Our friends at the Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS) is seeking a full time Police Psychologist or Mental Health Specialist. The position provides confidential counseling to all staff, crisis intervention services, supervises the peer support team, and provides training to many areas of the department. The successful candidate will have clinical and crisis‐management experience as well as training, presentation, and leadership skills.
For years Fort Collins Police Services has been a leader in providing the best in law enforcement psychological services and they have employed a full‐time in‐house Police Psychologist for over 30 years. Their Peer Support Team began operation in 1986. As a result, they have created an atmosphere of self‐care and acceptance of mental health services. Psychological services are fully integrated into their system including proactive intervention to support staff after a critical incident. Most recently, they’ve added bi‐annual voluntary mental health check‐ups for all staff, and this program has been very well received. Due to the pending retirement of their outstanding Police Psychologist Dan Dworkin they now have an opening.
Master’s degree… in Counseling, Social Work, or a Behavioral Health‐related field from an accredited college or university
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor (for non‐PhD)
Licensed to work in Colorado or appropriately licensed promptly after hiring
Excellent counseling, crisis intervention, as well as training and organizational skills
Five years post‐licensure experience
Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Psychology or Psychological Doctorate (Psy.D.) from an accredited college or university
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing experience
Law enforcement cultural competency
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Certification
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The City of Fort Collins is an equal opportunity employer. Questions should be directed to Deputy Chief of Police Greg Yeager. CLICK HERE to send Deputy Chief Yeager an email.
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