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CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  PSYCHOLOGIST-CLINICAL, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Salary: $4,813.00 - $6,967.00
Posted: 02/09/2013

Job Description:

POSITION IS SUBJECT TO GOVERNOR'S OFFICE APPROVAL.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IN THE AREA OF THE APPLICATION WHERE YOU ENTER THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. (FOR EXAMPLE, ENTER REINSTATEMENT, LATERAL TRANSFER, LIST ELIGIBILITY, ETC.). IN ADDITION, IF YOUR ELIGIBILITY IS THE RESULT OF COMPETING IN AN EXAMINATION, YOU MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR EXAMINATION RESULTS INDICATING YOUR OFFICIAL SCORE WITH YOUR APPLICATION/RESUME. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION MAY RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.

INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT QUALIFY FOR LICENSURE BY THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY OR WHO ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SECURING THIS LICENSE MAY BE APPOINTED , BUT MUST SECURE A VALID LICENSE WITHIN THREE YEARS OF AN APPOINTMENT OR THE EMPLOYMENT SHALL BE TERMINATED.

DUTY STATEMENT

Class Title: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, Correctional Facility
Program Assignment: IBTM/SBTP
Position No: 110-180-9283-xxx
Effective Date:
Working Hours: Monday-Friday 8 hours
Location: Stockton Training Center

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

As an interdisciplinary team member, under direction of a Senior Psychologist, in the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), performs assignments in clinical psychology which involve the evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and case planning, and delivery of clinical and programmatic services to youth. This includes day-to-day involvement with case management, program development and evaluation, clinical research, professional training, coaching and consultation. The Psychologist is expected to work collaboratively with various classifications on the development and implementation of the Integrated Behavior Treatment Model (IBTM) and Sexual Behavior Treatment Program (SBTP). The Psychologist is also expected to maintain order and supervise the conduct of youth and protect and maintain the safety of persons and property. Travel to the facilities and DJJ Headquarters is expected.

The IBTM/SBTP Psychologist utilizes skills consistent with the IBTM in order to effectively provide consultation and coaching to direct care staff regarding strategies in providing programming to youth. The Psychologist is expected to be well versed in cognitive behavioral treatment theory and practice as well as the treatment of youth who sexually abuse either through prior education or additional training. The Psychologist is also expected to be knowledgeable in area of strength-based approaches, positive reinforcement strategies, motivational interviewing and case planning.

TYPICAL TASKS:

40% Program Development and Training: Assist in the development, implementation and fidelity of the IBTM and SBTP which involves participation in workgroups and administrative meetings. Participate in trainings for identified IBTM interventions and programs. Participate in trainings related to the treatment of youth who sexually abuse. Provide training to facility, mental health and other DJJ staff regarding IBTM and SBTP principles, curriculum and interventions.

30% Compliance and Quality Assurance: Participate in activities related to quality management and peer review. Assist in the implementation of the SBTP and IBTM Quality Assurance procedures including participation in workgroups and administrative meetings. Conducts regular monitoring activities to ensure compliance with IBTM and SBTP mandates as well as conducts IBTM and SBTP group observations.

15% Program Services/Coaching/Mentoring/Support: Coach and mentor staff to advance competence, fidelity and functionality of assessments, interventions, Behavior Management System and the SBTP curriculum. This may include co-leading groups with other interdisciplinary team members and participation in interdisciplinary team meetings, consultations, case conferences, and case planning.

15% Administrative Duties: Assists the SBTP Coordinator with administrative duties related to the oversight and monitoring of the SBTP. This may include completion of documents for outside agencies and stakeholders regarding legal requirements of Juvenile Sex Offenders and participation in legal hearings.

ALL HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO HIRING FREEZE AND/OR BUDGET APPROVAL

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Clinical Psychologist, Correctional Facility 110 - 180 - 9283 - xxx
Location County
7650 South Newcastle Road, Stockton, CA 95213 SAN JOAQUIN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/23/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Operational Support Unit
1600 K Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Carolyn Hairston
(916) 327-5694
Carolyn.Hairston@cdcr.ca.gov

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