JOB SUMMARY: To ensure that behavioral and psychological information is incorporated into a multi-disciplinary report and prescriptive plan, which will enable the persons served to achieve increased self-sufficiency and/or to maintain the fullest levels of potential. To utilize the methods and skills of psychology to insure the provision of comprehensive services to the developmentally disabled individuals of the region. To implement the vision of the Agency.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Evaluates and/or provides behavioral information on developmentally disabled individuals and their families as required for evaluation, diagnosis, program planning and consultation.
- Assists in matters related to psychology, specifically to the provision of comprehensive services to people with developmental disabilities.
- Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary diagnostic and consultation team of the Agency.
- Participates as teacher/consultant to Agency personnel involved in the development and delivery of services to people with developmental disabilities served by San Andreas Regional Center.
- Assists in the development of new programs where need arises and in the ongoing evaluation of programs for the developmentally disabled operated by the Agency or by agencies and professionals within the region.
- Performs other related duties as assigned, (such as conservatorship petitions and competency to stand trial evaluations, and diversion plans.)
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General supervision and direction by the District Manager of Clinical /Intake Services.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Doctorate in Clinical or Educational Psychology from an accredited educational facility and licensed to practice by the State of California Board of Psychology. A minimum of two years experience in which a significant portion of time has been spent in programs or services for the developmentally disabled is required.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Ability to relate to and convey knowledge in a constructive, supportive and collaborative manner to clients, their families and professionals within the Agency and with other community organizations and programs. Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, and materials of psychology in serving the developmentally disabled. Knowledge of the sources, uses, administrations and interpretations of psychological and behavioral tests. Ability to prepare verbal and written reports in a clear, concise and appropriate manner.
OTHER: Use of an automobile, possession of a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance for the minimum amount prescribed by law or the ability to provide for independent transportation.
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