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Job Summary

Company
Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center
Location
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Years of Experience
1+ to 2 Years
Education Level
Professional
Career Level
Executive (SVP, VP, Department Head, etc)
Salary
$5,671.16+ /month

Chief Psychologist

About the Job

Chief Psychologist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Psychologist III performs highly advanced, specialized, and/or managerial psychological work and is required to complete complex tasks and make varied decisions within broad parameters and with minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  The Psychologist III provides professional supervision and consultation for all staff psychologists and special programs.  The Psychologist III may also supervise psychology interns or practicum students.  He/she actively participates in and approves decisions to hire staff psychologists.  The Psychologist III is responsible for ongoing performance evaluation of staff psychologists and participates in the formal evaluation process.  The Psychologist III reviews and coordinates the review and approval process for behavior support plans and reviews the use of psychotropic medication in treating behavior problems.  The Psychologist III systematically evaluates the consistent implementation of behavior support plans through personal observation, staff interviews, and review of documentation.  He/she works with Unit Directors and staff psychologists to facilitate effective program implementation.  The Psychologist III provides for professional development of staff psychologists including applied behavior analysis, learning principles, positive behavior support, and contemporary psychological issues to positively impact service delivery.  The Psychologist III is responsible for maintaining knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and departmental and agency policy and for developing systems and procedures to meet the standards and requirements therein.  The Psychologist III chairs the Behavior Support Committee and coordinates activities with other discipline heads and administrative staff to facilitate service delivery and evaluation.  The Psychologist III directly supervises assigned clerical support staff and develops and maintains assigned budgetary responsibilities relevant to psychological and behavioral services.  Some travel is required and work schedule varies upon request or as needed.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Ensures quality and effectiveness of special treatment programs and services, including functional behavioral assessments, behavior support plans, and other specialized clinical services.

Provides professional supervision and consultation to behavioral services staff and others, as needed, to ensure effective staff performance and resident support.

Evaluates psychological/behavioral services and develops plans of improvement as needed to address needs/deficiencies to ensure compliance with relevant laws, standards, and policies as well as to ensure best practice. 

Ensures ongoing training and technical assistance to assigned professional staff and others as needed (e.g., direct contact staff) to facilitate service delivery and professional growth.

Ensures coordination and integration of psychological/behavioral services with other areas throughout the facility to ensure clear expectations, facilitate best practices, ensure uniformity of procedures, and to support system values.

Participates in the joint selection and orientation of assigned staff to ensure appropriate screening, hiring process, and effective selection/orientation.

Performs special assignments at the request of the Assistant Director of Programs.

Maintains current knowledge in relevant professional areas.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation.  Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

Must be licensed as a Psychologist by the State of Texas or a reciprocity state. 

Certification as a Behavior Analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board is preferred.  If not Board Certified at the time of employment, must be eligible to pursue board certification upon hire and must attain certification within three years of hire date.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

Knowledge and experience in administering all aspects of the delivery of psychological service to persons with intellectual disabilities.

Knowledge regarding etiology and characteristics of developmental disabilities.

Knowledge regarding applicable laws, regulations, and departmental and agency policy.

Knowledge and skills in the administration of standardized evaluations including assessments of intelligence and adaptive behavior.

Knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and behavior support plan development, implementation, and evaluation.

Knowledge regarding psychotropic medications and systems to track treatment effectiveness.

Ability to train staff in programming and related psychological/behavioral areas.

Ability to professionally supervise psychological/behavioral and programming staff.

Ability to work with minimal supervision and make varied decisions within broad guidelines/parameters.

Advanced writing skills in developing technical reports, grants, research proposals, and other relevant documents.

Leadership skills in motivating staff and effectively implementing changes.

Knowledge and skills in using personal computers and relevant software.

Completion of required supervisory training including Positive Performance Program, Employee Selection Process, and Human Resources within the first 90 days of employment.

INITIAL CRITERIA:

Knowledge and experience in administering psychological service to persons with intellectual disabilities.

Knowledge and skills in the administration of standardized evaluations including assessments of intelligence and adaptive behavior.

Knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and behavior support plan development, implementation, and evaluation.

Ability to professionally supervise psychological/behavioral and programming staff.

FINAL CRITERIA:

Knowledge and experience in administering all aspects of the delivery of psychological service to persons with intellectual disabilities.

Knowledge regarding etiology and characteristics of developmental disabilities.

Knowledge regarding applicable laws, regulations, and departmental and agency policy.

Knowledge and skills in the administration of standardized evaluations including assessments of intelligence and adaptive behavior.

Knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and behavior support plan development, implementation, and evaluation.

Knowledge regarding psychotropic medications and systems to track treatment effectiveness.

Ability to train staff in programming and related psychological/behavioral areas.

Ability to professionally supervise psychological/behavioral and programming staff.

Ability to work with minimal supervision and make varied decisions within broad guidelines/parameters.

Advanced writing skills in developing technical reports, grants, research proposals, and other relevant documents.

 

Leadership skills in motivating staff and effectively implementing changes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks.   Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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