Washington State DSHS Psychologist 4 in McNeil Island, Washington


Join a team leading the way in sex offender treatment!

We are seeking a talented psychologist to provide treatment planning, progress reviews, group and individual treatment, and training consultation at our Special Commitment Center for civilly committed adult sexual offenders.

Work with a close team of approximately 20 clinicians and psychologists where professional development, implementing treatment programs, developing curriculum, and training modules is a high priority.

As a specialist in psychology and mental health in an adult sex offender forensic treatment setting, you will provide psychological services including treatment planning, progress reviews, group and individual treatment, training, consultation and program development to one or more assigned program areas and serve as the clinical lead on an interdisciplinary team. You will also provide clinical and administration supervision for psychology associates delivering treatment. This position involves providing testimony in deposition and court proceedings.

With great support from a dedicated and experienced clinical management team and the organization, you will:

  • Supervise psychological associates, to include case review and consultation, review documentation for timelines and quality, approval of leave, counseling, training and performance evaluations.
  • Direct therapeutic intervention and documentation: Co-facilitate at least one sex offense specific group and provide individual therapy as approved by the Clinical Director based on best practices in the field; Organize, analyze, initiate (or update) and complete all progress notes, treatment plans and other assigned reports.
  • Provide case management services holding monthly meetings with assigned residents to review residential and treatment needs and progress.
  • Provide treatment planning and progress reviews; author annual treatment plans and bi-annual treatment plan updates for all assigned residents, by reviewing records, staff consultation and meeting with residents, treatment plans specifically address dynamic risk factors for sexual offending and clinical and residential interventions.
  • Provide direct consultation with residential staff, program area managers, medical staff forensic evaluators and other SCC staff regarding resident's residential and clinical needs and treatment progress.
  • Prepare for and attend various professional meetings that include weekly clinical team supervision, weekly lead psychological group supervision, professional development meetings, and weekly treatment team meetings. A unique program Led by seasoned and respected professionals, our treatment design integrates clinical, vocational, therapeutic recreation, education and security throughout all phases of treatment toward the ultimate goal of successful reintegration. Our clinical members take pride in knowing their work safeguards the public, while providing clients with opportunities to demonstrate meaningful change through participation in sex offender treatment.

What we're looking for

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology Ph.D. or Psy.D. and licensed or pursuing licensure in Washington.
  • 1 year of experience working with adult sex offender in a forensic, mental health or correctional setting.
  • Respond well to supervision and peer review atmosphere.
  • Possess in-depth understanding of and working knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy and sexual offender specific treatment outlined by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).
  • Knowledgeable of the principles of psychology, standardized psychological instruments, and research methods.
  • Experience facilitating treatment groups and individual therapy.
  • Experience developing case formulations and conceptualizations.
  • Experience writing treatment plans from case formulations.
  • A curiosity in human behavior and why individuals engage in acts of sexual and other violence.
  • Ideal candidates will also have experience or formal training in group facilitation, as well as sex offender treatment.
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate flexibility, show initiative and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. To be considered for this opportunity, please send your Curriculum Vitae to the Recruiter David Ozment at david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov. If you have questions about job 08109, please contact David Ozment at david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov or (360) 725-5843.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-08109

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $74,963.00 - $98,376.00 Annually

Location: Pierce County - McNeil Island, WA