Behavioral Health Clinician, X31
Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing professional work in the administration and interpretation of standardized cognitive, affective and behavioral tests and providing clinical services in a state agency, institution, mental health facility or clinic.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
- Conducts initial interview with client to obtain pertinent case history and background information to make appropriate diagnosis.
- Administers, scores and interprets various intelligence, personality, aptitude, and/or cognitive, affective and behavioral assessments.
- Develops an appropriate treatment plan based on test findings and interview;
- Conducts individual, group and family therapy sessions.
- Prepares comprehensive evaluation reports.
- Participates in multidisciplinary staff conferences.
- Participates in programs and evidenced based practices to support child and family wellbeing.
- Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Appear in court and provide testimony in client hearings or other areas.
- Consults with community agencies and school systems on behalf of clients or provides special programs as requested.
- May intervene in crisis and potentially life threatening situations.
- May implement research programs.
The Behavioral Health Clinician job family consists of five levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for specific tasks, the level of expertise required for completion of the assigned work and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
Level I Code: X31A Salary Band: K
This is the basic level of this job family where incumbents are performing beginning level professional work in a training status and under close supervision. At this level incumbents will not be involved in the interpretation of tests, assigning diagnoses, or the supervision or training of others.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of administering and scoring a variety of standardized cognitive, affective and behavioral tests; of mental disorders, their symptoms, treatment, and social implications in relation to client and family; of the principles and methods of statistical research; and of methods and techniques used in the training of families. Ability is required to evaluate social, emotional, relationship, cognitive, and behavioral problems; to assess intellectual, cognitive, or personality functioning; to provide therapeutic counseling; to administer cognitive, affective and behavioral tests; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in psychology, counseling, human relations, clinical/direct practice social work, or a closely related field which must have included one semester of at least three hundred hours of applied clinical practicum in psychology or counseling.
Level II Code: X31B Salary Band: M
This is the career level where incumbents are newly licensed or license eligible and perform advanced level professional work administering and interpreting cognitive, affective and behavioral tests, assigning diagnoses, providing treatment related services. There are no supervisory responsibilities assigned to this level, but training and assistance may be provided to less experienced professional or technical staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of intervention techniques; of various assessment and evaluation tools; of the principles, methods and techniques of interpreting a variety of cognitive, affective and behavioral tests; and of chemical dependency treatment and counseling techniques. Ability is required to apply therapeutic techniques; to diagnose social, emotional, relationship, cognitive and behavioral problems; to develop therapeutic treatment plans; and to provide therapeutic intervention.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus one year post-master’s experience providing professional counseling services and applicant must be license eligible and working towards licensure.
NOTE: License must be obtained within 18 months of employment.
Level III Code: X31C Salary Band: N
This is the specialist level where employees are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced assessment and treatment services such as a highly specialized clinical service. This level has overall responsibility for assigned mental and behavioral health services and functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of the application of theories with respect to group and individual behavior.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience and must have a passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification or hold a current license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Behavior Practitioner (LBP), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), Licensed Health Service Psychologist (HSP); Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), or a doctorate in psychology or education with a specialty in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, including one academic year of full time pre-doctoral internship from an accredited program listed by the American Psychological Association at the time of completion.
Level IV Code: X31D Salary Band: N
This is the leadership level where incumbents coordinate, supervise and perform advanced level mental and behavioral health services. These incumbents are assigned direct supervision responsibilities and will plan, assign and review work, evaluate employee performance and program results, approve leave and initiate disciplinary actions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus knowledge of effective supervisory principles and practices.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III.
Level V Code: X31E Salary Band: P
At this level incumbents plan, organize and direct mental and behavioral health services for an agency or in a designated region or area of the state. Employees may serve as a regional consultant/supervisor for a state wide program and plan, develop and direct a pre or post-doctoral psychology program, may prepare special funding grants and projects concerned with guidance and mental health programs, or be an administrative liaison with other state agencies. Provides consultation and training to agency staff and others.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level IV plus knowledge of administration and supervisory techniques. Ability is required to develop and monitor a budget, and to plan and administer a comprehensive statewide therapeutic program.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two additional years of qualifying experience or a doctoral degree in psychology with four years of qualifying experience and specialization in clinical or counseling practice.
Some positions may require the ability to endure the physical rigors and personal hazards inherent in hostage negotiation situations; a doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, eligibility for licensure as a psychologist in the State of Oklahoma and five years of law enforcement experience.
Upon appointment, incumbents designated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services shall complete certification in one of the following required Departmental sponsored training in case management: Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Adult; Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Child, Adolescent and Family; or Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Dual Certification.