A competency restoration program may be considered when an individual charged with a crime is found by the court to be incompetent to stand trial, typically due to an active mental illness or intellectual disability. A defendant is evaluated for competency when the defendant is not capable of properly participating in their own defense due to symptoms of mental illness or intellectual disability.
Jail-Based Competency Restoration (JBCR) is an alternative to state hospital-based competency restoration programs with long wait lists which delay treatment. The newly established Williamson County JBCR unit will remove defendants from general population and provide concentrated services addressing mental illness, while focusing on training and educating individuals charged with a crime. The benefits of participation include education on legal processes and increased mental health functioning to restore persons to competency so that legal proceedings can resume.
The JBCR Forensic Psychologist works with a multidisciplinary treatment team offering psychiatric evaluation, medication evaluation and management, cognitive behavior therapy, curriculum-based competency restoration education, motivational interviewing and treatment planning. The Forensic Psychologist is responsible for completing competency evaluations.
This position requires the development and maintenance of effective, professional working relationships with jail and court personnel. A high level of detailed electronic documentation is required and adherence to company and state guidelines is expected.
When not engaged in JBCR activities, the Forensic Psychologist will provide diagnostic and clinical services for individuals who have diagnoses of Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) and or Autism who are seeking services and supports in the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) service area. Determination of Intellectual Disability assessments are completed in a standardized format. Diagnostic forms are required to support service reporting to various funding streams.
Location: Williamson County Jail and other Williamson county and Bastrop county BTCS locations
Why join our team?
BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.
Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.
Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.
Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.
Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.
|City||Williamson County, Bastrop County|
|County||Bastrop County, Williamson County|
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: Must be a Licensed Forensic Psychologist with the ability to practice in Texas. One year experience conducting competency evaluations and/or psychological testing, including for pervasive developmental disorders/Autism. |
Must have a valid Texas Driver's License, meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements, and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.
Preferred Qualifications: • At least one year of prior experience working in a jail diversion or criminal justice program
• Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL)
|Closing Date||Open until filled|