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Forensic Mental Competency Trainer

Company: Psychwest, Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Inc.
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Description*

Are you interested in turning your fascination with forensics, criminal justice, or psychology into a career that will allow you to make a difference in the lives of others? Psychwest, Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Inc. is a leading California business providing court-appointed assessments and competency training to those individuals involved in the criminal justice system and to those whose mental competency to stand trial is in question. We are seeking a committed individual to fulfill the *Forensic* *Mental Competency Trainer* position to teach juveniles and adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental health issues to better understand the criminal justice process. Our professional approach is personalized, meeting each client's individual needs, and identifying their unique learning style. Training is conducted on a one-to-one basis with an established curriculum and prepared lesson plans.

This is a great opportunity to merge your passion for teaching into a more varied and dynamic career. You will join an equally enthusiastic and experienced forensic team who shares your desire to assist in the transformation and growth of our clients. We provide comprehensive training, support, and guidance in assisting you with your professional development. Advancement opportunities for excellent trainers are available in all our regions.

If you want to be a part of an innovative organization with rewarding new challenges as a compassionate and professional instructor, apply today, and don't let this career opportunity pass you by!

*Job Responsibilities*

As a *Forensic* *Mental Competency Trainer,* you are responsible for providing electronic and community-based instruction to those within the criminal justice system. Ongoing support, consultation, and training from Regional Managers and Forensic Psychologists are provided. Instruction is delivered to the clients using a multidimensional approach by engaging the clients' auditory, visual, and tactile senses and providing an experientially inviting and engaging environment. In addition, repetition and the use of varying educational formats are utilized to ensure the needs of each client are met.

Additional responsibilities include:
* Applying and adjusting the individualized training plan, utilizing each individual's developmental ability level, assessment results, the nature of his/her case, and unique learning style
* Developing rapport with clients and maintaining a motivating and experiential learning environment
* Maintaining case management duties including report writing and progress notes
* Communicating consistently with other Competency to Stand Trial Program staff regarding clients' program levels and progress
* Communicating with outside agencies and the criminal justice system regarding the clients' progress within the program
* Complete training electronically from home and in person within community locations.
* Using computer applications for training, documenting, and communication purposes (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

*Job Requirements*

As a *Forensic* *Mental Competency Trainer,* you should be enthusiastic, committed, compassionate, flexible, and patient. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, are essential. It is also important that you are independent and self-motivated, with the ability to adjust to varying learning styles and developmental needs.

Additional requirements include:
* Previous experience in teaching is _preferred_, although training will be provided
* Valid driver's license, car insurance, and reliable transportation
* Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
* Ability to apply a multidimensional learning model within an individual learning framework
* Ability to serve as an effective and positive force to successfully assist clients through the program
* COVID-19 vaccination and booster

And *one* of the following:

* a bachelor's degree in a field related to education, psychology, or criminal justice


* some college credit and 1 year of experience in education, psychology, or criminal justice or working with those with developmental disabilities


* 2 years of experience in education, psychology, or criminal justice or working with those with developmental disabilities

*Benefits *

As a *Forensic* *Mental Competency Trainer* with Psychwest, Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Inc. you will enjoy a professional, yet relaxed working environment, as well as receive superior internal training opportunities along with support and knowledge from our experienced forensic team. Opportunities for growth for excellent trainers are available. Our primary office is located in Yuba City with additional branches throughout California.

Qualified Employees receive:

* Medical & Dental Insurance Coverage
* Paid Time Off / PTO
* Sick Pay
* 401K Retirement Plan
* Mileage Reimbursement
* Work laptop and cell phone

If interested, please send:
1) Resume
2) Completed application (found at

*_Apply today!_*

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $22.00 per hour

* 401(k) matching
* Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Must be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible.

* Bachelor's (Preferred)

* Driver's License (Required)

Willingness to travel:
* 75% (Required)

Work Location: On the road%58047475%

Keywords: Psychwest, Clinical & Forensic Psychology, Inc., Bakersfield , Forensic Mental Competency Trainer, Human Resources , Bakersfield, California

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