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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/01/21

Applications Due12/30/21

Vacancy ID92221

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePsychologist 1/2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade21

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

Salary RangeFrom $70094 to $98372 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 Rockland

Street Address 7 Wilbur Road

City Theills

StateNY

Zip Code10984

Minimum Qualifications Psychologist 1 & Psychologist 2

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

OR

Transfer Qualifications for Psychologist 1:

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;

Transfer Opportunity for Psychologist 2:

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 Qualifications for Psychologist 1 and 2:
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 Minimum Qualifications:

Psychologist 2 – Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 1 or as a Psychologist 1 (Spanish Language);

Psychologist 1 – Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychology Assistant 3.

Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications for Psychologist 1 and Psychologist 2

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

For Psychologist 1 - 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.

For Psychologist 2 - 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.

Substitution for Post-Master’s degree experience:

Doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above.

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.

Certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Note: 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.
Note: 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: Examples of qualifying experience 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). In order for experience to be considered qualifying, 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.

Note: Examples of 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.
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.

Duties Description • Provide professional psychological services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other appropriate licensed clinician;
• Develop and write behavioral/treatment plans and complete functional assessments;
• Design, develop, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests;
• Analyze behavioral data and write progress notes;
• Conduct psychological evaluations;
• Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and attend meetings for case review;
• Participate in and lead individual, family and group counseling sessions;
• Prepare reports and maintain a wide variety of records.

Additional Comments Appointment at Psychology Trainee Level
Appointments may also be made at the Psychology Trainee 1 levels. Candidates hired at the entry-level title (Psychology Trainee 1) may be advanced to the full-performance level (Psychologist 1) following satisfactory completion of two-years of service. Salary range listed below encompasses the hiring rate of a Psychology Trainee 1 through the job rate of a Psychologist 1.
• Psychology Trainee 1: $60,069
• Psychology Trainee 2: $62,132
• Psychologist 1: $70,094-$88,877
• Psychologist 2: $77,770-$98,372
Psychology Trainee Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;
OR for Transfer Opportunity:
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive 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 minimum 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, community mental health, or school 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.
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.
Note: If you are provisionally appointed to Psychology Trainee, Psychologist 1 or Psychologist 2 title, 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.


• Please note, the posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 18 ($59,630), along with any special salary treatments in effect for this position in this location, such as a Downstate Adjustment ($3,026).

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Name Hudson Valley HR Office

Telephone 845-947-6239

Fax 845-947-6310

Email Address hv.internal.apps@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 7 Wilbur Road

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984

 

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