DSHS CSTC Psychologist

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

DSHS CSTC Psychologist 4
The Department of Social and Health Services Child Study & Treatment Center (CSTC) is seeking a Psychologist 4 to our highly dedicated San Juan Cottage team. Child Study and Treatment Center is a 65-bed Joint Commission-accredited psychiatric hospital, providing inpatient care for children and adolescents from across the State of Washington. Psychologist 4 will work primarily on San Juan Cottage and will plan, organize, direct, implement, monitor, and evaluate the treatment program of an 18-bed cottage providing treatment for youth between the ages of 14 and 18.
In addition to directing the clinical treatment program for the milieu, you will provide individual, group, and family therapy. You’ll also grow as a leader with responsibility for training the Psychiatric Child Care Counselor series (PCCC 1, PCCC 2) as well as supervision of the cottage Psychiatric Social Worker (PSW 3). Every day is unique and rewarding; our children will keep you engaged!
This position is also eligible as a 12-month In-Training opportunity allowing those with a doctorate degree, who are not yet licensed to apply. If selected as a candidate in training you will work as a Psychologist 3. You will perform duties as a child and adolescent psychologist under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, where you will gain clinical evaluation, treatment, child development, assessment, and supervisory experience. Upon successful completion of the formal training plan, the incumbent will advance from Psychologist 3 to the goal class of Psychologist 4, once licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Washington has been obtained.
As a member of the CSTC Leadership Team, you can aspire to grow in this role and leave a legacy as you develop center staff and make changes to fit the needs of our patients. By understanding your treatment team’s strengths and opportunities for growth, you will assess the quality of the cottage milieu and consult with each member to ensure a safe and effective milieu.
Look forward to a collegial work environment and becoming an integral member of an essential team of Psychologists dedicated to promoting stability and well-being in partnership with the people we serve.

Pierce County employees are eligible to receive an Orca Card for transportation needs. Opportunities performed onsite at this work location at least three days a week may be eligible for an additional 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary. 
Some of what you will do

  • Direct therapeutic intervention and documentation
  • Clinical and administrative supervision of psychology students Treatment planning and progress reviews
  • Prepare for, and attend, various departmental meetings and trainings, both team-building and professional Provide consultation and training to colleagues and staff

Who should apply

Doctor of Psychology, Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited University

Training and experience with child and adolescent population in the following is preferred:

  • Chemical Dependency Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Developmental Theory/Developmental Teaching Model Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Functional Family Therapy Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Milieu Management
  • Evidence-based Models of Treatment Exposure to Juvenile Forensics

To Apply

  1. Completed application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.

Questions? Please contact the recruiter at Jourdan.Phipps@dshs.wa.gov and reference #03020

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