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10 Ross Circle, Suite 4N
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be licensed and registered to practice Psychology in New York State
be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Candidates must have permanent status as a Principal Psychologist, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be a permanent New York State employee eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. In addition, you must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State.
In the absence of an appropriate eligible list, a provisional appointment may be made. In order to be eligible for a provisional appointment, you must be licensed and registered to practice psychology in New York State AND have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Psychologist 2, Associate Psychologist, or Licensed Psychologist.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As a Principal Psychologist, you would supervise, direct, and coordinate the activities of subordinate psychologists and other clinical positions engaged in the provision of psychological services, performing psychological evaluations, developing and implementing plans of treatment for individuals and groups, providing technical direction to program staff, maintaining records, writing reports, and assisting in the development of treatment plans.
In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
Continued employment as a Licensed Psychologist is dependent upon current licensure and registration by New York State as a Licensed Psychologist. Loss of licensure and registration may result in removal from employment.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
This position is at the Hudson River Field Office in Dutchess County.
This position is eligible for a Mid-Hudson Adjustment of $1,513.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
PO Box 300
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials.