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Licensed Psychologist Director
Salary
$72,998.00 - $110,983.00 Annually
Location
Lackawanna County, PA
Job Type
Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
Department
Department of Human Services
Job Number
CS-20181101-43060
Closing
11/11/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Code
43060
Position Number
00115034
Bargaining Unit
F3
Pay Group
ST10
Bureau/Division Code
00210777
Bureau/Division
HS Clarks Summit St Hosp
Worksite Address
Clarks Summit State Hospital
Worksite Address
1451 Hillside Drive
City
Clarks Summit
Zip Code
18411
Contact Name
Talent Acquisition and Planning Unit
Contact Email
ra-pwfieldepars@pa.gov
+ Description
+ Benefits
+ Questions
THE POSITION
Licensed Psychologist Director ensures the psychological services are provided to the inpatients of the Clarks Summit State Hospital, including appropriate psychological evaluations and treatments; to ensure provision of consultation, counseling, and education as needed. The position includes supervision of all behavioral health clinicians in the Psychology Department.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
+ Full-time employment
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Develops and maintains a plan for the Psychology Department which assures that appropriate psychological services are provided.
Coordinates the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrates new policies and procedures into existing programs. Assures that the Psychology Department meets the standards for all accrediting and certifying bodies. Provides updates of hospital wide goals and objectives as delineated in the hospitalwide Program Plan and Budget through memorandum and Department Directors meetings. Assures that the Psychology Department meets all quality improvement standards and is integrated into the total hospitalwide quality improvement service. Consults with psychiatrists, physicians and other professional personnel concerning diagnostic, evaluation and therapeutic training programs. When assigned and needed, works with patients in areas of assessment, psychological testing, counseling, etc. Establishes the clinical competencies and privileges of psychologists and recommends same to the facility's Assistant Superintendent for Social and Rehabilitative Services, Clinical Director, or other appropriate accrediting authority. Specific sub-tasks include: a. Participation in assigned committees. Monitors the clinical and treatment needs of the patients in the hospital as a whole and provides suggestions for improvement of care, new programs and/or modifications of other programs. Oversees the Cognitive Remediation Program. Provides clinical consultation and direction to department staff and to staff from other departments in the areas of psychological services and clinical treatment practices, including Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) and Positive Practices Resource Team (PPRT). Serves as Team Leader for DBT. Task: Supervises clerical staff and management-level staff in the department to ensure that departmental goals and objectives are met. Participates in new initiatives as they evolve at CSSH, i.e., "seeking safety", etc. Specific sub-tasks include:
a. Provides administrative supervision of assessments of licensed subordinates.
b. Documents degree to which staff is accomplishing its major duties.
c. Formally reviews subordinates' performance at least semiannually and then annually.
d. Develops, modifies, or changes job descriptions, performance standards, and A.D.A. statements.
e. Monitors and controls employee absence through sick leave usage and work-related injuries to reduce costs and ensure adequate staffing.
f. Initiates disciplinary action when warranted.
Task: Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Qualifications:
+ PA residency currentlywaivedfor this title
+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:One year as a Licensed Psychologist Manager; or two years as a Licensed Psychologist, MH or a Psychologist one year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or two years of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation, one year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
+ Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a current license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of psychology or possession of a current license to practice psychology as issued by another state with licensure requirements acceptable to the Board. Pennsylvania licensure must be obtained within one year of employment
+ Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding licensure, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your license to your application
+ This posting requires submission of a resume
+ Must be able to perform essential job functions
Veterans:Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. ?7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, forVeterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
EXAMINATION INFORMATION
+ Score valid for this specific posting only
+ Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
+ Provide complete and accurate information or:
+ score may be lower than deserved
+ application processing may be delayed
+ disqualification may result
+ May only testonceunder this announcement
+ Email notice of test results provided
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253
Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/
Health & Wellness
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.
Work/Life Balance
We understand that there is more to life than work ? and we want you to enjoy it!
We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.
Career Development
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Other Rewards
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.
Eligibility rules apply.
01
CS-43060 MET 1 Do you possess at least two years of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation, one year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity?
+ Yes
+ No
02
CS-MET 1 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.
03
CS-43060 MET 2 Do you possess a valid license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology or possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by another state with licensure requirements acceptable to the Board?
Applicants with out-of-state licensure must obtain Pennsylvania licensure within one year of employment.
+ Yes
+ No
04
CS-43060 MET 3 If you answered "yes" to the previous question, you must list your license number, issue date, and expiration date below. If you claimed you do not possess a valid license, type N/A in the text box below.
05
CS-INSTRUCTIONS - You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions.
All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.
Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.
If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.
+ Yes
06
CS-43060 WB1 V1 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Assesses mental, behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders of patients/clients/inmates by observing patients/clients/inmates; reviewing data and information, psychological reports, etc., provided by other professionals and staff; interviewing patients/clients/inmates, family and/or staff to elicit information concerning patients/clients/inmates and administering and interpreting standardized tests of personality, interest, intelligence, achievement and/or risk assessment.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes assessing mental, behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders of patients/clients/inmates by observing patients/clients/inmates; and reviewing data and information, psychological reports, etc. and interviewing patients/clients/inmates, family and/or staff to elicit information concerning patients/clients/inmates and administering and interpreting standardized tests of personality, interest, intelligence, achievement and/or risk assessment.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as interviewing and assessing individuals or administering or interpreting standardized tests or providing feedback to other professionals/individuals.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
07
CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
+ The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.
+ Your level of responsibility.
08
CS-43060 WB2 V1 TREATING INDIVIDUALS
Treats patients/clients/inmates/family or staff by utilizing various psychological techniques; selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual and/or group therapy and planning the frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy; collaborating with other professionals/specialists in diagnostic and evaluative multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss diagnosis, etiology, treatment disposition and community re-entry issues; prepares progress notes, psychological reports, treatment plan statements, etc. related to the mental and emotional/behavioral status of patients/clients/inmates/family and/or staff which includes data on diagnosis, risk analysis, level of functioning, prognosis and remediation.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes treating patients/clients/inmates/ family or staff by utilizing various psychological techniques and selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual or group therapy and planning the frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy and collaborating with other professionals/specialists in diagnostic and evaluative multi-disciplinary team meetings to discuss diagnosis, etiology, treatment disposition and community re-entry issues and preparing progress notes, psychological reports, treatment plan statements, etc. related to the mental and emotional/behavioral status of patients/clients/inmates/family or staff which includes data on diagnosis, risk analysis, level of functioning, prognosis, and remediation.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above which includes treating individuals or selecting the appropriate approach to use in individual/group therapy or collaborating with other professionals/specialists or preparing progress reports/treatment plans for individuals in a setting where the treatment options are limited to a particular type of treatment/individual.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
09
CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
+ The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.
+ Your level of responsibility.
10
CS-43060 WB3 V1 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Implements and/or develops a comprehensive, ethical psychological services program by implementing procedures and work flow for clinical and administrative functions that insure the maintenance of high-quality service to patients/clients/inmates/family or staff; developing experimental designs and/or conducting research in fields of personality development and adjustment, diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment and prevention of mental disorders; evaluating and planning treatment programs for patients/clients/inmates; instructing/training employees in psychological techniques and approaches used in individual therapy, group therapy, behavior modification, testing, etc.; teaching in-service training and out-service programs for psychologists and other professional staff; coordinating the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrating new policies and procedures in existing programs.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above implementing and/or developing a comprehensive, ethical psychological services program that insures the maintenance of high-quality service to patients/clients/inmates/family or staff and developing experimental designs or conducting research in fields of personality development and adjustment, diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment and prevention of mental disorders and evaluating and planning treatment programs for patients/clients/inmates; instructing /training employees in psychological techniques and approaches used in individual therapy, group therapy, behavior modification, testing, etc. and teaching in-service training and out-service programs for psychologists and other professional staff and coordinating the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrating new policies and procedures in existing programs.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above implementing or directing a portion of a psychological services program such as experimental design or conducting research or planning treatment programs or teaching in-service training.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
11
CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
+ The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.
