State of Arizona Psychology Associate 2 in PHOENIX, Arizona


Promoting_ Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”_is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

Psychology Associate 2

Arizona State Hospital - 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH)**is located on a 93 acre campus at 24th Street and Van Buren, in Phoenix, Arizona. ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans with mental illnesses who are under court order for treatment. ASH protects the rights and privileges of each patient, including the patients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy. Treatment at ASH is considered “the highest and most restrictive” level of care in the state. Patients are admitted as a result of an inability to be treated in a community facility or due to their legal status. Hospital personnel provide state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric care and are committed to treating patients and personnel with dignity and respect. Interdisciplinary care is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.


This position will perform individual and group therapies and participate in resident treatment groups which will include screening, interviewing, needs assessment, evaluation and recording data, risk assessments, case presentation and staffing, emergency interventions, developing treatment plans, setting goals and objectives, designing programs, and implementation and evaluation of such plans

Responsibilities include:

– Providing psychological treatment and counseling (individual and group), conducts psychological evaluations and risk assessments; develops, implements and evaluates resident programs and accurate documentation for adult male sex offender population

– Participating in clinical treatment planning for residents

– Conducting research in areas of mental health, sex offender treatment, recidivism, psychology and special needs of resident population; presents case study reviews to members of psychology staff; works with professionals from outside agencies in joint treatment efforts

– Develops and maintains psychological program resident files including treatment plans, progress reports, and case summaries; prepares periodic statistical reports

– Supporting a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of ADHS, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Position Requirements include:

− Must have a Master’s degree or two years full –time graduate work toward a doctoral degree in psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology or other recognized area of psychology and possess directly related work experience

− Knowledge of techniques and procedures for psychological counseling and therapy, including that for adult male sex offender populations; psychological screening, testing and evaluations; contemporary thoughts and trends in psychology, sociology and mental health; knowledge of research methods and techniques to Include data analysis and psychological measurements; and report writing

− Skills in providing psychological treatment and counseling to individuals and groups, including that for sex offender populations; skills In oral and written communication; case management; interpersonal relations; and report writing

− Ability to o administer and score a variety of psychological tests accurately and effectively; write summaries and reports of professional quality; and perform counseling and therapy services with individuals and groups, including that for sex offender populations

− Performance management (PM) model and continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods in a public health setting

Preferred Qualifications:

– Preferred candidate will Licensed as a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (AZBBHE). The preferred candidate will have experience working in a residential treatment program and/or experience working with sex-offender history and/or proficiency in the use and interpretation of Penile Plethysmography (PPG) testing

– Preference will be given to candidates with prior Public Health experience


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

− Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

− Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

− Accrued vacation pay and sick days

− 10 paid holidays per year

− Deferred compensation plan

− Credit union membership

− Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.

− Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

− All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Post Date: 03/14/2018


Grade: 19

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 0.00-49,000.00