Independent Evaluator Clinical Psychologist
Conducts independent evaluations of adults and minors who have been involuntarily hospitalized under a court-issued temporary detention order. Conducts comprehensive clinical evaluations, and completes written reports. Serves as an expert to the General District and Circuit Courts, and provides testimony at commitment and appeal hearings. Variable work schedule but must be able to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Training on relevant Virginia statutes and the role of the Independent Evaluator is provided. Please note: This position is a merit full-time, benefits eligible position. Merit employees work an average of 40.0 hours per week and are eligible for employee benefits, including medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, and participation in flexible spending programs. Non-merit/part time positions may also be available. The schedule for this position is variable in number of days assigned per week and hours worked per day, but will average 40 hours per week.
Note: This position has an annual bonus of $10,010, paid biweekly.
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Mentally and manually records patients' behavior from observation;
May serve as a member of a psychiatric team in the evaluation and treatment of mental illnesses, emotional and behavioral disorders;
May assist in health center in-service training programs and clinic public relations programs through lectures, demonstrations, or other devices of instruction or communication;
May supervise subordinate personnel;
Analyzes the results of tests, interviews, and obtains social histories of the individual;
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;
Participates in staff conferences and conducts training programs into the psychological aspects of juvenile delinquency;
May appear in Court to testify as requested.
Knowledge of the sources of information and current literature and research in the field of
Knowledge of the fundamental types and problems of mental illness and abnormal behavior;
Ability to make recommendations based on the tests and interpretations;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professional staff members and the general public.
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 talk and understand someone talking on the phone & face to face; ability to read clinical records, write clinical notes; ability to complete independent examiner & qualified evaluator reports; ability to use keyboard and computer. Ability to transport self to all parts of service area.
Completion of a certification program for commitment hearings provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Previous experience as an expert witness evaluating youth and adults with serious mental illness. Foreign language not required but preferred.
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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.