CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST I

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA4.2

Full-time$75,000 - $98,000 a year
EducationSkills
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FIRST DAY OF FILING: August 02, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y8695A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REVISE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND EXAMINATION NUMBER.

DEFINITION:
Under close supervision, serves as a staff psychologist by applying psychological principles in the following major areas: assessment, treatment, research, training, and clinical consultation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Conducts diagnostic evaluations of inmates in lock-up settings to determine clients' post release level of care needs and to determine mental health needs while in custody and make referrals to treatment interventions to serve the criminal justice population.
Uses forensic psychological training to assess diversion suitability and competency to stand trial.
Provides updates to the court on a regular basis; presents in court for all necessary hearings; and provides testimony on behalf of clients.
Assists providers to understand the needs of the court, requirements for treatment and legal standards for the specific penal code section applicable to the clients.
Acts as consultant about competency evaluations to other clinicians.
Assists judicial officers and attorneys understand availability of services to facilitate realistic understanding of treatment possibilities.
Provides liaison services between court officers and treatment providers.
Be able to answer legal questions about clients with attorneys and mental health providers.
Assures the court receives timely progress report updates according to the court orders.
Understands legal stipulations and takes those stipulations into consideration when developing care plans.
Collaborates with and offer mental health training to probation officers, law enforcement, and other justice partners who will work with the population of clients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Evaluates client response to treatment, modifies treatment strategies and includes the client as part of the decision-making process.
Utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and various evidence-based or promising practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Reviews relevant records and information from both the criminal justice system and the mental health system when making treatment recommendations.
Retrieves the reports for the court as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
A Doctorate from an accredited 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(S) REQUIRED:
A waiver issued by the California Department of Mental Health in accordance with Welfare & Institutions Code Section 5751.1-2. Waivers for newly-trained psychologists shall not exceed five years from the commencement of employment in California, or as currently defined by the State Welfare & Institutions Code. Waivers for out-of-state psychologists shall not exceed one year from date of employment in California, or as currently defined in the State Welfare & Institutions Code.

The required license and certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certificate will not be accepted.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Applicants must include a legible photocopy of the required degree to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing online.

As a condition of employment, a candidate will be required to complete the Mental Health Professional Licensing Waiver Request at the time of appointment. The Department of Mental Health will submit the completed Waiver Request to the California Department of Mental Health.

Applications will be rejected if waivers for newly-trained psychologists exceeded 5 years from the commencement of employment in California or waivers for out-of-state psychologists exceeded one year from date of employment in California.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience as a Registered Psychologist.
Experience working in a locked, forensic setting.
Experience working in a psychiatric inpatient unit of hospital.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added 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 grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register and will appear 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.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

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

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

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the 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 rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection 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.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the required documents to the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title in your email.

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.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-7124

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8356
hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov