Supervising Psychologist 2 (Clinical) (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230815-6578FP-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Clinical Supervising Psychologist 2 (PCN 138741) to join our team. This position will oversee our Behavioral Intervention Service (BIS) in the General Psychiatry Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH). Find out more information on this great opportunity below!

  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Work Shift: First shift, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 1000 Silver St, Middletown, CT
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
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  • A healthy work/life balance!
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  • Leads Behavioral Rounds on the unit to address specific patient conduct issues with emphasis upon immediate and timely interventions involving all treatment team members and direct care staff. 
  • Acts as a primary liaison between the Behavioral Intervention Service and unit-based treatment teams to ensure timely consultation and interventions. 
  • Provides supervision of the psychologists and students in the General Psychiatry Division, including Supervisor 1 Psychologist positions and unit Psychologist positions. 
  • Helps develop performance standards and completes staff performance appraisals. 
  • Monitors additional psychological services as they are implemented throughout the division (psychotherapy, behavioral interventions, neuropsychological assessment, problem sexual behavior and other evaluations). 
  • With the Director of Psychology, helps determines psychology’s priorities and plans, and coordinates and supervises program activities
  • Formulates and oversees quality assurance efforts. 
  • Helps develop or assist with the creation of policies, procedures, and standards.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

The Connecticut Valley Hospital boasts a rich history first opening its doors over 150 years ago in 1868. As the State’s public hospital we provide treatment of mental illness and currently comprised of 18 inpatient units over two campuses (Middletown and Hartford). In our operational framework, recovery is defined as a process of restoring or developing a positive and meaningful sense of identity apart from one’s condition and then rebuilding one’s life in the fullest sense. Recovery is an individualized patient-centered approach. Achieving and maintaining an optimal state of health and wellness is integrated in our recovery approach. Individuals acquire and practice life skills that will assist them in their recovery process.

The BIS performs as the primary behavioral management resource to the Connecticut Valley Hospital and Whiting Forensic Hospital treatment teams, and develops behavioral plans hospital-wide. These include both full behavioral treatment interventions and more acute interventions, and direct care staff education in such interventions. Additionally, the Behavioral Intervention Service provides behavioral consultations to DMHAS facilities as requested.

Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
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  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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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;
  • 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 design, implement and/or direct psychological research programs;
  • 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;
    • sources, uses, administration, and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological tests;
    • psychological research design, data analysis and application of results;
  • Knowledge of various clinical services;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to
    • make diagnoses, develop treatment plans and conduct psychotherapy;
    • interface clinical programs with multidiscipline approaches;
    • develop and direct training programs;
    • teach;
  • Supervisory ability.


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


  • Experience in the creation and implementation of Behavioral Plans with the seriously mentally ill. 
  • Experience in the supervision of psychologists.
  • Experience in Psychological Assessment.


  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language.
  • 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.