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PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE, DOCTORATE

Recruitment #12-000465-002

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Statewide and a current position exists at:

Alfred D.Noyes Children's Center

9925 Blackwell Rd.

Rockville, MD 20850

Main Purpose of Job

Psychology Associate, Doctorate is the nonlicensed, doctoral level of work rendering psychological services to residents, patients or clients. Employees perform psychological evaluations, psychotherapy and psychological interviews. The position functions as a doctorate level psychologist and is responsible for providing direct clinical services under the direction of a licensed psychologist in the Reception/Assessment Unit. This position will provide psychological evaluations for youth pending disposition and placement and make appropriate recommendations and referrals for suitable assignments. This includes administering psychological tests, interpreting the results, providing reports to the court and other agencies, and attending/consulting with the treatment staffing team related to psychological issues. 

POSITION DUTIES

The Department of Juvenile Services is accepting applications on an ongoing basis for the Psychologist Associate Doctorate position.  A current vacancy exists at the Noyes Children's Center in Rockville, MD (Montgomery County).  The position functions as a doctorate level psychologist and is responsible for providing direct clinical services under the direction of a licensed psychologist in the Reception/Assessment Unit.    This position provides psychological evaluations for youth pending disposition and placement and makes appropriate recommendations and referrals for suitable assignments.  This includes administering psychological tests, interpreting the results, providing reports to the court and other agencies, and consulting with the treatment staffing team related to psychological issues. 

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: Possession of a doctoral degree in psychology as defined by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations, 18-101 (g).

Experience: One year of supervised experience rendering direct psychological services, providing psychological assessments, and evaluating the delivery of psychological services.

Note: 1. A twelve month full-time or twenty-four month half-time internship in rendering psychological services may be substituted for the required year of experience, provided that the internship is a requirement for the doctoral degree in Psychology.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations, 18-301 (b4), the Psychology Associate, Doctorate is required at the time of hire to apply jointly with the supervising Psychologist to the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for an exemption from licensure. The exemption must be received within six months of submitting the application.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Candidates may be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job related functions.

2. The employee must become licensed as a psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists within three years of appointment to a position in the Psychology Associate, Doctorate classification.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED. Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.   This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. 

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
One Center Plaza, 120 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Attn: Linda Padgett

Fax number 410-333-4188.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov.  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.



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