Evaluator (Psychologist)

State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6


ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1,550 employees.

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Psychologist 3 - Evaluator

Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC)

Arizona State Hospital - 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is located on a 93 acre campus at 24th Street and Van Buren, in Phoenix, Arizona. ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans with mental illnesses that are under court order for treatment. ASH protects the rights and privileges of each patient, including the patients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy. Treatment at ASH is considered “the highest and most restrictive” level of care in the state. Patients are admitted as a result of an inability to be treated in a community facility or due to their legal status. Hospital personnel provide state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric care and are committed to treating patients and personnel with dignity and respect. Interdisciplinary care is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.

JOB SUMMARY

This position provides comprehensive psychosexual evaluations to sexually violent persons for the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center. This position may also provide clinical services at the Arizona State Hospital (civil and/or forensic campuses) including: individual and group therapies.

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.

Responsibilities include:
– Performing psychosexual evaluations, including records reviews, patient interviews, administering testing, and testifying in court

– Providing clinical services to patients

– Therapeutically manage the milieus

– Interviewing, administering, and interpreting psychological tests

– Preparing comprehensive reports to include diagnostic outcomes/impressions

– Participating in multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings

– Supporting a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Position Requirements include:
Requires a doctoral degree in psychology that includes education and training in clinical assessment treatment methods and work experience with sex offenders (preferred degrees include Ph.D., Psy D., or Ed.D.)

In addition to the education, must be licensed as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners

Knowledge of psychosexual screening and assessment tools; up to date understanding of the professional standard of practice with regard to the evaluation and assessment of sexual offenders; psychopathology, personality development, sex offender treatments, professional ethics and standards; professional ethics and standards; neuropsychological functioning and assessment techniques; management and supervisory techniques

Skills in Provide psychological assessment of sex offender populations; provide verbal and written communication of psychological assessment findings; efficiently conduct psychological evaluations for sex offender populations; work effectively and consult with a multi-disciplinary team; provide timely documentation for assessments

Preferred Qualifications:
– The ideal candidate will have experience with the evaluation and treatment of sex offender populations

– Preference will be given to candidates with prior Public Health experience

Benefits

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

Accrued vacation pay and sick days

10 paid holidays per year

Deferred compensation plan

Credit union membership

Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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