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Psychologist
Agency: Rehabilitation Services
Office: ARS/ACTI
Section: Psychology
Date Posted: 01/08/2019
Posting Expires: 01/22/2019
Summary
The Psychologist is responsible for diagnosing and treating mental disorders, learning disabilities, and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual and group therapies. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises a professional staff by interviewing, hiring, assigning and reviewing work and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests in order to obtain information on client intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities. Develops and implements individual treatment plans by specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and modifies plans and diagnoses as necessary. Develops, directs, and participates in training programs for staff and students and evaluates activities engaged in patient assessment and treatment. Counsels individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, to modify behavior and/or improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment. Identifies psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnoses disorders using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials. Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals, couples, and/or families. Prepares and maintains written reports and required paperwork. Testifies in court as an expert witness to provide psychological insight and explain results of psychological examinations. 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. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates. 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 testify in court as an expert witness.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited institution or a substantially similar doctoral degree in a closely allied field; plus one year of experience performing psychological therapy and individual evaluations.
Preferred Qualifications
Provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations services to clients to limitations and strengths so the client will be placed in the most appropriate field of
training for that client and thereby increase the chances of program completion as well as successful work placement after leaving training setting.
Provide psychotherapy services to client in order to ameliorate mental health or behavioral problems such that the client gets into fewer difficulties with staff or other
students; is therefore able to complete the training program, and eventually find a successful work placement.
The psychologist will consult with other staff members regarding difficulties they may be having with clients and offer suggestions for behavioral modifications that may reduce behavioral problems and improve the clients daily functioning; leading to improved learning and eventual successful work placement.
The psychologist will provide educational training opportunities to staff so they can better work with clients and to clients so they can better control their behavior.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Mist be licensed as a Psychologist by the State Board of Examiners in Psychology in accordance with ACA 17-97-302. 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
Applicants must complete each item on the State of Arkansas application to be considered for employment. Incomplete applications and Resumes only WILL NOT be accepted.

If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.

Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.

Participation (6%) in contributory Retirement Plan is required if hired.
Job Details
Position No.: 22082023
Class Code: L003C
Grade: MP03
Salary Range: $79,879.00 - $113,428.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Hot Springs
Job County/Region: Garland
Contact Information
Contact name: Karen Pickering
Phone: 501-701-6215
Email: karen.pickering@arkansas.gov
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