Correct Care Solutions

Director of Forensic Services

Requisition
17-39997
Location
MA, Bridgewater
Bridgewater State Hospital
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Day

Company Introduction

Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital.  CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy.  CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital.  CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health.  When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.

Overview

The Director of Forensic Services oversees and manages the provision of forensic services.

Qualifications

Education:     

  • Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited university.

Experience:   

  • 5 years of experience in forensic assessment preferred.

Licenses/Certifications:       

  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of MA. Designated Forensic Psychologist eligible required and Designated Forensic Psychologist supervisor preferred.

Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all court-ordered forensic and clinical evaluations for the hospital as referred by the courts.
  2. Evaluates individuals with suspected mental health difficulties often around issues of Competence to Stand Trial (CST) or Criminal Responsibility (CR), aid-in-sentencing, civil commitment related to mental illness.
  3. Conducts inpatient examinations of defendants on issues primarily pertaining to CST and CR and coordinates with inpatient treatment teams and the courts. Individuals sent for evaluation may be committed for ongoing care and treatment beyond the evaluation period. Inpatient evaluators complete other forensic evaluations that include competence to stand trial updates and Independent Forensic Risk Assessments, which consist of risk assessment evaluations.
  4. Works collaboratively with all other agencies, as needed, in the development and implementation of all discharge planning.
  5. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  6. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  7. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  8. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets.

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