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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/12/18

Applications Due07/25/18

Vacancy ID55152

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePsychologist Assistant 3, Psychologist 1 or 2, Associate Psychologist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $49727 to $90876 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address 6007 Fair Lakes Road

City East Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13057

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Psychology Assistant 3

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;

OR for Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychology Assistant 3 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;

Provisional Appointment:

In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:

Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must have taken the Psychology Assistant 3 test scheduled on January 20, 2018 and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.

Master of psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders.

Note: A Certificate of Advanced Study in psychology cannot be substituted for the required master of psychology degree.

Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.

Examples of Non-qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative
counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.

Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.

Psychologist 1

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;

OR for Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 1 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;

Promotion:

Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychology Assistant 3.

Provisional Appointment:

In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:

Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must have taken the Psychologist 1 test scheduled on January 20, 2018 and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.

Open competitive:
Candidates must have a master of psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders; AND you must also have two years of supervised post master's degree experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school
setting, where your primary duties were providing psychological services as described below.*

*Qualifying experience for Psychologist 1 is considered to be direct experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program, under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker (or in the case of school psychologists with permanent certification from the New
York State Education Department, working under the supervision of a school principal or similar administrator).

Primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the
following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

Non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, pastoral counseling, or as a habilitation specialist or instructor of psychology.

Qualifying degree programs/majors include, but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.

Non-qualifying master’s and doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative
counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.

Substitutions:
• A doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above. A clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying master of psychology degree program, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.**
• A certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience. **A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical
• experience providing psychological services in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program; and must have been a component of a qualifying master of psychology degree program listed on the official transcript. Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.


Psychologist 2:

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;

OR for Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 2 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;

Promotion:
Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 1 or as a Psychologist 1 (Spanish Language);

Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must have taken the Psychologist 2 test scheduled on January 20, 2018 and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Provisional Appointment:

In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:

Open Competitive:
Candidates must have a master of psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders; AND you must also have three years of supervised post master's degree experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting, where your primary duties were providing psychological services as described below.*

*Qualifying experience for Psychologist 2 must primarily include direct experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program, under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker (Or in the case of school psychologists with permanent certification from the New York State Education Department, working under the supervision of a school principal or similar administrator).

Primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the
following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

Non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, pastoral counseling, or as a habilitation specialist, or instructor of psychology.

Qualifying degree programs/majors include, but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.

Non-qualifying master’s and doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational
psychology.

Substitutions:
• A doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology and one year of qualifying experience may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above.
• A clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying master of psychology degree program, may be substituted for one year of the required experience. **
• A certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

** A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical experience providing psychological services in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day
program; and must have been a component of a qualifying master of psychology degree program listed on the official transcript.

Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.


Associate Psychologist

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;

OR for Transfer Opportunity:

Candidates must have one year of permanent service as an Associate Psychologist and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;

For Temporary Appointment:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a field of psychology; AND have completed a one year, full-time clinical internship or traineeship; OR one year of psychology experience in a clinical setting under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Candidates must demonstrate on their application how they meet this qualification.

Note:
Non-qualifying degrees include, but are not limited to the following: education, educational psychology, educational counseling, guidance counseling, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, human relations, etc.

Psychology experience in a clinical setting is considered to be any direct care experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, clinic, private practice, or correctional setting under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Qualifying experience must primarily include performing psychological evaluations or assessment tests, psychological diagnostic testing, developing psychological treatment plans, providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, mental retardation, developmental disabilities,
alcoholism, addictions, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

The following experience is NOT considered qualifying: experience in administration, administrative services, administrative oversight, training, special education, behavior specialist, habilitation specialist, project management, research, or primarily supervisory experience. Other non-qualifying experience including, but is no limited to, experience
in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, etc.

Associate Psychologist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To apply for this examination, candidates must submit a completed NYS-APP form with their resume and cover letter. A NYS-APP form can be obtained by emailing NYS Department of Civil Service: examinfo@cs.ny.gov. Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not
qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Positions in this title series provide professional psychological services to individuals residing and receiving services in New York State-operated, certified, or licensed programs and facilities under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other appropriate licensed clinician.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

• Seeking motivated clinical staff who are interested in making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities
• Ability to interact and connect with people who have a variety of developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors
• Ability to function as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team relating to professional, para-professional and direct care staff.
• Ability to communicate in a thorough, concise, accurate and professional manner both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to travel, car is necessary
• Possess an acceptable time and attendance record as specified in the time and attendance policy.
• Possess an acceptable work record (E-File)




PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Participate as a member of the Psychology Department. This includes accepting supervision from the Principal and/or Chief Psychologist and attending department meetings.
• Maintain professional standards related to NYS regulations, CNYDDSOO policies, and CNYDDSOO protocols
• Perform psychological assessments such as but not limited to Assessments of Capacity for Informed Consent and Clinical Assessment of Substantial Diminution
• Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and attend team meetings
• Provide Functional Behavioral Assessments to determine the function of challenging behaviors.
• Develop, train, and monitor Behavior Support Plans for individuals with challenging behaviors.
• Present Behavior Support Plans to Human Rights Committee for approval
• Develop, train, and monitor Medication Monitoring Plans
• Provide Risk Assessments
• Develop, train, and monitor Risk Management Plans
• Review and analyze data, develop progress notes
• Prepare consultation reports and attend psychiatric appointments
• Provide counseling services
• Provide temporary coverage in the event of a vacancy/leave of absence
• Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.


Primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the
following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

Additional Comments SALARY GRADE: 16/21/23

SALARY:

Psychology Assistant 3: $49,727 - $63,293
Psychologist 1: $64,757 - $82,113
Psychologist 2 / Associate Psychologist: $71,847 - $90,876
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit PRF-1, and/or cover letter and résumé by 7/25/2018, to:

Central New York DDSO
Attn: Human Resources
187 Northern Concourse
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Fax: 315-473-6658
E-mail: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
Please reference the above EOA # in all correspondence.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information regarding PSLF please visit StudentAid.gov/publicservice.


Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER






Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources

Telephone 315-473-6980

Fax 315-473-6658

Email Address cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 187 Northern Concourse

City North Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212

 

Notes on ApplyingSubmit PRF-1, and/or cover letter and résumé by 7/25/2018

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