The City of Tucson is recruiting for a Master Level Clinician that will focus on the mental health and wellness of public safety personnel. Public safety personnel are exposed to calls for service such as child abuse, suicide, domestic violence, officer-involved shootings, traffic fatalities, and other calls as part of their regular duties and responsibilities. Providing support to personnel using various techniques and tools will assist in minimizing members experiencing negative physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral reactions. If you have a passion for serving those who serve others, join the Tucson Police Department and Public Safety Communications Department in assisting our public safety professionals, as well as their family members, in caring for their well-being so they can better serve our community.
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
Special Job Requirements
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.
The ideal candidate will have one (1) year of documented post-graduate experience providing psychological services to public safety personnel or documented experience as a consultant to a public safety agency.
Experience working in an environment which follows a chain of command.
Experience developing curriculum and providing training in the areas of stress management, wellness, and resilience topics.
As part of the online application process all applicants are required to submit a resume under the "Resume" tab or email to TPD_HR@tucsonaz.gov prior to the close date of the job posting. Resumes will be scored. Please ensure your application contains the required resume prior to submission.
Applications received without a resume will be considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions, as well as their resume.
- Practical assessment - will be a review of the submitted resumes
Top scoring applicants who successfully pass the practical assessment will be invited to participate in an oral board interview.
- In person oral board Interviews will be held: July 5 - 6, 2023
Applicants invited to the oral board interview will be invited to participate via email.
Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Eligibility List. An applicant's ranking on the Eligibility List will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:
- 5% - education and work experience
- 15% - resume review
- 80% - oral board interview
A hiring interview may be conducted.
The Eligibility List may be used by the department with an approved vacancy to fill in the next 6 months. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 2. The list of employees eligible for consideration will remain in effect for 6 months after their names are provided to the hiring authorities. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email.
Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Eligibility List. If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process or email it to TPD_HR@tucsonaz.gov. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.
If you are in need of an Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email TPD_HR@tucsonaz.gov at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.
Candidates placed on the Employment List who receive a contingent job offer and must successfully pass the following:
- An extensive background investigation, including local, state and national criminal and fingerprint checks
- Motor Vehicle History
Communication throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from email@example.com and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification. All email inquiries should be directed to TPD_HR@tucsonaz.gov.
Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements
Non-NIDA Drug Test
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.