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Job Title: Psychologist III      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:175957
Agency:Larned State Hospital
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

As a Psychologist III on the Sexual Predator Treatment Program, you will:  Under direct clinical supervision of the Supervising Psychologist, conducts individual and group psychotherapy sessions for an assigned group of residents in order to fulfill treatment goals for each resident.  These groups will include Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training and other clinical/therapeutic models as determined by supervising psychologist.  Provides crisis intervention as needed.  Supervisory duties include working with psychology clerks, practicum students, pre-doctoral interns, and post-doctoral fellows.  Additionally, this psychologist will be expected to serve as a resource to the treatment teams and other psychologists for programming.  This psychologist must demonstrate age- and culture-specific treatment competencies, and be competent in the provision of psychological services needed as described in the LSH policy and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:  Eligible for registration or licensure to practice psychology in the State of Kansas and six months experience assisting individuals through diagnosis, psychotherapy and implementation of behavior modification programs.

Special Requirements:  Positions at Mental Health Facilities require licensure (temp license acceptable) at time of hire.  If having a temporary license, must obtain a full license within two years of hire.  Some positions require an approved drug test unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties.   MANDT certification.

Preferred Education or Experience:  Doctoral degree in psychology. Inpatient experience. Sexual Predator Evaluation experience. Team leader experience.

Physical Characteristics of the Job as they relate to essential functions:  Work requires light physical exertion.  The employee may be required to perform handling activities with lightweight or easily moved items (e.g. books, file folders, boxes of office supplies, etc.); perform for brief periods, confined to work area.


The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at

STEP 2:  Complete the official State of Kansas application form at

STEP 3:  Submit your online application to the specific agency designated on this job announcement. If you would like a position description for this position please email or call: (620) 285-4387.

STEP 4:   Submit additional required documents.

A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at

Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Required Documents:

Online State of Kansas Application form, Kansas Department of Revenue Tax Clearance Certificate and any required documents for the positions special qualifications/education (send to or fax to: (620) 285-4359)

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at   A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 620-285-4387.

What to Expect Next:

Once you complete and submit your application materials, your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements.   Supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Failure to complete all required paperwork, i.e., tax clearance form, including security clearance forms that will be emailed to you upon receipt of your application, by closing date will result in non consideration for the position.  Next, applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions. A written exercise may be completed at the time of interview. A second interview may be conducted.  Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation. 

Veterans Preference' Eligible: (VPE):
Former  military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under  K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum qualifications  and competency factors of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.  Additional VPE information can be found at

Reasonable Accommodation: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ensures you the right to reasonable accommodations. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment with the State of Kansas. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation for completing an application form, interviewing or any other part of the employment process. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Human Resource Shared Services at 620-285-4384.

Citizenship Statement:  Not accepting VISA recruits at this time.

Larned State Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Find out more about us at our website

View Job Class Spec Class/Uncl: C    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 032    Hiring Rate: $2,054.40    Pay Frequency: Biweekly   

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