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Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections

Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections
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Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections
Salary
$72,998.00 - $110,983.00 Annually
Location
Centre County, PA
Job Type
Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
Department
Department of Corrections
Job Number
CS-20180738-43100
Closing
9/25/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Code
43100
Bargaining Unit
F3
Pay Group
10
Worksite Address
State Correctional Institution at Rockview
Worksite Address
1 Rockview Place
City
Bellefonte
Zip Code
16823
Contact Name
Kimberly Taylor
Contact Phone
717-787-7125
Contact Email
kimbtaylor@pa.gov
+ Description
+ Benefits
+ Questions
THE POSITION
The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Rockview is seeking a highly motivated Licensed Psychologist Manager to join our Psychology Department.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
+ Full-time employment
+ After being hired, you must attend and complete a three-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections Training Academy in Elizabethtown (Lancaster County)
+ Work hours to be determined
+ 37.5 hour work week
+ This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Licensed Psychologist Manager is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of the psychological services program for the institution; coordinating the psychological services program in the institution with other disciplines, developing and writing new policies and procedures for existing programs, chairing the population Psychiatric Review Team, participating as a standing member of the Clinical review Team for suicides and attempted suicides, consulting with psychiatry and medical staff, performing psychological testing and evaluation of inmates and assigning and review the work of subordinate staff.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Qualifications:
+ PA residency currentlywaivedfor this title
+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:One year as a Licensed
Psychologist MH or Psychologist; or one year of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness, mental retardation or behavioral dysfunction.
+ Necessary Special Requirement:Possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology or possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by another state with licensure requirements acceptable to the Board. Applicants with out-of-state licensure must obtain Pennsylvania licensure within one year of employment.
+ Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding licensure, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your license to your application
+ Must be able to perform essential job functions
Legal Requirements:
+ You must pass a background investigation
+ A conditional offer of employment will require a medical examination
Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ?7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, forVeterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION
+ Score valid for this specific posting only
+ Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
+ Provide complete and accurate information or:
+ score may be lower than deserved
+ application processing may be delayed
+ disqualification may result
+ May only testonceunder this announcement
+ Email notice of test results provided
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253
Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.
Work/Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work ? and we want you to enjoy it!
We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.
Career Development
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Other Rewards
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.
Eligibility rules apply.
01
Do you possess at least one year of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness, mental retardation or behavioral dysfunction?
+ Yes
+ No
02
Do you possess a valid license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology or possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by another state with licensure requirements acceptable to the Board?
Applicants with out-of-state licensure must obtain Pennsylvania licensure within one year of employment.
+ Yes
+ No
03
If you answered "yes" to the previous question, you must list your license number, issue date, and expiration date below.
04
You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions.
All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individual who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.
Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training. In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.
If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.
+ Yes
05
WORK BEHAVIOR 1 ? PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Assesses mental, behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders of patients/clients/inmates by observing patients/clients/inmates; reviewing data and information, psychological reports, etc., provided by other professionals and staff; interviewing patients/clients/inmates, family and/or staff to elicit information concerning patients/clients/inmates and administering and interpreting standardized tests of personality, interest, intelligence, achievement and/or risk assessment.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes assessing mental, behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders of patients/clients/inmates by observing patients/clients/inmates; and reviewing data and information, psychological reports, etc. and interviewing patients/clients/inmates, family and/or staff to elicit information concerning patients/clients/inmates and administering and interpreting standardized tests of personality, interest, intelligence, achievement and/or risk assessment.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as interviewing and assessing individuals or administering or interpreting standardized tests or providing feedback to other professionals/individuals.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
06
In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 1. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below.
1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
2. The actual duties you performed related to psychological assessment.
3. Your level of responsibility.
07
WORK BEHAVIOR 2 ? TREATING INDIVIDUALS
Treats patients/clients/inmates/family or staff by utilizing various psychological techniques; selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual and/or group therapy and planning the frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy; collaborating with other professionals/specialists in diagnostic and evaluative multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss diagnosis, etiology, treatment disposition and community re-entry issues; prepares progress notes, psychological reports, treatment plan statements, etc. related to the mental and emotional/behavioral status of patients/clients/inmates/family and/or staff which includes data on diagnosis, risk analysis, level of functioning, prognosis and remediation.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes treating patients/clients/inmates/ family or staff by utilizing various psychological techniques and selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual or group therapy and planning the frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy and collaborating with other professionals/specialists in diagnostic and evaluative multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss diagnosis, etiology, treatment disposition and community re-entry issues and preparing progress notes, psychological reports, treatment plan statements, etc. related to the mental and emotional/behavioral status of patients/clients/inmates/family or staff which includes data on diagnosis, risk analysis, level of functioning, prognosis, and remediation.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes treating individuals or selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual/group therapy or collaborating with other professionals/specialists or preparing progress reports/treatment plans for individuals in a setting where the treatment options are limited to a particular type of treatment/individual.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
08
In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 2. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below.
