SVP Clinical Specialist
Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Sv - Dinwiddie, VA

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The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is seeking to hire an individual to provide direct clinical services to female sexually violent predators (SVPs) civilly committed to the DBHDS; conduct ongoing and routine evaluations; draft reports relating to progress, incidents and others are required; work with the Office of SVP Services to prepare conditional release plans (CRPs) for SVP individuals being considered for community release; and assist with training and clinical services as needed. This program is currently housed in the forensic mental health program at Central State Hospital.

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of sex offender behavior and psychology; knowledge of treating sex offenders in both secure and community settings; demonstrated ability to work independently; experience in partnering with multiple agencies; skills in planning, managing, and coordinating multiple and diverse projects; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of psychological theory and practices, mental disorders and sexual disorders; ability to conduct and interpret psychological evaluations and to develop appropriate treatment plans; ability in group and individual counseling skills; experience with providing testimony in court.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of working with sex offender release and community supervision and follow up is preferred. Certification as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) is preferred. Professional licensure in psychology, social work or counseling preferred.

Special Requirements
DBHDS is a tobacco-free, smoke-free workplace. Drug Screen and Criminal Background check required.