STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B17

Class No. 4227

HEALTH SPECIALIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) counseling or psychological work. Work involves psychological testing and assessing, counseling, reporting, and research. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Performs assessments and interprets results.

Plans and implements psychological activities.

Conducts individual and group sessions.

Conducts training programs.

Interviews clients, recommends treatment, and prepares reports.

Maintains clients’ treatment plans and progress records.

Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Participates in research projects and program evaluations.

Prepares behavior analyses, and designs and monitors behavior modification and skill acquisition plans.

Assists in the development and implementation of individualized program plans.

Assists in conducting research and disseminating findings.

Assists with quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provisions.

May review reports for completeness and accuracy.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in counseling or psychological work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a master’s degree in psychology, counseling, or a related degree is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of counseling, psychology, therapy, and related disciplines; and of psychological tests, measurements, and treatment techniques and practices.

Skill in interviewing.

Ability to interpret diagnostic interviews and test data, to conduct individual and group discussions, to analyze behavioral deficits, to develop plans for implementing and monitoring rehabilitation activities in skill acquisition and behavior management, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May be required to be licensed in a specialty area such as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).


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