Conducts independent evaluations of adults and minors who have been involuntarily hospitalized under a court-issued temporary detention order. Duties include conducting comprehensive clinical evaluations, completing written reports, serving as an expert to the General District Circuit Count and providing testimony of commitment at appeal hearings. Variable work schedule but must be able to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Training on relevant Virginia statues and the role of the independent evaluator is provided. Psychologist in private practice may be interest in adding these tasks to their existing practice.
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These positions is an exempt-benefits eligible (Status E) position. Status E employees work between 1,040 and 1,560 hours per calendar year and are eligible for limited employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs but are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.
- Submits psychological evaluations to the court and makes recommendations regarding the individual's counseling program;
- Consults with staff members on selected cases and assists the court in the staffing of particular cases;
- May appear in court to testify as requested;
- Mentally and manually records patients' behavior from observation.
- Knowledge of the fundamental types and problems of mental illness and abnormal behavior;
- Ability to establish rapport with mentally retarded children and their families or with juveniles and adults and their families;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professional staff members and the general public.
- Knowledge of the sources of information and current literature and research in the field of psychology;
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a current license to practice as a clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth ofVirginia.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer. Ability to drive/transport self to other locations.
Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment, with or without an accommodation.
Possess a completed certification by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services. Experience working with both youth and adults with serious mental illness. Prior experience testifying as an expert witness in court.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.