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PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE 2

  • 501733
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is hiring passionate and dedicated individuals looking to make a difference. We provide direct patient care and individualized treatment with the belief that all individuals can live a life filled with meaning and purpose. The Hospital operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

 

*The Arizona State Hospital is currently offering a $2,500 hiring incentive for this position. 

 

PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE 2

Arizona State Hospital

Job Location:

Address:  501 N. 24th Street  Phoenix, AZ 85008

Posting Details:

Salary: $49,000 

Grade: 19

Job Summary:

The Psychology Associate II will be performing individual and group therapy with adults males who have sexually offended, participating in resident treatment groups, screening, interviewing, needs assessment, evaluating/recording data, risk assessment, emergency intervention, case presentation and staffing, developing treatment plans, identifying needs, setting goals and objectives, and designing programs. The Psychology Associate II will also be involved in writing progress notes, reviewing evaluation reports/treatment summaries and recommends change for resident placement. The position will participate in committees which will be involved in classification decisions and summarizing work activities.

Job Duties:

What will I be doing in this job?

− Provides psychosexual treatment and counseling (individual and groups), and conducts
psychological evaluations/risk assessments.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates resident programs and provides accurate
documentation.
− Participates in clinical treatment planning for residents and develops/maintains psychological
program resident files that include treatment plans, progress notes, reports, and case
summaries.
− Conducts research in areas of mental health, sex offender treatment, recidivism, psychology
and special needs of resident population.
− Provide case study and reviews and presents to members of the psychology staff.
− Works with professionals from outside agencies in joint treatment efforts.
− Promotes cooperation and dialogue with faculty departments/staff through committee
meetings, staffing, special activities, and consultation.
− Develop, implement, and participates in professional development activities, including in-
service training to program staff.
− Involved in conferences and professional organizational activities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

What does this job require?

− Knowledge of techniques and procedures for psychological counseling and therapy:
comprehensive knowledge of psychological screening, testing and evaluations.
− Knowledge of contemporary thoughts and trends in psychology, sociology and mental
health.
− Knowledge of research methods and techniques to include data analysis and
psychological measurements.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean
methodologies.
− Skilled in providing psychological treatment and counseling to individuals and groups.
− Skilled in oral and written communication
− Experience in case management, interpersonal relations, and report writing.
− Ability to work effectively with and consult with a multidisciplinary team.
− Ability to provide timely documentation for assessment and treatment activities.
− Administer, score and interpret a variety of psychological tests accurately and effectively.
− Write summaries and reports of professional quality, perform counseling and therapy
services with individuals and groups.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal
opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment
that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have:
− Licensed as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Professional Counselor
(LPC) by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) preferred but not
required.
− Experience working with individuals with sex offender history also preferred.
− Knowledge and proficiency in the use and interpretation of Penile Plethysmography (PPG)
testing also preferred, but not required.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Master's degree or two years full-time graduate work toward a doctoral degree in psychology,
educational psychology, counseling psychology or other recognized area of psychology and
possess directly related work experience.

- Must be at least 21 years old.

- Must possess a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issues pursuant to A.R.S.41-1758.07
or must apply for a level one fingerprint clearance card within seven working days after
beginning employment.

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

 

*$2,500 Psychology Associate 2 Hiring Incentive Details:
-$500 after 90 days of continuous employment
-$500 after 6 months of continuous employment
-$1,500 after 1 year of continuous employment

Retirement:

To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.