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PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINER

Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Req ID:  17309
Location: 

Malvern, AR, US, 72104

Category:  DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $61,220.24

Position Number: 22084769 
County: Hot Spring 
Posting End Date: 8/15/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $61,220.24 

Location: Mental Health - Ouachita Unit - Malvern 

 
The mission of the Department of Corrections is to be a public safety resource for Arkansas families by providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders.

Position Information

Class Code: L033C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

Summary

The Psychological Examiner is responsible for administering and interpreting psychological tests, evaluating results, developing treatment plans, and evaluating client progress. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Interviews clients to obtain background information, including family history, education, and mental, physical, and emotional health, and prepares report indicating medical problems, educational levels, special needs, residential plans, and further assessment needs. Administers and scores psychological tests, interprets and evaluates test results, and determines an individualized behavioral management/treatment program. Provides psychological counseling, cognitive behavior and psychosocial skills instruction, and behavior modification/management recommendations. Monitors behavior management and treatment programs, documents progress or regression, modifies programs, as necessary, and prepares and maintains progress reports on each client. Attends staff/professional meetings and workshops to discuss progress/problems of clients and make recommendations regarding behavior management. May conduct in-service training for direct care staff on implementation of behavior management procedures or may train family members on treatment methods to be continued at home. May supervise professional staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training, and evaluating performance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of psychological theories and the principles of human behavior. Knowledge of psychological testing procedures and evaluation methods. Knowledge of developmental theories in psychology. Ability to administer and evaluate psychological tests. Ability to conduct individual/group counseling sessions and develop individualized treatment plans. Ability to prepare reports and maintain files. Ability to monitor and document behavior patterns and modify programs. Ability instruct others in the implementation of psychological procedures. Ability to prepare materials and provide training or presentations to staff and external groups. Ability to provide leadership to subordinate staff.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a master's degree in psychology; plus three years of experience in psychological examination.  Must be licensed as a Psychological Examiner by the State Board of Examiners in Psychology in accordance with ACA 17-97-303.  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock