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Psychologist SVP Job

Job Number: 77357177182

Location: Chicago, IL

Date Posted: 5-9-2017


Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Psychologist PhD/PsyD – SVP Clinical Psychologist to join our team of healthcare professionals in Illinois.

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account


Under the direct supervision of the Sexually Violent Persons (SVP) Clinical Program Director, duties include assessment, consultation, and review of records as appropriate. Communicates clinical and actuarial findings in writing to determine referral status of sexually violent persons as defined by the Illinois Sexually Violent Persons Act.


  1. Assists in screening of SVP cases to determine evaluation and interview eligibility.
  2. Reviews case files.
  3. Conducts interviews of offenders who meet the criteria for Civil Commitment under the Illinois Statute for Sexually Violent Persons.
  4. Completes actuarial instruments on assigned offenders including, but not limited to, Static 2002-R, and the PCL-R.
  5. Prepares and submits evaluation reports in the status of either “Referral” or “Non-Referral” to the SVP Clinical Program Director for review and approval.
  6. Provides expert testimony in probable cause hearings and bench or jury trials.
  7. Attends continuing education conferences and workshops as needed to maintain licensure and certification.
  8. Attends all training and administrative meetings scheduled by the Agency’s Coordinator for Sex Offender Services and/or the SVP Clinical Program Director.
  9. Maintains the confidentiality of offender records.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move objects. Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and patient notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.


Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmate patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.


TRAVEL: Moderate travel required with occasional overnight stays.

LICENSING: Current Psychological license in the State of Illinois & Sex Offender Evaluator License.

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.


  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • 20 hours of training in the area of evaluating sex offenders each calendar year


  • 3 Years in the treatment and/or evaluation of sex offenders
  • In-depth familiarity with DSM-IV-TR, and DSM-V
  • Knowledge of Static-99, Static-99R, Static-2002, , STABLE 2002, ACUTE-2000 risk assessment instruments
  • Familiar with Hare Psychopathy Checklist, STABLE 2007, ACUTE-2007, (Juvenile risk assessments: JSOAP II, ERASOR)
  • Testifying as an expert witness in IL County Courthouses
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word application
  • Proficient in writing reports



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