Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200909-6578FP-001


The Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) seeks an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) within the Health Services Unit – Behavioral Health Services Division.  

This position directly reports to, and receives direction from the Director of Behavioral Health Services and/or other employees of a higher grade as necessary. This role supervises the Behavioral Health Services team for the western and southern region Garner CI, New Haven CC and Bridgeport CC and provides clinical and administrative oversight to the Behavioral Health Services team (Supervising Psychologists 1, Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors).  

The position is located in Newtown, CT.  This is a full-time, forty (40) hour per week position.  The work schedule is, as follows:   Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.    This is a Hazardous Duty position.                                                                                                     
In this role you will:

  • Supervise a regional behavioral health team, including both clinical and administrative responsibilities.
  • Directly schedule, assign and oversee the behavioral health team at one of the regions correctional institutions.
  • Serve as the point of contact for regional behavioral health matters, including serving as consultant for complex cases.
  • Serve as the liaison between behavioral health services and regional operational administration.
  • Serve as the primary contact for implementation clinical programming and services.
  • Conduct risk assessments, psychological evaluations and evidence-based therapeutic services (individual and/or group psychotherapy).
  • Gather data and generate reports connected to the provision of behavioral health services for the identified region and provide feedback to Mental Health/Behavioral Health leadership.
  • Serve as the point of accountability for the provision of behavioral health services for the identified region of correctional institutions.

Selection Plan

Please ensure your application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.  Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the Department of Correction, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent). 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Erica McGuinness at


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.


Experience with Correctional behavioral health supervision and experience with the provision of behavioral health services within a correctional setting is highly preferred.


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.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.