PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In state facilities this class is accountable for supervising a major program component or other uses as indicated below.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES:
1. Supervises the psychology program within an institution or facility and provides clinical services.
2. Supervises the consultation and education component at a community mental health center.
3. Supervises the Program Review and Evaluation Unit in the Quality Assurance Division in Central Office.
DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH:
1. Administrative responsibility in small institutions that would qualify for but have no Director of Psychological Services and no Supervising Psychologist 2.
2. Coordinates a large scale psychological testing/evaluation program for the entire Psychology Department. Assigns testing, monitors completion times and is responsible for quality assurance compliance. Delegated the responsibility to assign work load to people whom they do not directly supervise. Provides education and consultation for all other psychologists in this area.
3. Assigned by the Chief of Professional Services or his/her designee to lead a multidisciplinary team. Responsible for the performance of all team members with respect to the development, documentation and implementation of treatment and discharge planning for all individuals assigned to the team.
4. Acts as the Assistant Director of Psychological Services with at least six (6) Psychology series staff (excluding Psychology Interns).
5. Supervises the consultation and education component at a community mental health center.
6. Manages a major component of the statewide court ordered evaluation program and functions as court liaison officer at Whiting Forensic Institute.
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES:
Administrative responsibility over the psychological program within the Department of Correction Board of Pardons and Paroles in accordance with Public Act 08-01. Assists the board in parole release decisions.
Receives general direction from the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Psychological Services, Division Directors and/or other employees of a higher grade.
Supervise psychology staff of lower grade, direct care and/or clinicians and paraprofessionals or other staff assigned to program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises a major independent clinical psychology program; plans, develops, implements and coordinates new service programs; may design, implement and direct psychological research programs; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans program work; establishes and maintains program procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding program policies and procedures; selects and administers a variety of objective and projective psychodiagnostic tests; evaluates individuals level of function and supervises staff in development of individualized treatment plans; provides consultation on complex cases; addresses professional and lay groups; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology and other psychological disciplines; considerable knowledge of sources, uses, administration and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological tests; considerable ability to make diagnoses, develop treatment plans and conduct psychotherapy; considerable ability to interface clinical programs with multidiscipline approaches; considerable knowledge of psychological research design, data analysis and application of results; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to develop and direct training programs; teaching ability; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and two (2) years of postdoctoral experience as a licensed clinical psychologist.
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 services shall be exempt from the above licensure requirements 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 the American Sign Language.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Supervising Psychologist 1 (Clinical) (40 Hour) in Salary Group FP 32 approved effective February 3, 2017. (Revised to update language) Action No. 19-018