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Salary: $8,400.00 - $9,377.00
Posted: 03/14/2013

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** Your state application must indicate you are applying for Psychologist Clinical, Correctional Facility position 065-923-9283-006 Please explain your eligibility (i.e. lateral transfer, on a list, etc.).


You must have current certification, list, lateral, or reinstatement eligibility to apply for this vacancy.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief Psychologist, Clinical Support Unit, Mental Health Program, Division of Correctional Health Care Services, the Psychologist, Correctional Facility, Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP) (Clark) is responsible for providing clinical consultation to staff, performing clinical audits, and conducting professional training related to the Developmental Disabilities Program. Significant travel is required with this position. Position is located in Bakersfield

50% Conduct quality review audits of the DDP’s mental health component and the accuracy of test administration and scoring in the institutions both on-site and off-site. Generate audit reports and submit to the institution and mental health leadership identifying areas that need improvement. Work with clinical and support staff and others from institutions and headquarters to develop corrective action plans. Monitor progress in completing corrective action plans and review related proof of practice documentation to remedy deficiencies based upon audit findings while providing overall guidance and consultation to leadership, management and institutional staff regarding DDP issues, policies and procedures.

20% Review the implementation of the DDP quality management process at each institution. Hold entrance and exit conferences with institutional management staff and meet with the institution’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Mental Health and DDP institution psychologist to ensure that all relevant issues are appropriately addressed and documented. Assist executive staff at assigned institutions to assess and improve DDP, and comply with rules, regulations, and court mandates through the use of Local Operating Procedures, professional standards of practice guidelines, rules, regulations, and court mandates. Monitor communications with outside individuals and groups including outside medical and mental health personnel, attorneys, Prison Advocacy Groups, inmates’ families, and the media.
10% Develop and deliver training to institution staff on DDP policies, procedures and clinical assessment and care. Establish continuing education for CDCR Clinical Psychologists on the selected assessment tools and clinical issues related to developmental disabilities and cognitive impairment. Oversee, develop and provide professional staff training related to ethical and best practices in assessment and evaluations.

10% Conduct independent reviews of identified cases, which may involve administration of tests of cognitive and adaptive functioning. Provide consultation to institution staff regarding DDP policies and procedures and also consult with mental health, other personnel. Provide assessment support and consultation to psychologists regarding cognitive assessment, assessment of adaptive functioning and screening/diagnostic procedures that are conducted at the treatment unit level.

05% Prepare policies, procedures, memos, reports, etc. providing information and/or instruction to clinical and non-mental health staff in CDCR and selected out-of-state facilities, and ensure standardization and compliance with laws, rules, regulations, DDP program guidelines, American Psychological Association ethical guidelines, Departmental Operations Manual, and California Code of Regulations. Participate in regularly scheduled DDP teleconferences.

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
Psychologist Clinical, Correctional Facility 065 - 923 - 9283 - 006
Location County
Bakersfield, CA KERN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/13/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Mental Health Program
P. O. Box 588500
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Alicia Aguilar
(916) 691-6733

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