Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist)
NYS Office of Mental Health
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Division of Forensic Services is recruiting to fill Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) positions in various locations throughout New York State.
|APPLICATION DEADLINE:||August 1, 2013|
SG - 27 / $81,856 - $100,822
Candidates who meet the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
Transfer: One year permanent experience in a New York State agency as a Licensed Psychologist.Open-Competitive: Current New York State license and registration to practice psychology and one year of pre or post-licensure experience in the clinical assessment or treatment of the sex offender population, where clinical assessment entails the use of diagnostic tools and techniques to make a determination/recommendation regarding the effectiveness of an overall treatment plan in reducing the likelihood of recidivism and/or harm, the assessment of treatment needs, the assessment of treatment progress, and/or the assessment of risk;
ORCurrent New York State license and registration to practice psychology and two years of pre or post-licensure experience in the clinical assessment or treatment of a forensic population, where clinical assessment entails the use of diagnostic tools and techniques to make a determination/recommendation regarding the functional status of an individual, the effectiveness of an overall treatment plan in reducing the likelihood of recidivism and/or harm, the assessment of treatment needs and/or progress, and/or forensic assessments of individuals involved in the legal or criminal justice system.
*Experience, as described, gained for those authorized to practice psychology under Article 153 of the New York State Education Law or the equivalent statute in other states is considered qualifying.
Psychiatric Examiners (Psychologist) conduct psychiatric evaluations of individuals who are statutorially referred for civil management consideration under the Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act (SOMTA). Incumbents review records, conduct and interpret actuarial risk assessments, complete clinical face-to-face interviews, generate reports and provide expert testimony in court for evaluations relative to assisting in the determination of the presence of a mental abnormality and whether civil confinement or intensive community supervision and treatment is appropriate, annual evaluations concerning the need for continued confinement, and determination of the level of dangerousness in identified community treatment cases. Incumbents work as part of a clinical team and interface with staff at OMH and other State and local agency personnel.
A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including paid leave (vacation, sick and personal), individual and family health care coverage (medical, dental and vision), and membership in the NYS Employees’ Retirement System is available.
The Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) positions will be located in Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton and Albany; therefore, please indicate the geographic region(s) of the State in which you prefer to work. Recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled. Questions concerning eligibility may be sent via e-mail.
You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with this facility, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a $75 fingerprint fee.
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