Psychology Opportunities – Washington (222 views)

The Department of Corrections Health Services Division is seeking highly motivated and qualified individual(s) for the position(s) of Psychologist 4. We have opportunities at several facilities throughout Washington State. These are full-time positions.

The licensed Psychologist 4 provides mental health services for severally mentally ill incarcerated populations presenting risk for suicide and/or significant self-injury, violence, or dangerousness towards others. The Psychologist 4 will provide and supervise mental health assessments, evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment for mentally ill incarcerated individual for: crisis stabilization, acute care, or Mental Health care in line with the offender’s treatment plan of care. The Psychologist 4 also directs, coordinates, and provides expert level supervision for staff in the delivery of Mental Health Services. 

Duties include:

  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring performance standards, policies, and procedures to ensure cross unit standardization and quality control for Psychological services provided.
  • Treatment includes administrative and Unit Therapeutic programs, which may occur in a residential therapeutic living unit and/or in Restrictive Housing. 
  • Supervises doctoral level psychologists in an institution, directs and coordinates work of psychologists with that of other institution service programs.
  • Serves as psychological consultant to Clinical Director, Superintendent and medical staff on problems involving psychological services.
  • Plans, executes, and participates in treatment programs.
  • Serves as consultant to diagnostic, intake, treatment, and disposition staff.
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy to patients.

Required Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in Psychology from an accredited school or department of Psychology whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), AND possession of a current license to practice psychology in the state of Washington.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three years of Postdoctoral Psychology experience, including one year of experience in forensic psychology.