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PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE, DOCTORATE

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #18-000465-0005

Introduction

THIS IS A  FULL-TIME INTERNAL CONTRACTUAL RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO SPRING GROVE HOSPITAL CENTER EMPLOYEES ONLY.

Spring Grove Hospital Center is the largest psychiatric hospital operated by the State of Maryland, with 377 beds. We are located in Catonsville, previously named by Money Magazine as one the best places to live! Convenient to DC, Baltimore and BWI airport, our 180-acre wooded campus feels more like a college setting. Our mission is to provide quality mental health services to patients from across the State.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive health benefits package, 11 paid holidays and 6 personal days annually, pension and retirement savings plans, training opportunities, free onsite parking and much more!

Spring Grove Hospital Center does not discriminate on the basis of immigration status, citizenship status, or national origin.

Join our team and be a part of the change!

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Spring Grove Hospital Center, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Psychology Associate, Doctorate is the nonlicensed, doctoral level of work rendering psychological services to residents, patients or clients. The main purpose of this position is to provide forensic psychological services, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist to a potentially violent population of forensic patients at a 24/7 inpatient facility. These services are provided to the mentally ill on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. This position performs a variety of forensic evaluations (under the supervision of a licensed psychologist),including competency to stand trial criminal responsibility, risk evaluations and psychosexual evaluations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    Possession of a doctoral degree in psychology as defined by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations, 18-101 (g).  A copy of your transcript must be attached to the application. 

Experience:  One year of supervised experience rendering direct psychological services, providing psychological assessments, and evaluating the delivery of psychological services.

NOTE:

1. A twelve month full-time or twenty-four month half-time internship in rendering psychological services may be substituted for the required year of experience, provided that the internship is a requirement for the doctoral degree in Psychology.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS IS A  FULL-TIME INTERNAL CONTRACTUAL RECRUITMENT LIMITED TO SPRING GROVE HOSPITAL CENTER EMPLOYEES ONLY. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations, 18-301 (b4), the Psychology Associate, Doctorate is required at the time of hire to apply jointly with the supervising Psychologist to the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for an exemption from licensure. The exemption must be received within six months of submitting the application.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Candidates may be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job related functions.

2. The employee must become licensed as a psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists within three years of appointment to a position in the Psychology Associate, Doctorate classification.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.