Department of Administrative Services

Psychologist (Per Diem) (4668HD)

$134.29-$134.29 Hourly / $9,400.30-$9,400.30 BiWeekly /
$245,347.83-$245,347.83 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state facility, this class is accountable for performing the full range of psychotherapy or other professional psychological services including diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Psychological Services, Supervising Psychologist 1 or 2 or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead psychology staff, postdoctoral fellows, interns and students; may functionally supervise direct care staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

CLINICAL: Participates in and coordinates clinical psychological services for a complex ward or group of wards or comparable units staffed by psychiatric, nursing or other patient care personnel; provides consultation on difficult cases representing complex mental, emotional and/or social problems; engages in diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services; attends staff meetings; coordinates psychological treatment modalities with other disciplines and services; develops and implements new service programs; conducts research and reports findings in a manner suitable for professional publication; consults with community agencies and organizations; conducts training sessions for interns and staff and may participate in training of psychiatric residents; may address lay and professional groups; performs related duties as required.

CONSULTING: Participates in and coordinates consulting psychology services involving behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research; provides consultation on difficult assignments and develops behavioral adjustment and vocational rehabilitation programs; participates in multidisciplinary service programs and treatment teams; designs experimental programs and constructs complex research models; analyzes experimental data and indices of program effectiveness; writes reports in a manner suitable for professional publication; consults with community agencies and organizations; develops and implements new programs involving expanded services and/or application of new techniques; conducts training sessions for interns and staff; may address professional and lay groups; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

CLINICAL: Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology; considerable knowledge and skill in selection, administration, scoring and evaluation of intelligence, achievement, personality and diagnostic tests; considerable knowledge of psychological research methodology including experimental design, data analysis and application of findings; knowledge of other psychological disciplines; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to make clinical diagnosis and prognosis and develop treatment plans; considerable ability to conduct psychotherapy; considerable ability to write case histories, discharge summaries and professional reports; ability to coordinate clinical services with comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment plans.

CONSULTING: Considerable knowledge of psychological disciplines including social, personality, adolescent and child psychology, research design, psychometrics and statistics, behavioral analysis and adjustment, vocational rehabilitation, community outreach and consultation and group dynamics; knowledge of developmental disabilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to relate psychological theory to treatment, research and service programs; considerable ability to select, administer and evaluate tests of individual ability including interest, attitude, aptitude, achievement and intelligence tests; considerable ability to design experiments, conduct research studies and evaluate empirical data; considerable ability to write professional reports; ability to coordinate psychological services with multidisciplinary treatment programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

CLINICAL: A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and one (1) year of post doctoral experience as a psychologist working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

CONSULTING: A doctorate degree in psychology and one (1) year of postdoctoral experience as a psychologist working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice psychology in Connecticut. Any person employed by the State of Connecticut prior to July 1, 1985 with a title in the Psychology series of the classified service shall be exempt from the above licensure requirement pursuant to Public Act 613, Section 119(c). For certain positions the appointing authority may require state licensure.
  2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. § 1320a-7b(f).
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of American Sign Language.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/ clients or inmates; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/clients or inmates; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.

APPOINTMENT

No permanent State Employee may work in a per diem position.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Compensation will be based in accordance with the following schedule:

P-1 Base Pay Hourly Rate                 

- 150% of the maximum of Supervising Psychologist 2 

Fringe Benefit Rate 

- 37% of Base Pay Hourly Rate (Refer to the hourly wage rate for the HD pay plan in CORE-CT)

Shift Differential 

- 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

Weekend Differential 

- 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

Premium Holiday Hourly Rate 

- 15% of Base Pay Hourly Rate 

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(30)-Psychological Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

HD PY

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Psychologist Psychologist (Per Diem) in Salary Group HD approved effective August 25, 2004. (Revised to add Special Requirement)

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/3/2017

CLASS: 4668HD; EST: 7/1/1995; REV: 2/3/2017;