Do you find purpose as a clinician supporting under-served populations? We want you to join our team of dedicated professionals providing care to individuals with developmental disabilities!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Psychologist (Clinical) at the North West Center, 195 Alvord Park Road, Torrington, CT 06790. This is a 40-hour per week position with work schedule as follows: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, however, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency. Saturdays and Sundays off!
WHO WE ARE:
We promote the fundamental rights, dignity, and worth of the individuals and families that we serve. DDS psychologists are guided by professional ethics, current research, and legal requirements to ensure the delivery of the best practices in clinical-behavioral services.
The overarching goal is sharing our knowledge about contemporary principles in developmental psychology, mental health treatment, and positive behavioral supports with family caregivers, multidisciplinary teams, and private agencies.
Our contributions help to create a holistic understanding of an individual that informs person-centered planning, fosters community inclusion, and enhances quality of life. Our DDS psychologists come from diverse professional backgrounds including hospital, educational, rehabilitative, and community settings.
We offer competitive benefits which includes health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals.
CORE ASPECTS OF DDS PSYCHOLOGISTS’ ROLES:
Perform casework providing assessment, consultation, psychotherapy, and family support.
Provide professional support through supervision, peer mentoring, staff training and quality reviews.
Support the organization through policy development, team membership, and participation on review boards.
Act as a liaison between departments and professional networks.
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. For questions about this job opening please contact the recruiter Elizabeth Weston at Elizabeth.Weston@ct.gov.
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 Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.
Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Participates in and coordinates clinical psychological services for a complex ward or group of wards or comparable units staffed by psychiatric, nursing or other individual care personnel; provides consultation on difficult cases representing complex intellectual, emotional and/or social problems; engages in diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services; attends staff meetings; coordinates psychological treatment modalities with other disciplines and services; develops and implements new service programs; conducts research and reports findings in a manner suitable for professional publication; consults with community agencies and organizations; conducts training sessions for interns and staff and may participate in training of psychiatric residents; may address lay and professional groups; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
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 individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities.
Considerable interpersonal skills.
Good writing and communications skills.
Computer proficiency (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel).
Clinical psychology experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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.
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).
Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.
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.