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Psychological Examiner
Agency: Department of Correction
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Date Posted: 11/03/2017
Posting Expires: 11/30/2017
Summary
The Psychological Examiner is responsible for administering and interpreting psychological tests, evaluating results, developing treatment plans, and evaluating client progress. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Interviews clients to obtain background information, including family history, education, and mental, physical, and emotional health, and prepares report indicating medical problems, educational levels, special needs, residential plans, and further assessment needs. Administers and scores psychological tests, interprets and evaluates test results, and determines an individualized behavioral management/treatment program. Provides psychological counseling, cognitive behavior and psychosocial skills instruction, and behavior modification/management recommendations. Monitors behavior management and treatment programs, documents progress or regression, modifies programs, as necessary, and prepares and maintains progress reports on each client. Attends staff/professional meetings and workshops to discuss progress/problems of clients and make recommendations regarding behavior management. May conduct in-service training for direct care staff on implementation of behavior management procedures or may train family members on treatment methods to be continued at home. May supervise professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training, and evaluating performance. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of psychological theories and the principles of human behavior. Knowledge of psychological testing procedures and evaluation methods. Knowledge of developmental theories in psychology. Ability to administer and evaluate psychological tests. Ability to conduct individual/group counseling sessions and develop individualized treatmentplans. Ability to prepare reports and maintain files. Ability to monitor and document behavior patterns and modify programs. Ability to instruct others in the implementation of psychological procedures. Ability to prepare materials and provide training or presentations to staff and externalgroups. Ability to provide leadership to subordinate staff.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a masterís degree in psychology; plus three years of experience in psychological examination.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be licensed as a Psychological Examiner by the State Board of Examiners in Psychology in accordance with ACA 17-97-303. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
The starting salary for this position is $53,235.32. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan.
College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-850-8550 but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing.
Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications.
Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review.
The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.
Job Details
Position No.: 2208-4769
Class Code: L033C
Grade: GS09
Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Mental Health/Ouachita River Unit - Malvern, AR
Job County/Region: Hot Spring
Contact Information
Contact name: Lyn Bennett
Phone: 870-850-8539
Email: Lyn.Bennett@Arkansas.gov
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