STATE OF CONNECTICUT EXECUTIVE BRANCH JOBS

Psychologist (Clinical) (37.5 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #230907-6629XJ-001

Introduction



Are you a Licensed 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 four (4) individuals for the role of Psychologist (Clinical) to support our agency. 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
  • 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
      Address: 1000 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457
      Schedule: Full time, 37.5 hours per week | First shift, Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm

      Please see position assignments below:
      PCN  Unit 
       126697  Battell 4 North is an acute general psychiatric treatment unit with a maximum census of twenty-two patients.  The unit provides psychiatric treatment and stabilization to men living with severe and persistent mental illness, with the goal of discharge to the community in the most integrated setting possible.
       126107 Battell 2 South is an acute general psychiatric treatment unit with a maximum census of twenty-two patients.  The unit provides psychiatric treatment and stabilization for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness, with the goal of discharge to the community in the most integrated setting possible.
       25454  Woodward 1 North is a geriatric psychiatry unit with a maximum census of fifteen patients.  The unit serves an aging patient population suffering from severe and chronic mental illness, as well as patients with complex medical and nursing needs.  The goal of treatment is psychiatric stabilization with the goal of living in an appropriately supportive community setting with the least restrictions possible.    
       25303 Battell 2 North is an acute general psychiatric treatment unit with a maximum census of twenty-two patients.  The unit provides psychiatric treatment and stabilization for individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness, with the goal of discharge to the community in the most integrated setting possible.

      Discover the opportunity to:
      • Be a part of a comprehensive team of caring professionals;
      • Provide support to an agency that is passionate about improving the lives of those we serve;
      • Assist our clients and employees so they can achieve success;
      • Make a difference in the public sector; and
      • Work together in a collaborative team environment.
      OUR MISSION
      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.

      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.
      • 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.
      • 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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
      • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
      Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
      • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
      • 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.
      • 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
      • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
      • Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
      Connect With Us:
      • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.
      • Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Pamela Rochette via email at Pamela.Rochette@ct.gov.

      PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

      In a state facility, this class is accountable for performing the full range of psychotherapy or other professional psychological services including diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.

      EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

      Participates in and coordinates clinical psychological services for a complex ward or group of wards or comparable units staffed by psychiatric, nursing or other individual care personnel; provides consultation on difficult cases representing complex intellectual, emotional and/or social problems; engages in diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services; attends staff meetings; coordinates psychological treatment modalities with other disciplines and services; develops and implements new service programs; conducts research and reports findings in a manner suitable for professional publication; consults with community agencies and organizations; conducts training sessions for interns and staff and may participate in training of psychiatric residents; may address lay and professional groups; performs related duties as required.

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

      Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology; considerable knowledge and skill in selection, administration, scoring and evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality and diagnostic tests; considerable knowledge of psychological research methodology including experimental design, data analysis and application of findings; knowledge of other psychological disciplines; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to make clinical diagnosis and prognosis and develop treatment plans; considerable ability to conduct psychotherapy; considerable ability to write case histories, discharge summaries and professional reports; ability to coordinate clinical services with comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plans.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

      A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and one (1) year of post-doctoral experience as a psychologist working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

      • Experience working with clients with severe and persistent mental illness. 
      • Experience in Psychological Assessment. 
      • Experience in the creation and implementation of Behavioral Plans.
      • Experience working independently. 

      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 service shall be exempt from the above licensure requirement 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 American Sign Language.
      4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

      WORKING CONDITIONS

      Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

      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.



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