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Licensed Psychologist

Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

STATUS:                                  Contingent Permanent


NEGOTIATIONG UNIT:             PS&T – Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)


OFFICE/REGION:                     NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities-Taconic


DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:         State Operations Region #4


LOCATION:                              Dutchess County Office

                                                38 Firemen’s Way

                                                Poughkeepsie, NY 12603



SHIFT/PASS DAYS:                 Days/ Monday-Friday


OTHER:                                    *Posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of statutory hiring rate ($107,761) and Geographic Pay ($20,000) and Mid-Hudson Location Adjustment ($1,513).  Geographic Pay ($20,000) and also added to job rate ($111,111)





The Licensed Psychologist provides key support to the Psychology Department and provides psychological services to a caseload of 50-65 individuals in Dutchess County, sees as many as 6 people for ongoing psychotherapy, and conducts 2-4 assessments per month, while also performing duties on committees and administrative tasks.





 In addition to assessments and treatment, your duties may include but are not limited to:

·         Develop, implement, and monitor behavior support plans and functional behavioral assessments

·         Participate as a member of the Psychology Department, which includes monthly meetings

·         Clinical leadership and supervision of master’s Level Psychologist

·         Forensic or court ordered assessment, treatment, or expert testimony

·         Complete capacity and psychological evaluations as needed

·         Develop and present individuals’ cases to various review committees (BMRC, ICC) for approval

·         Consultation to other agencies

·         Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team

·         Attend monthly meetings for individual service plans, case reviews and residential habilitation.

·         Provide on-site training and guidance to direct care staff and assist in crisis intervention

·         Complete psychological evaluation as required

·         Design and application of appropriate specialized psychological interventions

·         Participation in policy development workgroups

·         Provide coverage for other counties in the Taconic catchment area.

·         Special assignments as directed

·         Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.



Participation in the Administrator on Duty (AOD) 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.





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 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



Interested 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 and position name on this announcement on your resume.


OPWDD Taconic – Human Resources

25 Center Circle

Wassaic, New York 12592

Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367

Fax: 845-877-3851



Please note:

·         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 (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

·         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.   

·         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 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

·         OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER                                                                                                                                                                    

Company Description
Taconic DDSO is part of the OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) Agency that provides services to disabled individuals.



38 Fireman's Way

Poughkeepsie, NY