The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - Currently has one (1) full-time job opportunity for a Supervising Psychologist 1 (Clinical) based in East Hartford.
This is a forty (40) hour per week position with work schedule as follows:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.
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.
•Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice psychology in Connecticut.
•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.
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 professional references.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov or 860/456-6394.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising a major program component or other uses as indicated below.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises a major independent clinical psychology program; plans, develops, implements and coordinates new service programs; may design, implement and 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 makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding program policies and procedures; selects and administers a variety of objective and projective psychodiagnostic tests; evaluates individuals level of function and supervises staff in development of individualized treatment plans; provides consultation on complex cases; addresses professional and lay groups; 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; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and direct training programs; teaching ability; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and two (2) years of postdoctoral experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.
• 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.
• 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.
• Preference will also be given to a candidate who possesses training and experience in providing consultation and service coordination for complex cases across the community, residential and hospital settings.
• Preference will be given to candidate who have experience supervising and collaborating with administrators, fellow supervisors, other clinicians, behavioral service staff, graduate practicum students and private providers.
Preference will be given to candidates with clinical psychology experience working with individuals who are dually diagnosed.
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 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.
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.
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.