STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B20

Class No. 4230

HEALTH SPECIALIST V

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) counseling or psychological work. Work involves overseeing psychological testing and assessing, counseling, reporting, and research.  May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and evaluates psychological activities.

Oversees, reviews, and implements research projects and program evaluations.

Oversees, coordinates, and evaluates training programs.

Performs assessments and interprets results.

Conducts individual and group sessions.

Conducts research and disseminates findings.

Evaluates and oversees individualized program plans.

Interviews clients, recommends treatment, and prepares reports.

Maintains clients’ treatment plans and progress records and modifies treatment plans accordingly.

Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provisions.

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

Reviews and evaluates reports for completeness and accuracy.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of 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 plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of 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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Revised 9-1-15