The Re-Entry & Sanction Center (RSC) is a component of CSOSA. The RSC is a residential facility that houses offenders/defendants with an extensive history of substance abuse and offenders/defendants who by abusing substances violate the conditions of their release. Offenders/defendants are referred to the program by Community Supervision Officers, Pre-Trial Service Officers; by a CSOSA counselor or supervisor; or by an officer of the court.
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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)
The Supervisory Psychologist (Chief Psychologist) manages and supervises psychological testing program work performed by the team and plays a key role in provision of clinical services to clients with behavioral health diagnoses and is consulted by other program staff on problems related to interpretation of testing data and treatment recommendations. Individually and in collaboration with others, prepares written reports which detail assessment and/or evaluation findings that support the decision rendered. Conducts psychological (forensic or clinical) evaluations of offender/defendants to identify personal, emotional, and mental health disorders; or intellectual deficiencies.
Supervises and trains subordinate clinical staff in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment preparedness of offenders and defendants with behavioral health and co-occurring mental health disorders, and apply treatment modalities and techniques of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, and insight psychotherapy. Serves in the critical role in provision of clinical services to offenders and defendants with behavioral health, mental health, and substance use disorders. Serves as an authoritative source of information in the use and interpretation of psychological tests and provides guidance to other program staff on problems related to interpretation of testing data and treatment recommendations.
Provides clinical supervision and training for licensed psychologists, psychometrists, counselors (licensed or certified), graduate level psychology trainees/interns, practicum students, and consultant psychologists who evaluate the biopsychosocial functioning of the RSC offenders/defendants, and identify mental health disorders.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
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Conditions of Employment
A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-13.
Specialized experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as a Supervisory Psychologist. Specialized experience includes: recognized as an expert in providing clinical services to clients with behavioral health diagnoses, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
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For all specializations except counseling or clinical psychology: Successful completion of the requirements for a bachelor's degree in psychology.
For counseling psychology: Satisfactory completion of two full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology.
For clinical psychology: Successful completion of the requirements for a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
Applicants must submit copies of unofficial transcripts and licenses in order to be further considered for the position.