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Health Services, Department of

Psychological Associate / Psychologist - Licensed 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-03138

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Psychological Associate

    Psychologist - Licensed

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay will be set in accordance with the compensation plan in effect at time of appointment. The starting salary for a Psychological Associate is between $62,400 - $70,720, depending on qualifications and is in pay schedule/ range 12/63. The starting salary for the Psychologist-Licensed is $70,720 - $90,604, depending on qualifications and is in pay schedule/range 12/60. These positions include up to $6.00/hr. add-on pay for an approved Doctorate. A 12 month probationary period is required.
Special Qualifications:
The Psychological Associate requires a master's degree in Psychology or a related field from an accredited institution. The Psychologist - Licensed must be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Psychologist by the WI Psychology Examination Board.
Stacy Koenig, HR Specialist Sr, 608-266-0555,
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Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) currently has a Psychological Associate and Psychologist - Licensed position at Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC) located in Union Grove.

SWC is a state operated Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. SWC provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. SWC brings together a rich history and state of the art treatment approaches for the new millennium. Click here to see what working at SWC is all about!

State of Wisconsin benefits include at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

Work hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional nights, weekends and holidays.

Position Summary:   

Psychological Associate: This position participates as a team member in the capacity of a mental health service provider.  The Psychological Associate provides mental health services in treatment, evaluation, and team treatment planning for residents at SWC, and will provide leadership in applying professional mental health approaches.  This includes providing consultation, evaluation, behavior support plan development, and training to staff regarding mental health treatment, evaluation, and diagnosis.  The Psychological Associate functions as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. 

Psychologist - Licensed: This position provides psychological services in treatment, evaluation, and team treatment planning and implementation for residents at SWC in the capacity of a psychologist.  The Licensed Psychologist will provide leadership in applying professional mental health approaches at SWC.  This position will provide consultation and training to SWC staff regarding resident treatment plans, evaluation, and program evaluation and participate in Psychology department activities such as student supervision, department meetings, teaching, peer review, quality assurance, and professional development conferences and committees, as requested.  The Psychologist functions as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

Special Notes:   

All applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a security background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SWC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

Psychological Associate:

  • Requires a Master’s degree in Psychology (Clinical Psychology, Behavior Psychology, Forensic Psychology, etc.) or related field (Behavioral Disabilities, Social Work, etc.) from an accredited program. Note: a copy of your transcripts will be required prior to appointment to this position

Psychologist - Licensed:

  • Licensed to practice as a Psychologist in the State of Wisconsin or eligibility for licensure.

    Eligible is defined as: you currently hold a licensure as a Psychologist in another state and are eligible for licensure in the State of Wisconsin or you have taken the Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and are awaiting results or you possess an American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diploma.

Note: Licensure must be attained within 6 months of employment.

Well-qualified applicant will have:

  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team

  • Experience completing behavioral assessments

  • Experience developing behavioral intervention treatment plans

  • Experience instructing others in diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling techniques

  • Experience providing guidance and consultation to clients, families, staff, and community agencies.

  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental health, and maladaptive behaviors.

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like to apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.


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