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Psychology Associate - SCCC HS

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/15/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2585378

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Psychology Associate – Non Permanent
Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)-Health Services
This position is open until filled, with a first review date of applications received through 7:59 AM on November 15, 2019.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position.

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Psychology Associate – Non Permanent at Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) - Health Services.
SCCC is a 1,936-bed multi-custody facility located five miles west of Aberdeen, on the southern Washington Coast. There are seven living units for medium and minimum long-term custody offenders and an intensive management unit for maximum-custody offenders. SCCC was Washington State's first tobacco-free facility for both staff and offenders.
Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.


Provide diagnostic and treatment services to incarcerated offenders within the Department of Corrections. Complete clinical examinations, gather data, summarize information in written documentation, formulate diagnosis using the most current Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM), and develop a therapeutic treatment plan; perform review and summary of information from the inmates' central file for specialized psychological reports; provide appropriate psychological intervention; initiate referrals to and consults other health care staff and may serve as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.


Master's 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 one year supervised work experience providing direct psychological services in a mental health facility or like agency.
Master or Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy, behavioral sciences, mental health counseling, or social work from an accredited graduate school whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and two years supervised work experience providing direct psychological services in a mental health facility or like agency.
Must obtain status as an Agency Affiliated Counselor through the Washington Department of Health or possess a Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Social Worker license from the State of Washington.
Desired: Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited school or department of psychology.
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.

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  • 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.
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees work with offenders 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.
  • 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 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.
 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 men and women 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 diversity, 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 or call us at (360) 537-2201. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.