Alabama DMH / Psychological Associate II

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JOB TITLE: Psychological Associate II
OPEN DATE: 5/5/2023
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-11

• Range 72 ($39,664.80 – $66,331.20 Annually).
• Salary will be commensurate with experience. Limitations apply to current State employees.

• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CE’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Behavior Analysis.
• 12 months or more directly related work experience.

• Provides direct patient care by conducting age-appropriate individual and group therapy sessions.
• Performs patient assessments and supplies information to treatment teams under the supervision of a Doctoral-level Psychologist.
• Monitors and recommends activities to ensure an adequate active treatment that would meet Joint Commission and other regulatory standards.
• Participates in treatment planning for forensic patients.
• Provides appropriate documentation of clinical activities (e.g., psychological assessments, psychological discharge summaries, monitoring forms, and service provision records) within applicable time frames.
• Participates in unit and department committees and activities including daily morning report.
• Participates in mandatory in-service training, as well as required professional development in-service training.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and Facility Director that are necessary to the effective operations of the facility.

• Knowledge and skills in psychological testing and evaluations.
• Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to make good decisions.

• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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