EXPERT APPLICATION PROCESS
CPCS is in need of qualified experts to assist our clients. We cannot express enough gratitude to those willing to work with us in providing vital legal services to the indigent residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Without their expert assistance, our clients would not get sufficient access to the best
legal representation or due process to ensure a just resolution to their cases.
To join us in these efforts, new experts must first become a vendor of the Commonwealth through the Comptroller and get approved for payment purposes by CPCS. They must also agree to abide by the statutory billing rules and policies and accept the applicable hourly rates. The answers to frequently asked questions from experts may have can be found in the Court Cost Manual (found here: LINK), and
on the CPCS website.
New experts and service providers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the set-up process by requesting a copy of the vendor application. They will then need to submit:
• Their most up to date CV or resume
• Copies of any applicable professional licenses they possess
• The CPCS Expert Vendor Application
• Allowed Motion for funds in the case they were retained on
Once the expert or service provider is notified by CPCS that their information has been reviewed and that they are eligible to bill for services, they will receive additional forms to be set-up for payment, and will be given access to our online billing system, Vbill. As stated in the Court Cost Vendor Manual, experts are warned of the risk of beginning work before they have received written notice of acceptance from the Accounts Payable Unit, as payments may be declined if the vendor is not approved to receive payments.
Please communicate to experts that they must timely submit their bills electronically through Vbill. The statute that limits the time in which attorneys may submit bills applies equally to court cost vendors.
Detailed information on these statutory limits and all other ICCA billing policies and rules can be found in the Court Cost Manual.
Finally, should your expert have any questions regarding specific billing issues, please direct them to the Accounts Payable Department at email@example.com.
In addition, for other expert related questions and concerns, feel free to contact Nathan Tamulis,
Forensic Support Attorney for CPCS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VENDOR MANUAL LINK
The Counseling & Psychotherapy Center, Inc.
Contact: Winn Weekes – HR Director
Position Title: Forensic Mental Health Clinician/Clinical Therapist
Locations Available: Portland, Lewiston, Waterville & Augusta, ME, Connecticut
Greater Boston Area, Fall River, Barnstable, Worcester and Springfield, MA
Job Type: Full or Part-time
(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.