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Chief of Psychology (Central)- Monroe

Company: State of Washington
Location: Monroe
Posted on: September 12, 2020

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Salary $10,044.00 - $10,809.00 Monthly$120,528.00 - $129,708.00 Annually

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Chief of Psychologist (Central)

Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)

Monroe, WA

Join the team at the Department of Corrections to make a real difference in the lives of others and to find personal fulfillment in your role. At the DOC, we are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic leader for the critical role Chief of Psychologist (Central) at the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) located in Monroe, WA.

The Chief of Psychologist clinically supervises a group of dynamic mental health professionals in providing ethical and humane services to individuals assigned to MCC. The incumbent ensures those services are rooted in current, evidence based practices provided by qualified professionals based on individualized treatment plans. This leadership role establishes and maintains the standards for mental health services set forth by the DOC Health Services so as to carry out its mission,"To provide necessary, comprehensive, quality health services and to promote wellness in preparation for return to the community", by influencing front line staff in promoting mental health stability and increased functioning for mentally ill patients.

At the DOC, not only are we focused on the future of public safety, but also your future with us as a member of the team. Providing you with a generous benefits package to support you and your family, the DOC strives to support you and remain conscious of work-life balance and employee career paths.

The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is a 2400 bed male all-custody level facility located 30 miles northeast of Seattle. The complex consists of four units; the original "reformatory", a large mental health inpatient treatment unit, a sex offender treatment unit and a minimum custody unit that also houses community corrections violators, much like a jail. Monroe is considered the hub of medical and psychiatric care for DOC. It is located close to the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. MCC provides care for the sickest and most complicated patients in our system.

Apply today to join a team that is excited to provide fantastic service to our population and cause real change in the community!

Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. Duties The Chief of Psychology provides leadership and clinical supervision of the Department of Corrections (DOC} Supervising Psychologists at Monroe Corrections Center (MCC), This position has responsibly for contributing In the establishment and performance monitoring of standards of practice for the mental health staff at MCC. The work will be done in collaboration with the HSM1 and Prison administration. This position may provide direct patient care to mentally Ill patients In DOC.

This position will also provide for Quality Assurance for Mental Health Services statewide. This will include developing a process for routine surveys of work. The surveys will focus on not only the quality of documentation but of direct service delivery such as group therapy.

Some of the job duties include:

Provide professional consultation regarding the development of clinical guidelines for the supervision of mental health staff, distinguishing expectations for differing levels of staff. This will include both administrative and clinical supervision.

Ensure the Clinical Oversight process are In compliance with CQIP

On-board and train newly hired or contracted psychologists.

Ensure that clinical practice meet with the expectations of DOC, to Include utilizing established treatment practices in both Individual and groups therapy modalities.

Develop methodology to evaluate the quality of group therapy services provided throughout DOC. Implement reviews of both outpatient and residential treatment groups for quality assurance purposes.

Conduct Psychological Autopsies as needed in response to deaths by suicide within the prison setting. Produce reports to assist In the Identification of any patterns or system concerns that could reduce future suicides.

Qualifications Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited school or department of Psychology whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Valid unblemished unencumbered license to practice psychology in the State of Washington (or the ability to obtain prior to employment).

Strong interpersonal skills, experience in directing Mental Health operations, strategic and operations planning, strong systems/program design skills.

Knowledgeable about statutory and case law, and standards related to forensic psychology.

Familiar with the most current literature in psychology and skilled with methods of evidence based research as applied to the practice of psychology.

Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of individuals across all DOC divisions, as well as with external stakeholders.

Desired: five years of Postdoctoral Psychology experience, including one year of experience in forensic psychology and experience clinically supervising other Mental Health professionals. Supplemental Information 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov .

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.

We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.

Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.

This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:  Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.

Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.

Promote inclusiveness.

Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email wendy.vandel@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 407-5742.

For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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