You must have current certification list or reinstatement eligibility to apply for this vacancy. Priority consideration will be given to SROA/Surplus employees. Clearly indicate your eligibility on your application.
A permanent, full time Senior Psychologist Specialist vacancy exists in the Mental Health Department at California State Prison–Sacramento (located in Folsom).
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Once a significant candidate pool is established, applications will be reviewed, and the most competitive candidates will be interviewed.
In a correctional setting, the Senior Psychologist Specialist consults with medical, social work, rehabilitation, education, nursing, custody, and other personnel regarding program planning and evaluation and the development of direct and indirect services; with medical and other clinical consultation as necessary, carries project responsibilities; interprets the objectives and procedures of the program to other health facility personnel, members of the public, and other agencies and organizations; may perform operational and systems research studies of program effectiveness; develops and maintains working relationships with other facility units and with other agencies and organizations and may work with community groups and agencies to develop supportive resources; prepares progress, financial, and other statistical and narrative reports on the project; participates in training programs for Clinical Psychology Interns, Psychiatric Technicians, Psychiatric Residents, other student staff, and volunteers, and may develop seminars in psychology; maintains familiarity with professional development and research; may write articles for presentation or publication; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others, or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
***Through July 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. The above salary does not reflect this reduction.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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