# Position Information
The Department of Juvenile Justice Behavioral Services Unit is seeking qualified mental health professionals to provide a range of treatment services to youth within the Southern and Tidewater Regions. This position will be responsible for providing clinical services to aid in the transition and reintegration to the community of direct care youth who have been released and/or are preparing for release to the community. The position requires travel to juvenile detention centers, JCC, CSUs, and continuum placements throughout the Commonwealth. Populations served may range in age from 12 to 20. Adolescents may present with developmental delays and/or significant mental health issues.
The service needs of this population will include mental health, sex offender treatment, substance abuse treatment, and/or aggression management. The primary duties of this position will be to provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy and to prepare individualized treatment plans, generate formal exit risk assessment reports, document services provided and conduct psychological evaluations as needed; provides clinical, technical, and consultative information to the CSU staff, family, and/or treatment team. This position requires facilitation and attendance with youth in psychiatric telemedicine sessions and consistent communication with youth's psychiatrist. This position requires participation in an on-call rotation. The candidate will consult/collaborate with clinical peers, psychiatry, case management, correctional and/or treatment facility staff, facility administrators, court service units, and other agencies. Additional duties may involve participation in various committees and peer staff training.
Note: This is two part-time positions that will each work a total of 20 hours per week, requiring day & evening hours.
The psychologist for this position is eligible for a $1,000 Sign-On Bonus - $500 at 6 months and $500 at 1 year, with acceptable performance at those intervals.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Graduate degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Clinical experience utilizing evidence-based psychotherapeutic techniques in individual and group therapies. Knowledge of psychological principles of behavior management. Knowledge and training in psychological assessment in the areas of cognitive and personality functioning. Experience conducting psychological evaluations utilizing and interpreting standardized, objective instruments.
Also needed are the abilities to utilize good clinical judgment, be well-organized, follow direction, deliver structured evidence-based programing, work independently, function as a team member, and communicate well both orally and in writing.
Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Experience providing treatment services to a delinquent population of youths in a correctional center, residential setting, or group home. Experience conducting risk assessments; providing crisis intervention to clients exhibiting suicidal behaviors. Licensure in a given discipline such as a Clinical Psychologist (LCP) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Certification as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP).
Electronic Application Only: If you wish to apply for a job with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, an application and/or resume for employment must be submitted electronically through this website.
Mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered applications/resumes will not be accepted Consideration for an interview is based solely on the relevant information presented in the state application and/or resume submitted before the closing date.
Applications and/or resumes should include relevant work history which indicates your qualifications for this position
Background Investigations: Selected applicants for this position are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. The investigation may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
Pre-employment medical screenings may be required for some DJJ positions.
A valid driver's license is required by the date of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Lay off Policy 1.3: If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.3 layoff, and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you must submit the card before the closing date for this position. The Card may be submitted with the state application as an attachment.
DJJ Welcomes Veterans: DJJ is committed to hiring and retaining veterans. If applicable, please submit form DD-214 with your state application. Please include your name and the position number in which you are applying along with the DD-214.
Supplemental Questions: You may be required to respond to position-specific questions at the end of this application. This information may help us evaluate your credentials and qualifications for the job. Failure to respond to any questions may disqualify you from further consideration.
Status Updates/Confirmation: Once you submit your online application, you will instantly receive an application confirmation number. You may use this number to track the status of your application during the recruitment process. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application.
Updates will not be provided via telephone.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact our Human Resources Department for further assistance.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Department of Juvenile Justice practices fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information about this position or other vacancies within our agency, please visit our website at www.djj.virginia.gov.
Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center
Human Resources (804) 323-2505
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# Contact Information
1701 Old Bon Air Road
Bon Air, Virginia 23235
Working Title: Psychologist Senior (BS119)(2 Part-Time Positions)
Role Title: Psych II/Psychology Assoc II - 49212
Job Open Date: 09/13/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No
Hiring Range: $55,000 - $84,000
Agency: Dept of Juvenile Justice (777)
Agency Website: www.djj.virginia.gov
Location: Chesterfield - 041
Position Number: BS119
Job Posting Number: 1057529
Type of Recruitment: General Public - G
Does this position have telework options?: No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: Yes
Job Type: Part-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band: 05