Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) (40 Hour)

West Region

Recruitment #190805-6578FP-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region- has one (1) current full-time job opportunity for a Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) in the Private Division based out of the Rowland Government Center in Waterbury.

This is a forty (40) hour per week position with work schedule as follows:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
However, must be flexible with approval to meet the needs of individuals and families, including occasional evening and weekend hours.

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.

Selection Plan

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

• Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
• Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

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 Norma Rivera at or 203-294-5104.


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


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.


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.


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


Preference will be given to candidates who:
• have a background in clinical and consulting psychology across the areas of psychiatric diagnostics, psychotropic medications, individual and group psychotherapy, psychometric testing and positive behavior supports;
• possesses training and experience in providing consultation and service coordination for complex cases across the community, residential and hospital settings;
• has experience supervising and collaborating with administrators, fellow supervisors, other clinicians, behavioral service staff, graduate practicum students and private providers.

Preferred skills will include:
• a demonstrable ability for writing and reviewing evaluations on cognitive, adaptive and personality functioning, as well as behavior support documents and crisis management plans.
• Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, DDS e-camris and CORE-CT as this position requires computer skills working with spreadsheets and database systems.

The candidate must be comfortable representing DDS in various capacities (e.g., probate court hearings) and taking a leadership role on multidisciplinary teams and specialized committees (e.g., Utilization Reviews, Regional Forensics).

Also, knowledge of the evaluation process for guardianship, competency to stand trial, and eligibility redetermination will be taken into consideration when selecting a person for this position.


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.



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.