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Date Posted:  Jan 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  302484

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC):

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

The Salary for this position is $71,006.00


About the Job:

As a Psychologist,  you will be highly responsible administrator with the Indiana Department of Correction.  The incumbent is responsible for directing the Department’s f Wellness Initiative.  Reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer.  Must communicate and coordinate work with staff within the Medical Division, State Personnel, other agency staff, and other governmental leaders.

A Day in the Life:

​The Executive Director of Staff Health and Wellness shall provide consultation, advisement, and oversight on the following matters and on any other matters not specially listed herein:

  • Assessing the Department of Correction staff needs and possible solutions to supporting overall wellness, and retention of staff by embedding the 8 dimensions of wellness into the culture.
  • Develops, plans, directs, evaluates, and standardizes service/care for staff with behavioral health needs.
  • Formulates systematic policies/procedures and practice guidelines for standardized, quality service delivery in accordance with applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Designs, implements, reviews, and revises mental health/behavior management procedures, protocols, and standards of care for IDOC staff.
  • Assists the Department’s legal and HR divisions in dealing with issues related to mental illness/behavior management of staff
  • Serves as a liaison and point of contact for issues regarding mental health services and management and HR, Legal
  • Sits on the board for Parole/firearms reviews
  • Acts as a liaison between agency and contracted vendor for Fitness for Duty referrals
  • Ensures appropriate follow-up with staff involved in critical incidents
  • Represents the Department at professional association meetings, conferences, and media situations when requested by the Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services
  • Performs special assignments designated by the Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services
  • Grant proposals and procurement of funds for staff wellness initiatives

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.  
  • Must hold a valid license as a Psychologist by the Indiana State Psychology Board. 
  • Knowledge of psychological theory, practice, and applicable laws pertaining to the practice of psychology in Indiana. 
  • Ability to utilize various sources of data to determine changing clinical needs of hospital population and the ability to plan and or alter psychological practice accordingly. 
  • Ability to administer, interpret, and incorporate psychological assessment materials to address salient diagnostic and treatment issues. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Knowledge of the professional ethical guidelines delineated by the American Psychological Association. 
  • Knowledge of the State of Indiana rules and statutes and HIPAA regulations pertaining to patient privacy and confidentiality. 
  • Ability to supervise master’s level clinicians and practicum students, if applicable. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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