• Department ofCorrections
  • Rice Lake, WI
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 2152 22nd Ave

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Consider joining a team of Psychologist professionals in a challenging and rewarding position with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections!

Applications are continuously accepted for full-time and part-time positions located within the community and at juvenile and adult correctional institutions and facilities statewide.

Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.

Position Summary:

Psychologists in the Department of Corrections provide direct services to offenders and consultation services to DOC institutions, facilities, school administration, field staff, designated review committees, consulting psychiatrists who are involved in planning the total program of a given offender (e.g., medical, education, security, recreation and probation and parole).

You will receive professional direction from a licensed psychologist while performing the duties listed above. For those interested, Wisconsin Corrections provides required supervision for post doctorate licensing. Doctorate level Psychological Associates may provide clinical supervision to interns in professional psychology.

Special Notes:

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

A doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited university, college or professional school OR within four months of completing all requirements for a doctoral degree (except for dissertation) from an accredited university, college or professional school. Be prepared to provide transcripts at the time of interview.

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Qualified applicants will have training or experience:

  • Using the theory, principles and practices of psychology as they apply to understanding and rehabilitating criminal behavior.

  • Using techniques of measurement, testing and psychological assessment.

  • Performing psychological consultation and diagnosis.

  • Applying methods of scientific inquiry and research, including research design, statistical analysis and the preparation of research reports.

  • Analyzing and integrating assessment information and communicating such in written psychological reports.

  • Associated topics: behavior science, clinical psychologist, mental health, psych, psychiatry, psychology, psychopharmacology, social behavior, social worker, sociology

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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