Clinical Neuropsychologist (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230920-6587FP-001


Have you obtained board certification in Neuropsychology or completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology?  If so, we invite you to take this opportunity to join our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center- Hospital – South Campus, seeks a qualified individual for the position of Clinical Neuropsychologist to join our team in Middletown, CT.


Position Highlights:

  • Full-time
  • 40 Hours/week
  • 1st Shift
  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with one night 10:30 am – 7:00 pm (subject to change depending on operational needs)

In your role as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Manage an individual case load of 2-4 youth conducting both individual and family therapy in addition to conducting psychological assessments and associate report writing;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Take advantage of professional growth and development opportunities;
  • Make a difference in the public sector;
  • Work together with a collaborative team environment;

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Paid time off – including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities.
  • A healthy work-life balance!
  • 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.
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.

DCF Mission Statement:

Caring, healing and teaching -partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities. 


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.

About the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center – South Campus:

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.


Solnit – 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 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.


The campus includes: Four coed hospital units, three female adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility cottages (PRTF), two schools, an indoor pool, playgrounds, ball field, two gyms, recreation rooms, and outdoor picnic area.

Selection Plan

To Apply:

  • 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.
  • These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion, and merit employment rules.  Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements.  Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applications may be considered.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting.  Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

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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.


  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.