|2/27/2023 08:00:00 AM
|3/27/2023 5:00:00 PM
|520-837-7755 / Carolyn.Cruse@tucsonaz.gov
|$23.31-$43.85 Hourly *Salary in Accordance with Administrative Directives*
|Open to All Applicants (External, Internal)
Provides mental health counseling and wellness consultation to Public Safety personnel. May serve as project leader under the direction of the department psychologist or chain of command.
This job reports to: Police Psychologist/BSU Administrator
Provides routine and emergency psychological and wellness services to department personnel and their immediate family members by providing counseling, consultation and/or referral services.
Assists department psychologist in relevant behavioral sciences and wellness matters throughout the agency.
Assists with monitoring levels of resources, establishing timelines, assigning work, monitoring progress, recommending changes and suggestions, writing, reviewing, and editing reports prepared by staff.
Assists with discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale, training staff for maximum performance and providing guidance.
Remains aware of available mental health and wellness resources and makes referrals as appropriate.
Maintains security and confidentiality of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties in strict adherence to all applicable laws and regulations and ethical guidelines.
Develops and implements psychological education programs and classes.
Ensures that unit work conforms to local, state, and federal governmental regulations, and other applicable rules and requirements.
Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects, and procedures.
Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities.
Provides customer service by responding to assigned information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors.
Education Level & Type: Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or Behavioral Health related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum Experience Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years post-graduate experience as a licensed psychotherapist working with adults.
Driver’s License & Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License
Licensed in the state of Arizona and qualified to provide counseling and professional consultation services. Training and expertise to include crisis intervention, suicide awareness and prevention, post critical incident intervention, trauma, alcohol/substance abuse treatment, couples/marital/family counseling and treatment of anxiety and depression.
Ability to use a wide variety of interventions using multiple treatment modalities including evidence-based practices e.g., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), mindfulness-based therapy.
Experience in providing psychotherapy with a diverse population and experience with multicultural counseling skills.
Availability to respond to critical incidents and/or clinical matters 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.
The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.
Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.