San Mateo County Health is seeking well-qualified licensed individuals for the position of Psychologist II-Correctional Health Services to provide professional psychodiagnostic, psychotherapeutic, consultant, court reports, conservatorship evaluations, training, and research work in a comprehensive correctional behavioral health program; and may serve as a team leader within regional or program sub-units with a high degree of skill and independence.
There are currently two regular vacancies in Correctional Health Services (CHS) that work in both the Maguire Correctional Facility & Maple Street Correctional Center, both located in Redwood City.
Work collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in planning for care and direction of inmate/patients.
Administer psychological tests or observational procedures, interpret results, and make diagnoses.
Evaluate for conservatorship, prepare psychological evaluation reports for the courts, and provide court testimony as needed.
Collaborate with the Sheriff's Office, Courts, Probation Department, the County hospital and other staff from Correctional Health Services to coordinate and improve the delivery of mental health and chemical dependency services.
Provide training on selected topics for medical, custody staff, and (licensed and unlicensed) mental health staff.
Carry out various treatment work such as individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention and behavior modification.
Provide psychological consultation to students, custody, medical & other mental health staff, as well as personnel of other community agencies
Provide brief case management services and discharge planning Understand and report unusual occurrences to supervisor.
Understand and comply with current Jail and Correctional Health Policy and Procedures.
The ideal candidate will be:
Experienced providing psychological services for an adult inmate population.
Experienced in psychological assessment.
Experienced in developing and approving behavior management plans.
Able to integrate culturally relevant aspects of clinical work into the treatment of patients.
Able to develop and run psychotherapy/psycho educational groups.
An effective member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Experienced working in a locked correctional facility.
Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Psychologist II: California license in Clinical Psychology.
Security Clearance: This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.
Principles, methods, techniques, material, devices used and current developments in the field of specialization.
Standard methods, techniques, materials and devices used in either clinical psychology, community, developmental psychology and psychological research.
Psychotherapeutic factors relevant to emotional, behavioral, learning, social interaction or social systems problems.
Techniques of mental health consultation, psychological research and training.
Various psychological tests available.
Standard methods of test evaluation and test results interpretations.
Approved techniques of therapeutic counseling.
Identify the relevant factors related to emotional, behavioral, learning, social interaction or social systems problems and to select and apply appropriate remedial or consultation techniques and procedures.
Analyze, interpret and apply the principles, methods, techniques, material and devices used in clinical, child, adult, forensic or developmental psychology depending upon the option.
Identify the relevant factors related to emotional, behavioral, learning, social interaction or social systems problems.
Select and apply appropriate remedial or clinical techniques and procedures.
Diagnosis and treatment of emotional, learning and social interaction problems.
Consider applicability of innovative treatment or consultation procedures to work problems and experiment with and evaluate the applicability of innovative treatment or consultation procedures to work problems.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Supervise the work of trainees and junior staff members.
Establish and maintain objectives and cooperative relationships with clients, other professionals and the public.
Speak and write effectively.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Forensic - Two years clinical experience providing mental health services to elements of the criminal or juvenile justice systems.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.org to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
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Final Date for Filing: Continuous
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