|Department||DPSCS-MD Reception Diagnostic & Classification Ctr|
|Date Opened||12/19/2018 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/7/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$82,901.00 - $91,107.00|
|HR Analyst||Christopher Langley|
LOCATION OF POSITION
MD Reception Diagnostic & Classification Center
550 E. Madison St. Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Main Purpose of Job
The purpose of this position involves both the primary and clinical supervisory aspects of psychology in corrections. The clinical purpose is to provide psychology services to adult inmates in a correctional facility. Diagnosis and treatment are provided to offenders who are mentally ill, or have a mental disorder, to help diminish the probability of harm to themselves or others. Supervisory aspects include, maintaining standards of practice in all psychological functions, data management, communication skills and program development to maintain professional growth and productivity in all departmental functions.
The Psychologist Correctional may perform the following duties: Directs the program of a psychology services unit in a correctional setting; Plans, organizes, schedules and directs the work of professional and clerical personnel; Coordinates the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrates new policies and procedures into existing programs; Provides direct psychological services in the most complex cases; Conducts group therapy sessions; Administers and interprets psychological tests for selected inmates; Participates in the evaluation of inmates with relation to the diagnosis, treatment and/or guidance indicated for the individuals tested; Directs and collaborates with other professionals carrying out psychological research in a correctional setting; Prepares psychological statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations; Communicates with lay and professional groups to explain the program and to establish better relations with the general public; Keeps abreast of professional literature and attends special conferences and seminars; Performs other related duties as needed.
Education: Possession of a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
Experience: Four years of experience providing psychological services, two years of which must have been in a correctional setting. Two years of the experience must have been after completion of the doctoral degree.
Note: 1. A twelve month internship required for the doctoral degree may be substituted for one year of general experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.