+ Your level of responsibility.
12
CS-43060 WB4 V1 PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Prepares various comprehensive reports, records, policies and procedures such as manuals to explain overall functioning of a psychology department as it relates to patient/client/inmate care and relationships with other disciplines; records of scheduled work to be performed and work performed such as psychological testing, treatment interviews, case conferences, consultations, etc.; and budget reports for psychological program services to submit to supervisor/superior for incorporation into agency's annual service plan.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above preparing various comprehensive reports, records, policies and procedures such as manuals to explain overall functioning of psychology department as it relates to patient/client/inmate care and relationships with other disciplines and records of scheduled work to be performed and work performed such as psychological testing, treatment interviews, case conferences, consultations, etc. and budget reports for psychological program services to submit to supervisor/superior for incorporation into agency's annual service plan.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as preparing reports or manuals or policies and procedures related to individual care or schedules of work to be performed/work performed or budget reports for psychological programs.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
13
CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
+ The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.
+ Your level of responsibility.
14
CS-43060 WB5 V1 PROGRAM EVALUATION
Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and deficiencies to ensure quality services to patients/clients/inmates or staff by interpreting program policies, guidelines, objectives, etc. to patients/clients/inmates or staff in staff conferences, meetings or individually; reviewing written comprehensive reports, summaries, and records on patients'/clients'/inmates' progress or quality assurance reviews submitted by staff against criteria established in treatment planning and by serving on agency-wide or inter-agency committees such as Research, Human Rights, Medical Records, Management Advisory, etc., to discuss and evaluate patient/client/inmate treatment programs.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. I have professional experience performing the work behavior above which includes monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness and deficiencies to ensure quality services to patients/clients/inmates or staff by interpreting program policies, guidelines, objectives, etc. to patients/clients/inmates or staff in staff conferences, meetings or individually and reviewing written comprehensive reports, summaries, and records on patients'/clients'/inmates' progress or quality assurance reviews submitted by staff against criteria established in treatment planning and by serving on agency-wide or inter-agency committees such as Research, Human Rights, Medical Records, Management Advisory, etc., to discuss and evaluate patient/client/inmate treatment programs.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as monitoring program effectiveness or reviewing written reports or records or serving on a committee related to individuals' treatment programs.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
15
CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
+ The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.
+ Your level of responsibility.
16
CS-43060 WB6 V1 SUPERVISION
Supervises/directs professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff by assigning employees to individual cases to perform diagnostic and therapeutic work with patients/clients/inmates and by reviewing and evaluating work performance of subordinates (psychological assistants, students, interns, psychologists, etc.) in such areas as psychological testing, therapy, charting, program management and supervision; approving leave requests; reviewing grievances and complaints, conducting initial investigation into causes and conditions, discussing issues/findings with employee; resolving complaints or recommending solutions.
Levels of Performance
Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim.
+ A. Supervises/directs professional, paraprofessional and clerical staff by assigning employees to individual cases to perform diagnostic and therapeutic work with patients/clients/inmates and by reviewing and evaluating work performance of subordinates (psychological assistants, students, interns, psychologists, etc.) in such areas as psychological testing, therapy, charting, program management and supervision; approving leave requests; reviewing grievances and complaints, conducting initial investigation into causes and conditions, discussing issues/findings with employee; resolving complaints and/or recommending solutions.
+ B. I have professional experience related to the work behavior above such as lead work experience with professional staff or supervisory experience with paraprofessional or clerical staff.
+ C. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above.
17
CS-EXPERIENCE DETAILS Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.
+ The name of the employer where you gained this experience.
+ The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.
+ Your level of responsibility.
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Address
613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Website
http://www.employment.pa.gov


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