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Sr. Behavioral Analyst (Psychologist) F/C - 60074408

Date: Dec 2, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 16541 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: Sr. Behavioral Analyst (Psychologist) F/C - 60074408

Position Number: 60074408 

Salary:  $70,083.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/15/2018 

Description of duties:

Produces a psychological evaluations on assigned residents that may include a record review and assessment of cognitive functioning, suicide risk factors, trauma risk factors, violence risk factors, malingering, and competency. Enter competency results in the resident system database and update logs. Develops clinical treatment programs such as group, behavioral modification program, and individual therapy/treatment on selected persons served, when applicable. Consults with the Recovery Team, as needed, in the formulation of diagnosis, needed psychological assessment, and recovery plan. Addresses consultation requests from psychiatry for assigned residents to include personality and neuro-psychological assessment.

Reviews treatment progress of persons served with the Recovery Treatment Team at prescribed intervals for selected residents. Consults with the Recovery Team, as needed, in the formulation of diagnosis, needed psychological assessment, and recovery plan. Addresses consultations requests from psychiatry for assigned residents. Serves on at least one committee as assigned by the lead or the director of the department.  Is a core member of the Post Event Review Team (PERT); involves participates in the clinical interview of the resident, reviewing relevant records and videos of the event and documents recommendations.

Provides agency personnel with information relating to general and clinical aspects of psychology and the use of psychologists in the treatment and/or rehabilitation process. Works with all staff to effectively utilize psychological, where these are appropriate, and enhances the treatment and/or rehabilitation process. Available to training personnel as a consultant on in-service training programs and opportunities for professional development of staff in areas relating to psychology. Provides clinical supervision to assigned predoctoral psychological interns, graduate assistants and practicum students, when assigned. Assists lead or director in ensuring psychological assessment inventory is appropriate and current.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

This position requires certification in CPR, First Aid, MANDT, Infection Control, Customer Service, and OSHA requirements.  Intervention with combative individuals may be required.  Some driving may be required. In addition, the following is required:


Knowledge of the theories and principles of psychology.

Knowledge of psychological testing principles and practice.

Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing, analyzing and interpreting data.

Knowledge of group theories and methods.

Knowledge of and documented experience in effective supervisory skills/ability.

Knowledge of basic computer skills to include ability to use Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and Explorer.


Skill in establishing and maintaining an effective working relationship with others as evidenced by use of positive communication style and motivational techniques.

Skill in supporting the direction of the organization and translating it into actionable plans as evidenced by an established pattern of volunteering for special assignments at the request of administration, departmental director or departmental lead or by demonstrating initiative in the form of providing services above the minimally required job description.

Skill and experience in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of group programs.


Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures along with the ability to fully support and exemplify a positive and ethical work environment which allows all employees to achieve their full potential.

Ability to analyze and interpret psychological data.

Ability to provide consultation and training to staff and administration.

Ability to formulate and implement goals and objectives.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Ability and skill in self-motivation as demonstrated by an established pattern of self-motivation and by being an active and positive contributor to the department/place of employment.

Ability to function as an effective member of a team as evidenced by the establishment and maintenance of good working relationships with others.


These physical requirements are considered a term and condition of employment in my current job position:

•               Must be able to travel up 17 stairs and 50 feet in 30 seconds.

•               Must be able to go up and down 17 stairs 8 times in 8 hours.

•               Must have normal vision and hearing, including use of corrective devices.

•               Must be able to work with or around cleaning chemicals and supplies.

•               Must be able to do repetitive movements with arms, hands, neck and head; up to 60 movements in 1 hour.

•               Must be able to demonstrate competency in all areas of training, some of which requires physical activity such as CPR, MANDT and Heimlich training.

•               Must be able to bend, twist, turn, kneel, push and stoop 10 times in one hour, if necessary.

•               Must be able to physically operate all equipment necessary to do job tasks, including using a keyboard for 1 hour.

•               Must be able to lift 20 pounds or drag 150 pounds for 3 feet distance.

•               Must be able to carry up to 15 pounds up 17 stairs in 1 minute.

•               Must be able to sit and/or stand for 1 hour without a break.

•               Must be able to walk 800 feet without stopping in 5 minutes.

•               Must be able to work 16 hour shifts on occasion.

•               Must be able to remain alert for a period of 1 to 16 hours including normal breaks.

•               Must be able to drive an EZ Go or vehicle up to 3 hours at one time if job essential.



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville