Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Psychologist (Clinical) (40 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #190213-6629FP-001


Are you a Psychologist passionate about making a difference in peoples lives?  Do you want to work in a collaborative environment, providing consultation and training to individuals and families? If so, we are looking for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is currently recruiting for a full-time Psychologist to support the Individual & Family Support Division (IFS) in the North Region. This is a forty (40) hour per week position based out of the East Hartford, CT office.  The schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM, however the selected candidate must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Interested in knowing more about working as a Psychologist at DDS?  Watch this video to get a glimpse into the profound and impactful work being done!


Selection Plan

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application. Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.  

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employee may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings and Non-State employee may be required to provide two (2) recent professional references.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Bailey-Laud at or 203-294-5002.


In a state facility, this class is accountable for performing the full range of psychotherapy or other professional psychological services including diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.


Provides consultation and clinical training for the Individual & Family Support Division (IFS) for individuals living in their own or family homes throughout the North Region, and for individuals residing in Community Companion Homes (CCH). Participates in and coordinates clinical psychology services involving behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research. Assists in stabilizing individual’s behavior; develops plans and conducts training to enhance parent/caregiver’s ability to manage challenging situations at home. Assists families in developing crisis management or safety plans including access to community based programs to maintain status of living at home. This position works collaboratively with other agencies and school districts for evaluation and treatment of individuals and to interface successful existing programs into employment and residential settings. The incumbent works closely with the Regional Eligibility Liaison, conducting redeterminations for eligibility for Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder services for adults and children with ID and/or Autism, utilizing diagnostic test results. The psychologist assists clinically with the oversight of RFP contract for behavioral services for children under 21 with Wheeler Clinic, trains staff and families in recommendation therapeutic interventions. Provides a major role in conducting guardianships for IFS as mandated through the local Probate Courts.


Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology; considerable knowledge and skill in selection, administration, scoring and evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality and diagnostic tests; considerable knowledge of psychological research methodology including experimental design, data analysis and application of findings; knowledge of other psychological disciplines; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to make clinical diagnosis and prognosis and develop treatment plans; considerable ability to conduct psychotherapy; considerable ability to write case histories, discharge summaries and professional reports; ability to coordinate clinical services with comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plans.


A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and one (1) year of post doctoral experience as a psychologist working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.


• Experience working with DD/ID population with both adults and children.
• Background in mental health services.
• Experience in inpatient psychiatry.
• Training and experience in diagnostic and projective testing.
• Thorough knowledge of psychotropic medications.
• Knowledge of positive behavioral planning.
• Bilingual Preferred.
• Must have Psychological Testing Experience.


  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 service shall be exempt from the above licensure requirement 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 American Sign Language.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/ clients or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/clients or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.  If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or

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