The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill is seeking a highly motivated Psychological Services Associate, Corrections to join our Psychology Department.Work Hours Days and Hours To Be Determined40 hour work weekThis position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55In order to be eligible for this position you must:

  • Have successfully examined and have a current score on file for this job title with the State Civil Service Commission. If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the exam posting and follow the directions provided. Link to PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE, CORRECTIONS EXAM POSTING
  • Meet Pennsylvania residency requirements
  • Be able to perform essential job functions
  • Psychological Services Associates (PSA), Corrections, provide psychological services under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Psychologist Manager, to a population of individuals incarcerated in a State Correctional Institution. The purpose of this service delivery is to ensure individuals' mental health and general emotional needs are addressed efficiently and effectively during a period of incarceration with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Therefore, the PSA may assist the Licensed Psychologist Manager in planning and organizing outpatient mental health and psychological services for the State Correctional Institution, including the development and promulgation of patient's Individual Recovery Plans (i.e., treatment plans). PSAs may administer psychological tests and intelligence tests, where applicable, under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist Manager. PSAs will also conduct mental status examinations under the supervision of the Licensed Psychologist Manager and may frequently prepare psychological assessments for custody level changes, parole decisions, and other relevant purposes under this supervision. Additionally, the PSA may conduct both individual and group treatment for individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses, individuals convicted of sex offenses, individuals dually diagnosed, and general population inmates as needed, for crisis related services. These therapeutic contacts may occur in any housing unit or program within a State Correctional Institution, as directed by the Licensed Psychologist Manager/designee. PSAs are expected to provide adequate clinical documentation of both individual and group treatments provided. PSAs may also be available to the institution's administration for mental health crisis intervention and may assist and participate in the Program Review Committee and Psychiatric Review Team, as needed.If you have the required experience as indicated below, and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary and benefits, the PA Department of Corrections at SCI Camp Hill wants to hear from you!

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Associated topics: addict, behavior science, behavior scientist, mental health, psych, psychotherapist, psychopharmacology, social behavior, social worker, therapist

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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