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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/08/23

Applications Due01/01/24

Vacancy ID143566

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 $137531 to $137531 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Kings

Street Address Brooklyn DDSO

750 Vandalia Ave

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11239

Minimum Qualifications You must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Psychologist. When applying to a position, the agency will need a copy of your current New York State registration certificate to practice psychology.

Continued employment: Possession of license and current registration to practice psychology in New York State is required to maintain employment as a Licensed Psychologist. Loss of certification will result in removal from employment.

Duties Description As a Licensed Psychologist, you would supervise and/or provide professional psychological services. In addition to assessment and treatment, your duties may include:

• Evaluates and provides a variety of psychological services to individuals and groups,
including specialized assessments and interventions.
• Interviews individuals and obtains and records personal data and information.
• Conducts psychological evaluations; selects, administers, scores, and interprets
psychological tests; and diagnoses a variety of psychological disorders.
• Develops, implements, monitors, and revises treatment plans, interventions, and
programs, which may include behavioral support and skills training.
• Conducts and/or supervises individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy or
counseling sessions, and provides psychoeducational, vocational, and discharge
planning services.
• Evaluates individuals’ suitability for services; and provides clinical feedback to
screening review teams.
• Maintains records and documentation consistent with regulatory requirements.
• May conduct and/or supervise forensic or other court-ordered psychological
evaluations and assessments; and provide expert testimony in court or
administrative proceedings.
• Provides clinical leadership, program management, and training in the prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders.
• Provides clinical and/or administrative supervision to staff, interns, and students.
assigns individual and group psychological treatment and care activities; and
may approve leave, track time and attendance, and complete performance
evaluations and supervision.
• Participates in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of
clinical assessments and programming.
• Monitors and coordinates psychological services and activities, and reviews
individual records to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
• Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and/or collaborates
with other health care professionals and disciplines to achieve individuals’
treatment goals and objectives and ensure continuity of care.
• Represents the psychology discipline on various committees and workgroups.
• Develops and conducts training, and provides consultation to various
stakeholders, such as clinical staff, agencies, families, and the community.
• Screens, selects, and interviews internship and externship candidates.
coordinates internship and externship program activities; provides supervision
and educational components of training for psychology interns and license [1] eligible psychology staff; and evaluates their performance.
• Maintains and participates in the development of policies, procedures, and
standards for psychological services.
• Conduct regular site visits at chief psychologist discretion and direction.
• Train and implement crisis intervention services to programmatic staff.
• Serve as principal clinician for CATH (Comprehensive Adult Transition Home)



Additional Comments CATH (Comprehensive Adult Transition Home) is a residence providing acute, time limited residential and day services to individuals with IDD being discharged from campus based or institutional residential programs or those with similar acuity presentation. This program provides targeted intervention and person-centered treatment for individuals over a span of 18 months with the goal of successful transition to a community-based setting.

• Please note, the posted Starting Salary of $137,531 includes an Increased Hiring Salary = Job Rate for SG-25, Geographic Pay Differential = $20,000, and Down State Pay Differential = $3,087.
• If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with any agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and the local DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.
• Life insurance and Disability insurance.
• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.

NYS offers Incredible Benefits!

• Paid Holidays and Leave
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.

Health Care Coverage

Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.

Retirement Program

Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.

Professional Development and Education and Training

NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit

Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit

• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

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

Name Brooklyn DDSO - Human Resources Office

Telephone 718-642-6310

Fax 718-264-3344

Email Address


Street Brooklyn DDSO

750 Vandalia Ave

City Brooklyn

State NY

Zip Code 11239


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA# 23-52 in all correspondence.

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