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Notice #: 0000947556-01
State/City & County Jobs

State of Hawaii
Department of Health
Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD)

Clinical Psychologist
(Forensic Services)

Various Islands

Duties: The primary purpose of this position is to perform professional services in the field of clinical psychology, by providing consultation and liaison services to treatment teams and criminal justice agencies; evaluating and monitoring consumers with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and criminal justice involvement regarding their risk level, engagement with treatment planning, and adherence to court ordered conditions; and providing recommendations regarding risk management and reduction strategies to support maintenance of community tenure; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess the requirements specified in either A, B, C, D, or E below:

A. Successful completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree from an accredited college in clinical psychology which included an internship in clinical psychology. In lieu of the internship requirement, applicants may substitute one year of professional work experience in the field of clinical psychology.

B. Successful completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree from an accredited college in a specialty related to clinical psychology. The doctoral program must have included an internship in clinical psychology or must have been supplemented by a post-doctoral clinical internship. In lieu of the clinical internship requirement, applicants may substitute one year of post-doctoral clinical psychology experience under competent professional supervision.

C. Holds a doctoral degree from a training program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA), or holds a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and also meets the experiential requirements for inclusion in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, as described in Chapter 465, HRS.

D. Holds a diplomate certificate in good standing granted by the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, as described in Chapter 465, HRS.

E. A valid license to practice psychology in the State of Hawaii, as described in Chapter 465, HRS.

For some positions, applicants must possess professional post-doctoral work experience as a clinical psychologist. In addition, some position may require experience in a specialized field of clinical psychology.

Within two years from the date of appointment, applicant(s) hired must meet the requirement for licensure and obtain a license issued by the Hawaii State Board of Psychology, as required by Chapter 465, HRS. Applicants who possess a current Hawaii license to practice Psychology must submit a copy of their license.

A valid driver’s license is required for some positions. For those positions requiring a driver’s license, you must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment.

Requirement: As required by the Prison Rate Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), Federal law states that “…an agency shall not hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates and who:

1. Has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility or other institution.
2. Has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
3. Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in #2 above.
4. Has been the subject of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment or resigned during a pending investigation of alleged sexual abuse or sexual harassment.”

Visit the Dept. of Human Resources Development website to view requirements and to apply: Recruitment# 216666

Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.
For additional information, please email or

You may also contact Oahu Community Mental Health Clinic Branch: Troy Freitas for more information,
or 808-832-5770.

An Equal Opportunity Employer