DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b8712D
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYFILING START DATE: 07/31/2015
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior noticeTHIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO ADD SPECIAL INFORMATION. DEFINITION:
Supervises professional and para-professional staff assigned to a mental health clinic or program.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically work under the general direction of a clinical program manager and serve as first-line supervisors of one or more functional work units in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of specialized mental health services for a client population within an assigned program or geographic area. Incumbents maintain quality of services through effective staff performance and adherence to program and workload standards. Supervising Psychologist is distinguished from a clinical program manager in that the latter has responsibility for the operations of a clinic or comprehensive mental health services program.Knowledge of:
Principles and techniques of leadership, supervision, and training; serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; principles and theories of developmental, personality, and social psychology; theory and practice of individual and group psychotherapy; crisis- and psychiatric-intervention techniques; applicable legal and ethical professional standards; Federal, State, and local laws governing mental health services and patients' rights; principles of psychopharmacology and psychobiology; psychometric and statistical theories and methodologies; psychological research methods and experimental design.Ability to:
Plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate staff; provide effective leadership and consultation to staff in casework and treatment methods and in professional development; 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, including program and workload goals and objectives; organize and interpret data pertinent to program planning and caseload management; evaluate program effectiveness; apply rules of logic when synthesizing information, analyzing problems, and recommending and adopting an effective course of action; understand and interpret procedures, regulations, and legal implications of casework and treatment services; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, management, and representatives of community-based organizations.
Essential Job Functions
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.
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.
Leads in the selection of new professional personnel in psychology, including trainees and psychology interns.
Supervises psychological testing programs and evaluative research relevant to the functions of the mental health program or clinic.
Functions independently in providing mental health consultation and education, individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and other psychological services.
May participate in the supervision and routine operations of a program or clinic.
May provide testimony before courts of law regarding results of psychological evaluations, as appropriate.
May intervene with clients to enhance their ability to fully participate in treatment, including defining treatment goals and designing intervention strategies that support recovery and resiliency.
May participate in regional or countywide needs assessment, prevention and early intervention, and program planning, development, and evaluation activities.
May serve as mentor to psychologist trainees or psychology interns.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
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.LICENSE:
A License to practice as a Psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology.PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light.Special Requirement Information:
In order to qualify, you must include a photocopy of the diploma, a copy of your official transcripts, indicating field of study, or certificate with your application at the time of filing.
CERTIFICATE/LICENSE INFORMATION: Please ensure the certification/License Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s) and/or certificate(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for each license/certificate as specified in the Minimum Requirements. Please attach a photocopy of the required certificate/license to your application at the time of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of certification/license may be rejected as incomplete.COMMENTS:
Title changed effective June 12, 2012 FROM: Senior Community Mental Health Psychologist TO: Supervising Psychologist.
Additional Information EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information, weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.Special Information: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.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, holidays or weekends.
Past and present metal health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health as they occur.Eligibility Information:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in this examination will be placed on the eligible register and, unless appointed, will appear in the order of their scoring group for a period of at least 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.APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.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.
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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