|Title:||Psychologist/Assistant Clinic Administrator|
Job Title: Psychologist/Assistant Clinic Administrator Salary Grade: 23
Division/Department: Court Administration Starting Salary: $76,478.56
Reports To: Psychologist/Clinic Administrator Date Posted: 7/11/18
FLSA Status: Exempt Last Revised: 7/11/18
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Diagnostic Clinic performs forensic mental health evaluations to assist jurists in balancing concerns for juvenile rehabilitation and public safety. The Juvenile Court is committed to prevention and diversion for low-risk youth and to top-quality intervention for high-risk offenders.
The Psychologist/Assistant Clinic Administrator will assist the Diagnostic Clinic in ensuring the quality of mental health assessment and treatment services provided to youth and families involved in the court system. The position encompasses provision and supervision of in-office forensic assessments and is expected to include oversight of mental health screening at point-of-contact with youth across the judiciary system as well as supervision of cognitive-behavioral treatment for detention center residents.
Conducts various court-ordered forensic assessments to address psycho-legal issues and, as appropriate, communicates findings to judges and magistrates, probation officers, detention center staff, child protective services caseworkers, other community agencies and service providers, and family members.
Produces forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, transfer of cases to criminal court allocation of parental rights, and children’s service diagnostic assessments.
Conducts clinical interviews and behavioral assessments of youth, including social history, mental status, diagnostic considerations, and treatment recommendations.
Incorporates collateral information into reports from sources such as court records, parents and guardians, mental health facilities, physicians, and schools.
Interprets and integrates psychological testing results into work products to quantify intellectual and adaptive functioning, academic skills, emotional responding, personality aspects, and specific abilities.
Dictates reports using a digital voice recorder or voice recognition software.
Produces thorough, well-considered, and data-driven work products that are responsive to referral questions.
Provides expert witness testimony in court trials.
Presents mental health-related information to court departments and external agencies.
Responds to news media requests for information relevant to youth and families.
Participates in various staffings and sits on committees as needed.
In the future, will assist in implementing brief assessment techniques relevant to intellectual disability, substance use, and severe mental illness to aid in diversion of youth eligible for community-based programming.
In the future, will support the development, piloting, and implementation of individual and group treatment programs for at-risk youth using evidence-based practices and will assist in overseeing existing programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervises forensic evaluations of other staff members, including child custody/visitation, adult diagnostic, and juvenile delinquency cases.
Trains staff members and assures quality in the provision of direct clinical services consisting of evaluation and treatment by other mental health staff members and consultants as well as local university placement students, residents, and fellows.
Oversees the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological testing by other staff members.
Standard office equipment and office technology such as copy machines, personal computers and telephones.
Includes all court-related information regarding hearings, etc. the employee may come in contact with while working in the facility.
Works in a general office setting with moderate noise levels. Employee also may work in a classroom environment training staff.
Usual Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, to speak clearly, and to hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Knowledge of the field of applied psychology including techniques and instruments used in developmental and psychological assessment and treatment interventions. Knowledge of the behavioral and emotional disorders associated with adolescent populations, and intervention techniques for antisocial and destructive behavior patterns. Preferred knowledge of Juvenile Justice and effective correctional practices, such as relational skills, and behavior management strategies; understanding of court operations with the juvenile justice knowledge of evidence-based interventions for the juvenile justice population; understanding of ecological factors that impact adolescent development and behavior and ability to articulate comprehensive systemic recommendations; ability to work independently with demonstrable skills in organization, establishing and maintaining work relationships, and problem-solving; familiar with social service agencies serving children, parents, families, community, etc.; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to effectively present to adult learners; ability to effectively provide constructive feedback to aid in implementing best practices; knowledge of American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and APA forensic and other practice guidelines; ability to make use of supervision and be culturally competent; proven record of discretion and diplomacy. Knowledge of Ohio legal statutes pertaining to evaluative and treatment services for juveniles.
Flexibility in work hours to accommodate program needs including, but not limited to, out-of-state travel (including overnight travel), program monitoring and observation, and youth and staff interviews on an as-needed basis.
Flexibility in work hours to accommodate the Detention Center needs.
Education and/or Experience
Must have an Ohio Psychology license, or be license eligible, and have completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, or equivalent..
Onsite training in the specialty area of juvenile forensic psychology will be provided.
Licensure or Certification Requirements
Must possess a valid Ohio Psychology license, or be license eligible.
Court Expectations of Employee
In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position,
the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.
Court Mission Statement
To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.
Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:
„h The deadline to apply is 7/25/2018.
„h Please visit https://juvenilecourt.applicantstack.com/x/openings-internal to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.
„h The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.
„h This position will remain posted until filled.
„h Please visit https://juvenilecourt.applicantstack.com/x/openings to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.
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