This is practitioner level professional work providing psychological services at a Commonwealth facility.
An employee in this job performs independent and specialized work in clinical, vocational, rehabilitation, educational, habilitation, forensic or research areas of a psychological services program. Work includes selecting appropriate psychological tests; testing, interpreting and diagnosing an individual's psychological service's needs; collaborating with psychiatric or medical services staff; planning, developing, implementing and coordinating individuals' psychological treatment programs, consultations, clinical services and individual and group therapies with multidisciplinary staff; evaluating individual progress; and adjusting psychological treatment plans. Work may also include testifying as an expert witness in legal proceedings, signing official documents, such as recertification of care and redetermination of individual financial competency; and serving as coordinator of a multidisciplinary treatment team with responsibility to oversee development of comprehensive treatment plans for individuals. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level licensed psychologist or program administrator and is subject to review through consultation and evaluation of work performed.
Possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology.
This is professional, supervisory, and administrative work in the field of psychology within the Department of Corrections.
An employee in this job manages a psychological services program at a State Correctional Institution, or in a central office setting assists with the overall administration of the Department's psychological services programs. At a State Correctional Institution, work involves supervising a psychological services staff of technical and licensed personnel; evaluating the effectiveness of inmate psychological services; and developing and integrating psychological services policies and procedures. In a central office organization, employees are responsible for assisting with the review, development, and implementation of the Department's mental health policies and procedures; conducting operational compliance audits of the psychological services programs at State Correctional Institutions; and providing training and clinical direction to the psychologists, counselors, and other unit staff members at corrections facilities throughout the state. Work is performed under the general direction of a Deputy Corrections Superintendent, Licensed Psychologist Director, or another administrative superior; and is subject to
review through consultation, written reports, and evaluations of program effectiveness.
Minimum Experience & Training:
One year as a Licensed Psychologist MH or Psychologist;
One year of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness, mental retardation, or behavioral dysfunction.
Possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology
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.
This is technical work in the field of psychological services at a state correctional institution or facility.
An employee in this class applies psychological principles, practices and services to assist inmates in achieving correctional diagnostic, classification and treatment goals. Work involves the application of principles, methodologies, and technical skills within special fields such as vocational counseling and guidance, measurement, and evaluation, research or clinical psychology. The work also involves administering, scoring and interpreting objective and projective tests for which the employee has appropriate training; selecting and using instruments of psychological measurement; preparing preliminary inmate psychological profiles/reports; participating in inmate psychological interviews; performing psychological evaluations of inmates; and preparing preliminary reports of recommendations and findings. Work is performed under the direct and close supervision of a licensed psychologist or administrative superior and is evaluated for effectiveness of methodology, technique, completeness, accuracy, adherence to established psychological practices and standards, and achievement of inmate treatment and rehabilitation goals.
Minimum Experience & Training:
A Master's degree in psychology or a closely related field, which includes fifteen graduate level credits in psychology, counseling, educational counseling, rehabilitation, human development, learning, or motivation.
**Online Exam MUST be completed and a passing score received before you are eligible to apply for an open position.
This is professional level work in the field of psychological services at a state correctional institution or facility.
An employee in this class performs professional level work in the application of psychological principles, practices, and services to inmates in achieving correctional diagnostic, classification, and treatment goals. Work involves the independent selection, administration and interpretation of a wide range of projective and objective psychological tests; providing individual and group counseling and psychotherapy; developing and implementing inmate psychological treatment plans and strategies; and serving as a member of institutional multi-disciplinary treatment committees. Employees in this class independently prepare inmate psychological profiles, reports, and evaluations for treatment, though they may be subject to co-signature by a licensed psychologist or administrative superior. An employee exercises independent initiative and judgment under the general supervision of a licensed psychologist or administrative superior. Work may involve assisting in the supervision of technical level psychological services personnel. Work is evaluated for effectiveness of methodology, technique, completeness, accuracy, adherence to established psychological practices and standards, and achievement of inmate treatment and rehabilitation program goals.
Minimum Experience & Training:
Two years as a Psychological Services Associate Corrections;
A Master's degree in psychology or a closely related field which includes fifteen graduate level credits in psychology: and two years of experience in the field of psychology under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist.