinical and administrative support, oversight, and supervision.

Join this dynamic treatment and management program on the front lines with the mission of increasing community safety and no more victimization. You will be part of a collegial & welcoming team that teaches you how to reduce the risk from offenders and prevent further victimization. It is a challenging but greatly rewarding career opportunity.

Our experienced agency will train and certify a qualified candidate to work in this specialized field to provide risk-reducing treatment interventions with court-ordered clients.

** LMSW-ccs are welcome to apply and supervision for licensing hours can be arranged. This position is great for an applicant who can manage a client caseload with focus on flexibility. **

Education, Skills & Licensing Requirements:

  • Master’s or Doctoral level degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Must have a valid LCSW/LICSW, LMHC, LMFT or Psychologist license.
  • Understanding of risk management & mitigation principles
  • CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing experience
  • Clinical outpatient group and individual treatment experience
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience providing Sex Offender Treatment, DV or Substance Abuse Treatment a plus
  • Spanish speaking preferred for MA or RI but not necessary

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct ongoing assessment, individualized treatment planning, group/individual therapy for persons convicted of sex offenses.
  • Complete required assessments on clients assigned to caseload, including but not limited to actuarial and dynamic risk assessment, sexual interests, personality measures, cognitive and achievement tests.
  • Prepare and maintain up-to-date web-based treatment files and clinical documentation.
  • Work in an independent setting with strong organizational skills and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Attend clinical trainings (CE’s provided) and containment meetings/supervisory meetings as required.
  • Work closely and maintain a good working relationship with Probation and Parole.
  • Adhere to professional and confidentiality requirements in handling client records.

The Counseling and Psychotherapy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

 

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