Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Psychologist 1 (Clinical) (35 Hour)

Recruitment #180913-6630HC-001

Introduction

The Department of Correction is seeking a Supervising Psychologist who is energetic and possesses the cognitive flexibility that is needed to provide psychiatric services to our male inmate population as well as leadership to the mental health team at Northern Correctional Institution. This position is 35 hours a week, first shift.

*This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.

We look forward to you joining our dynamic team!

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

State Employees:

·         Two (2) most recent performance evaluations

·         Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

·         Resume

·         Cover Letter

·         Copy of license to practice Psychology in the State of Connecticut  

Non-State Employees:

·         Supervisory Reference letters

·         Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

·         Resume

·         Cover Letter

·         Copy of license to practice Psychology in the State of Connecticut 

All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application. During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity. Should you have questions pertaining to this posting, contact the recruiter at patricia.meskers@ct.gov.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising a major program component or other uses as indicated below.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises a major independent clinical psychology program; plans, develops, implements and coordinates new service programs; may design, implement and direct psychological research programs; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding program policies and procedures; selects and administers a variety of objective and projective psychodiagnostic tests; evaluates patients/clients level of function and supervises staff in development of individualized treatment plans; provides consultation on complex cases; addresses professional and lay groups; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology and other psychological disciplines; considerable knowledge of sources, uses, administration and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological tests; considerable ability to make diagnoses, develop treatment plans and conduct psychotherapy; considerable ability to interface clinical programs with multidiscipline approaches; considerable knowledge of psychological research design, data analysis and application of results; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and direct training programs; teaching ability; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and two (2) years of postdoctoral experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

For Department of Correction: Provides administrative and clinical supervision  for the care of psychiatric patients for a specific identified sub-division of a larger correctional complex; Role to include, but not limited to the following: Primary conduit from the facility for Central Office support; supervising the prescribing staff on day to day work and being available for complex case collaboration/consultation; facilitating supervisory groups with staff to provide clinical guidance over patient care where appropriate; assist the Warden and custody leadership with the coordination of clinical staff to help with behavioral and other risk related issues;  Providing evaluation and guidance to physicians around Probate related matters Evaluations for the AAG’s as either a fact or expert witness; serve as liaison with outside agencies (DCF, DMHAS, DDS, CSSD, etc.) as appropriate for coordination of patient care and transfer of care; liaison with families and attorneys regarding continuum of care from a person in custody's entrance to exit from our system; work as a consultant for the Metal Health Parole Unit for psychiatric concerns; plans, develops, implements and coordinates new service programs; assigns, oversees and reviews the work of prescribing staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations for prescribing staff; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; serves as an internal, departmental consultant for complex cases at various sites throughout the department;  evaluates patients/clients level of function and supervises staff in development of individualized treatment plans; actively involved in clinical work in a supportive role or as identified by the Chief Mental Health Officer for DOC; potentially assist with medical students, psychiatry resident, and post graduate psychiatric fellows and APRN candidate training;  addresses professional and lay groups; performs related duties as required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice psychology in Connecticut. Any person employed by the State of Connecticut prior to July 1, 1985 with a title in the psychology series of the classified services shall be exempt from the above licensure requirements pursuant to Public Act 613, Section 119(c). For certain positions, the appointing authority may require State licensure.

2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. § 1320a-7b(f).

3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language.

4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.