DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTHEXAM NUMBER: b8695D
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYFILING START DATE: 07/22/2015
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice DEFINITION:
Under close supervision, serves as a staff psychologist by applying psychological principles in the following major areas: assessment, treatment, research, training, and clinical consultation.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a higher-level clinical supervisor, and provide the full-range of professional psychological services relating to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders. Incumbents are responsible for selecting, administering, and interpreting various types of psychological testing instruments, and for providing individual, group and family therapy. The Clinical Psychologist I is distinguished from the Clinical Psychologist II in that the latter performs at the full professional level and may provide technical direction and guidance to the Clinical Psychologist I.
These positions require knowledge of: Abnormal, developmental, personality, and social psychology; theory and practice of individual and group psychotherapy; crisis intervention techniques; applicable legal and ethical professional standards and Federal, State, and local laws governing mental health services; principles of psychopharmacology and psychobiology; psychometric and statistical theories and methodology; psychological research methods and experimental design; and the ability to: Establish positive and therapeutic relations with clients; conduct crisis intervention and make appropriate referrals; select, administer, and score various psychological assessments; design appropriate treatment interventions, evaluate results, and make modifications as needed; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, management, and representatives of community organizations.
Essential Job Functions
Selects, administers and interprets a wide variety of psychological testing instruments for the diagnosis and evaluation of clients with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.
Generates reports of diagnostic and psychological findings and/or treatment recommendations.
Performs direct service activities including diagnostic evaluation, structured clinical interviewing, and individual, group, and family therapy.
Utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and various evidence-based or promising practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Intervenes with clients to enhance their ability to fully participate in treatment, including defining treatment goals and designing intervention strategies that support recovery and resiliency.
Evaluates client response to treatment, modifies treatment strategies and includes the client as part of the decision-making process.
Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and reviewing relevant records.
As a member of multidisciplinary treatment team, plans treatment programs and disposition of cases, including identifying treatment outcomes.
Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological assessment methods, techniques and results.
Provides testimony before courts of law on results of psychological evaluations.
Assists in carrying out psychological research studies and multidisciplinary projects.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A Doctorate from an accredited college or university in psychology, educational psychology, education with the field of specialization in counseling psychology, or in a discipline deemed equivalent by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology.LICENSE:
A waiver issued by the California Department of Mental Health in accordance with Welfare & Institutions Code Section 5751.1-2. Waivers for newly-trained psychologists shall not exceed five years from the commencement of employment in California, or as currently defined by the State Welfare & Institutions Code. Waivers for out-of-state psychologists shall not exceed one year from date of employment in California, or as currently defined in the State Welfare & Institutions Code.PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light.Desirable Qualifications:
Post doctoral degree experience in performing psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and individual, group and family therapy.Special Requirement Information:
A copy of your degree or official transcripts MUST be attached to the application at the time of filing.
As a condition of employment, a candidate will be required to complete the Mental Health Professional Licensing Waiver Request at the time of appointment. The Department of Mental Health will submit the completed Waiver Request to the California Department of Mental Health.Applications will be rejected if waivers exceed 5 years from the commencement of employment in California, or are within 12 months of expiration from the commencement of employment in California and for out- of -state psychologists, waivers that exceed one year from date of employment in California.
Additional Information Special Information:
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information weighted 100% and a qualifying Spanish/English proficiency test. The proficiency test will consist of speaking, reading and writing. Candidates possessing a valid Los Angeles County Language Proficiency certificate MUST attach a copy of the certificate to their application at the time of filing. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in the evaluation of training and experience and a minimum qualifying score in the language proficiency test in order to be placed on the eligible register.Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health.Eligibility Information:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12)months.Application and Filing Information
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application online only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the applications. This examination will remain open until the need of the services are met, and is subject to closure without prior notice.You MUST complete the filing process ONLINE (via electronic submission) ONLY.Instructions for Filing:
A standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application for this examination must be completed online and submitted electronically. Applications electronically received after 5:00 pm, PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR JOB APPLICATIONS AND UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (e.g.,diploma/official transcripts, license) AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING.
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The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Please be sure your application indicates complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. For each job held, give the name and addresses of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. Resumes showing training and experience may be attached to the Los Angeles County Application. All information and records are subject to verification.
Falsification of records can result in disqualification from the examination or termination of employment.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.Department Contact Name: Joshua Goldman
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