SUPERVISING PSYCHOLOGIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $104,261.52 - $133,089.84 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER:
Y8712A

FILING START DATE:

August 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., PT

Until needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a
condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required
to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for
qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates
should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring
department.


ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 26 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION: To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Supervises professional and para-professional staff assigned to a mental health clinic or program.
Essential Job Functions
Serves as mentor to psychologist trainees or psychology interns.

Participates in the supervision and routine operations of a program or clinic.

Leads in the selection of new professional personnel in psychology, including trainees and psychology interns.

Plans, assigns, directs, supervises, and coordinates the work of multidisciplinary professional staff providing mental health treatment services, social and rehabilitation services, and consultation and education services to clients, public and private agencies, and the community.
Provides guidance to subordinate staff on department philosophy, clinical methodology and practices, program goals and objectives, and policies and procedures through casework meetings and work review; assists and participates in the development, coordination, and implementation of in-service training and staff development programs.
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 the overall activities of the work unit including methods and techniques for effectiveness and consistency with program and services goals and objectives; recommends and implements changes in program, policies, and procedures.

Works with public, private, and other community organizations providing health or human services such as rehabilitation and housing to mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals, in order to gain and ensure cooperation in achieving program goals and objectives; participates in mental health conferences.

Assists the clinical program manager in the design and development of programs and effective strategies that demonstrate positive outcomes for various populations, including those that have been historically underserved or inappropriately served as a result of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other factors.
Develops, implements and maintains documentation needed to provide continuing education hours that are in compliance with the California Psychological Association and state regulations; including the evaluation of course content, competency of instructors, oversight of learning materials, writing and executing course evaluations, maintaining documentation and statistics on course evaluations, verification of licenses and delivery of continuing education credits.

Functions independently in providing mental health consultation and education, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and other psychological services.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Doctorate degree from an accredited university with specialization in 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*.

- AND -

Two years of licensed experience in the application of psychological techniques** in a mental health setting.***

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Additional points will be awarded for licensed experience in excess of the Minimum Requirements.

LICENSE:
****A License to practice as a Psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II:

Light: Light physical effort may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*A pplicants must attach a valid legible copy of their Doctorate degree or official transcripts to their application at the time of filing, email the required documents to the exam analyst at hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online, or have already uploaded the required documents on their governmenjobs.com profile when applying for other DHS jobs.

**Psychological techniques are defined as: methods used in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral, personality, and mental disorders.

***Mental health settings include hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, residential facilities, mental health centers, and private practice.

****The required license must be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, or a probationary license will not be accepted.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon application information, weighted 100%

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The current vacancies are located within Correctional Health; however, the resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT on the last day of filing will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email them to the exam analyst at hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online or have already uploaded the required documents on their governmenjobs.com profile when applying for other DHS jobs. When emailing documents, p lease include the exam number and exam title.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from Los Angeles County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC 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. Los Angeles County public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. Refer to their website for more information: https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening .

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:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5062
hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-7124

Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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