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Psychologist 4 - WSP (Walla Walla, WA)

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2568357
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Psychologist 4
Washington State Penitentiary (WSP)
Walla Walla, WA

 
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Psychologist 4 at the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) located in Walla Walla, WA.
 
Walla Walla is known for its world-class wineries. With more than 100 wineries representing a wide range of varieties, it doesn't take long to see why. It is also known for its agriculture producing wheat, asparagus, strawberries and the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onion. For more information visit, www.wallawalla.org.


Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) is a 2000 bed facility for high and medium custody men. It is located just outside the city, farms and vineyards of Walla Walla.  Four separate facilities exist within the institution, each of which houses a different custody level of offender. WSP is currently engaged in major facility construction; replacing old facilities with newer high custody housing units. WSP has just opened a new stand-alone health care building with inpatient and outpatient medical and mental health care and a six chair dental operatory.

Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.

Duties

  • Supervises doctoral level psychologists in an institution, directs and coordinates work of psychologists with that of other institution service programs.
  • Serves as psychological consultant to Clinical Director, Superintendent and medical staff on problems involving psychological services.
  • Plans, executes, and participates in treatment programs.
  • Serves as consultant to diagnostic, intake, treatment, and disposition staff.
  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy to patients.
  • Does psychodiagnostic testing of patients and employees.
  • Participates in training and education of institution staff in psychological field.

Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in Psychology from an accredited school or department of Psychology whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and possession of a current license to practice psychology in the state of Washington.
Each employee is expected to maintain and adhere to the continuing education requirements for the applicable professional credential.
Each employee must adhere to legislation and/or law changes that may affect current licensure and/or registration requirements. 
Desired: Three years of Postdoctoral Psychology experience, including one year of experience in forensic psychology.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
 
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:
 
  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will 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 position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
 
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
 
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 
 
 
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email wendy.vandel@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 407-5742. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.