New job Psychological Services Associate, Corrections (SCI Houtzdale) in Pennsylvania

Psychological Services Associate, Corrections (SCI Houtzdale)

Company : Commonwealth of PA
Salary : $54,998 - $83,644 a year
Location : Pennsylvania

Full Description

The Department of Corrections, State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale is seeking a highly motivated Psychological Services Associate, Corrections to join our Psychology Department.

  • Possible Work Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 0800-1630 OR 1130-2000 Monday Through Friday
  • 40 hour work week
  • This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55

Please Note: Selected candidates who are new to employment within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will begin employment at the starting annual salary of $54,998.00 (before taxes).
As a Psychological Services Associates (PSA), Corrections, you will provide psychological services under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Psychologist Manager, to a population of individuals incarcerated in their assigned State Correctional Institution. The purpose of this service delivery is to ensure individuals' mental health and general emotional needs are addressed efficiently and effectively during a period of incarceration with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting the Licensed Psychologist Manager in planning and organizing outpatient mental health and psychological services for the State Correctional Institution, including the development and promulgation of patient's Individual Recovery Plans (i.e., treatment plans). PSAs may administer psychological tests and intelligence tests, where applicable, under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist Manager.
  • Conducting mental status examinations under the supervision of the Licensed Psychologist Manager and may frequently prepare psychological assessments.
  • Conducting both individual and group treatment for individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses, individuals convicted of sex offenses, individuals dually diagnosed, and general population inmates as needed, for crisis related services.

If you have the required experience and are looking to start an exciting public service career, the Department of Corrections wants to hear from you!

In order to be eligible for this position, you must:

  • Have successfully examined and have a current score on file. If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE, CORRECTIONS (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided.
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • Be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Work/Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions.

Career Development
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

Other Rewards
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go to and click on the benefits box.

  • Eligibility rules apply.

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