Behavioral Health Clinician III

Recruitment #200723-X31C-I06



The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Clinician III providing support to Custer County. This is a classified position (PIN#34001772) in state government, located in Clinton, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $59,159.72 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
Performs psychological services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions that impact functioning of children and families in homes and daycares. We educate caregivers and demonstrate the activities that would be specific to their child's educational and therapeutic needs while performing ongoing assessment and therapy plans. Mental health treatment is based on the established research in the field and identified as effective for disruptive behavior difficulties, trauma recovery, biologically based conditions such as anxiety and mood conditions. This position is necessary to complete the Child Guidance staffing pattern and implement behavioral, developmental, and/or communication services to children birth to age 13.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is set in an office environment.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of administering and scoring a variety of standardized cognitive, affective and behavioral tests; of mental disorders, their symptoms, treatment, and social implications in relation to client and family; of the principles and methods of statistical research; and of methods and techniques used in the training of families. Ability is required to evaluate social, emotional, relationship, cognitive, and behavioral problems; to assess intellectual, cognitive, or personality functioning; to provide therapeutic counseling; to administer cognitive, affective and behavioral tests; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Knowledge of intervention techniques; of various assessment and evaluation tools; of the principles, methods and techniques of interpreting a variety of cognitive, affective and behavioral tests; and of chemical dependency treatment and counseling techniques. Ability is required to apply therapeutic techniques; to diagnose social, emotional, relationship, cognitive and behavioral problems; to develop therapeutic treatment plans; and to provide therapeutic intervention.  Knowledge of the application of theories with respect to the group and individual behavior.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health, Infant Mental Health Issue Specialist (IMH-E) or Infant Mental Health endorsement preferred.  If not endorsed at hire, will pursue endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist within two years.
•Trained in the use of trauma informed treatment modalities (TF-CBT, CPP, etc.)
•Experience in infant and early childhood assessment and intervention
•Experience working with families of children ages 0-12 with an emphasis on relationship based work with children ages 0-6.


Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing professional work in the administration and interpretation of standardized cognitive, affective and behavioral tests and providing clinical services in a state agency, institution, mental health facility or clinic.


The Behavioral Health Clinician job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for specific tasks, the level of expertise required for completion of the assigned work and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced assessment and treatment services such as a highly specialized clinical service. This level has overall responsibility for assigned mental and behavioral health services and functions.


Level III:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in psychology, counseling,  human relations, clinical/direct practice social work, or a closely related field which must have included one semester of at least three hundred hours of applied clinical practicum in psychology or counseling plus two years post-master’s experience providing professional counseling services and applicant must have a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification or hold a current license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Behavior Practitioner (LBP), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), Licensed Health Service Psychologist (HSP); Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), or a doctorate in psychology or education with a specialty in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, including one academic year of full time pre-doctoral internship from an accredited program listed by the American Psychological Association at the time of completion.



If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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