ASSISTANT BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CONSULTANT

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA (30+ days ago)4.2


DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b8705B
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FILING START DATE: 10/06/2015 AT 8:00 A.M.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

DEFINITION:
Provides technical consultation services in an area of the behavioral sciences by conferring with and advising professional workers regarding the less difficult problems in the field of mental health.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically receive administrative and technical direction from a higher level professional clinical supervisor or a higher level administrative manager and are characterized by their responsibility for providing advice and consultation to professional staff members and agencies concerning less difficult problems of mental health and behavioral health issues. Incumbents in this position are excluded from positions that perform direct client/patient care. Positions require incumbents to exercise and apply knowledge of the principles and theories of behavioral science or a related discipline.

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION
Salary Minimum: $106.05
Salary Maximum: $106.05
Salary Type: Per Session
A session is considered to be up to four (4) hours each day worked.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Consults with and advises physician, nurses, social workers and other professional staff members and agencies concerning the less difficult problems in the field of mental health which require the application of the knowledge and principles of a behavioral science, such as psychology or sociology.
Assists in providing consultation services for the more difficult mental health problems under a higher level professional.
Provides individual and group clinical supervision to psychology doctoral candidates.
Conducts staff conferences and other group meetings to discuss problem areas and provide general information concerning the mental health field.
Conducts program evaluation and needs assessment for an outpatient mental health center.
Provides training and consultation to professional staff in evidence based practices.
Conducts psychological assessment.
Speaks before community and other groups concerning behavioral problems and mental health problems.

REQUIREMENTS:SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
A Master's Degree* from an accredited college or university with specialization in an academic discipline in or related to the behavioral sciences** - AND - One year's post Master's degree experience in consulting, clinical, or research experience in the specialized field of a community or public agency.***

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

LICENSE
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.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Doctorate's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an academic discipline in or related to the behavioral sciences.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
  • Degree(s) must indicate the specialized field in order to be evaluated. Candidates whose educational degree(s) do not show the specialty must provide a legible copy of the official transcripts or a written statement from their Registrar's office indicating the educational specialty on the university's letterhead. A copy of your degree or written statement from Registrar's office must be submitted at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days.
**Qualifying education in the field of the behavioral sciences include the following disciplines: Anthropology, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services.

***Community or public agency is defined as advancing the public good by addressing specific social, health or mental health issues in a non-profit or publicly funded setting in the fields of behavioral science.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
SPECIAL INFORMATION
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

AVAILABLE SHIFT
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights or weekends.

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher to be placed on the eligible register.

VACANCY INFORMATION The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health.

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 grade 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.

Retake: No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting.

Applications must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. Transcripts, Resume, etc., ) as attachment(s) during application submission or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

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
Celia Yeung, Exam Analyst
213-972-7038 or 213-972-7034
Exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

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