Forensic Therapist

Job Category: Clinical-Forensics
Salary: Based on licensure and experience
Job Location: Chestertown Easton Salisbury
Job Type: Full Time
Travel Required: Yes - 5%- 10%

Job Summary

We are looking for highly skilled Forensic Therapists to join our team here at Eastern Shore Psychological Services!

A Forensic Therapist provides clinical and therapeutic or forensic services within an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (OMHC) or within a jail or detention center.  The Forensic Therapist III can bill for clinical services through the State Sex Offender Contract.  Employees that work with the forensic population will us clinical and therapeutic services to clients who have demonstrated a need for rehabilitative intervention because of behavioral factors or personality disorders and co-existing mental health, health, substance abuse or other social adjustment factors.


Requirements

Provide individual therapeutic social work counseling, crisis intervention and on-going treatment to clients with mental health conditions and other presenting social adjustment factors, such as substance abuse, physical or developmental disability.

Provide psycho-social assessments and remediation plans and makes treatment recommendations; Completes required institutional or court reports and recommendations.

Complete required risk assessments to develop Risk Reduction Plan.

Provide case management services and act as liaison to community organizations to develop and coordinate after-care plans for special needs clients scheduled for transitional services for clients in various stages of the adjudication process.

Conduct therapeutic group sessions with a cognitive behavioral theory base to remediate clients’ personality disorders, including anti-social behaviors.

Participate on special work groups to develop proposals for treatment interventions and new treatment protocols or recommendations for agency policies and procedures

Provide forensic social work services including mitigation to clients charged with criminal or delinquent offenses.

May provide expert testimony in court proceedings

Performs other related duties.


Qualifications

Education and Work Experience (must possess one of the following):

Education:   Determined by the State Board of Social Work Examiners or the Board of Professional Counselors under the licensing requirements for Social Workers or Professional Counselors.

License/Certifications/Training:  LCSW or LCPC, Trauma and Attachment Certifications

Experience: Three years of experience providing clinical and therapeutic services through the application of the principles, methods and procedures of professional clinical services to school-base clients.

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