ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”
PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE II
Arizona State Hospital
Location: 501 N 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008
COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is hiring passionate and dedicated individuals looking to make a difference. We provide direct patient care and individualized treatment with the belief that all individuals can live a life filled with meaning and purpose. The Hospital operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program where eligible employees can receive up to $200 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.
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The Psychology Associate II will be performing individual and group therapy with adults males who have sexually offended, participating in resident treatment groups, screening, interviewing, needs assessment, evaluating/recording data, risk assessment, emergency intervention, case presentation and staffing, developing treatment plans, identifying needs, setting goals and objectives, and designing programs. The Psychology Associate II will also be involved in writing progress notes, reviewing evaluation reports/treatment summaries and recommends change for resident placement. The position will participate in committees which will be involved in classification decisions and summarizing work activities.
What will I be doing in this job?
− Provides psychosexual treatment and counseling (individual and groups), and conducts psychological evaluations/risk assessments.
− Develops, implements, and evaluates resident programs and provides accurate documentation.
− Participates in clinical treatment planning for residents and develops/maintains psychological program resident files that include treatment plans, progress notes, reports, and case summaries.
− Conducts research in areas of mental health, sex offender treatment, recidivism, psychology and special needs of resident population.
− Provide case study and reviews and presents to members of the psychology staff.
− Works with professionals from outside agencies in joint treatment efforts.
− Promotes cooperation and dialogue with faculty departments/staff through committee meetings, staffing, special activities, and consultation.
− Develop, implement, and participates in professional development activities, including in- service training to program staff.
− Involved in conferences and professional organizational activities.
What does this job require?
− Knowledge of techniques and procedures for psychological counseling and therapy: comprehensive knowledge of psychological screening, testing and evaluations
− Knowledge of contemporary thoughts and trends in psychology, sociology and mental health.
− Knowledge of research methods and techniques to include data analysis and psychological measurements.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
− Skilled in providing psychological treatment and counseling to individuals and groups.
− Skilled in oral and written communication
− Experience in case management, interpersonal relations, and report writing.
− Ability to work effectively with and consult with a multidisciplinary team.
− Ability to provide timely documentation for assessment and treatment activities.
− Administer, score and interpret a variety of psychological tests accurately and effectively.
− Write summaries and reports of professional quality, perform counseling and therapy services with individuals and groups.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
The ideal candidate will have:
− Licensed as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) preferred but not required.
− Experience working with individuals with sex offender history also preferred.
− Knowledge and proficiency in the use and interpretation of Penile Plethysmography (PPG) testing also preferred, but not required.
Licenses and Certifications?
- Master's degree or two years full-time graduate work toward a doctoral degree in psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology or other recognized area of psychology and possess directly related work experience.
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issues pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07 or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after beginning employment.
Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10- 207.12).
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The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
- Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program
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Provide evidence-based, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed care to the individuals receiving care in order to facilitate their successful transition to the least restrictive alternative possible.
Quality, Compassion, and Excellence in the Provision of Care.
To promote, protect and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.
Health and Wellness for all Arizonians
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
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