PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 16, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $66,628 - $100,161 per yr USD

Job Description

Licensed Psychologists provide psychological testing, evaluation, psychotherapy, counseling, and consultation to clients or inmates in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings, at a mental health, intellectual disabilities, or correctional facility, or in other settings where psychological services are provided. Under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Psychologist, incumbents perform the duties described in the series concept in a trainee capacity. Incumbents may be automatically progressed to Licensed Psychologist I upon receipt of licensure as a psychologist in the State of Nevada. This Psychological Assistant position is an underfill for the Licensed Psychologist (LP) I position and is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of Health and Human Services at Desert Regional Center (DRC) in Las Vegas in the Community Services Program. ADSD provides a collegial atmosphere of innovative thinking and teamwork. The mission of the ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. Psychological Assistants at DRC provide psychological testing, evaluation, psychotherapy, counseling, and consultation under the direct supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Psychological Assistants in Developmental Services work with individuals who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and related conditions; such as, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Seizures, Cerebral Palsy and Traumatic Brain Injury. In many cases the individuals served also have co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Work responsibilities include psychological testing and comprehensive report writing which integrates developmental history, observations and test results. Psychological Assistants also provide behavioral consultations for individuals living in group homes and supervised work settings utilizing Person-Centered Planning and the principals of Positive Behavior Supports. They oversee the development of contextually appropriate behavioral support plans to mitigate challenging behavior and participate in team and clinical meetings to review the status of individuals served. Psychological Assistants provide crisis management as well as individual/group counseling or psychotherapy. They may serve on oversight committees or attend court hearings as directed by Administration. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
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Additional Information

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 39409
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/15/2020
Recruiter:
ROSANA WOOMER
Phone: (775)684-0132
Email: rwoomer@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Job Address

Las Vegas, Nevada United States View Map