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PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES CHIEF

Regional Director of Mental Health Services

Recruitment #18-002148-0002

Introduction

This is a MANAGEMENT SERVICES position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Correctional Institution- Women

7943 Brock Bridge Road

Jessup, Maryland 20794

             AND

Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center

300 E Madison Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Regional Mental Health Supervisor for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) in a geographical region. As such the incumbent is responsible for directing coordinating and integrating psychology services within each correctional institution located within the region. This includes the regional Correctional Mental Health Unit (if applicable) located in the region. This involves program development, diagnostic assessment, clinical consultation, and audit functions. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for administrative supervision as well as clinical supervision of the psychologists in the region.

POSITION DUTIES

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

·   Direct and coordinate all psychology activities of the mental health program within the DPSCS region.

·   Collect and review institutional monthly statistical reports to determine the status of the region’s mental health program activities.  This includes: ensuring that the reports are timely; assessing workload of each clinician; ensuring the accurateness of the information provided; and ensuring that the duties required of each clinician are being performed satisfactorily.

·   Oversees peer reviews and/or audits of performance of mental health personnel within the region. 

·   Consults with other program directors and managers or officials of agencies outside the Department on policies, plans, goals of the mental health program, and needs of the inmate population.

·   Provide advice consultation to the Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services

  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  ·   Provides direct supervision to all licensed psychologist and psychology associates where necessary in the region.  This includes resolving conflicts with regional mental health personnel when and where necessary; and ensuring adequate mental health clinical coverage in the region.

 ·   Recommend appropriate personnel actions to the Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services regarding regional psychology staff.

  ·   Liaise with institutional personnel offices in ensuring that: all efforts are being made to fill vacant psychology positions within the region; all Performance Evaluations Plans for regional psychology staff are timely and adequately completed; all position descriptions adequately reflect the duties for positions in the region’s institutions.

  

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  ·   Maintains a caseload of mental health patients for whom evaluation, risk assessment, and treatment are provided.  

  ·   Resolves any complex diagnostic questions arising within the region.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited college or university in a program acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Candidates must be licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000

Towson, MD 21286

Attn: T. Johnson

For more information, please call 410-339-4214.