Website MN Department of Corrections

Job Class: Psychologist 3

Job ID: 44121
Location: Lino Lakes
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 05/07/2021
Closing Date: 06/30/2021
Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
Location: Lino Lakes
Division/Unit: Health Services/Behavioral Health Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/7:45 am – 4:15 pm
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $31.70 – $47.14/hourly; $66,189 – $98,428/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION WAS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO THIS POSTING, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED.

This position provides behavioral health services to clients in a Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) at the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Lino Lakes and provides clinical consultation and training to DOC staff.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently develop, implement and document treatment plans and services for clients with complex and/or treatment-resistant behavioral health issues and symptoms.
  • Conduct independent clinical assessments of clients with complex and/or treatment-resistant behavioral health issues and symptoms to determine and document their amenability to treatment, diagnoses, treatment needs and risk factors.
  • Provide independent clinical supervision, consultation, training, oversight and evaluation to other behavioral health practitioners and interns/students as assigned, consistent with license and competencies.
  • Lead and/or participate in multidisciplinary case conferences and other meetings as assigned.
  • Complete other psychological evaluations on clients, which may include neuropsychological
    evaluations, civil commitment reports, or competency/capacity evaluations.
  • Complete specialized projects as assigned.
    This position has direct contact with incarcerated individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Licensure:

  • Completion of a Doctorate in Psychology or equivalent Doctorate. (NOTE: Finalists for the position will be asked to provide a copy of their college transcript at the time of their interview.)
  • Current licensure in Minnesota as a Licensed Psychologist (LP). (NOTE: Applicants that have met the educational requirements for licensure may be considered for a provisional appointment until fully licensed.)

Knowledge of:

  • Psychological evaluation methods sufficient to make assessments of offenders’ mental, emotional, and behavioral status and to guide others in making assessments in complex cases involving multiple diagnoses.
  • Psychological assessment, evaluation, testing, and treatment approaches sufficient to guide the efforts of clinical staff in the development of effective, individualized treatment plans and services.
  • Standards, policies, statutes, and rules relating to the delivery of psychological services.
  • Psychological and research methodology sufficient to guide other clinical and Corrections staff in locating informational resources and in interpreting research results.

Ability to:

  • Work with other professionals, psychologists, facility department heads, program evaluation staff, and community providers sufficient to achieve and maintain a high level of integration of treatment
    programming.
  • Analyze and interpret research and issue analysis sufficient to apply and guide other professionals in the application of improved treatment methods.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing so that the interests of offenders and the standards of the psychology profession are represented in all written documentation.
  • Complete comprehensive psychological evaluations, including the administration and interpretation of a variety of psychological tests.
  • Provide leadership and clinical direction to other mental health professionals, students and non-clinical staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current licensure in Minnesota as a Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Demonstrated expertise in the provision of behavioral health services for a correctional population.
  • Experience providing group and individual therapy in a residential treatment setting.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision to a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation.
  • Experience in assessment and treatment of sex offenders and/or chemical dependency.
    Physical Requirements

The selected finalist is required to review and sign a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) for this position and may be required to complete a tuberculosis screening prior to hire. For a copy of the PDA, please email teresa.moen@state.mn.us.

Additional Requirements
The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and other applicable background information in accordance with Department of
Corrections’ policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s). This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

Why Work For Us
Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to transform
lives for a safer Minnesota. We offer great benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, generous leave time, and workout facilities at most locations.

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

If you have questions about applying for jobs, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to https://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact
If you have questions about the position, contact Teresa Moen at teresa.moen@state.mn.us or 651-361-7592.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to
providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce
is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a
disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information
line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

To apply for this job please visit www.mn.gov.