Corizon Health

Forensic Psychologist - Program Manager

ID 2024-17899
Job Locations
Behavioral/Mental Health
Position Type
Regular Full-time
Shift / Schedule
Weekday Day
Location ID

Experience & Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology or related field is required.
  • Holds a current license as a Psychologist in the State of employment.
  • Three (3) years or more of supervisory experience in a forensic setting preferred.
  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.


YesCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Forensic Psychologist -  Competency Restoration Program Manager with YesCare at Louisville, KY.


The Forensic Psychologist -  Competency Restoration Program Manager is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of the competency restoration program for patients involved in the criminal justice system.  This role involves supervising clinical staff, ensuring legal compliance, and optimizing the program’s effectiveness.  The position evaluates the delivery of forensic services on the Competency/Restoration Unit in accordance with policies and procedures of YesCare, policies and regulations of the Jail, state statutes concerning the delivery and practice of clinical mental health services, and in accordance with ethics and standards of the staff member's discipline.

  • Develops and manages the provision of jail-based forensic services and coordinates with the State hospital and/or community for continuity of care for forensic individuals.
  • Provides clinical direction to forensic services staff.
  • Conducts court-ordered client evaluations, provides expert testimony, and makes recommendations based on expertise, if/as requested
  • Compiles data and develops reports.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for courts if/as requested and testifies to opinions formed during forensic evaluations.
  • Supervises forensic unit mental health staff to ensure clinical appropriateness of treatment planning and programming of forensic patients. Supervises professional staff, paraprofessional staff, and/or student interns.
  • Oversees the timeliness of admission and discharge of forensic patients to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Supervises the maintenance and/or compilation of a variety of information related to forensic services and reports such information to the appropriate department/office.
  • Compliance with employee standards of YesCare and applicable employee standards of the facility. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.
  • Other services relating to the functioning of the behavioral health department as assigned. 


YesCare Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Generous PTO plan
  • 401k with matching funds
  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

About YesCare Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with YesCare, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a YesCare professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join YesCare today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise. 


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