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  • Full Time
  • Olympia

Website waDSHS WA State Department of Social and Health Services

DSHS provides support to 2.8 WA citizens.

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Psychologist 4 to join our healthcare team at the WA State Special Commitment Center (SCC). SCC provides clients with high-quality healthcare and reentry services that reduce recidivism. Our clinical psychologists Ph.D./PsyD address treatment issues to help residents work toward lowering their risk to re-offend.

Whether you are an experienced psychologist looking for career growth and leadership in your field; or have the education, but not the license to practice, this unique job can provide what you need to achieve your career goals. While in training, you will gain the skills and abilities that you need to serve as a Treatment Team Lead and provide the opportunity to begin supervising clinicians, both administratively and clinically. During the 12-month training period, you become familiarized with the SCC organization and an evolving treatment program that focuses on evidence-based practices, research-based interventions, and approaches.

Once your State of WA license has been obtained and after successful completion of formal training, as a Treatment Team Lead you will have the opportunity to:

  • Facilitate sex offense-specific groups and provide individual therapy based on best-established practices in the field
  • Provide direct consultation with residential staff, forensic staff, program area managers, medical staff and other SCC staff who may provide necessary information for the treatment of residents
  • Provide case management services
  • Direct therapeutic intervention and documentation
  • Supervise the clinical and administrative duties of psychology associates
  • Review treatment planning and progress reports
  • Give consultation regarding treatment progress to forensic evaluators
  • Provide expert testimony or participate in depositions as requested by courts and attorneys

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited school or department of psychology
  • At least two years of post-doctoral psychology experience
  • License eligible for the State of Washington or possession of a license to practice psychology in the State of Washington
  • Experience providing treatment to clients/patients in a forensic, mental health or correctional setting
  • Ability and desire to provide clinical leadership and direction to clinical staff and interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of cognitive-behavioral therapy and sex offender specific treatment outlined by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

If the Chief of Resident Treatment elects to hire at the Psychologist 3 level, the yearly salary range is $59724-$78348 until the in-training plan is completed and goal class of Psychologist 4 is achieved.

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