Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200428-6578FP-001

Introduction

The Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) within the Health Services Unit – Behavioral Health Services Division. 

This role supervises the Behavioral Health Services team for the northern region (Osborn CI, Northern CI, Willard Cybulski CI and Carl Robinson CI) and provides clinical and administrative oversight to the Behavioral Health Services team (Supervising Psychologists 1, Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors).  

The position is located in Enfield, CT.  This is a Full Time, forty (40) hour per week position.  The work schedule is, as follows:  Monday - Friday First Shift 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.    This is a Hazardous Duty position with a pension plan and superior benefits.   

In this role you will:

  • Provide region-based clinical and administrative supervision for the behavioral health services units for the Willard-Cybulski, Robinson, Northern and Osborn Correctional Institutions comprised supervising psychologists, clinical social workers and professional counselors.
  • Directly supervise a team of clinical social workers and professional counselors at the Willard-Cybulski and Robinson Correctional institutions as well as provide oversight of the supervising psychologists at Northern and Osborn Correctional Institutions.
  • Participate in the Behavioral Health Leadership team of other regional psychologists and the Director of Behavioral Health Services to insure the provision of comprehensive statewide behavioral health services to those individuals under the supervision of the Department of Correction.
  • Assist the DOC in adapting to evolving state and federal priorities relative to future correctional behavioral health needs, issues, and standard methodologies.
  • Play an integral role in improving the provision of clinical behavioral health services.
  • Help shape long-term vision, strategy, and programs for serving the behavioral health needs of those individuals incarcerated within Connecticut’s jails and prisons.

Selection Plan

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this opportunity.

Questions pertaining to this recruitment, can be sent to patrick.pathammavong@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising a comprehensive psychology or multidisciplinary clinical program with its own services and staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises a comprehensive psychology or multidisciplinary clinical program; provides clinical consultation on complex cases; may design, implement and/or 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 make recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding program policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; addresses professional and lay groups; may direct an intern training program including the selection of candidates and organization of an educational plan; may act as the assistant to the Director of Psychological Services; may represent Director of Psychological Services in his or her absence; 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; knowledge of various clinical services; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and direct training programs; considerable teaching ability; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Doctorate degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and three (3) years of post-doctoral experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience supervising a regional team, including both clinical and administrative responsibilities 
  • Experience serving as a consultant for complex cases
  • Directly schedule, assign and oversee the behavioral health team
  • Experience serving as a point of contact for regional behavioral health matters
  • Experience gathering data and generate reports
  • Serve as the liaison between behavioral health services and regional operational administration
  • Provide feedback to Mental Health/Behavioral Health leadership
  • Serve as the primary contact for implementation clinical programming and services
  • Experience conducting risk assessments, psychological evaluations and evidence-based therapeutic services (individual and/or group psychotherapy)

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 service 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.







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