Psychologist

Recruitment #090122-MDIA01-370400

Introduction

The Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families' (The Delaware Children’s Department) primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse.  Our services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and after care.

We offer desirable career opportunities, attracting and retaining proud and talented employees who are motivated to think of the child first in all that they do.  The Department is the perfect place to kick-start your career!

For more information, please visit https://kids.delaware.gov/.

Summary Statement

This level describes licensed psychology work.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Selects, administers, scores and interprets a wide variety of psychological tests to measure and evaluate intelligence, achievement, personality, interests and other mental characteristics.
     
  • Interviews and observes individuals at play, in group interactions, or other situations to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
     
  • Communicates with public, private and state agencies, community service organizations, courts, schools, police and families in order to develop effective treatment strategies.
     
  • Analyzes information to assess individual problems.
     
  • Evaluates the relevance and importance of psychological theories, concepts and principles.
     
  • Identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops approach to treatment.
     
  • Develops and implements treatment plans, evaluates effectiveness and adapts plans. 
       
  • Engages individuals in assisting in the identification of their emotional problems and in the identification of a variety of interventions to assist in addressing these issues.
  • Provides psychotherapy and other various treatments to individuals, groups and/or families. 
     
  • Conducts psychological practice according to the ethical standards of psychology.
     
  • Writes progress notes and reports regarding test interpretation, evaluation and individual progress.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Psychologist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a doctoral degree in psychology.
  2. Possession of a Delaware Psychologist license or eligibility for a Delaware Psychologist license.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before (01/06/2023) upon filling the vacant position(s).

Conditions of Hire

As a condition of hire, if the applicant does not possess a Delaware Psychologist license, the applicant must agree as a requirement of employment to obtain a Delaware Psychologist license within 6 months.  Contact agency for more details.  Failure to obtain the Delaware license within this timeframe will result in termination of employment.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.