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Chief of Psychologist (Central)
Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.'
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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
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
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.
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
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