Job: Supervising Psychologist - Correctional Health (Open)

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Job Title:Supervising Psychologist - Correctional Health (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 01/30/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$48.48 - $60.59 Hourly
$3,878.40 - $4,847.20 Biweekly
$8,403.20 - $10,502.27 Monthly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 24, 2018 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be January 30, 2018.

The Health System is seeking a Supervising Psychologist - Correctional Health to supervise a team of mental health clinicians and assist in coordinating the professional training and work of graduate psychology interns; participate in program planning and administration; and provide diagnostic and therapeutic psychological services in a comprehensive mental health program.

The current vacancy is in the Maguire Correctional Facility located in Redwood City.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Experience as a supervisor of mental health staff;
  • Demonstrated ability in providing clinical mental health services to an adult inmate population with serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders of serious mental illness and chemical dependency;
  • Successful participation in program planning and development;
  • Experience working in an adult correctional environment;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships;
  • Experience working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team and inmate population; and
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Licensure/Certification: Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of California.

Security Clearance: This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.

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 four years of professional post-doctoral experience as a Psychologist.

Knowledge of:  Current community mental health concepts, principles, and procedures; principles, methods, techniques, materials and devices used in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, community psychology, or psychological research; psychotherapeutic factors relevant to emotional, behavioral, learning, social interaction, or social system problems; various methods used in individual and group therapies for children, adults, and families; standard methods of test evaluation and test results interpretation; and principles and practices of supervision and training.

Skill/Ability to:  Supervise, train, and evaluate psychology interns; recognize the training needs of psychology graduate interns and develop a training program to address those needs; recognize the service needs of a public community mental health program and develop a graduate psychology training program to address those needs; analyze, interpret and apply the principles, methods, techniques, materials, and devices used in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, community psychology, or psychological research; establish and maintain objective working relationships with clients, other professionals and the public; identify the relevant factors related to emotional, behavioral, learning, social interaction, or social systems problems, as well as select and apply appropriate remedial or consultative techniques and procedures; consider the applicability of innovative treatment or consultation procedures to work problems and to experiment with and evaluate the effectiveness of such innovations; work cooperatively with other mental health personnel in performing professional functions; work in close and active collaboration with other senior professionals in contributing to program development and program planning; speak and write effectively; and analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Anyone may apply.  Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted five days in advance on this job announcement.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date:  January 30, 2018
Application Screening:  Ongoing
Civil Service Panel/Department Interviews:  To Be Determined
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

 County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Yvonne Alvidrez (072017) (Supervising Psychologist - F194)

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