Position/Program Information EXAM NUMBER:
PH8697A TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive OpportunityFIRST DAY OF FILING :
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT) This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. D EFINITION:
Under general supervision, serves as a staff psychologist at the full professional level 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 independently 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.
- Some positions in this class may be allocated to a centralized, County-wide program that provides psychological services to County employees and evaluates applicants and candidates for County employment.
- The Clinical Psychologist II is distinguished from the Clinical Psychologist I in that the latter may receive technical direction and guidance from the senior-level Clinical Psychologist II.
- 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; Federal, State, and local laws governing mental health services; principles of psychopharmacology and psychobiology; psychometric and statistical theories and methodologies; 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-based organizations.
Essential Job Functions
- Selects, administers, and interprets a wide variety of psychological testing instruments in connection with the diagnosis and evaluation of clients with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders; or in connection with a centralized County-wide program that provides fitness-for-duty assessments to County employees, applicants, or candidates for County employment.
- 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.
- As a member of a professional, multidisciplinary team, plans treatment programs and disposition of cases, including identifying treatment outcomes.
- Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and reviewing relevant records.
- Provides technical guidance and instruction to interns and license-waivered psychologists.
- Provides consultation to other medical providers in the management of psychological and behavioral aspects of medical conditions.
- Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological assessment methods, techniques, and results.
- Participates in an advisory capacity in the screening of new professional personnel in psychology, including trainees or psychology interns.
- Provides testimony before courts of law on results of psychological evaluations.
- Initiates and carries out psychological research studies and provides rationale to implement departmental or service programs; collaborates on multidisciplinary projects.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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 **license to practice as a psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology. PHYSICAL CLASS 2: LIGHT
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges
and International Handbook of Universities
are acceptable references.Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) .
(see Employment Information under Accreditation Information) In order to receive credit for your Doctorate degree, you must include a legible copy of each degree
by providing one of the following: Official Diploma , Official Transcript(s) , or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarde d with Registrar's signature and/or school seal with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to email@example.com .
** LICENSE INFORMATION:
In the license/certificate section of your application, be sure to give the title of your required certificate, number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency. The required license and/or certificate must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualification:
***Professional psychological experience is work experience gained subsequent to obtaining a license to practice as a psychologist .
- Experience as a Clinical Psychologist performing ***professional psychological services relating to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric/mental health, substance and/or co-occurring disorders.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information, desirable qualifications and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%
Applicants must meet the Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of education and experience) to be added on the Eligible Register (hiring list). Passing this examination and being added on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register 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.
Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.
Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. SPECIAL INFORMATION APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY
. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or sent to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov w ithin fifteen (15) calendar days from application submissio n
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply"
button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly
shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS.
Fill out the application and Supplemental Questionnaire accurately and completely to receive full credit for any relevant education and/or job experience you include. In the space provided on the application for education, include names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree(s) received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, start and end dates, the number of hours worked per week, and detailed description of work and duties performed. If the application and/or Supplemental Questionnaire is/are incomplete, the application will be REJECTED
. IMPORTANT NOTES:
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
- Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
- Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.
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. You may refer to their website for more information regarding the reopening of some libraries with limited hours throughout Los Angeles County. 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. NO SHARING OF USER ID, EMAIL, AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application 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. ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the in equalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices. FAIR CHANCE EMPLOYER:
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. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.Department Contact Name:
Exam AnalystDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 659-6546Department Contact E-mail:
HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 659-6546Teletype Phone:
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