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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/12/22

Applications Due05/25/22

Vacancy ID104750

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Psychologist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $100654 to $112624 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Dutchess

Street Address Article 16 Clinic-Noxon Day Program

76 Fireman's Way

City Poughkeepsie


Zip Code12603

Minimum Qualifications *Posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 25 ($88,161), possible increased hiring ($10,980) and Mid-Hudson Adjustment ($1,513). The Mid-Hudson Adjustment ($1,513) is also added to PS&T Grade 25 job rate ($111,111).

Promotional candidates must be currently licensed and registered to practice psychology in New York State AND have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Associate Psychologist or Psychologist 2.

OR be reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list OR be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law

Permanent candidates must hold a current license to practice psychology issued by the New York State Department of Education


As a Licensed Psychologist, you would provide professional psychological services to individuals in the Taconic Catchment area and the Article 16 Clinic. This Licensed Psychologist will carry a residential caseload of 20-25 higher risk individuals and see up to 15 Article 16 clients for regular psychotherapy, as well as complete up to five clinical assessments through the clinic per month.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Provide clinical supervision, coverage, and oversight of master’s level Psychology staff in Taconic
• Complete psychological assessments, administer psychological tests and determine results
• Conduct follow-up psychotherapy or crisis counseling services for individuals and small groups,
• Conduct required trainings for other psychologists and agency staff.
• Cover the day-to-day psychological needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in State Operations and in the community, who are particularly vulnerable and need crisis and ongoing psychological support.
• Developing and implementing clinical treatment plans
• Coordinate care among DDSOO TEAM members and individuals’ families where indicated
• Assist with Central Office initiatives including the Flow Initiative, PROMOTE integration/modeling, including assisting with enhancing utilization of the Electronic Health Record
• Participate in relevant committees and project groups.

Participation in the Administrator on Call (AOC) system is required. Occasional evening/weekend hours to attend meetings may be required.
NOTE: Travel within the five-county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Taconic DDSOO-Office of Human Resources

Telephone 845-877-6821 ext. 3367

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address


Street 25 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.

Taconic DDSO – Human Resources
25 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367
Fax: 845-877-3851

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