The Adobe Mountain School is a secure care juvenile correctional facility for the custody, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of committed youth. The Adobe Mountain School is fully accredited as a public education agency or school district, and is located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Phoenix.
*Plus 20% Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend (Reflected in each paycheck, for the remainder of the current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2022)
15 % Critical Services Pay (Temporary payment which can be discontinued at any time)
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is searching for a Psychology Associate 2 candidate who is committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona's youth. An individual who is ready for a rewarding career providing individual, group, and family counseling; assisting in the development of individual treatment plans; and evaluating high risk/ suicidal youth. This is a great opportunity for individuals with a Masters Degree working toward obtaining their Doctorate. Opportunity in gaining professional experience and education while working in the correctional environment. By joining the ADJC team, you will have the unique opportunity to work with like-minded professionals who are dedicated to rehabilitating Arizona's youth.
Providing individual, group, and family counseling sessions
Evaluating high risk/ suicidal youth to determine the potential for self-injury or injury to others
Administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests
Attending team and/or board meetings to make recommendations regarding the release of a youth
Assisting in the development of individual treatment plans
Making unit research recommendations
Perform other duties as assigned
-Psychological testing in the areas of administration, scoring, interpretation and report writing
-Methods, techniques, and procedures of psychological counseling and therapy
-Research methods and statistics
-Written and verbal communication
-Case management and interpersonal relations
-Computer operation, and software to include the Microsoft Office and Google Suites
-Establishing and maintaining professional work relationships
-Write effective summaries and reports
-Comply with Federal, State and Agency rules and regulations
-Work closely with adjudicated youth in a secure institutional setting
-Manage stressful situations
-Drive on state business
-Work in a correctional environment
Master's Degree required and current, active Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) license must be current and active to engage in the practice of behavioral health in the State of Arizona (See Arizona Revised Statute §32-3271-4) AZBBHE licensure is a condition of continued employment.
Completed course work for Doctorate Program including completion of practicum hours in behavioral health
Preferred candidate will have one or more of the following:
-Two years specialty treatment experience with juveniles or young adults in one or more of the following: Substance Abuse Treatment, Sexual Behavior, Mental Health, Severe Conduct Disorder
* Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE) license must be current and active to engage in the practice of behavioral health in the State of Arizona (See Arizona Revised Statute §32-3271-4) AZBBHE licensure is a condition of continued employment.
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current valid Arizona-issued driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
The selected candidate is required to successfully complete the following:
2.Comprehensive Background Investigation
Arizona residency is required for this position.
Current State of Arizona employees: In order to be considered for this position, it requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by no formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and an overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation.
As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
-Paid vacation leave
-10 paid holidays per year
-Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits
-Competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance plans
Additional benefits include:
-Available 24/7 Telemedicine
-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses
-Long-Term Disability which pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings
-Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings
-Health Impact Program: Earn up to $200 annually by participating in free preventative health screenings, immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes, and physical activities
-Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 12 free mental health counseling sessions per year, and available 24/7 support for work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
This position participates in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).
CORP Tier 3 is a Defined Contribution, 401 (a) retirement plan
-Employer matches contributions
-Contributions are made on a pre-taxed basis
-Employees can choose investments that suit their goals and risk tolerance
-Employees are fully vested after 3 years of service
Attention current State of Arizona employees: Please contact our Human Resources Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, please visit our website at: https://adjc.az.gov/.
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.