Job Description


Member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team which provides care & treatment on a forensic inpatient unit to psychiatric patients who display a variety of behaviors as part of their illness & provides psychological services to clients ages 18 to geriatrics at the Northfield Campus & Community sites: conducts Competency to Stand Trial evaluations, lead Competency Restoration psychoeducation groups, conducts risk assessments including HCR-20 V3, review forensic movement requests as part of the Forensic Review Team, and provides expert testimony regarding competency issues as needed. Serves as liaison to or participates in treatment teams: consults with treatment teams to ensure that the needs for psychological services for all clients are met; works with treatment teams to ensure that treatment plans relevant to psychological services are well developed; participates in treatment team meetings as needed; provides or arranges for the provision of psychological services; may write treatment plans


Independently develops & works with other staff in developing & implements programs of mental health services; develops structured & integrated programs, (e.g., behavior therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, & family programs).   Performs other duties related to provision of patient care as directed: conducts research; participates with other staff in programs of research relevant to the work of the facility; utilize Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services approved office productivity software, approved intra & internet resources & information systems in an appropriate work-related manner as specified in the NBH Personal Computer Usage Guidelines for Employees, performing assessments, interviewing, administering, scoring, interpreting & reporting the results of psychological tests; provides psychological interventions to individuals & groups including psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, psychosocial rehabilitation, skills training & family interventions; facilitates & supports Mental Health Recovery for individuals with severe & persistent mental illness.



License to practice psychology as issued by Ohio State Board of Psychology per Section 4732.12 or 4732.15 (A) of Ohio Revised Code.

Preferred Qualifications:

Forensic Training/Experience preferred.


Biennial renewal of licensure as psychologist.



When completing a bid form for any change of classification, a resume and/or State Application form GEN-4268 must be completed in all possible detail & submitted by the filing deadline.  People with mental disabilities are encouraged to apply for all job offerings.  The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant’s prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration. The final candidate selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use.  The state will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result.  A candidate with a positive test will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.  


Under provisions of the Ohio Civil Service Laws this position may be subject to Layoff Recall

Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of

race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services