Behavioral Health Clinician III

Recruitment #210811-X31C-I06

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 III providing support to Rogers County Health Department. This is an classified position (PIN#34001146) in state government, located in located in Claremore 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 Summary:
The Behavioral Health Clinician III performs advanced level psychological services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions, clients are birth to 13 years old,  that impact functioning of children and families.  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 such as anxiety and mood conditions, and other. 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.

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

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of psychotherapeutic/behavioral intervention techniques; of various assessment and evaluation tools; of the principles, methods and techniques of administering, scoring, and interpreting a variety of psychological tests including complicated or specialized tests; of mental disorders, their symptoms, treatment, and social implications in relation to client and family; of the application of psychological theories with respect to group and individual behavior; of the principles and methods of statistical research as applied to the field of psychology; and of methods and techniques used in training and of psycho educational parent training techniques; and of chemical dependency treatment and counseling techniques. Ability is required to apply psychological techniques, to evaluate and diagnose psychological problems; to develop therapeutic treatment/plans; to provide therapeutic counseling; to administer psychological tests; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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.

BASIC PURPOSE

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.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

NOTES

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.