HSP Careers

Psychologist II

Williamsburg, Virginia


JOB DESCRIPTION — Eastern State Hospital, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, was founded in 1773, with an emphasis on community focused mental health care. This state of the art campus, situated on 500 acres, consists of two patient care buildings with 300 patients, and a highly skilled staff of over 900. Eastern State Hospital is part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) system, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. ESH invites applications for the position of a Psychologist II for the Pre-Trial / Acute population. This position provides and documents in medical records initial and annual assessments and treatment services to patients including: initial and ongoing psychological assessments, neuropsychological screenings, treatment team planning through core membership on a treatment team, psychotherapy groups, behavioral consultation to assigned treatment team and ward staff, and program development as needed. Experience working with forensic populations, particularly those found incompetent to stand trial and ordered for restoration. Experience with forensic evaluations, notably CST/MSO. May provide supervision and training for doctoral level students (interns and practicum).


• Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, or license eligible.
• Experience conducting forensic psychological evaluations.
• Experience in individualized treatment planning in reference to providing and developing treatment planning goals.
• Experience in implementation of specific treatment interventions as it relates to individuals needs in the recovery process.
• Experience working with outpatient services and discharge placements for transition.
• Experience in researching material that may be relevant to patient specific treatment needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS — Training and experience in the delivery of forensic psychological evaluation and treatment; Experience with persons who are mentally ill with criminal-justice involvement.


Applicants show interest in this position by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material(s).
Applicants are solely responsible for ensuring that the application and supplemental materials thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications. Applicants who list “see resume” in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration. Eastern State Hospital conducts a comprehensive and thorough fingerprint based background check. The background check may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review as well as a pre-employment drug screen.

Eastern State Hospital offers a competitive benefit package to include various health care plans, paid life insurance, Virginia Retirement System retirement plan, 12 paid holidays, annual, family personal and sick leave.

Eastern State Hospital is a tobacco-free facility.


1200 New York Ave NW, Ste 800

Washington DC 20005

p: 202.783.7663

f: 202.347.0550

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