Psychology Manager
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Harlingen, TX

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Behavior Analyst I The Psychology Manager oversees and evaluates psychological activities. Oversees, reviews and implements search projects and program evaluation. Oversees, coordinates and evaluates training programs. Administers and interprets psychological instruments. Conducts individual and group psychotherapy. Conducts research and disseminates findings. Evaluates and oversees individualized program plans. Interviews individuals, recommends treatment and prepares reports. Participates in conferences for diagnosis and treatment planning. Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provisions. Reviews and evaluates reports for completeness and accuracy. May plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others. Performs related work as assigned. The Behavior Analyst provides highly advanced behavior analysis services in the form of consultation and technical assistance to consumers with cognitive, developmental, physical and health related needs, working under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Behavior Analyst provides clinical supervision and consultation for all staff psychologists in the area of applied behavior analysis. Performs observations and assessments relevant to the design of positive interventions and supports for consumers and provides training to staff concerning positive and effective approaches to preventing/addressing challenging behaviors. The work involves consultation, review, and approval of functional behavioral assessments and behavior support plans. The Behavior Analyst assists in systematically evaluating the consistent implementation of behavior support plans through personal observation, staff interviews, and review of documentation. He/she works with Associate Psychologists and Unit Directors to facilitate effective staff management and program implementation. The Psychology Manager assists in providing professional development.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Oversees and evaluates psychological activities. 5% 2. Oversees, reviews and implements research projects and program evaluation. 5% 3. Oversees, coordinates and evaluates training programs. 5% 4. Administers and interprets psychological instruments. 5% 5. Conducts individual and group psychotherapy. 5% 6. Participates in personal support team meetings for diagnosis and personal support planning. 5% 7. Participates in quality assurance and quality enhancement activities related to psychological service provisions. 5% 8. Reviews and evaluates reports for completeness and accuracy. 5% 9. Conducts comprehensive functional behavior assessments and prepares reports. 10% 10. Reviews and approves functional behavioral assessments and behavior support plans. 5% 11. Performs observations, interviews and assessments relevant to the design of positive interventions and support of individuals. 5% 12. Analyzes and reviews trends and patterns of problem behaviors, use of restrictive and emergency procedures and treatment results. 5% 13. Facilitates behavior analysis interventions and supports program implementation. 5% 14. Assists in evaluating the implementation of behavior support plans through personal observation, staff interviews and review of documentation. 5% 15. May provide clinical supervision and consultation to associate psychologists, interdisciplinary teams and other staff. 10% 16. May participate in peer review committee. 5% 17. Performs related work as assigned. 5% 18. Other duties as assigned include, but are not limited to, actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. 5%

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of psychology and related disciplines and of psychological tests, measuremens and treatment techniques and practices. 2. Skill in interviewing and communication. 3. Ability to interpret diagnostic interviews and test data and to conduct individual and group psychotherapy. 4. Knowledge of the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis; of behavior support plan development, implementation and evaluation; of medications used to assist with behavior management; of systems used to track treatment effectiveness; of behavioral service delivery to persons with disabilities; and of the characteristics of developmental disabilities. 5. Skill in writing and developing complex technical reports, grants, research proposals, and other documents and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software. 6. Ability to conduct comprehensive functional behavior assessments, to develop behavior support plans, to evaluate behavioral and program data, to make clinical recommendations, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Experience in psychological work. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in psychology, counseling or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for another. Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in psychological work. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in psychology, counseling or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for another. Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Additional Information:
ll applicants must pass: Pre-Employment Drug Screen, Department of Public Safety criminal background check, and Client Abuse/ Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. If selected for employment, all applicants are subject to an FBI fingerprinting per Senate Bill 643, which was passed during the 81st Texas Legislative Session. This position is Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility in work hours. This position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Job Requisition #229578 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview

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