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Psychologist Positions at the Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga

Coalinga State Hospital

Coalinga, CA
Immediate Clinical Psychologist positions are available at the Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga. The Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga is a maximum security facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of forensic patients, mostly sex offenders detained or committed under California’s Sexually Violent Predator Act (Welfare institution code 6600). Coalinga is located at the eastern edge of California's Coastal Mountain Range, surrounded by rolling hills and ranches. The beach communities of Monterey, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach are within easy driving distance, as are the world renowned Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.

The Department of State Hospitals – Coalinga’s Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) incorporates components of Self-Regulation/Building a Better Life models to comply with the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) principles. These models are integrated into a combined approach to strengthen self-regulation and build a better life free of sexual offending. The fundamental goal of this program is to prevent victimization and recurrence of sexual offending.

Clinical Psychologists provide a variety of services including facilitating sex offender psychotherapy groups, conducting violence risk assessment, administering cognitive and diagnostic tests, developing treatment plans, leading treatment team conferences, training clinical and level of care staff, as well as some brief individual therapy. Clinical Psychologists are part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, including psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation therapy, nursing, and psychiatric technicians. Salaries for licensed psychologists range from $96,000 - $107,160 per year, and for unlicensed psychologists salaries range from $81,324 - $88,416 per year.

Requirements for licensed and unlicensed applicants include: 1) doctoral degree in psychology, 2) internship or postdoctoral fellowship, 3) at least six months experience working with patients with psychiatric disorders. If hired, you must obtain California licensure as a psychologist within three years. The hospital provides individual and group supervision while you are preparing for licensing exams. To practice as a psychologist in the hospital requires ultimately becoming a member of the medical staff.

If interested, submit a completed Standard State application form 678, available at www.jobs.ca.gov, under 'My Profile'. If you have questions regarding the hiring process, submit your questions and/or curriculum vitae to Ms. Renee Grimaldo at Renee.Grimaldo@csh.dsh.ca.gov. If you have questions regarding the position or the Department of Psychology, contact Allen Azizian, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology, at (559) 934-3802 or by e-mail at Allen.Azizian@csh.dsh.ca.gov.

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Ad has been online since October 9, 2013
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