PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE III, MASTERS (0610) JE
(Vacancy located at DHMH, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Secure Evaluation & Therapeutic Treatment Program (SETT), Jessup or Sykesville, MD

SALARY: $36,280 – $57,567 (Grade 14)

**EXTENDED CLOSING DATE**: Applications must be received by the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Office by 5 p.m. on February 6, 2012  – No postmarks will be accepted.

DESCRIPTION: The Secure Evaluation & Therapeutic Treatment (SETT) Program is designed to provide the highly specialized clinical evaluation, treatment, habilitation, security and service planning to individuals with intellectual disabilities (mental retardation) who are committed to DHMH by the courts for evaluation and/or care and treatment. The SETT Program has two locations, one in Jessup and the other in Sykesville. The Jessup SETT (12 beds) is the evaluation unit and the Sykesville SETT (20 beds) is a long term unit for individuals in need of care and treatment.

The purpose of this position is to provide behavioral health supports including individual and group therapy services, behavioral support plans to residents, staff support through training and consultation. In addition, the incumbent may offer transitional services as individuals move to other settings or less restrictive community settings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
Possession of a master’s degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university in a program acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
EXPERIENCE: Fours years of supervised experience, after completion of the master’s degree, rendering psychological services or engaged in research.

NOTES:
1. A twelve month internship required for a master’s or doctoral degree may be substituted for one year of experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CLASSIFICATION:
Prior to being appointed the candidate must apply to the Board of Examiners of Psychologists for an exemption from licensure. Failure to obtain an exemption within six months of employment will result in termination, unless the Board grants an extension.

How To Apply Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, limitations and selective qualifications (if indicated) will be evaluated.  The evaluation 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 education, experience, dates and hours of work.  To ensure that you provide sufficient information, you may add separate pages, if necessary.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

To be considered for this position, submit a Maryland State application MS-100 form to:

Mailing Address:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Recruitment & Selection Division
P.O. Box 22330
Baltimore, MD 21203-4330

Drop Off Address:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Recruitment and Selection Division
201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B
Baltimore, MD 21201

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting eligibility list will be used to staff this position or function only. Interested persons need to reapply for any future recruitment for this classification. Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible only for this particular position for a period of one year.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling:
(410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
For Recorded Job Information, call: 410-767-6018.
Internet address: http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/testingserv/recruit.htm