Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of offenders with psychological needs? Consider joining a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals in a challenging and rewarding position with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections!
The Department of Corrections is accepting applications on a continuous basis for Psychological Associate-Doctoral Level positions across the state. All candidates determined to be eligible will be placed on a register for 6 months and invited to interview for positions as they occur.
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. The Department of Corrections 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.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections offers…
- Immediate coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System.
- Health insurance plans to meet your needs.
- Supplemental retirement savings programs.
- Sick leave. Unused sick time can be converted to extended health care benefits on retirement.
- 3 weeks paid vacation each year..
- 4.5 paid personal days each year.
- 9 paid legal holidays per year.
For more information about the benefits of working for the State of Wisconsin, please click HERE. Part-time employees will receive some of the benefits listed above on a prorated basis. Applicants only interested in part-time employment of less than 60% may not be eligible for The Wisconsin Retirement System or insurance benefits. Please address any questions about less that 60% benefits to the noted contact person.
NOTE: As public safety employees, telecommuting is not an option for these positions. The Department of Corrections is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and persons in our care. In our effort to mitigate the impact and potential spread of COVID-19, we have implemented several preventative measures to maintain a safe environment for those living and working in our state’s correctional facilities. For more details, see: https://doc.wi.gov/Pages/COVID19(Coronavirus)/FAQS/COVID19FAQs.aspx
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.
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.
For more information please watch our recruitment videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WisconsinDOC
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.
How To Apply:
All interested applicants will apply in WiscJobs, http://wiscjobs.state.wi.us, by either clicking on “Log In” to access their existing WiscJobs Account and completing a Job Search for keyword 17-01998 and clicking on “Apply Now”. Applicants new to WiscJobs will need to create a new account to complete the initial application process and then apply online. If you supplied an email address when setting up your WiscJobs account you will be sent an email by the system confirming that your exam has been completed.
Eligible candidates will be placed on a register for twelve months and will be invited to participate in interviews for vacant positions as they occur in areas of the state where the candidate has expressed a desire to work. Transcripts must be provided at the time of interview.
Questions rearding the application process may be directed to Rebecca Schoormann at (608) 240-5502 or Rebecca.Schoormann@wisconsin.gov. Questions about Psychology programs in the WI Department of Corrections may be directed to Dr. Marlena Larson at (608) 240-5131 or send email to: Marlena.email@example.com.