Location: Central Reception and Assignement Facility located in West Trenton, NJ
Status: Full Time
Master's and/or doctoral degree in psychology, trained in psychological testing and measurement plus two years post masters' experience in the mental health field or doctorate in psychology.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Employees will be subject to and must comply with all security regulations and procedures of NJ Department of Corrections and the assigned facility(ies) including, but not limited to sign in logs or electronic time clocks, searches of person and property, etc. Violations of NJ Department of Corrections and/or being banned by the DOC to work at a NJ DOC facility are grounds for disciplinary action and potential termination.
Completes specialized psychological testing and assessment of clinical needs of adults inmates sentenced to the Department of Corrections. Arrives at DSM IV multi-axial diagnoses with precision and accuracy by the end of psychological testing and evaluation session. Develops treatment plans. Makes clinically based decisions regarding appropriateness for treatment, as well as preferred treatment modality. Assesses and makes referrals for higher levels of care, as appropriate. Demonstrates competency in recognizing the unique needs and behaviors of adults (ages 18-64) and seniors (ages 65+). Skilled in testing and in providing group and individual therapies.
New Jersey First Act/Residency Law:
Employment at UMDNJ is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act/ Residency Law which mandates new employees, who are not New Jersey residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment, unless their position is on the exempt list or they successfully petition for exemption based on critical need or hardship. Additional information on this act is available at http://www.umdnj.edu/hrweb/residencylaw-faq.htm .
UMDNJ offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including on-site fitness center & child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit www.umdnj.edu/hrweb.
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