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Posted: 01/29/2013

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*** Your state application must indicate you are applying for Senior Psychologist Specialist, Correctional Facility position 065-923-9287-020. Please explain your eligibility (i.e. lateral transfer, on a list, etc.) BR>
You must have current certification, list, lateral, or reinstatement eligibility to apply for this vacancy. This position is limited term through 6/30/2013.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief Psychologist, CF the Senior Psychologist, CF, Specialist, will assist in the implementation and coordination of the Department's mental health quality management program. Extensive travel is associated with this position.

20% Provide assistance to the Chief, Quality Management in the development of quality management audit tools and reports. Consult with institution clinical and management staff as well as the Chief, Quality Management and other headquarters management staff to ensure consistency and standardization is maintained Statewide for the implementation of policies and for the statewide quality management priorities. Maintain liaison with community and governmental agencies which regulate psychology and Quality Improvement standards; and maintain network with community and governmental agencies regarding the changes within psychology to ensure changes are recorded as appropriate within the Department’s policies and procedures.

10% Conduct research related to identified quality improvement efforts. Utilize research results to assist the Chief, Quality Management in the development of improved Statewide standards and procedures. Provide technical assistance on mental health services to institutions through providing training, phone consultation with institutional clinical and management staff, by onsite consultation and by keeping headquarters management staff apprised of the status of institutional programs.

10% Assist the Chief, Quality Management in representing mental health in the design and implementation statewide information technology solutions. Provide clinical subject matter expertise to IT for the development of electronic health record, scheduling systems, and other relevant applications for mental health. Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge of: Principles, techniques, and trends in psychology with particular reference to normal and disordered behavior, human development, motivation, personality, learning, individual differences, adaptation, and social interaction; methods for the assessment and modification of human behavior; forensic psychology; characteristics and social aspects of mental and developmental disabilities; research methodology and program evaluation; institutional and social process, group dynamics; functions of psychologists in various mental health services; current trends in the field of mental health; professional training; and community organization and allied professional services.

Ability to: Provide professional consultation; teach and participate in professional training; recognize situations requiring the creative application of technical skills; develop and evaluate creative approaches to the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental disabilities, to the conduct of research, and to the development and direction of a psychology program; plan, organize, and conduct research, data analysis, and program evaluation; conduct the more difficult assessment and psychological treatment procedures; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; and communicate effectively.

Special Personal Characteristics

Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; scientific and professional integrity; emotional stability; patience; alertness; tact; and keenness of observation.
Special Physical Characteristics

Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well- being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates. Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Benefits information can be found on the CalHR website,, and the CalPERS website, .

In order to apply and be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a completed Standard State Application Form (Std. 678) available at , under “My Profile.”

All methods of appointment may be considered. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be invited for an interview.

This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during this posting.
* Through June 30, 2013, full-time employees’ monthly pay will be reduced by 4.62% in exchange for eight (8) hours of leave. Part-time employees shall be subject to the pay reduction on a pro-rated basis consistent with their time base.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Senior Psycholoigst, Specialist Correctional Facility 065 - 923 - 9287 - 020
Location County
Elk Grove, California SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/22/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Mental Health Program
P. O. Box 4038
Sacramento 95812-4038
Julia Rodden
(916) 691-0346

Special Requirements:
Must be Licensed in California

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