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Director of Psychology (Parsons State Hospital)

Company : Parsons State Hospital & Training Center
Location : Parsons, KS


Vision Statement:
People experiencing the highest quality of life regardless of the challenges.

Mission Statement: To improve lives by connecting people with supports and services.

All employees are expected to work in a harmonious and cooperative fashion with other staff to provide efficient and effective customer service: to use free time as available to assist other staff in the completion of work assignments and perform other tasks as needed; to contribute to a positive work environment through a positive, helpful, courteous demeanor towards staff, customers and the general public; and to adhere to appropriate standards of conduct regarding the use of leave, reports to work on time and in the designated fashion.

The person in this position will serve as the Director of Psychology for the entire agency. In addition to the direct supervision of the agency psychologists and ancillary staff in the Psychology Department, this person will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating all the psychological services provided by the psychology staff for residents and for community individuals referred to the agency for outreach services and will provide direct psychological services to the school-age individuals admitted to PSHTC for service.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full/Part-time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
  • Work Schedule: 8:00a-5:00p
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes
  • Search Keywords:  Psychologist, Director


    Compensation:
    $110,000 - $130,000 annually
    * Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.


    Employment Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information…


Position is located at  Parsons State Hospital & Training Center, days/hours may vary.  A negative drug screen is required as a condition of employment. All employees are expected to work in a harmonious and cooperative fashion with other staff to provide efficient and effective customer service: to use free time as available to assist other staff in the completion of work assignments and perform other tasks as needed; to contribute to a positive work environment through a positive, helpful, courteous demeanor towards staff, customers and the general public; and to adhere to appropriate standards of conduct regarding the use of leave, reports to work on time and in the designated fashion.   

The person in this position will serve as the Director of Psychology for the entire agency.  In addition to the direct supervision of the agency psychologists and ancillary staff in the Psychology Department, this person will be responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating all the psychological services provided by the psychology staff for residents and for community individuals referred to the agency for outreach services and will provide direct psychological services to the school-age individuals admitted to PSHTC for service. 

The essential functions of this position require the employee to be able to accurately observe behavior in others to carry out assessment, treatment, consulting, and staff training functions; must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with residents, staff, colleagues, persons supervised, and supervisors directly through personal contact, via the telephone, or in written format.  

Parsons State Hospital is funded in part by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is subject to requirements bestowed by Federal and State levels of government conditions of participation.


Qualifications:

Minimum Criteria: Doctorate degree in psychology with a license to practice as a psychologist in Kansas and one year of experience assisting individuals through diagnosis, psychotherapy and implementation of behavior modification programs.

Special Requirements: Two years administrative or supervisory experience overseeing a psychology department or related mental health field (no educational substitution). Must possess a license to practice as a doctorate level psychologist in the state of Kansas through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of psychology including testing, diagnostic assessment, treatment issues, intellectual/developmental disabilities, psychiatric impairments, research and design, behavior analysis, individual and group behavior management, and the evaluation of program effectiveness; knowledge of the principles and practices of staff administration, supervision, and evaluation.

Staff who operates a motor vehicle must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Positions in this class require that at the time of appointment the selected candidate must take and pass a drug screening test approved by the Division of Personnel Services.  Persons hired must also pass a law enforcement security clearance in compliance with policies of the Department of Aging and Disability Services.


Contact Information:

Recruiter Contact:

Name: Crystal Edwards                      Phone: (620)421-6550 x 1737                  

Email: Crystal.Edwards@ks.gov       Fax: (620)421-2770


Required documents for this application to be complete:

On the My Job Applications page, verify these documents are present and valid. Upload or delete and upload new if needed.

  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)

 


Job Application Process

  • Complete Paper application.  Paper applications can be found at the desk of the operator or in Human Resources.  Both located in the Administration Building at PSHTC.   OR
  • Sign in to your existing account or Register for a new account.
  • Review and complete your contact information on the My Contact Information page.
  • Upload documents listed in the Required Documents section of this job posting to the appropriate location.
  • Complete and Submit your application.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email - the email listed on the Careers>My Contact Information page.
    • Notifications - view the Careers>My Job Notifications page.

See the helpful links below to assist in completing your application:


How to Claim Veterans Preference

Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Learn more about claiming Veteran’s Preference


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter. 

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