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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 2218 - EO PHD Psychologist

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in providing psychological services for assigned DuPage County departments; performs related work as required.

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.

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 programs
• 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
• Prepares 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.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of Clinical Psychology
• Psychological tests and measurements
• 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 resources.
• 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:
• 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

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
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• 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.