SUPERVISING PSYCHOLOGIST 2523
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class performs administrative and supervisory work in the direction of clinical psychological services. The incumbent is responsible for the planning and directing of research, training and testing programs of the professional staff; and evaluating the efficiency and appropriateness of all the psychological services as they relate to the community. The incumbent plans and evaluates the programs and the professional performance of the psychological services of contract agencies. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative supervisor who reviews work through conferences and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Administers and supervises the total psychological program, including training of personnel, review of reports and work assignments;
Writes rating and evaluative reports based on the performance of all staff psychologists;
Develops and evaluates the programs and performance of the psychological services of contract agencies;
Delivers speeches, holds seminars and organizes workshops on mental health topics involving various interested community groups and agencies;
May help to initiate and develop new contract services, and help to program and develop existing services;
Determines the type of tests to be administered by the Clinical Psychologists and interprets all types of intelligence and personality tests;
Makes detailed analyses of test results, carries on necessary interviews to obtain complete information in each case, and prepares diagnostic reports for case records and for presentation to the staff;
Participates in research studies of the clinics and is responsible for all research activities of the psychological staff.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Comprehensive knowledge of personality development factors which contribute to intellectual, emotional and social maladjustments and deficiencies; comprehensive knowledge of psychological tests and measurements, including the specialized tests used with children as well as with adults; good knowledge of the local and allied community services and programs relating to the mental health services; good knowledge of the methods and techniques of statistical procedures; knowledge of Federal and State programs relating to comprehensive mental health services and programs; knowledge of education disabilities and methods of remedial instruction; ability to supervise and train others in clinical psychology and to work effectively with associates; ability to analyze, evaluate and administer the psychological aspects of the Mental Health Outpatient Program, and to make practical recommendations concerning their improvement; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Doctorate Degree in Psychology, and five (5) years of experience in an outpatient clinic or community mental health agency, one (1) year of which must have been in a position involving supervision or administration of a mental health agency.
Candidates must possess a license to practice psychology in the State of New York.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Clinical Psychologist or Corrections Classification and Diagnostic Specialist.