Clinical Neuropsychologist (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230906-6587FP-001


Are you a Licensed Clinical Psychologist looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the public sector? 
If so, read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is hiring for a Clinical Neuropsychologist to help support our agency.  This Neuropsychologist position will provide Neuropsychological assessments to referred patients at Connecticut Valley Hospital as well as help the Behavioral Intervention Service (BIS) create and implement Behavioral Plans between testing cases. 

  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • 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., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees.
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      Position Specifics
      Facility: Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH)
      Unit: General Psychiatry Division (GPD)
      Address: 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457
      Schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week | First shift, Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm
      Position Number: 126571

      In this role, discover the opportunity to:
      • Provides Neuropsychological Assessment services to the patients of Connecticut Valley Hospital.
      • Provides consultation to unit treatment teams regarding the results of these assessments.
      • In conjunction with other Behavioral Intervention Service staff, in this role you will help develop and implement Behavioral Plans throughout the hospital, and monitor the success of these plans.
      • 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 students in the General Psychiatry Division.
      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.

      CVH provides trauma informed, gender responsive treatment that empowers individuals to manage recovery, improve quality of life, and return to the community. Our vision is to promote recovery through collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent treatment in a safe, healthy, and caring environment.

      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.

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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.
      • You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
      • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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      • 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 a state facility, this class is accountable for providing neuropsychological assessment and treatment to clients of the facility or program, as well as consultation to professional staff regarding evaluation, management, and treatment of individuals with suspected or confirmed neurological or neurobehavioral conditions.


      Plans, develops, implements and coordinates neuropsychological services program; determines priorities and plans program work; conducts assessments, treatments, evaluations and consultations on complex assessment cases or those which there may be a neurological, neuropsychological, or neurobehavioral component requiring specialized neuropsychological evaluations; acts as a liaison with clinical teams, psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care providers, and unit staff to convey recommendations and provide education related to specific patient assessment or management needs; may develop and provide individualized and/or group cognitive remediation services; may provide training, education and clinical supervision to program/facility psychologists, interns, and other staff members; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.


      Considerable knowledge of neuropsychological assessment, including choosing and administering procedures and instruments, interpreting and reporting findings, and developing related recommendations and treatment plans; considerable diagnostic knowledge of neurological and neurobehavioral disorders; considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology and the intersection between psychiatric and neurological factors; considerable knowledge of psychological research design, data analysis and application of results; considerable interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and direct training programs; considerable teaching ability; supervisory ability.


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


      • Experience working with clients with severe and persistent mental illness
      • Experience in the creation and implantation of Behavioral Plans.


      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 have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) approved internship, including a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology; or have obtained board certification (or proof of current eligibility for board certification) in Neuropsychology (through the American Board of Professional Psychology/American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP-ABCN) or American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN)).  
      3. 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). 
      4. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language. 
      5. 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.