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The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC), has an exciting opportunity for a Supervising Psychologist at Bridgeport Correctional Center.
The CT DOC shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
This role within the correctional setting provides a range of clinical, administrative and supervisory functions to persons in custody.
In this role you will have the opportunity to work within a clinically rich setting. Responsibilities include:
- clinical supervision;
- clinical team leadership; and
- a range of clinical functions including psychological testing, individual psychotherapy and behavior management as well as providing clinical consultative services within the facility for complex cases.
Additional opportunities to engage in collaborative care planning with external support services and research driven programming, are also encouraged and available available.
Supervising psychologists at the Bridgeport Correctional Center work within a dynamic, fast-paced, multidisciplinary team comprised of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and APRNs, as well as medical personnel and custody staff, all sharing the common goal of providing high quality, service oriented care to incarcerated men.
This is a full-time position, 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday at the Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport.
What we can offer you
The State of Connecticut employees participate in a comprehensive benefits plan including:
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
- Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits
- Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits
- A challenging yet rewarding experience
The State puts an emphasis on:
- Providing limitless opportunities;
- Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
- Performing meaningful work; and
- Encouraging a healthy work life balance.
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• In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
• The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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Important Information After You Apply
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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, 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.
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.
- Experience working in a correctional and/or forensic treatment environment.
- Experience working with crisis behavior management.
- Experience working with character pathology or personality disorders.
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.