Psychology Resident

  • Oregon Youth Authority
  • Woodburn, OR
  • Dec 16, 2021
Full time Public Health Government Professional Services

Job Description

Are you searching for a residency opportunity?

Help us as we operate under the principle that youth need to be healthy in mind and body in order to actively participate in reformation programs.

Join our dynamic team today!

Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is now accepting applications for a one (1) year psychologist resident to begin Fall 2022. This is a limited duration position and is a residency opportunity towards licensure in Oregon. This position works under the supervision of a licensed psychologist providing intake and specialty assessment and treatment services upon referral of youth primarily at MacLaren and Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facilities.

A Day In The Life:

Psychological Assessments

  • Administers, scores and interprets standardized psychological tests to evaluate intellectual, personality, social functioning, and violence predictors of youth.
  • Integrates test results, behavioral observations, youth interview data, and collateral data from others to form diagnosis and make treatment recommendations.
  • Writes reports of findings and recommendations for diagnosis, treatment or discharge that can be used by the youth, family and youth correctional facility treatment team.

Treatment Planning

  • Provides input regarding psychological assessment along with interpretation to the youth’s multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • Provides assistance with specific youth’s behavior management planning including developing the behavioral management plan.
  • Provides assistance with milieu management planning for individual youth.


  • Provides assistance to youth to help them understand and modify their behavior.
  • Works with and through youth correctional facility treatment team to support positive youth behavior.
  • Facilitates and/or co-facilitates OYA approved correctional and behavioral treatment services groups.


  • Serves as a resource to staff on correctional and behavioral treatment topics.
  • Attends regularly scheduled clinical supervision with a licensed psychologist two (2) hours per week.
  • All written work will be reviewed and co-signed by licensed psychologist.

Additional Information:

  • This is a residency opportunity towards licensure in Oregon.
  • Open Until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled with the first screening to be on January 13, 2022. We may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
  • Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end twelve (12) months from appointment date. Limited duration appointments are regular status, benefits eligible, with a designated maximum length of service.

Working Conditions:

Must be able to work under the following condition with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • OYA is a tobacco free environment.
  • This position comes into contact with a variety of OYA and other state agency staff, local government officials, and the private treatment services community.
  • This position deals with sensitive issues which require medical confidentiality and works under the general direction of the Clinical Supervising Psychologist.
  • On occasion, may need to travel to OYA field offices and facilities.
  • Counseling and casework management is performed in a group living milieu. This involves the treatment of emotionally unstable youth, and danger of physical assault is present.
  • Staff is expected to be a positive example and role model for other staff and youth. The staff is to be supportive toward, OYA and it’s policies and procedures. Being a positive role model includes, but is not limited to: reliability; dependability; regular and punctual attendance in order to provide consistent services and provide public safety; neat personal appearance; treating everyone with respect; and being a law-abiding citizen. Each employee is to provide a positive, affirming environment which values their fellow people and the youth they serve.
  • All OYA employees are expected to work using safe work practices and to follow all policies regarding safe work practices. Daily contact with youth and others who may be exhibit hostile and/or assaultive behavior. This position may need to physically restrain youth and hostage situations are a possibility.


At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you!  People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture For more information please visit

What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.

Discover more about working in Oregon state government by clicking here.

What We Are Looking For:

  • A doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited university AND completion of a one-year internship in Clinical Psychology.
  • You must be eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Oregon


Possession of psychology licensure in State of Oregon or license eligibility.

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Required Skills:

  • This position works in a team environment. Must be able to effectively maintain harmonious working relationship with co-workers.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Values DEI efforts and working with diverse populations

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below as part of final scoring to advance those that qualify to the interview portion.

  • Experience writing comprehensive psychological evaluations.
  • Experience administering and interpreting  personality testing.
  • Experience administering and interpreting intellectual assessments with children and adolescents.
  • Experience with advanced mental health diagnoses.

How to apply:

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.

Complete the application. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it. Complete the supplemental questions.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.


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