Behavioral Health Professional II
State of Mississippi - Mississippi

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This is professional work in administering diagnostic psychological techniques designed to appraise intelligence, memory, personality and other psychological functions to identify any mental health intervention needs and/or behavioral intervention needs. It also involves conducting individual and group therapy, developing intervention strategies, ensuring the implementation of the strategies, and initiating treatment plans. All duties and/or assignments will be performed under appropriate psychological supervision.

This is professional work in administering diagnostic psychological techniques designed to appraise intelligence, memory, personality and other psychological functions to identify any mental health intervention needs and/or behavioral intervention needs. It also involves conducting individual and group therapy, developing intervention strategies, ensuring the implementation of the strategies, and initiating treatment plans. All duties and/or assignments will be performed under appropriate psychological supervision.

Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conducts clinical interviews to identify treatment needs and monitor outcome.

Collects various forms of behavioral data (e.g., frequency counts, duration information, interval sampling, etc.) to help determine further assessment needs and intervention needs.

Prepares documented information related to the collected behavioral data (e.g., using excel, hand written graphs, pie charts, etc.). May also write evaluation reports and behavioral intervention plans.

Initiates treatment plans.

Evaluates treatment plans for compliance with accreditation standards.

Works with individuals or groups in appropriate active treatment exercises to help meet goals for treatment.

Participates in team meetings with other staff members.

Presents data in conferences with psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, social workers and other staff
members.

Evaluates and develops psychoeducational group leading skills for individuals in the Technician series.

Conducts individual and group counseling, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation.

Utilizes theoretically sound and empirically tested therapies and has the ability to integrate new methods of therapies appropriate to the population.

Provides up-to-date training and education on a range of topics including mental illness, coping skills, self-management skills, and substance abuse.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate�s ability to perform all essential functions of the position.EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
A Master�s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Psychology, Counseling, Counselor Education, Community Counseling, or Psychometry, including or supplemented by the completion of two (2) psychological testing/assessment courses or related internship/practicum experience in testing and assessment which are acceptable to the appointing authority;

AND

Experience:
Two (2) years of experience.

Documentation Required:
Applicants must attach a valid copy of his/her transcript or other evidence to verify completion of required course work. The hiring agency will verify course work.

Essential Functions:
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Conducts individual and/or group therapy.

2. Administers and interprets psychological tests and conducts clinical interviews.

3. Assists in developing treatment plans.

4. Participates in staff training and meetings.

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