Clinical Psychologist

Feb 26 2024
Job Description


State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Adult Mental Health Division

Kauai Community Mental Health Center Branch

Lihue, Kauai


Clinical Psychologist
$5,600 - $13,935 per month (LHA1), salary commensurate w/ training and experience


Note:  Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant’s qualifications, and other relevant factors.


Civil Service, Full-Time, Temporary Appointment.  The primary function of this position is to provide coordination and consultation regarding court related aspects of treatment and follow-up for persons served who are involved with the criminal justice system and oversee the Jail Diversion Program, and conditional release, fitness restoration and community integration processes.



Minimum Qualification (s)


EDUCATION:  Applicants must possess the requirements specified in either A, B, C, D, or E below: 


A. Successful completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree from an accredited college in clinical psychology which included an internship in clinical psychology. In lieu of the internship requirement, applicants may substitute one year of professional work experience in the field of clinical psychology.


B. Successful completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree from an accredited college in a specialty related to clinical psychology. The doctoral program must have included an internship in clinical psychology or must have been supplemented by a post-doctoral clinical internship. In lieu of the clinical internship requirement, applicants may substitute one year of post-doctoral clinical psychology experience under competent professional supervision.


C. Holds a doctoral degree from a training program approved by the American Psychological Association (APA), or holds a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and also meets the experiential requirements for inclusion in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, as described in Chapter 465, HRS.


D. Holds a diplomate certificate in good standing granted by the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, as described in Chapter 465, HRS.


E. A valid license to practice psychology in the State of Hawaii, as described in Chapter 465, HRS.


EXPERIENCE:  For some positions, applicants must possess professional post-doctoral work experience as a clinical psychologist. In addition, some positions may require experience in a specialized field of clinical psychology.


LICENSE:  Within two years from the date of appointment, applicant(s) hired must meet the requirements for licensure and obtain a license issued by the Hawaii State Board of Psychology, as required by Chapter 465, HRS.


Applicants who possess a current Hawaii license to practice Psychology must attach a copy of your license to your online application.


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


How to Apply


Visit the Department of Human Resources Development website at:​aii



Clinical Psychologist Recruitment # 22-0275 (position #121340):  Lihue, Kauai


Continuous until needs are met.


Other Information


For additional information, interested applicants may contact Adele Mattoon at [email protected] or (808) 586-4676.


This position is exempt from civil service and considered temporary in nature.  Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will,” which means that you may be discharged from your employment at the prerogative of your department head or designee at any time.


An Equal Opportunity Employer