Supervising Psychologist 1 (Clinical) (37.5 Hour)


Recruitment #240222-6630XC-001


Are you a licensed psychologist eager to make a meaningful difference? Become a valued member of our dynamic team and contribute to creating lasting, positive impact!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual for the role of Supervising Psychologist 1 (Clinical) to support our agency.

  • FACILITY: Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
  • TEAM: General Psychiatry Division (GPD)
  • PROGRAM: Acquired Brain Injury Program
  • ADDRESS: 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457
  • SCHEDULE: Full time, 37.5 hours per week | First shift, 8:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday 
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees.
  • Supervise and lead psychologists within the Acquired Brain Injury Program
  • Evaluate individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Work within a multidisciplinary treatment team and provide clinical consultation and diagnostic testing as needed
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy with diverse inpatient population groups
  • Serve as a liaison with outside providers to coordinate client care
DMHAS is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

CVH provides trauma informed gender responsive treatment that empowers individuals to manage recovery, improve quality of life and return to the community.  Our vision is to promote recovery through collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent treatment in a safe, healthy, and caring environment.

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising a major program component or other uses as indicated below.


  • Supervise a major independent clinical psychology program.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and coordinate new service programs.
  • Schedule, assign, oversee, and review the work of staff.
  • Provide staff training and assistance.
  • Conduct performance evaluations.
  • Determine priorities and plan program work.
  • Establish and maintain program procedures.
  • Develop or make recommendations for the development of policies and standards.
  • Act as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding program policies and procedures.
  • Select and administer a variety of objective and projective psychodiagnostic tests.
  • Evaluate individuals' level of function and supervise staff in the development of individualized treatment plans.
  • Provide consultation on complex cases.
  • Address professional and lay groups.
  • May design, implement, and direct psychological research programs.
  • Perform related duties as required.  For more information, click here.


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


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


  • Experience supervising psychologists
  • Psychological assessment experience
  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury / Acquired Brain Injury


  • 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.
  • 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 the American Sign Language.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.



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


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.