Psychologist – Arkansas Department of Career Education-Rehabilitation Services

Location:  Hot Springs, AR
Job Title:  Psychologist
Annual Salary:  $79,879

The Psychologist is responsible for providing professional services in the mental health field for clients of the agency as referred by counselors, physicians, or other staff members of the agency. This psychologist will be primarily assigned to Arkansas Career Training Institute, where both psychotherapy and evaluation services will be provided. The psychologist will also provide services, primarily psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to clients at the central office in Little Rock and at field offices throughout the state as requested by LEC staff when their referral levels are high. The psychologist will serve as a resource for other professional staff regarding issues related to behavioral and learning disorders within the client population of the agency The psychologist may also provide supervision to master’s level psychology staff that requires such supervision. The psychologist will be available to consult with other professional staff regarding behavioral and learning issues that their clients may be having. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

Supervises a professional staff by interviewing, hiring, assigning and reviewing work and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests in order to obtain information on client intelligence, achievements, interests, and personalities. Develops and implements individual treatment plans by specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy. Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatments and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and modifies plans and diagnoses as necessary. Develops, directs, and participates in training programs for staff and students and evaluates activities engaged in patient assessment and treatment. Counsels individuals and groups regarding problems such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations, to modify behavior and/or improve personal, social, and vocational adjustment. Identifies psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues and diagnoses disorders using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials. Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social, and family histories by interviewing individuals, couples, and/or families. Prepares and maintains written reports and required paperwork. Testifies in court as an expert witness to provide psychological insight and explain results of psychological examinations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Provide psychological and neuropsychological evaluations services to clients to
limitations and strengths so the client will be placed in the most appropriate field of
training for that client and thereby increase the chances of program completion as well
as successful work placement after leaving training setting.

Provide psychotherapy services to client in order to ameliorate mental health or
behavioral problems such that the client gets into fewer difficulties with staff or other
students; is therefore able to complete the training program, and eventually find a
successful work placement.
The psychologist will consult with other staff members regarding difficulties they may be
having with clients and offer suggestions for behavioral modifications that may reduce
behavioral problems and improve the clients daily functioning; leading to improved
learning and eventual successful work placement.
The psychologist will provide educational training opportunities to staff so they can
better work with clients and to clients so they can better control their behavior.

How to Apply:  Online at https://wwwarstatejobs.com/

Position Number: 22082023 Class Code: L003C Grade: MP03

Education and Professional Work Experience

The formal education equivalent of a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited institution or a substantially similar doctoral degree in a closely allied field; plus one year of experience performing psychological therapy and individual evaluations.
Must be licensed as a Psychologist by the State Board of Examiners in Psychology in accordance with ACA 17-97-302.