Job Details for 2218 - EO PHD Psychologist
direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in providing psychological
services for assigned DuPage County departments; performs related work as
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in
this class provides professional and administrative psychological services.
Work may include working with clients who voluntarily seek assistance before
going to trial and integrating these psychological services with other
programs in the community. Work is distinguished, as it requires an
accelerated level of professional knowledge and skills. General direction is
received from the assigned department head.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
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.
• Directs psychological
• Conducts initial interviews and assessments of individuals
referred for services
• Determines the types of tests to be administered
• Administers and evaluates psychological tests
• Makes detailed
analyses of test results
• Prepares diagnostic reports for case records
• Provides individual, group, family and multiple family therapy
Hospitalizes individuals as necessary, and provides in-hospital treatment
• Prepares and gives lectures
• Serves as a consultant on matters of
mental health, drug abuse, and juvenile problems in the County
petitions for hospital admissions; participates in conferences devoted to
diagnoses, treatment, planning, and administration
• Evaluates the
diagnostic and therapeutic program and plans and initiates changes in the
program; devises psychological tests
• Performs crisis intervention
• Keeps current with related professional developments, regulations and/or
operational procedures maintains accurate records and prepares reports.
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
• 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.
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.
Principles and practices of Clinical Psychology
• Psychological tests
• Personality development and of the factors which
contribute to mental, emotional and social maladjustments and deficiencies
• Social case work, psychiatric terms and techniques
• Local community
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local
laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and
• 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.
• 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
• Planning, scheduling and supervising
the work of others
• 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
• Work effectively under stress
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project
consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to
ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze,
and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
Completion of a Doctorate in Psychology and five years of
responsible experience as a 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.
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.
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