Job ID: 289859585  |  Last Updated: 5/5/2020

Forensic Evaluator Supervisor

Office of Forensic Mental Health Services
Applicant Contact
Lindsey White
Recruiter, Lead
(360) 890-5962

Job Description

If you enjoy tackling challenges, and working collaboratively to support the services to people with complex behavioral health issues, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team within the Office of Forensic Mental Health Services (OFMHS) as a Forensic Evaluator Supervisor.

The Forensic Evaluator Supervisor plays a key role in overseeing forensic psychological service delivery and supervision of Forensic Evaluator staff located at out-stations sites. This is a unique opportunity to partner with other leaders to innovate and improve service delivery and be part of the transformative initiatives happening in Washington State with how evaluator services are provided in a fast-paced environment.

You will be leading forensic services, ensuring the delivery of consistent, effective and high quality evaluation services in order to meet the needs of consumers, courts, and stakeholders. You will help design, develop and deliver evidence based and emerging best practices in program format, actively participate in formulating department policies, supervising psychology services, and ensuring ethics are maintained in a manner consistent with American Psychological Association guidelines

We are looking for someone who has the ability to:
Build and guide a cohesive team that is committed to the successful integration of performance objectives and standards in forensic psychology.
Leverage his or her forensic expertise to ensure relevance of the organizations services and processes.
Understand, apply, and teach evidence-based psychological practices.
Communicate a compelling view of the organization's purpose and strategy in a way that motivates others.
Align communication, people, culture and process to drive flawless execution of objectives.
Create an environment that inspires people to identify process innovations that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness for services provided by the Office of Forensic Mental Health Services.
Be a presence and resource to gain commitment from others to comply with laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines.
Build strategic relationships with partners, teams, and departments to advance shared goals.
Use sound judgment, independent problem solving skills, decision-making ability, conflict resolution skills, time management ability, and excellent oral and written communication skills

Some of what you'll do
Ensure appropriate use of resources and effective performance of duties in support of the mission, goals and operations of the Office of Forensic Mental Health Services.
Provide leadership and clinical support.
Ensure Forensic Evaluator staff maintain appropriate standards of care and are meeting performance standards.
Establish practice improvement initiatives, develop action plans, and track progress.
Oversee outstation forensic evaluation quality assurance program.
Complete annual assessments.
Manage staff hiring and onboarding.
Provide education regarding forensic evaluation services to hospital programs, institutions, and agencies, state courts, prosecution offices, defense attorney offices, designated Mental Health Professional offices and jails.
Complete forensic evaluations as required to demonstrate mastery, knowledge and expertise.

Who should apply
Professionals with a Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited school or department of clinical/counseling psychology
A license to practice as a Psychologist in the State of Washington or eligible to obtain a Washington State license prior to hire
3 years applied post-doctoral experience and demonstrated psychotherapy, psychological consultation, and psychological assessment skills
Core understanding of forensic psychology

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