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DSHS DDA Field Services Psychologist

at State of Washington

Pay: $75000 to $101115/year
$75000 - $101115
Posted: 11/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2427394

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Overall Job Objective


DSHS Field Services Psychologist
DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Region 2, King County is seeking a Psychologist to join a tight-knit and dynamic team of professionals whose mission is ensuring that DDA clients have the supports they need to live healthy, safe and inclusive lives in our community.
You will be our subject matter expert in psychology, positive behavioral supports, differential diagnosis, clinical problem solving and clinical and psychometric assessment. Additionally, you will assist in developing and maintaining resources that address emergent and chronic needs of DDA clients who experience cognitive or intellectual disabilities along with challenging behavior and/or mental illness.
As the Field Services Psychologist, you will coordinate efforts with other Administration staff, employees of contracted agencies and professional and lay staff of community resources, such as behavioral health providers, hospital staff, primary care physicians, psychiatrists and law enforcement personnel in efforts to respond to emergencies.
Some of what you will do

  • Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and develop Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP), review Cross System Crisis Plans (CSCP), coordinate with Intake and Eligibility to review psychological assessments
  • Provide consultation and training to Supported Living Agencies and Case Resource Managers to review existing FBA/PBSP's, Exception to Policy and Restrictive Procedure requests per DSHS policy requirements
  • Consult with DDA staff, care providers, on prevention and intervention for individuals with complex and serious behavior issues
  • Collaborate with state and local hospitals and mental health providers in treatment planning, PBSP development CSCP development and discharge planning
  • Understand and interpret the DSHS and DDA mission, program policies and procedures, Washington Administrative Code and others to staff, clients, families, service providers and other interested groups
  • Participate in regional and or statewide workgroups and task forces as assigned, involving planning, policy development, system development or other clinically-related administrate policy areas

What we are looking for

Professionals who possess a Ph.D. in Psychology, who are currently licensed to practice psychology in Washington State and who have 7 years' experience working with clients who experience intellectual or cognitive disabilities

  • Advanced clinical techniques of psychiatric diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and current research findings regarding the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behaviors and mental illness in persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Working knowledge of treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Experience with positive behavior support principles and treatment strategies for individuals with mental illness and/or challenging behaviors
  • Techniques for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of individual treatment plans
  • Principles and methods of advanced management, including strategic planning

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Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. 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 and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services 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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