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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Salem


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Clinical Psychologist 1 Coffee Creek Correctional Facility – Wilsonville, Oregon Oregon State Penitentiary – Salem, Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections We are hiring multiple Psychologist positions for Salem and Wilsonville. The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. ODOC’s mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior. What you will be doing Your primary duties as a Psychologist with the Department of Corrections will be to provide clinical psychology services in the form of psychological assessment, testing, consultation, and treatment within the limits of the psychologist's expertise in various multi-disciplinary treatment teams. Duties in detail Psychological Assessments Administers, scores, and interprets standardized psychological assessments to evaluate intellectual, personality, and social functioning of adults in custody. Documents psychological assessments in accordance with Health Services and Behavioral Health Services practices. Integrates test results, behavioral observations, and historical data to formulate a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Performs risk assessments as requested and necessary. Performs psychological autopsies as requested and necessary. Provides input into the development of individualized treatment plans, that may include Behavior Intervention Plans, as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. Completes evaluations within specified deadlines. Treatment Services Meets with adults in custody to implement treatment plans consistent with the recommendations of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Conducts individual and group therapy. Consultations Attends clinical management meetings to consult on clinical and service delivery issues. Documents all consultation or direct services provided in the medical record per Health Services Policy and Procedures. Conducts psychological autopsies as required. Attends and participates in in-services training. Provides training to program staff on topics specific to identified clinical topics. Minimum Qualifications A doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited university AND completion of a one-year internship in Clinical Psychology. You must be eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Oregon. General Knowledge of Principles and procedures of basic and applied clinical psychology Theories and principles of psychotherapy, psychopathology, behavior modification, and group processes Theories and principles of normal and abnormal human development Theories and methods of behavioral analysis and assessment American Psychological Association ethics Life span development Requested Skills in Administering, scoring, and interpreting standardized tests of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, personality behaviors, and neuropsychological screening Preparing written reports which contain formal diagnoses and recommendations for treatment Performing group, individual, and family therapy Maintaining client records which includes recording client behaviors and the factors which influence them Communicating orally in order to explain and persuade Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team in developing treatment and behavior modification plans for clients Establish and maintain effective relationships with members of an interdisciplinary treatment team and other agency staff Provide training in assessment, psychotherapy and treatment planning techniques Required A current unrestricted license to practice as a psychologist issued by the Oregon Board of Psychology. Must be legally eligible to work in the US. Only the candidates whose experience most closely matches the qualifications, general knowledge, requested skills, and requirements of this position will be invited to an interview. Working Conditions The work is conducted in adult prisons. Offenders may become physically and verbally abusive and assaults and disturbances may occur. Training in and knowledge of crisis intervention techniques, emergency procedures, and defensive measures is essential. Contact with offenders during treatment, consultation, or supervision may take place with the psychologist out of visual range of security staff. Vigilance and awareness are required to maintain a non-threatening environment to prevent aggressive or high-anxiety offender behavior. May have exposure to chemicals, communicable diseases, radiation, and other hazards inherent within a health care and correctional setting. Requirements for Employment Successful candidates for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer. The Selection Process – We expect to Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills. Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager. There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position. Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal record check and reference check. Benefits The salary range listed above is for non-PERS qualifying applicants. PERS qualifying applicants may be eligible for an adjusted range. The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance – all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute. Additional Information Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice. Veterans’ Preference Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility. Please note – if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied. Questions If you have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter, Kelli Ketchum and reference Req-19279. The fine print: Warning! The system will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process – you cannot save your progress and come back to it later. Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings and the system may be down for several hours. Please plan accordingly. We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, education, and overall professionalism of your application materials. Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents requested in the posting. ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States. This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

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