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Psychological Associate (A) 
Job Announcement Code: 0401423

County(ies):
Dane , Winnebago
Classification Title(s)/JAC:
  Job Working Title(s): 
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE (A) - 0401423
  Psychological Associate
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting salary is $45,033 per year (full time) plus excellent benefits. Applicants who have a doctoral degree in Psychology or a related field shall receive an additional add-on of $5,854 per year (full time). An additional amount up to $2,250 may also be added at the discretion of the employer. This position is in pay schedule/range 12-08. A six-month probationary period is required. This position is represented by the Professional Social Services bargaining unit.
Special Qualifications:
Positions in this classification require individuals to possess, at a minimum, a Master's degree in an appropriate, recognized field of psychology from an accredited institution.
Contact:
Dylan Eory, Human Resources Specialist, (608) 266-3027 (Voice), (888) 701-1251 (TextNet), dylan.eory@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Social Services
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
Open

Join a team of Psychologist professionals in a challenging and rewarding position with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services! Licensed Psychologists and Doctoral level Psychological Associates are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications are continuously accepted for full-time positions within The Division of Long Term Care (DLTC). The positions are located at Central Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled (CWC) Madison (County 13), Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI) Winnebago (County 71), and Wisconsin Resource Center (WRC) Winnebago (County 71). An automatic pay progression structure is in place for Psychological Associates such that after a total of twelve (12) months in pay status the Associate (A) is moved to the (B) level and receives an increase in pay. Psychological Associates advance to the Psychologist-Licensed classification level and receive a pay increase subsequent to obtaining and providing appropriate documentation of their Wisconsin Psychologist License. NOTE: Vacancies may or may not be available at the time of your application.

Job Duties:   Psychologists: Provide direct services to offenders such as psychological consultation services to institution/facility/school administration, designated review committees, consulting psychiatrists and other institution/facility and field staff involved in planning the total program of a given offender (e.g., medical, education, security, recreation and probation and parole staff); provide staff development and training; participate in clinical supervision and training to maintain, develop and refine clinical skills; participate in clinical research as directed.

Psychological Associates: You will receive professional direction from a licensed psychologist while performing the duties listed above. For those interested, The Department of Health Services provides required supervision for post doctorate licensing. Doctorate level Psychological Associates may provide clinical supervision to students in professional psychology.

Psychologists - Licensed: In addition to the duties listed above, you will provide clinical supervision to interns in professional psychology; assist in providing clinical supervision to unlicensed staff seeking licensure in Wisconsin; determine offender's needs under Chapter 55 and 880 of the Wisconsin Statutes; arrange for voluntary transfers to approved treatment facilities under Chapter 51; provide expert testimony in court as defined under Wisconsin Statutes. Provide on-call emergency services as assigned. Court required assessments of patients committed or in the process of commitment under Chapter 980 may also be required.

Special Notes:   Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of psychology subject matter areas, including psychology of personality, developmental psychology, psychopathology, psychophysiology, learning, perception, motivation, thinking, emotion and interpersonal relationships - and knowledge of these general areas as they apply to understanding and rehabilitating criminal behavior. Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of clinical psychology; theory and techniques of measurement, testing and psychological assessment; principles and practices of psychological diagnosis; theory and practice of psychological consultation; methods of scientific inquiry and research, including research design, statistical analysis and the preparation of research reports; skill in analyzing and integrating assessment information and communicating such in written psychological reports.

A WELL QUALIFIED CANDIDATE will have, at minimum, a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. However, candidates who at minimum have completed or are within 4 months of completing an internship as part of American Psychology Association (APA) accredited doctorate program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology are also highly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:   Apply online! Click (A) "Log In to Apply" at the bottom of this announcement. Open your "job cart" and follow all the instructions to accomplish this process from the comfort of your home.

When applying online, you will be required to create or open your current WISCJobs Job Cart. You will complete a 21 question credential review/exam. Be sure to "Save Answer" and upon completion, "Finalize" your exam. Your Job Cart will reflect that you have completed your exam.

Questions regarding the application process or information on how to apply off-line (if unable to apply on-line) may be directed to Dylan Eory at (608) 266-3026 or e-mail Dylan at dylan.eory@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Eligibility for a Psychologist - Licensed position will be determined based on a review of your materials according to the Wisconsin Psychology Examining Board and current licensure. Eligible candidates will be placed on a register for twelve months and will be invited to participate in interviews for vacant positions as they occur in areas of the state where the candidate has expressed a desire to work.