This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate of pay and will be reflected in each paycheck. It is anticipated that this temporary stipend will be available through June 30, 2022.
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.
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
− Participates in clinical treatment planning for residents and develops/maintains psychological
program resident files that include treatment plans, progress notes, reports, and case
− 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.
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
− Knowledge of research methods and techniques to include data analysis and
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean
− 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.
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
− 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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.