MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST F/C Job Listing at MyFlorida in REGION I (West Region), FL (Job ID myflorida-608353)
70017594-51198926-20130104134505 Agency Name: Corrections
Working Title: MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST F/C
Broadband/Class Code: 19-3099-03
Position Number: 70017594
Annual Salary Range: $32,182.02 - $63,787.62
Announcement Type: Open Competitive
City: REGION I (West Region)
Facility: REGION I
Closing Date: 6/30/2013
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JOB FAMILY: LIFE, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: SOCIAL SCIENCECLINICAL COUNSELOR & SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
BROADBAND LEVELS: Level 4 – Pay Band 011
These position(s) are located within Region I. The counties included are: Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Successful applicant must pass a background screening, fingerprinting, and successful completion of a urine drug test will be a condition of employment.
OPS vacancies may also be filled from this requisition. OPS positions are paid an hourly rate of pay with no benefits.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health related field (e.g., Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Ed.S in Agency Counseling, Rehabilitative Counseling) with course work and practice (pre – or post degree) in the provision of mental health care or Florida licensure or license eligibility under FAC 491 as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Mental Health Counselor (if claiming license eligible, applicant must provide documentation from the 491 Board) is required. School Psychology and School Guidance Counseling do not qualify.
If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. Or, you may fax a State of Florida application to 888-403-2110. Faxed applications should include the position # on each page of the application and on any other faxed documents
This is work diagnosing and treating mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs or investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Observes individual’s behavior, in group interactions, or other situations to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
Develops treatment plan, including type, frequency intensity, and duration of therapy, in collaboration with psychiatrist and other specialists.
Analyzes information to assess client problems, determine advisability of counseling, and refer client to other specialists, institutions, or support services.
Conducts individual and group counseling sessions regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations.
Responds to client reactions, evaluates effectiveness of counseling or treatment, and modifies plan as needed.
Interviews individuals, couples, or families, and reviews records to obtain information on medical, psychological, emotional, relationship, or other problems.
Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests to obtain information on individual's intelligence, achievement, interest, and personality.
Utilizes treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy.
Plans and develops accredited psychological service programs in psychiatric center or hospital, in collaboration with psychiatrists and other professional staff.
Consults reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, and journals, to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, and develop approach to treatment.
Assists clients to gain insight, define goals, and plan action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
Administers standardized tests to evaluate intelligence, achievement, and personality and to diagnose disabilities and difficulties.
Evaluates results of counseling methods to determine there liability and validity of treatments.
Conducts experiments to study educational problems, such as motivation, adjustment, teacher training, and individual differences in mental abilities.
Conducts research to aid introduction of programs in schools to meet current psychological, educational, and sociological needs of children.
Interprets and explains test results, in terms of norms, reliability, and validity, to teachers, counselors, students, clients, and other entitled parties.
Refers individuals to community agencies to obtain medical, vocational or social services for child or family.
Plans remedial classes and testing programs designed to meet needs of special students.
Recommends placement of students in classes and treatment programs based on individual needs.
Plans, supervises, and conducts psychological research infields such as personality development, and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
Directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities of psychological staff and student interns engaged in patient evaluation and treatment in psychiatric facility.
Provides psychological services and advice to private firms and community agencies on individual cases or mental health programs.
Develops, directs, and participates in staff training programs.
If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287. Or, you may fax a State of Florida application to 1-888-403-2110. Faxed applications should include the position # on each page of the application and on any other faxed documents.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. For applicants claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach supporting documentation that includes character of service (for example, DD form 214 Member Copy #4) when you apply for a vacancy. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. All documentation is due by the closing date of the job announcement.
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