Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Department (Clinical) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200610-6628FP-001


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Are you interested in a career where you can make a difference and do what you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment?  Do you bring experience providing psychological assessments and clinical treatment services to children, adolescents and/or transition-age youth with complex psychiatric profiles and their families?  Are you an experienced case manager collaborating with community systems of care, implementing evidence-based practices and working as a part of a multidisciplinary clinical team? If you are that candidate, then the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center is looking for you to be a part of their team.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCFseeks a qualified individual for a Postdoctoral Fellow (Clinical) position #44832. This is a full-time, Monday through Friday, forty (40) hours per week position in the Sachem/Passaic unit with primary coverage on the Passaic unit. *New State Employees start at minimum salary range.

The Albert J. SolnitChildren's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus at 915 River Road, Middletown, CT 06457.  The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting.  The south campus consists of four coed hospital units and three female adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility cottages (PRTF). The Solnit Center facilities support our dedication to helping youth improve their individual and social competencies.

The State of Connecticut offers a hybrid retirement plan where new employees may elect to participate in the State Employees Retirement System which provides a retirement benefit, including retiree health insurance.  Paid time off is also offered, including 12 pro-rated paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals.

Selection Plan

Please include a resume within the "resume tab" of your application.

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In State facilities, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders or participating in other psychological services involving diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.


Selects and administers diagnostic tests to patients/clients with psychopathological manifestations; analyzes results of tests and develops treatment plans; conducts individual and group psychotherapy, family counseling and community consultations under supervision; makes recommendations for transfer, discharge and follow up activities; participates in development, implementation and coordination of new service programs; conducts psychological research; writes professional reports; may assist in supervision of psychology interns; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology with a general knowledge of other psychological disciplines; considerable knowledge of selection, administration, scoring and evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality and diagnostic tests; knowledge of psychological research techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to make psychological diagnosis and prognosis; ability to conduct psychotherapy; ability to provide consultation and training services; ability to write case histories, discharge summaries and professional reports; ability to relate experimental data to treatment modalities.


Applicants must have graduated from an educational program approved by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists with consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Generally, this will be interpreted as possession of a doctorate degree in psychology from a college or university program which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or as otherwise determined by the Board and the Commissioner. Applicants possessing degrees from other than APA accredited programs must first gain acceptance from the Department of Public Health.


A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology as indicated above and completion of a one (1) year clinical internship.


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


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

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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.