Behavioral Health Clinician III

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 15, 2023
Le Flore County, OK
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Job Posting Title
Behavioral Health Clinician III


Supervisory Organization
340 District 9

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

Level III: Up to $65,075.00 based on Education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Behavioral Health Clinician III providing support to the LeFlore County Health Department. This is a state employee position 34000224 governed by the Civil Service Rules , located inPoteau, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2023.

Position Description:

The Clinical Clinician performs advanced level psychological services including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions that impact functioning of children and families. Mental health treatment is based on the established research in the field and identified as effective for disruptive behavior difficulties, trauma recovery, biologically based conditions such as anxiety and mood conditions such as anxiety and mood conditions, and other . 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.

Position is necessary to complete the Child Guidance staffing pattern and implement behavioral, developmental, and/or communication services to children birth to age 13.

Position Responsibilities/Essential functions:

  • 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
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without

Minimum Qualifications:

Level III : Preferred Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Preferred Master's in Behavioral Studies. Requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in psychology, counseling, human relations, clinica/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. Three years 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) or as a Nationally Certified Psychologist (NCP); or a doctorate in psychology with a specialty in clinical, counseling, educational, developmental or school psychology, including one academic year of full time post-masters or pre-doctoral internship. One year of professional experience under the direct supervision of a psychologist licensed in the major program of doctoral study may be substituted for the internship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health, Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E) OR Infant Mental Health endorsement preferred. If not Endorsed at hire, will pursue Endorsement® as an Infant Mental Health Specialist within two years
  • Trained in the use of trauma Informed treatment modalities (TF-CBT, CPP, etc.)
  • Experience in infant and early childhood assessment and intervention
  • Experience working with families of children, Birth up to age 0-13, with an emphasis on relationship-based work with children ages 0-6.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level III: Knowledge of psychotherapeutic/behavioral intervention techniques; of various assessment and evaluation tools; of the principles, methods and techniques of administering, scoring, and interpreting a variety of psychological tests including complicated or specialized tests; of mental disorders, their symptoms, treatment, and social implications in relation to client and family; of the application of psychological theories with respect to group and individual behavior; of the principles and methods of statistical research as applied to the field of psychology; and of methods and techniques used in training and of psycho educational parent training techniques; and of chemical dependency treatment and counseling techniques. Ability is required to apply psychological techniques, to evaluate and diagnose psychological problems; to develop therapeutic treatment/plans; to provide therapeutic counseling; to administer psychological tests; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Travel Requirements:

Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Application Requirements:

If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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