1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
2. The actual duties you performed related to treating individuals.
3. Your level of responsibility.
09
WORK BEHAVIOR 3 ? PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Implements and/or develops a comprehensive, ethical psychological services program by implementing procedures and work flow for clinical and administrative functions that insure the maintenance of high-quality service to patients/clients/inmates/family or staff; developing experimental designs and/or conducting research in fields of personality development and adjustment, diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment and prevention of mental disorders; evaluating and planning treatment programs for patients/clients/inmates; instructing/training employees in psychological techniques and approaches used in individual therapy, group therapy, behavior modification, testing, etc.; teaching in-service training and out-service programs for psychologists and other professional staff; coordinating the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrating new policies and procedures in existing programs.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above implementing and/or developing a comprehensive, ethical psychological services program that insures the maintenance of high-quality service to patients/clients/inmates/family or staff and developing experimental designs or conducting research in fields of personality development and adjustment, diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment and prevention of mental disorders and evaluating and planning treatment programs for patients/clients/inmates; instructing /training employees in psychological techniques and approaches used in individual therapy, group therapy, behavior modification, testing, etc. and teaching in-service training and out-service programs for psychologists and other professional staff and coordinating the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrating new policies and procedures in existing programs.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above implementing or directing a portion of a psychological services program such as experimental design or conducting research or planning treatment programs or teaching in-service training.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
10
In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 3. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below.
1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
2. The actual duties you performed related to program development.
3. Your level of responsibility.
11
WORK BEHAVIOR 4 ? PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Prepares various comprehensive reports, records, policies and procedures such as manuals to explain overall functioning of a psychology department as it relates to patient/client/inmate care and relationships with other disciplines; records of scheduled work to be performed and work performed such as psychological testing, treatment interviews, case conferences, consultations, etc.; and budget reports for psychological program services to submit to supervisor/superior for incorporation into agency's annual service plan.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above preparing various comprehensive reports, records, policies and procedures such as manuals to explain overall functioning of psychology department as it relates to patient/client/inmate care and relationships with other disciplines and records of scheduled work to be performed and work performed such as psychological testing, treatment interviews, case conferences, consultations, etc. and budget reports for psychological program services to submit to supervisor/superior for incorporation into agency's annual service plan.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as preparing reports or manuals or policies and procedures related to individual care or schedules of work to be performed/work performed or budget reports for psychological programs.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
12
In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 4. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below.
1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
2. The actual duties you performed related to program administration.
3. Your level of responsibility.
13
WORK BEHAVIOR 5 ? PROGRAM EVALUATION
Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and deficiencies to ensure quality services to patients/clients/inmates or staff by interpreting program policies, guidelines, objectives, etc. to patients/clients/inmates or staff in staff conferences, meetings or individually; reviewing written comprehensive reports, summaries, and records on patients'/clients'/inmates' progress or quality assurance reviews submitted by staff against criteria established in treatment planning and by serving on agency-wide or inter-agency committees such as Research, Human Rights, Medical Records, Management Advisory, etc., to discuss and evaluate patient/client/inmate treatment programs.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience performing the work behavior above which includes monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness and deficiencies to ensure quality services to patients/clients/inmates or staff by interpreting program policies, guidelines, objectives, etc. to patients/clients/inmates or staff in staff conferences, meetings or individually and reviewing written comprehensive reports, summaries, and records on patients'/clients'/inmates' progress or quality assurance reviews submitted by staff against criteria established in treatment planning and by serving on agency-wide or inter-agency committees such as Research, Human Rights, Medical Records, Management Advisory, etc., to discuss and evaluate patient/client/inmate treatment programs.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as monitoring program effectiveness or reviewing written reports or records or serving on a committee related to individuals' treatment programs.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
14
In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 5. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below.
1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
2. The actual duties you performed related to program evaluation.
3. Your level of responsibility.
15
WORK BEHAVIOR 6 ? SUPERVISION
Supervises/directs professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff by assigning employees to individual cases to perform diagnostic and therapeutic work with patients/clients/inmates and by reviewing and evaluating work performance of subordinates (psychological assistants, students, interns, psychologists, etc.) in such areas as psychological testing, therapy, charting, program management and supervision; approving leave requests; reviewing grievances and complaints, conducting initial investigation into causes and conditions, discussing issues/findings with employee; resolving complaints or recommending solutions.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. Supervises/directs professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff by assigning employees to individual cases to perform diagnostic and therapeutic work with patients/clients/inmates and by reviewing and evaluating work performance of subordinates (psychological assistants, students, interns, psychologists, etc.) in such areas as psychological testing, therapy, charting, program management and supervision; approving leave requests; reviewing grievances and complaints, conducting initial investigation into causes and conditions, discussing issues/findings with employee; resolving complaints and/or recommending solutions.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as lead work experience with professional staff or supervisory experience with paraprofessional or clerical staff.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
16
In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on Work Behavior 6. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below.
1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
2. The actual duties you performed related to supervision.
3. Your level of responsibility.
Required Question
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Address
613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Website
http://www.employment.pa.gov


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