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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2192 - EO Forensic Clinical Psychologist

Job Description

 FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 314


POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in planning, directing and implementing clinical psychological service programs for court ordered clients; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee of this class is responsible for the overall implementation of forensic clinical psychological programs from the developmental stages through the evaluation stages; supervision is exercised of interns and/or clinical personnel.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Probation and Court Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Completes court-ordered forensic psychological evaluations of adult defendants, minor respondents, parents and/or adult caretakers
• Administers comprehensive psychological testing on referral from the Court
• Independently provides the Court with written reports and clinical summaries including relevant opinions and recommendations
• Provides clinical opinion for competency to stand trial, insanity examination, fitness for sentencing, certification for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, emotional, cognitive, intellectual functioning
• Ability to understand and waive Miranda, transfer of minors to adult jurisdiction
• Parental rights/custody, and treatment/placement/service recommendations
• Provides direct in-court expert testimony as required
• Provides clinical assistance to Probation Officers regarding case assignment
• Provides clinical supervision of interns and/or staff as assigned
• Consults with court staff and agencies of the Court
• Confers with other clinical staff to coordinate activities and responsibilities
• Participates in the Department’s training program and initiatives
• Represents the Department on committees, task forces, etc
• Monitors case assignments, scheduling and timeliness of case completion
• Maintains confidential records of required individuals
• Reviews and approves written documents to be sent to the Court
• Serves as liaison to the Court, court agencies and other Divisions within the Department
• Maintains adequate psychological tests and related materials
• Participates in the recruitment, selection, orientation and training of staff
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of Clinical Psychology to include personality development and of the factors which contribute to mental, emotional and social maladjustments and deficiencies
• Psychological tests and measurements
• Illinois Criminal Code, Juvenile Court Act, Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. 
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Courtroom procedure and testimony
• Conducting diagnostic evaluations
• Exercising sound judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
• Analyzing, evaluating and administrating a psychological program
• Presenting ideas effectively to individuals and groups
• Establishing effective working relationships with others
• Prioritizing and meeting deadlines
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an accredited university or professional school and five years of responsible experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois is required.