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Job Summary

NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Albany, NY
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Master's Degree
67,703.00 - 85,635.00 $ /year
Contact Information
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
NYS Office of Children and Family Services


About the Job

Office of Children and Family Services

52 Washington Street

Rensselaer, NY 12144


The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is currently recruiting for a Psychologist to join its motivated, cohesive team in the Bureau of Behavioral Health.


As a member of a mental health services team, under the general direction of a higher level mental health clinician or administrator, the Psychologist supervises and/or provides psychological services to court placed youth. 


Experience and/or exposure to the concepts and principles of the Sanctuary Model, a trauma-informed methodto more effectively provide a cohesive context within which healing from psychological and social traumatic experience can be addressed, is preferred. Experience in only school psychology is not qualifying.


Minimum Qualifications–Psychologist 2, Salary Range: $67,703 - $85,635 plus competitive benefit package


Must have a Master’s Degree in psychology that includes a psychology practicum or externship which prepares graduates for master’s level psychologist positions in clinical or community mental health settings and two years of supervised post master’s degree experience in a clinical or community mental health setting providing primarily psychological services. 


Minimum Qualifications–Associate Psychologist, Salary Range: $67,703 - $85,635 plus competitive benefit package


Must have a Doctoral Degree in a field of psychology AND…either one year, full time clinical internship or traineeship; OR one year of psychology experience in a clinical setting*, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. (*any direct care experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, clinic, private practice or correctional setting.)


Minimum Qualifications–Licensed Psychologist, Salary Range: $75,243 - $94,834 plus competitive benefit package


Must have a current license to practice psychology issued by the NYS Department of Education. 


OCFS is seeking a licensed psychologist with experience working with youth who have caused sexual harm and are involved in the Juvenile Justice system.  This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development and oversight of an innovative program in Juvenile Justice working with challenging youth in residential care.  The position involves oversight/management of service delivery within a continuum of care for youth identified as having cause sexual harm as well as supervision of a newly designed treatment program.  Duties include: providing training, consultation to facilities, overseeing committees and developing resources. Travel is required. 


Your degree must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.


OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates for this position must submit to fingerprints and are subject to Criminal History record check and New York State Child Abuse Registry clearance before employment.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number (*shown above) of the position being applied for to:


New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Bureau of Personnel, EOA #JF-HO

North Building, Room 231

52 Washington St.

Rensselaer, NY 12144

Or send by email to:  eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov

Phone:  518-473-7936

Fax:  518-474-0017


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