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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Y6279

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced professional clinical psychological services work including administrative supervision and oversight, clinical supervision and research. Work involves the overall supervision of assigned treatment units, including the clinical and administrative components of the programs and units.  Work also involves intensive in-service training of clinical staff in related mental health disciplines and may include training and supervision of clinical interns. Responsibilities also include participating in case conferences and treatment team meetings and program development and evaluation. Also responsible for direct clinical and administrative supervision of Program Managers and/or Supervisors who are directly responsible for the day to day operations of clinical treatment programs. Work may also involve advanced psychological assessment and treatment of individuals, groups, and family members. Supervision is provided by review of completed work for compliance with established operating policies and procedures and for achievement of program objectives .  

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Diagnoses mental and emotional disorders and administers psychotherapeutic and substance abuse treatment programs.

 

Participates in case conferences and treatment team meetings by reviewing assessment data, suggesting appropriate treatment modalities, and evaluating alternative treatment approaches.

 

Conducts and presents or cites recent research and appropriate readings relevant to patient diagnoses and treatments .

 

Prepares comprehensive clinical summaries, treatment recommendations, and related reports and documents.

 

Plans and supervises workshops, intensive in-service training, instructional programs, and other educational and treatment activities for staff development.

 

Reviews and recommends mental health and substance abuse treatment program policies, practices, and procedures and participates in program evaluation as directed by the Division Director.

 

Provides clinical and administrative supervision to program staff.

 

Oversees overall quality of treatment programs.

 

Assures compliance with agency, ethical, and legal standards.

 

Assures compliance with the standard of monitoring agencies and licensing bodies, such as JCAHO and the Department of Children and Families.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of theories and practices in psychology, human behavior and counseling.

 

Considerable knowledge of a variety of psychological measurements and testing techniques.

 

Considerable knowledge of current literature and trends in clinical psychology and the behavioral sciences in general.

 

Considerable knowledge of assessment and treatment principles and techniques.

 

Considerable knowledge of the practice of grant implementation and administration.

 

Considerable knowledge of the professional, legal, and ethical regulations of the American Psychological Association, the State of Florida Board of Examiners in Psychology and the Florida Certification Board.

 

Ability to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

 

Ability to administer treatment techniques used in complex cases and in individual, group, and family therapy.

 

Ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative in utilizing counseling and treatment techniques.

 

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

 

Ability to design programs for grant purposes and to write grant proposals.

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association; four (4) years of experience in psychological counseling and assessment with psychiatric, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorder clients which includes two (2) years of experience in program supervision and/or administrative oversight; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.  

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist by the State of Florida Board of Psychological Examiners.  

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                                    Unrepresented

FLSA Status:                                         Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:                   No

Work Locations:                                   Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division, Human Services Department

Class Spec.                                          Established:       05/1982

Revised:            6/2004


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