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Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Either 1: a master's degree in psychology from a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education/United States Secretary of Education. The psychology degree program must have been one that prepared graduates for positions treating individuals in clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school settings;
OR 2: completion of graduate coursework in a qualifying doctoral level program in psychology that would be the equivalent required for conferral of a master's degree in psychology. The coursework must have prepared graduates for positions treating individuals in clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school settings. Candidates must submit an official transcript to provide evidence that such coursework was completed, or an attestation of the coursework equivalency from a qualifying accredited college or university. Mail the transcript or attestation to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S1JFG.
NOTE: A Certificate of Advanced Study in psychology cannot be substituted for the required master's degree in psychology.
Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Examples of NON-qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: experimental psychology and industrial/organizational psychology.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Psychology Trainee 1 in the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the incumbent performs a wide range of professional, administrative and technical duties such as;
• Assist in administering psychological tests and in conducting psychological evaluations and research.
• Assist in the development of treatment plans.
• Counsel individuals.
• Assist in individual, and group therapy.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENTS: If there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications listed above may be qualified for a provisional appointment.
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Additional Comments Please note:
• As a Psychology Trainee, you would participate in a 2-year traineeship. At the successful completion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Psychologist 1, Grade 21. Salary range listed encompasses the hiring rate of a Psychology Trainee 1 through the job rate of a Psychologist 1.
Psychology Trainee 1: $56,604
Psychology Trainee 2: $58,548
Psychologist 1: $66,052-$83,752
• 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.
• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
620 Westfall Road
Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by April 30, 2021. Please reference the Psychology Trainee 1 in all correspondence.
Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Examples of Non-qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.