Behavioral Health Clinician

Recruitment #200922-UNCX-372

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens.The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Clinician, to be filled as a Level I or Level II, providing support to Cleveland County. This is an unclassified position (PIN#34002578) in state government, located in Norman, OK.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding 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 $50,549.77, 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 supports Sooner Start and related goals across the region.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Conducts initial interview with client to obtain pertinent case history and background information to make appropriate diagnosis.
• Administers, scores and interprets various intelligence, personality, aptitude, and/or cognitive, affective and behavioral assessments.
• Develops an appropriate treatment plan based on test findings and interview;
• Conducts individual, group and family therapy sessions.
• Prepares comprehensive evaluation reports.
• Participates in multidisciplinary staff conferences.
• Participates in programs and evidenced based practices to support child and family wellbeing.
• Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations.
• Appear in court and provide testimony in client hearings or other areas.
• Consults with community agencies and school systems on behalf of clients or provides special programs as requested.
• May intervene in crisis and potentially life threatening situations.
• May implement research programs

Education and Experience
Level I:
This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are performing beginning level professional work in a training status and under close supervision.  At this level incumbents will not be involved in the interpretation of tests, assigning diagnoses, or the supervision or training of others.

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.

Level II:
This is the career level where incumbents are newly licensed or license eligible and perform advanced level professional work administering and interpreting cognitive, affective and behavioral tests, assigning diagnoses, providing treatment related services.  There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this level, but training and assistance may be provided to less experienced professional or technical staff.

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 one year post-master’s experience providing professional counseling services and applicant must be license eligible and working towards licensure.

NOTE:
License must be obtained within 18 months of employment.

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.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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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Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.