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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Legal/Court Services

Title: Forensic Clinical Psychologist

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Probation and Court Services

Hours: General Office Hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; Required to work flexible hours

Salary: $90,000-$105,000 annually, Based on Experience

The Opportunity:

The Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court is seeking an individual with substantial Clinical and administrative experience, along with proven leadership, for the position of Forensic Clinical Psychologist.

The Forensic Clinical Psychologist is responsible for the overall implementation of forensic clinical psychological programs from the developmental through the evaluation stages.  The work involves providing overall supervision to clinical personnel and interns and includes developing the goals, objectives, policies and procedures for accomplishing the work of the Department and the Courts.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Probation and Court Services.

The 18th Judicial Circuit is a single county circuit (DuPage County) and is located in the northeast region of the state of Illinois just west of Chicago, with a population of over 900,000.  The Circuit Court of DuPage County consists of 45 judges.

The responsibilities of this position include:
•    Complete forensic psychological evaluations for the criminal and juvenile courts, including with adult defendants, juvenile respondents and parents;
•    Referral issues include fitness to stand trial, sanity, conditional release of insanity acquitees, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, risk of violence, juvenile transfers and competency to waive Miranda rights;
•    Consult with Judges, attorneys, Probation Officers, and other Court officials and agencies;
•    Function independently, managing psychological test materials and scheduling and maintaining records;
•    Administer comprehensive psychological testing on referral from the Court;
•    Independently provides the Court with written reports and clinical summaries including relevant opinions and recommendations;
•    Provide clinical opinions for competency to stand trial, insanity examinations, fitness for sentencing, certification for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization and emotional, cognitive and intellectual functioning;
•    Provide direct in-court expert testimony as required;
•    Provide clinical and administrative supervision to psychologists and psychology graduate students; including assigning of cases, scheduling and timeliness of case completion;
•    Provide clinical assistance to Probation Officers regarding case management;
•    Maintain confidential records, manage the clinical records and database;
•    Review and approve written documents to be sent to the Court;
•    Serve as liaison to the Court, court agencies and other Divisions within the Department and Sheriff’s Office, including the Correctional Facility;
•    Maintain current psychological tests and related materials; and
•    Other duties as required and/or requested.             

Requirements for this position include:
•    Completion of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or related field
•    Possess a current Illinois Clinical Psychologist License
•    At least 5 years post-doctoral forensic experience or equivalent
•    Administrative and supervisory experience
•    Ability to pass a criminal background investigation.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications for this position should be submitted to: probation.hr@dupageco.org

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Department of Probation & Court Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer