The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications for the position of
SENIOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTJuvenile Forensics
There are current vacancies for the Health and Human Services Agency's (HHSA) Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Juvenile Forensic Services and Child Welfare Services. The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
The BHS, Juvenile Forensic Services position will be based in one of several juvenile detention facilities. Senior Clinical Psychologists perform critical psychological services and a wide variety of professional work such as psychological assessments, evaluation, crisis intervention and psychotherapy to youth and adolescents in probation facilities. Incumbents are licensed clinical psychologists that provide individual and group therapy, perform clinical duties, and may coordinate and oversee the training of psychology interns.
The Child Welfare Services position will be co-located in regional offices with child welfare social workers and staff. Clinical psychologists assigned to Child Welfare Services will perform a wide variety of professional work such as participation in case consultations, evaluations, crisis intervention and support of staff. Positions in this class are licensed clinical psychologists or licensed clinical social workers providing guidance regarding mental health, secondary traumatic stress and other related issues under the guidance of a managing clinical psychologist.
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Qualified candidates must possess:
- Licensure by the State of California as a Psychologist; AND,
- Graduation from an accredited U.S. college or university, or certified foreign studies equivalency with a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical, community or educational psychology; AND,
- Four (4) years post-doctoral experience in a mental health, forensic or correctional setting.
Candidates must be licensed by the State of California as a Psychologist (CA Administrative Code, Title 9, Section 624). Employees outside California whose education and experience are sufficient to gain admission to the licensing examination shall have two (2) years from the date of employment in California to become licensed or employment shall be terminated. Such employees shall take the licensing examination at the earliest possible date after the date of his/her employment.
A valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI) is required at time of employment.