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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/10/21

Applications Due09/24/21

Vacancy ID91086

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePsychology Trainee 1, Psychologist 1 or 2, Associate Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist- CNY DDSO

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $102661 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 Oneida

Street Address Sherrill Office

130 E State Street

City Sherrill

StateNY

Zip Code13461

Minimum Qualifications Psychology Trainee 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 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:

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

Master’s degree in psychology from a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education/United States Secretary of Education. The psychology degree program must have been one that prepared graduates for positions treating individuals in clinical, forensic, or community mental health or social settings:

OR completion of graduate coursework in a qualifying doctoral level program in psychology that would be the equivalent required for conferral of a master’s degree in psychology. The coursework must have prepared graduates for positions treating individuals in clinical, forensic, community mental health or school settings.
Candidates must submit an official transcript to provide evidence that such coursework was completed, or an attestation of the coursework equivalency from a qualifying accredited college or university. Mail the transcript or attestation to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239, Attention S1JFG.

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

Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, 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: experimental psychology and industrial/organizational psychology.

Titles filled through this examination will require a two-year traineeship during which trainees gain the necessary knowledge and experience to perform at the full level. After successful completion of one year as a Psychology Trainee 1, incumbents will advance to Psychology Trainee 2. After successful completion of one year as a Psychology Trainee 2, incumbents will advance to Psychologist 1 SG 21.

• As a Psychology Trainee, you would participate in a 2-year traineeship. At the successful completion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Psychologist 1, Grade 21. Salary range listed encompasses the hiring rate of a Psychology Trainee 1 through the job rate of a Psychologist 1.

Psychology Trainee 1: $56,604 Psychology Trainee 2: $58,548 Psychologist 1: $66,052-$83,752
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;

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:

Promotion:

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

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;

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:

Promotion:

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

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.

Notes:
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.

Note to Applicants: coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders must be clearly indicated on the college or university transcript as a component of the master’s degree awarded.

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.

Licensed Psychologist

Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for this title; OR for Transfer Opportunity:
Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Licensed 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. In addition, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State;

OR

Temporary Appointment:

Licensed Psychologist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not currently on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To qualify, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State. 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.

Note: 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.

The New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions is responsible for licensure of psychologists in New York State. For information on licensure requirements and to obtain an application form, you may link to the Office of the Professions' website.

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.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Participate as a member of the Psychology Department. This includes attending meetings and performing special assignments, as directed, such as assisting with committee functions or teaching specialized courses.
• Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team and attend meetings to develop comprehensive plans to promote independence
• Provide psychological services to individuals who have developmental disabilities such as but not limited to:

o Perform psychological assessments such as intelligence testing, adaptive behavior, functional behavioral assessments, risk assessments, assessments of capacity, substantial diminution
o Prepare and present individualized plans to various review committees (Human Rights Committee,
Informed Consent Committee) to seek approval for restrictive interventions
o Develop treatment plans (i.e., behavior support plans) to reduce challenging behaviors and increase replacement behaviors/coping skills
o Train staff regarding individual and general strategies
? to decrease challenging behaviors and increase prosocial behaviors
o Review and analyze data; develop progress notes
o Provide individual and group counseling
o Review psychotropic medications with the psychiatrist and complete consults prior to each psychiatric visit
o Conduct any other duties related to psychology•

Additional Comments NUMBER OF POSITITONS: 2
SALARY GRADE: 18/21/23/25
SALARY: Psychology Trainee 1: $56,604 - $71,980
Psychologist 1: $66,052 - $83,752
Psychologist 2 / Associate Psychologist: $73,284 - $92,693
Licensed Psychologist $91,794- $102,661

Please note, posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 25 ($81,446) and Increased Hiring Salary ($10,348)

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

Name Central New York DDSO

Telephone 3153362300 ext 578

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Central New York DDSO

101 W. Liberty Street

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by 9/24/2021 and include EOA # 21-128 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440, or email: 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 Workforce and Talent Management Central Office, phone: (518) 473-9689, and Email: accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.


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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.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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