Behavioral Health Clinician III

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 18, 2023
Pontotoc County, OK
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Job Posting Title
Behavioral Health Clinician III


Supervisory Organization
340 District 8

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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 Salary $65,075.00 based on Education and experience.

PIN 34004105

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 Pontotoc County Health Department . This is a state employee position 34004105 governed by the Civil Service Rules ,. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. Theannual salary for this position is up to $65,075.00, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:

SoonerStart is Oklahoma's early intervention program designed to meet the needs of families with infants or toddlers (ages birth to 3 years old) with developmental delays and/or disabilities in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The program builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members to enhance infants or toddler's learning and development through every day learning opportunities.

The Behavioral Health Clinician in the Soonerstart program is primarily responsible for providing intervention services to children birth to three and their families to enhance well-being. In addition, Behavioral Health Clinicians facilitate the early identification of children with psychological, social, emotional or behavioral issues; provide psychoeducation, prevention; training and education as well as consultation with parents and professionals on techniques to promote optimal social-emotional development. The Behavioral Health clinician will demonstrate capacity for providing evidence based/informed, developmentally sensitive, trauma informed supports and services for families, children and partners/professionals while exemplifying the values expected within the program and for promoting the mission of the organization.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:

Primary Clinical Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides intervention services in natural settings including individual, family, coaching and consultation to support child and family well-being.
  • Conducts intakes, including client interviews and conducts assessments to make appropriate recommendations for services.
  • Collaborates with families and caregivers to identify goals, develop strategies and appropriate and effective individual family services plan based on child/family's mental and behavioral health needs.
  • Coach caregivers on implementing strategies to address social emotional and behavioral concerns.
  • Consult with interdisciplinary team to provide recommendations for individual diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provides early intervention services in the child and family's natural environment (home, childcare, park etc.)
  • Prepares and implements Individual Family Service Plan in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Provides outreach, training, and consultation within the community to support child and family well-being and positive health outcomes.
  • Consults with community agencies, childcare and school systems on behalf of clients and may provide special programs as requested.
  • Maintains confidential records of client services including progress notes and evaluation reports in compliance with state and federal regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

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. 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 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.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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 counseling 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 counseling 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 treatment and counseling techniques. Ability is required to apply counseling techniques, to evaluate and diagnose counseling problems; to develop therapeutic treatment/plans; to provide therapeutic counseling; to administer counseling 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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