Job opening: Clinical Psychologist (Specialty Program Coordinator - Resolve)
Salary: $108 245 - 167 336 per year
Published at: Feb 10 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities.
Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.
Functions as a Specialty Program Coordinator for the Resolve Program whose target population are inmates with trauma-related mental illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and personality disorders. Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the specialty treatment program and for coordinating and evaluating all activities within the specialty treatment program. Responsible for the administration, scoring and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures. Plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis. Required to provide clinical direction to treatment specialists. Responsible for reporting data to other professionals, with emphasis on their area of specialty programming. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
- Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.gov
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following: Basic Requirements: Degree: Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required. NOTE: Applicants may have received this degree in either clinical or counseling psychology. AND In addition to the basic requirements, you must have: Education: GS-12 and GS-13: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position. Experience: GS-12 and GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically be in or related to the position to be filled. Some examples of the qualifying experience are: GS-12:
Conducting psychological assessments and preparing reports associated with those assessments of individuals adversely impacted by traumatic life experiences.
Coordinating and scheduling a treatment program activities.
Formulating appropriate treatment programs, referring medical/psychiatric problems to medical services, and assisting in deciding when individuals are to be referred to more appropriate or specialized facilities.
Planning and performing both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis.
Developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the specialty treatment program and for coordinating and evaluating all activities within the specialty treatment program.
Administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures, including objective and projective instruments of personality assessment, intelligence tests, and tests and inventories of interests, aptitude, criminality, and achievement.
Preparing numerous psychological reports such as court ordered study and observation cases, appraisals of changes in attitudes, personality, dynamics and overall level of adjustment resulting from participation in programs or projects.
Training staff in how to recognize and deal with emotional, behavioral, and personality disorders and specifically, the psychological problems targeted by the specialty program.
AND Selective Placement Factor: GS-12 and GS-13: Applicants applying for this position MUST also possess the following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.
Applicants must hold a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico) or the District of Columbia.
NOTE: Applicants must electronically upload a copy of their license at the time you apply to the vacancy announcement. The documentation provided MUST show the expiration date of the license. Failure to provide this documentation will result in loss of consideration for this position. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.
ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.
Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.
If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.
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Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
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- Phone: 972-352-4200
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