Under administrative direction, is responsible for performing in-house psychological services to SAPD officers, supervisors, administration, and families. Assesses the suitability of applicants to the Department. Assists high level Police management in developing organizational and stress management systems for Police personnel. Consults in crisis intervention incidents requiring psychological services. Exercises direction and indirect functional supervision over assigned staff.
This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
Applications close on January 18th, 2019 at 12:00 am
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Administers and participates in the evaluation of psychological examinations for entry level public safety personnel (i.e. Police applicants).
- Develops stress management programs for public safety personnel and their families, to include Police Officers, supervisory and management personnel
- Makes referrals and conducts follow-up evaluations on individuals identified as needing long-term therapy
- Conducts counseling and interviews on a short-term basis to gain insight into personal problems
- Collects data about individuals through the use of interviews, case history, observation techniques, and testing
- Evaluates data to identify causes of problems of individuals and to determine advisability of counseling or referral to other specialists
- Follows-up results of counseling to determine reliability and validity of treatment used
- Conducts training for new public safety personnel, supervisors, and managers
- Coordinates peer support program
- Administers alcohol and drug prevention and referral programs
- Visits public safety facilities (i.e. Police Substations) to observe and make recommendations for reducing stress
- Works with the Chief, training staff, supervisors, managers, and committees to develop a comprehensive stress management program for the department
- Develops and coordinates other programs related to an effective critical incident and threat management program (i.e. working with Hostage Negotiators to train officers in hostage situations and Trauma Debriefing Programs)
- May do research to develop and improve diagnostic and counseling techniques
- Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD in Psychology
- Two (2) years of experience in clinical psychology
- No substitution for education allowed
- Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License
- License or licensable as a Psychologist under the Texas State Licensing Law
- Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions
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