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Behavioral Health Network

417 Liberty Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01104
Salary Range:Location:
Springfield MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHealthcare Office
Education Level:Work Experience:
Doctorate
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
Description:
Behavioral Health Network is currently seeking a Designated Forensic Psychologist to join our General Forensic team in Springfield, MA. Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

The requirements for this position are as follows:

Provides evaluation services to the Superior, Juvenile, and District Courts.
• Performs court-ordered evaluations in criminal and civil matters per MGL Chapter 123 and 119, within the guidelines established by DFMH.
• Performs need-for-treatment evaluations requested by Probation Officers.
• Provides testimony to the courts, as required.
• Communicates with jail mental health staff regarding concerns about or special needs of defendants.
• Arranges for placement of committed individuals.
• Documents and bills for services in a manner that is compliant with all applicable rules/regulations.

Provides consultation and training services to the courts, Bar, Probation departments, District Attorney, and Community mental health providers.
• Consults with judges, attorneys, and probation officers regarding mental health issues and the disposition of mentally ill defendants.
• Provides training on mental health issues.

Provides evaluation services to Jails and Houses of Corrections.
• Provides psychological testing and diagnostic assessments.
• Provides risk and suicide assessments.
• Consults with correctional staff regarding mentally ill inmates.
Requirements:
Job Knowledge:
• Has full knowledge of Statutory mental health evaluations.

Schooling or Equivalent:
• Doctorate in Psychology.
• Independently licensed.
• Certification as Designated Forensic Professional is a plus, but not required.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhninc.org then click on "Job Openings" then "Designated Forensic Psychologist" to apply.

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