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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$45586.00 - $68458.00 per year
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Wayne County is located in the heart of the Great Lakes region, and alongside the Detroit River. Our unique corner of Michigan offers a special blend of opportunities for residents and businesses. Wayne County is home to 34 cities and nine townships, each with its own distinctive character, and is the home to nearly 1.8 million residents. As a resident of Wayne County, you can enjoy services, support, and recreation, which makes the county a world-class place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We are committed to providing our communities with quality services and facilities that will make them thrive. If you are committed to serving our communities and residents, join our team!

Join Our Team as a Senior Psychologist.

Under the supervision of the Psychiatrist, the Senior Psychologist will diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment for residents of the Juvenile Detention Facility.

Job Description Summary

The Senior Psychologist will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, or vocational development and adjustment.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, or reference materials.
  • Use a variety of treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, or play therapy.
  • Counsel individuals and groups regarding problems, such as stress, substance abuse, or family situations, to modify behavior or to improve personal, social, or vocational adjustment.
  • Discuss the treatment of problems with clients.
  • Write reports on clients and maintain required paperwork.
  • Consult with or provide consultation to other doctors, therapists, or clinicians regarding patient care.
  • Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and by reviewing records.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, modifying plans or diagnoses as necessary. Assist in the development of treatment discharge plans by interdisciplinary team and maintain and update all treatment plans for their case assignments.
  • Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests to obtain information on individuals' intelligence, achievements, interests, or personalities.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy.
  • Refer clients to other specialists, institutions, or support services as necessary.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant research and educated and experienced for DSM-IV diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Consult reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, or journals, to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, or develop approaches to treatment.
  • Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
  • Provide occupational, educational, or other information to individuals so that they can make educational or vocational plans.
  • Participate in the QA/QI processing quality improvement.

To qualify for the Senior Psychologist, position the candidate must possess the following:

Education and Experience


  • A Master's or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited college or University.
  • Licensed by the State of Michigan as a temporary limited license Psychologist, a limited licensed Psychologist, or a licensed Psychologist. A temporary licensed psychologist will be supervised by a fully licensed psychologist until obtaining the permanent limited license.


  • One (1) year full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid experience providing therapeutic treatment to mentally ill adults/juveniles. *** Please note Internships will be included in determining experience ***

Equal Opportunity Employer: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit

Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's, or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

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