$50.59-$68.98 Hourly / $4,046.86-$5,518.05 BiWeekly /
In the Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Services and Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for directing and evaluating psychological services and providing leadership to psychologists within a statewide health system encompassing state facilities and community based services.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Provides professional and technical direction to psychology and clerical staff.
Plans, coordinates and evaluates psychological services within a statewide and community based health service system; formulates, evaluates and reviews department policies, procedures and professional standards with regard to psychological services; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of psychological services who might impact on program activities; plans, coordinates and evaluates psychological services within a statewide health system; monitors quality assurance programs throughout delivery system by developing outcome measures to assess services; designs, implements and analyzes program evaluation studies; assists in planning and development of an information system for patient/individual tracking; assists in preparation and monitoring of quality assurance plans developed to ensure treatment is delivered in conformance with federal, state and voluntary accreditation body standards assists in implementation of corrective actions recommended by federal, state and voluntary accreditation bodies; provides consultation and professional assistance to staff; identifies training needs of psychology professionals within state health system and plans, implements and evaluates comprehensive in-service and staff development programs to meet these needs; conducts investigations into unusual events or incidents related to psychological services; assists department and facilities in recruitment of staff; assists in labor relations activities as necessary; may design and conduct research; may prepare grant applications; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of theories, procedures, administration, practices and current trends of clinical psychology including abnormal psychology, projective personality techniques and research; considerable knowledge of professional standards of psychological practice; considerable knowledge of experimental design methods; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate quality and effectiveness of psychological services; considerable ability to develop, implement and evaluate successful human resource development programs; ability to design studies; ability to gather and organize data from diverse sources; ability to manage data collection.
Six (6) years of postdoctoral experience as a licensed psychologist in a psychiatric setting.
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in the capacity of a manager of a comprehensive program of psychological services.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice psychology issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Mental Health Director of Psychological Services in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to retitle, expand class use to Developmental Services and modify content)