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State of Vermont | Middlesex, VT 05602

State of Vermont


The Vermont Department of Mental Health's mission is to promote and improve the health of Vermonters. Come and join a dedicated team that works every day to fulfill that mission and help those we serve to succeed. We are looking for a compassionate, well-qualified clinician to fill the role of Psychologist for the 7-bed Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residence, in Middlesex, Vermont.

The Psychologist has the responsibility of planning and delivery of clinical services for this psychiatric program within a physically secure residential setting serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The Psychologist will consult and collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide integrated, on-site care and treatment. Responsibilities also include design and development of behavioral plans and interventions for residents of the program, and support the ongoing training of the direct care staff to implement individualized service plans. The Incumbent will have an opportunity to perform psychological testing and assessments, as well as provide individual and group counseling to residents and their families as needed. We are looking for applicants with a proven track record of recovery focused engagement and work with adults with mental health and behavioral challenges, preferably in an in-patient or intensive outpatient setting.

Who May Apply

This position, Psychologist (Job Requisition #1632), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Michelle Lavallee at .

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Candidates, including current State employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, or persons exercising re-employment rights, must pass a fingerprint supported background investigation applicable to the position. Additionally, in accordance with AHS Policy 4.02 - Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the finger-printing and background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicants will have the right to withdraw their applications before finger-printing and/or a background investigation is conducted.

Please Note: This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed mainly in either an office or clinical setting at a state-operated facility, designated hospital or community-based services program. Direct interaction with clients who are identified as having major mental illness, behavior management support needs, and may be at risk of harm to self or others. Duties typically occur within a normal workday and workweek, but emergencies and other exceptions may occur

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or PsyD. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited program AND one (1) year of experience as a psychologist at a professional level.


Master's degree in Psychology AND five (5) years of clinical experience as a psychologist at a professional level.

Note: Must be Licensed or eligible for Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Vermont

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a Psychologist in an inpatient setting preferred.

AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here .

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier

Job Code: 1632
Posted On: 06/27/192019-06-27
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Healthcare, Mental Health
Job Status: Full Time
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 05602, Healthcare, Mental Health

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