- Psychologist II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is very responsible professional, supervisory and administrative psychological work, or highly skilled and complex psychological work involving responsibility for programs of substantial scope and complexity.
An employee in this class functions as the director/coordinator of psychological services in a facility of substantial scope, or performs comparable work in directing psychological services of a specialized and complex nature in facilities which are more limited in respect to size or scope. In other assignments, the employee may be responsible for the development and implementation of highly specialized and complex psychological services in programs of substantial scope and complexity. Line or functional supervision is exercised over professional and technical psychology and/or counseling staff, while general supervision is received from an administrative or professional superior. The employee works with considerable independence within the framework of facility policies and professional standards.
Directs or coordinates all psychological services in a facility of substantial scope; monitors psychological programs to ensure that professional standards are maintained.
Supervises a variety of psychological services involving client diagnosis, prognosis, treatment/habilitation, and admission-discharge planning; serves as a member of a program review committee in evaluating these functions.
Develops, conducts and monitors highly specialized treatment interventions of a complex nature involving specific target populations of substantial scope; consults with other staff members and provides individual, family and group therapy.
Serves as a psychological consultant to treatment team members, facility officials and staff of other state and community agencies.
Formulates and presents diagnostic and treatment plan recommendations concerning highly specialized and complex psychological evaluations; and may function as a team leader/coordinator.
Develops policies and procedures concerning the implementation of psychological services, or assists with developing of these procedures.
Supervises subordinate professional and technical psychology staff; conducts staff training programs; and assists less experienced staff in evaluating the more difficult and complex cases.
Prepares budget recommendations and monitors expenditures involving psychological services, or assists in this process.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Possession of a doctoral degree from an accredited university with major specialization in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school or educational psychology; and two years of professional psychology experience as a licensed psychologist involving client assessment and therapeutic applications. (Possession of a current license as a psychologist in the State of Missouri will substitute for the required educational qualification. A temporary or provisional license does not satisfy this qualification substitution or the licensure requirement as stated below.)
Possession of a current license as a psychologist in the State of Missouri at the time of appointment.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Thorough knowledge of the biological and cognitive-affective bases of behavior.
Thorough knowledge of the social bases of behavior, such as the psychology of interpersonal relationships, group processes, and organizational and systems theory.
Considerable knowledge of individual differences, such as personality theory, human development, and abnormal psychology.
Considerable knowledge of the scientific methods and procedures of understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior.
Considerable knowledge of psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic theories and techniques, such as behavior modification, individual and group therapy.
Ability to direct/coordinate psychological services in programs of substantial scope and complexity.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, associates, clients, parents or guardians and the general public.
Ability to effectively supervise professional or technical psychology staff.
Ability to budget and control expenditures in accordance with budget requirements.
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