Behavioral Health Services / Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center
Location: 2500 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
Unit: ACPTC - Clinical
Salary Range: $46,932 – $80,150
Issue Date: October 01, 2012
Apply By: Open Until Filled
THE POSITION: The Psychologist 3 provides psychological services to civilly committed sexual offenders in the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC), including annual evaluations required for the courts and clinical evaluations to assist in planning treatment services. The Psychologist 3 may serve as Clinical Director of ACPTC at the discretion of the Psychology Administrator. The Psychologist 3 must have specialized knowledge regarding the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders and be able to qualify in court as an expert witness regarding these topics. The Psychologist 3 also may conduct psychological examinations and provide other clinical and consultation services regarding patients at the Arizona State Hospital, as needed by the hospital and psychology department. The Psychologist 3 is responsible for consulting with the multidisciplinary team regarding diagnoses, psychopathology, personality characteristics, and treatment services for sexual offenders and psychiatric patients. Clinical supervision and training for clinical staff members, interns, graduate students may also be provided by the Psychologist 3.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (KSAs): Comprehensive knowledge of psychopathology, disorders of sexual deviance, personality development, psychological assessment, psychological testing, sexual offense and violence risk assessment, psychotherapy, behavior management programs, ethical and legal standards related to professional practice in psychology, clinical program design and development, specialty standards for forensic psychological practice, neuropsychological functioning and assessment methods, the Joint Commission, Medicare and State Licensure standards and requirements; hospital policies and procedures; patient rights and clinical supervisory methods. Skills include administering, scoring and interpreting psychological tests, clinical assessment, diagnosing, report writing, treating sexual offenders and psychiatric patients, consulting with attorneys and multidisciplinary staff members, and providing court testimony. Ability to plan, implement, and administer a psychology program; to lead professional staff; to formulate policy and procedures; to provide consultation and program leadership; to teach and participate in professional training of staff; to conduct difficult assessments and treatment procedures. Required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary.
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTORS: Requires a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited university, licensure as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, four years of post-doctoral professional experience in psychology, and professional experience with persons diagnosed with disorders of sexual deviance and serious mental illness.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.azstatejobs.gov, click “Search for Jobs”, type keyword DHS in the search field and self-nominate for the position(s) of interest. The Human Resources Office will only accept resumes that have been entered into this website; resumes sent directly by mail or e-mail to Human Resources will not be accepted.
Arizona Department of Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a tobacco-free campus.
ADHS supports a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
*Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). ASRS enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.*Comprehensive benefits package includes 12 days sick leave, 12 days vacation, and 10 holidays per year; health and dental insurance; retirement plan; life insurance; and long-term disability insurance, short-term disability, deferred compensation, and supplemental life insurance. *All newly-hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program. *Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.