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Assessment Specialist

HOPE Program is a distinguished forensic mental health clinic specializing in the rehabilitation of individuals who have encountered the legal system due to sexual offenses. Certified by the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB), we employ cutting-edge research to provide services that mitigate the risk of reoffending while enhancing public safety.


Our mission is to deliver effective, confidential treatment within a non-judgmental and supportive environment, facilitating transformation and preventing future victimization. HOPE Program tailors its services to a diverse clientele, including adult male and female offenders, developmentally delayed individuals, mentally disordered offenders, sexually abusive adolescents, and a Chaperone Training Program.

Assessment Specialist requires specialized knowledge encompassing the full spectrum of psychological services, including evaluation, treatment planning, and report writing. Proficiency in various assessment techniques (e.g., mental status exams, personality testing, actuarial assessments) is crucial for success in this role.

The program’s Assessment Specialist fulfills a role and is responsible for the following:

  • Conducting comprehensive clinical and psychosocial assessments (e.g., CITPs, Interims) for clients of all types, revising and updating previous assessments, and formulating initial treatment plans for clients entering, undergoing, or transitioning between programs.

  • Employing pertinent clinical skills, such as administering assessment tools, conducting interviews, collecting sensitive information, performing diagnostic interviews, maintaining rapport, composing assessment reports following protocols, and communicating with relevant stakeholders (e.g., Feds, CDCR, SD Probation, CONREP, etc.).

  • Utilizing assessment findings to guide client referrals to appropriate in-house services.

  • Timely completion of admission and program-related documentation, including administrative tasks associated with facilitating client entry into treatment.

  • Establishing and nurturing productive relationships with community agencies that can positively impact clients' community reintegration opportunities.

  • Active participation in agency clinical meetings, team gatherings, staff meetings, and in-service training initiatives.

  • Completion of other duties as assigned.



  • Master's Degree in Psychology or a related field.

  • A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience.

  • Licensure with BBS or BOP (Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology).

As the program’s Clinical Assessment Specialist and a valued employee of the HOPE Program, you can expect a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan. Moreover, you will join a team of nationally recognized leaders in the Mental Health field.

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  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program: We offer a loan forgiveness program to assist individuals with managing their student loans.

  • Comprehensive Health, Vision, and Dental Benefits: Full-time employees enjoy access to a comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits package to support their well-being.

  • 401k Plan with Generous Employer Matching: Our 401k plan includes a generous employer matching contribution of 4%, helping you save for your future.

  • Profit-Sharing Program: We believe in reinvesting in our employees, and our profit-sharing program reflects our commitment to your success.

  • Generous Paid Vacation: Your work-life balance matters to us, starting with 15 days of paid vacation.

  • Paid Holidays: Enjoy 9 paid holidays throughout the year to spend quality time with loved ones.

  • Sick Leave: We provide 24 sick leave days to ensure you have the flexibility you need during health-related absences.

  • Licensure Incentives: For unlicensed staff, we offer a comprehensive licensure incentive package, including a Licensure Bonus, materials, exam reimbursement, and supervision.

  • Training Stipend: We encourage continuous learning and offer a training stipend to support your professional development.

  • Employee Assistance Program: Our Employee Assistance Program provides resources and support to help you navigate life's challenges.

  • Employee Discounts Program: Take advantage of discounts and savings through our employee discounts program.

HOPE is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, and driven clinical team members who want to become part of our leadership team. HOPE utilizes the latest research in providing services to individuals and families to reduce their risk of reoffending and promote public safety. We are certified by the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and provide a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. HOPE’s stated mission is to provide effective, confidential treatment in a non-judgmental and supportive environment that delivers change and prevents future victimization. 


Statement of non-inclusivity
This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee.  The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position. 
HOPE Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and people who have disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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If you’re looking for a challenging career opportunity where you can make a real difference in the lives of others while enhancing community safety – the HOPE Program is looking for you!

For consideration for an opening, please contact our recruitment team at: and provide a Resume, Cover Letter, and Copy of the License. 

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