Clinical Psychologist / Clinical Psychologist Associate - #14489
Agency: Department of Human Services
Closing Date: 5/27/2022
Salary: $4,793 - $9,984/ month
Work Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Mon-Fri
Work Location: Mental Health and Justice Services- Forensic Services - 401 S Clinton St Chicago, IL 60607-3800
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1
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Clinical Psychologist- Position Overview
Under general direction, serves as a clinical psychologist for the Metro Forensic Area; conducts inpatient evaluations in Cook county and collar counties comprising the Metro area; makes clinical diagnosis; signs certificates of admission for mentally ill or court ordered admissions/transfers to a forensic unit. Testifies in court as an expert witness as defined by the Mental Health Code and Forensic Statutes. Travels in performance of job duties.
Clinical Psychologist- Job Responsibilities
1. Serves as a clinical psychologist for the Metro Forensic Area. Pursuant to court orders remanding a person as Unfit to Stand Trial (UST) or Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), travels to conduct inpatient evaluations of mentally ill people housed in jails across the northern part of the state.
2. For inpatient evaluation, designs a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation packet for each forensic patient detailed in jail.
3. Conducts outpatient forensic evaluations with both patients and families, interviews patient and family members.
4. Creates a computer database to gather and track statistical data on population served. Conducts on-going research into new treatment and changes in legislation.
5. Within 48 hours of referral, conducts Behavior Risk Management evaluations as requested by a local community hospital or community provider.
6. Provides forensic outpatient fitness restorations services including fitness education and preparation of fitness evaluations and progress report for the referring courts. Testifies in court as an expert witness as defined by the Mental Health Code and Forensic Statutes. Signs certificates of admission for mentally ill or court ordered admissions/transfers to a forensic unit.
7. Performs other duties as assigned or required that are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.
Clinical Psychologist- Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires (a) a doctoral degree in psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by two years of supervised experience in health services of which at least one year is post-doctoral and one year is in an organized health service program
(b) a master’s degree in psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by at least six years of experience as a psychologist with at least two years of supervised experience in health services.
2. Requires licensure as a Clinical Psychologist by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
Clinical Psychologist- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Requires familiarity with the criminal justice system including the Illinois fitness and NGRI statutes.
• Requires experience providing treatment to a justice involved population with mental illness.
• Requires ability to make clinical judgments regarding structured assessments for violence risk, malingering and other related forensic issues.
• Requires good interpersonal and writing skills.
• Prefers a background in forensic fitness assessment and treatment.
Clinical Psychologist – Conditions of Employment
Requires ability to travel.
Clinical Psychologist Associate- Position Overview
Under direct supervision of a licensed psychologist for a period of 3 to 48 -· months, actively progresses to completion of all education and experience required to sit for the clinical psychology registration examination; participates in in-service and on-the-job training to develop further expertise in the field of clinical psychology consistent with the psychology career discipline, familiarity with department services and a working knowledge of department program policies, rules and procedures; receives controlled work assignments of increasing difficulty, complexity and responsibility; under qualified supervision, conducts psychological interviews, conducts, scores and interprets psychological tests; participates in psychological treatment procedures and case management.
Clinical Psychologist Associate- Job Responsibilities
1. For a period of 3 to 48 months, actively progresses to completion of all education and experience required to sit for the clinical psychology registration examination.
2. Under qualified supervision, conducts psychological interviews, conducts, scores and interprets psychological tests.
3. As a member of the treatment team, attends and participates in informing team on initial assessment and findings for newly admitted patients.
4. Under qualified supervision, develops special programs for fitness to stand trial and various maladaptive behaviors.
5. Under qualified supervision, conducts individual and group therapy- as needed.
6. Participates in the psychology department training programs in teaching, training, and seminars.
7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Clinical Psychologist Associate- Minimum Qualifications
Requires satisfactory completion of a pre-doctoral clinical internship and all doctoral course work from an accredited, doctoral level psychology program - both of which are recognized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as satisfactory.
Clinical Psychologist Associate - Conditions of Employment
Requires the ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, · including stooping, bending, lifting, or exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.