Department of Juvenile Justice
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Job Title : PSYCHOLOGIST 3   Position Number : 00152803  
Location : AUGUSTA (RICHMOND) Opening Date : 09/25/18  
Job Number : HCP142 Closing Date : OPEN

Hiring Range From : $66,821.60
Hiring Range To : $95,459.43
Pay Grade : O

Duties & Responsibilities :   
Under broad supervision, diagnoses or evaluates behavioral, emotional and cognitive disorders through observation, interview and psychological tests. Applies theory relating to behavior and mental processes to formulate and administer programs of treatment that may include counseling, therapy and research. Helps clients work toward the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning. Consults reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals in order to identify symptoms, to make diagnoses, and to develop approaches to treatment. Counsels individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, in order to modify behavior and/or to improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment. Develops and implements individual treatment plans, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Discusses the treatment of problems with clients. Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary. Identifies psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials. Interacts with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May supervise and plan workload of staff. Observes individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment. Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records. Provides occupational, educational, and other information to individuals so that they can make educational and vocational plans.


ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

The Clinical Director is a full-time staff member who provides clinical leadership and direct service activities to support the program’s goal of delivering effective individualized treatment services for youth. Clinical leadership activities will be coordinated with a multidisciplinary team that includes education, security, health services, case management and administrative staff. These activities will include program development, staff training, consultation, quality assurance monitoring, research, treatment planning and clinical supervision. Direct service responsibilities include diagnostic evaluations, development and monitoring of individualized special management plans, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and crisis intervention services.


This position is subject to a background check which may include criminal and employment history, references and social media.
  

Minimum Qualifications :   
Doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited college or university AND current Georgia license to practice psychology AND Two years of experience at the lower level Psychologist 2 (HCP141) or equivalent. Note: License may be temporary, provisional, or permanent.   

Preferred Qualifications :   

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess two or more of the following:

•Experience as a treatment provider in a residential treatment or juvenile justice facility that serves adolescents.
•Experience providing clinical supervision

NOTES:

1. This announcement may close prior to the closing date without further notice, once a satisfactory pool of applicants has been identified.

2. Due to high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

3. Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history and motor vehicle background check and, if applicable, must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  

Notes:
This announcement may close prior to the closing date without further notice once a satisfactory pool of applicants has been identified.
Due to high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicants selected for hire will be subject to fingerprinting, a criminal history and motor vehicle background check and, if applicable must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The Department of Juvenile Justice offers competitive salaries, career opportunities, and an excellent benefits package. To view a list of benefits offered for most of our positions, click here:
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Contact Details :   
Ron Koon, Ph.D.
Department of Juvenile Justice
3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032-1513
Phone : (404) 508-6514
Email : djjsouthregionresumes@djj.state.ga.us
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