Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Psychologist 1 (Clinical) (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #211105-6630XC-001

Introduction

If you are you interested in a career that you are passionate about and receive personal fulfillment while making a difference, the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center is looking for you to be a part of their team! 

At the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, we treat our youth and each other with dignity and respect. It is in this relational, cultural and gender-sensitive surrounding that our therapeutic milieu is based. Interdisciplinary teams develop, implement and continually assess individualized treatment plans.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a talented and qualified individual for a Supervising Psychologist 1 position.  This position is full-time, first shift Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm with one late night (10pm-7am) based on the needs of the family located in the Hospital.

The Albert J. Solnit Children's Center – South Campus is a state-administered Psychiatric facility for Connecticut’s children who are under the age of eighteen, located on a 67-acre campus overlooking the alluring Connecticut River in Middletown, CT. The center provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with severe mental illness and related behavior and emotional problems who cannot be safely assessed or treated in a less restrictive setting.

Mission and Beliefs:

Our mission statement is Caring, Healing and Teaching -Partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities. We are widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.

We believe that:

  • Children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders can lead productive and satisfying lives.   
  • Children, youth and their families have the right and responsibility to participate in their treatment.   
  • No child will be refused treatment based on their ability to pay for services.    
  • Our services work best when integrated with community care.  

The campus includes:

Four coed hospital units, Three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages, Two Schools, Indoor pool, Playground, Ball Field, Two gyms, Recreation Rooms, Outdoor Picnic area.

The ideal candidate:

Ability and willingness to contribute to other areas of facility function: example provide training, participate in committees.

What’s in it for You – Leading Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage; 
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; 
  • Ability to serve the citizens of Connecticut;
  • A healthy work life balance to all employees.  

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact by serving your state!


Selection Plan

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.  

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and specify their qualifications on their application. Please ensure that your application is complete as you will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application into the JobAps system.  

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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.   

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.   

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.     

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Julie Barker, at Julie.Barker@ct.gov.

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:  

  • Experience providing psychological assessment and treatment services to adolescents with complex psychiatric profiles.
  • Experience providing case management services in collaboration with systems of care.
  • Experience implementing evidenced based practices.
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience providing clinical consultation and collaboration in a multidisciplinary context.
  • Experience supervising psychology staff.
  • Experience presenting on relevant clinical topics.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

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.







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