Psychologist

Company Overview

The HOPE Program is a specialized forensic mental health clinic that primarily serves individuals who have come into contact with the law as a result of a sexual offense. HOPE is certified with the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) and, as such, utilizes the latest research in providing services to individuals and families to reduce their risk of reoffending and promoting public safety.  HOPE’s stated mission is to provide effective, confidential treatment in a non-judgmental and supportive environment that delivers change and prevents future victimization.

  

The HOPE Program provides individualized & specialized services for:

• Adult Male & Female Offenders

• Developmentally Delayed Offenders

• Mentally Disordered Offenders

• Sexually Abusive Adolescents

• Chaperone Training Program

 

Reports To

You will report to the Clinical Director

 

Locations

  • Central Region: Stockton and Modesto

  • Bay Area Region: San Francisco, San Mateo, and Hayward

  • North Coast Region: Capitola and Salinas

  • South Region: San Diego and Vista

 

Job Overview

In this role, you will be a newly licensed with some sex offender and/or forensic experience. Candidates must be passionate about working with the forensic population in a multidisciplinary team setting. The right candidate must have demonstrated competence in working directly with clients and possess a working knowledge of individual and group experience.

 

This is a full-time position.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

In this role, you will:

  • Clinical assessment and treatment of sex offenders

  • Clinical assessment and treatment of non-offending relatives

  • Case management

  • To maintain program documentation as required

  • To represent the agency as needed in the community (i.e. serving on committees, making presentations on our programs, etc)

  • To participate in agency clinical meetings, team meetings, and staff meetings as well as participate in in-service training.

  • Maintain agency documentation as required

  • Ongoing communication with referral sources

  • Attend training, conferences, and workshops

  • Obtain CASOMB Apprentice Level (Matriculation up for CASOMB level within 2 weeks of eligibility) in order to provide supervision to other CASOMB supervisees

  • Provide court testimony

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a clinical setting

  • Licensed with the Board of Psychology

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Working knowledge of theory and application of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment

  • Working knowledge of ATSA’s “Practice Standards and Guidelines”

  • Ability to organize and run a treatment group with adult men or women

  • Ability to produce accurate and complete assessments formulated from the knowledge of sex offender dynamics

  • Ability to write effective case notes and report on data from files

  • Ability to organize work

  • Ability to work independently; but relate issues to manager appropriately

  • Ability to work effectively when under extreme pressure

  • Adhere to the California Sex Offender Management Board - State Certification Requirements (CASOMB)

  • Adhere to board licensing standards and requirements  

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage difficult client discussions

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and outside agencies

  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting

  • Dedication to preventing further sexual victimization and ability to address difficult issues with a challenging population

  • Proven track record of reliability and consistency of high performance

  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally

  • Exhibits an exemplary work ethic by being highly organized, detailed, and thorough

 

Benefits

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Benefits for full-time employees

  • 401k match A generous retirement savings package with employer matching

  • Profit-Sharing Program

  • 15 days paid vacation, commensurate with experience

  • Paid Holiday and sick leave

  • Performance Bonus for licensed staff

  • Licensure incentives for unlicensed staff with materials, exam reimbursement, and supervision. This includes a robust training program. 

  • Training Stipend

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Discounts Program

  • Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience 

  • A highly collaborative and supportive environment

  • Career Development Program for self-growth within the agency.

 

For more information about our careers please visit https://www.hopeprogram.biz/ 

 

For consideration for an opening, please contact our recruitment team at jobs@hopeprogram.biz and provide:

 

  1. Cover letter articulating your interest in the position including but not limited to: year of education, licensed eligibility, interest, and experience working in the field of forensic psychology 

  2. Curriculum Vitae 

  3. Complete online application

  4. Two redacted comprehensive psychological/psychosexual evaluations and/or writing example

  5. Three letters of reference: Most recent board supervisor, manager, and/or professor

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