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As a Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist), you would:
Evaluate convicted sex offenders nearing the end of their criminal sentences to determine whether they suffer from a mental abnormality that predisposes them to sexually offend and require civil management.
Conduct annual evaluations of those civilly confined to secure treatment facilities to determine whether they remain dangerous and in need of confinement.
Re-evaluate those determined to suffer from a mental abnormality to assess their current level of dangerousness pursuant to Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law;
Evaluate those in violation of their SIST conditions to determine whether these conditions need to be modified, or civil confinement is warranted based on an individual's current level of dangerousness.
Conduct bi-annual evaluations of SIST respondents to determine whether release or a modification of the conditions of SIST is appropriate.
Administer, score, and interpret results of actuarial and other standardized risk assessment tools (e.g., Static-99Revised, Violence Risk Scale: Sexual Offender (VRS: SO), Severe Sexual Sadism Scale, Screening Scale for Pedophilic Interests (SSPI), Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R), and Stable-2007/Acute-2007).
Interview collateral contacts (e.g., family members, treatment providers, and social supports); prepares detailed reports summarizing review and evaluation findings for use in Article 10 evaluations, legal proceedings, and by secure treatment and/or SIST community providers.
Consult with DFS staff and other members of the CRT and SIST team to assist in making and validating case outcome decisions; and makes recommendations to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
Provide expert testimony at probable cause hearings, civil management trials and disposition hearings, annual review hearings, SIST violation hearings, SIST bi-annual hearings, and other Article 10 legal proceedings to explain and defend evaluation findings.
Collaborate with staff in OMH Central Office and secure treatment facilities; community SIST treatment providers; Division of Criminal Justice Services; OAG; the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities; and other State and local agency personnel on sex offender treatment and assessment issues and best practices.
Provide clinical case consultation to staff at secure treatment facilities and SIST community treatment providers regarding appropriate treatment interventions and risk-relevant factors.
May provide training on the assessment and evaluation of sex offenders to other DFS staff and Article 10 stakeholders.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
Candidates must must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State AND have:
Either 1. one year of pre-or post-licensure experience in the clinical assessment or treatment of the sex offender population, where clinical assessment entails the use of diagnostic tools and techniques to make a determination/recommendation regarding the effectiveness of an overall treatment plan in reducing the likelihood of recidivism and/or harm, the assessment of treatment needs, the assessment of treatment progress, and/or the assessment of risk;*
Or 2. two years of pre- or post-licensure experience in the clinical assessment or treatment of the forensic population, where clinical assessment entails the use of diagnostic tools and techniques to make a determination/recommendation regarding the functional status of an individual, the effectiveness of an overall treatment plan in reducing the likelihood of recidivism and/or harm, the assessment of treatment needs and/or progress, and/or forensic assessments of individuals involved in the legal or criminal justice system.*
*Experience, as described, gained for those authorized to practice psychology under Article 153 of the New York State Education Law (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/article153.htm) or the equivalent statute in other states is onsidered qualifying.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.20-978
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