Skilled post-doctoral (PsyD or PhD) psychologists, like you, are integral members of our multidisciplinary mental health teams. Within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s adult correctional institutions, you’ll find opportunities to use your clinical knowledge and expertise to make a meaningful and lasting difference, including:
Working collaboratively with a team of health care professionals and support staff
Providing clinical psychological assessment, crisis intervention, and discharge planning
Using evidence-based treatment strategies in both individual and group settings to help patients develop the skills necessary to live independent, productive lives, and improve their overall well-being
Here, you’ll enjoy a collegial atmosphere, a well-defined career ladder, the stability and work-life balance you desire, and great State employee benefits, including:
Appreciation Bonus of up to $35,000 for clinicians newly hired with the State of CA
40-hour workweek (affords you true work-life balance)
State of California retirement that vests in 5 years (visit CalPERS.ca.gov for retirement formulas)
Generous paid vacation and holiday schedule
401(k) and 457(b) plans (tax defer up to $45,000 - $60,000 per year)
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
Paid CEU with paid time off to attend
Dedicated assistance with visa sponsorship
We currently have opportunities at Avenal State Prison (ASP), located in the central valley community of Avenal. While working at ASP, you can live a country commute away, among the rolling hills of Paso Robles or the relaxed culture of Cal Poly’s San Luis Obispo. Here, you can take advantage of your new work-life balance with CCHCS and discover artisanal, regional wineries; explore the easily accessible beaches of the central coast; or enjoy the vistas provided by the many hiking and biking trails throughout the area.
Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality health care in all adult correctional facilities operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California, California Correctional Health Care Services is seeking dedicated health care professionals to continue this important mission. In return we offer all of the benefits of employment with State of California, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options; generous paid time off; and retirement options that include a pension and 401(k) and 457 accounts. Plus, with locations throughout the state, you’re sure to find your perfect fit!