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Office of Mental Health

Associate Psychologist

Duties:

As an Associate Psychologist or Associate Psychologist (Spanish Language), you would function as an advanced clinician and provide professional psychological services under the clinical supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. In addition to assessment and treatment, your duties may include: clinical leadership; program management; forensic or court-ordered assessment, child and adolescent psychology, geropsychology, sex offender treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, trauma, and substance and/or chemical abuse services; specialized assessment (functional, personality, risk, competency, vocational, education); design and apply behavioral and other specialized psychological interventions; individual, group or family therapy; crisis intervention, consultation to other agencies; training and peer review.

In the program areas of Associate Psychologist - Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment or Associate Psychologist - Forensic Mental Health, in addition to the above duties you may also perform the following duties: supervise psychological services provided by clinical staff; evaluate information from mental health units, probation, parole, district attorneys' offices, etc.; assist in determining the need for admission to a secure treatment facility or release to strict and intensive community supervision and treatment; develop, review, and oversee behavior management plans and/or treatment plans; and develop and conduct psychology-related training for all levels of direct care and clinical staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

Have received your doctoral degree in psychology;

And

Have completed a one-year, full-time clinical internship or traineeship;

Or


Have one year of psychology experience in a clinical setting, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

To Apply:

Apply for Associate Psychologist VacanciesLeaving OMH site

Associate Psychologist is a continuous recruitment examination administered by the Department of Civil Service.
Candidates must complete a New York State Examination Application (NYS-APP) PDF DocumentLeaving OMH site for scoring by mailing to:

Application Processing
New York State Department of Civil Service
Albany, NY 12239

Appointments are made from the resulting eligible list.

Notes:

To be appointed to a Spanish Language position, you must be proficient in English and must also demonstrate proficiency in the Spanish Language. Proficiency must be at a level which will allow you to perform the duties of the position properly.

In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:

Prospective appointees will be:

  1. Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

  2. Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

  3. Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Center for Human Resources Management.