Company Name:

Waukesha County


Waukesha, Wisconsin

Approximate Salary:

$100,422 Per Year

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:

Government Agency

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

March 20, 2019

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Senior Clinical Psychologist


Under direction to perform professional work providing clinical supervision and consultation; to provide psychological testing and psychotherapy in a variety of settings for clients of all ages; and to perform other duties as required.


  1. Provides clinical supervision, and consultation with multi-disciplinary department staff, including supervision of psychological assessments performed by non-licensed staff.
  2. With appropriate hospital privileges, admits, directs treatment, writes non-medical orders, makes court recommendations, prescribes treatment, and discharges patients from an inpatient psychiatric facility.
  3. Administers and interprets psychological tests including projective, personality, intelligence, and neuropsychological assessments to clients with severe behavioral or emotional problems.
  4. Interprets and prepares detailed reports of psychological findings, including test results, diagnostic impressions, and behavior analysis; and makes recommendations for treatment.
  5. Provides psychotherapeutic services in a variety of settings to individuals, couples, families, and groups to treat social, personal, developmental, behavioral, and/or mental disorders.
  6. Conducts mandated client staffings and review of the cases assigned to clinical staff.
  7. Provides clinical consultation to interdivisional staffings, reviews, and discussions; as well as to groups such as community agencies, organizations, schools and courts.
  8. Contributes clinical input for planning and evaluation efforts in the development of departmental programs.
  9. Under direction, handles and responds to patient complaints, provides written response when necessary, and prepares mandated annual summary.
  10. Monitors and/or case manages conditional releases under Chapter 971 of Wisconsin State Statutes assigned to outpatient clinic.
  11. Supervises and/or performs clinical crisis intervention and emergency evaluations for clients of all age groups.
  12. Provides court related clinical duties such as assessments, testimony, reports, and recommendations.
  13. Responds on a twenty-four (24) hour basis to First Call For Help, police, and Children's Center emergencies as needed.
  14. Completes documentation for billing of services and maintains mandated clinical documentation.
  15. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, families, staff, other professionals, agencies, and the general public.
  16. Performs emergency government duties as assigned in event of Waukesha County Emergency government declaration.
  17. Performs other duties as required.


Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices of clinical psychology, including psychological assessment.
  2. Thorough knowledge of psychopathology, mental health principles, and techniques of psychotherapy.
  3. Considerable knowledge of human service organizations, mental health, and other community resources.
  4. Considerable knowledge of Wisconsin State Statutes Chapters 51 and 55.
  5. Considerable knowledge of applicable codes, rules, statutes and regulations.
  6. Considerable knowledge of the sign and symptoms of reactions to psychotropic medications used in the treatment of mental disorders.
  7. Considerable knowledge of techniques to identify clients with alcohol or substance abuse problems.
  8. Considerable knowledge of confidentiality statutes and requirements, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
  9. Working knowledge of computerized department program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.
  10. Ability to utilize electronic health record, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.
  11. Ability to provide clinical consultation to a multi-disciplinary staff.
  12. Ability to administer and interpret a wide variety of psychological tests.
  13. Ability to assign, direct, review and approve the work of clinical staff.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  15. Ability to write detailed psychological reports.
  16. Ability to apply the principles, techniques, and practices of clinical psychology, including psychological assessment in formulating diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations.
  17. Ability to interpret psychosocial and DSM IV and DSM V diagnoses to individuals and families.
  18. Ability to develop treatment plans and to provide psychosocial and psychotherapeutic treatment services to individuals, families, and groups.
  19. Ability to respond appropriately to mental health emergency situations and utilize crisis intervention techniques and procedures.


You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  1. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a doctoral degree in psychology or possession of a doctoral degree equivalency as determined by the psychology Examining Board of the Department of Regulation and Licensing.
  2. Possession of or current eligibility for a license to practice psychology in the State of Wisconsin.
  3. Listing or eligibility for listing in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology is desirable.


Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting for a talented Senior Clinical Psychologist. This job assignment is within the outpatient unit of the Clinical Services Division, located in the new Human Services Center, an innovative green-design building located on the Waukesha County Government Center grounds. Waukesha County is a recognized leader in providing cutting-edge, evidenced-based assessment and intervention of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, with a variety of long-term grants in place to sustain nationally-recognized opioid use prevention and treatment programs. We are seeking a talented senior clinical psychologist who can further these critical efforts through assessment and treatment of clients, and supervision of dually-certified, master's-prepared substance use and mental health staff. Senior clinical psychologists also provide psychological evaluations for the courts and for multi-disciplinary treatment providers, provide consultation to other HHS divisions, and are involved in a variety of initiatives to improve the lives of Waukesha County residents. Applicants demonstrating broad experience in assessment and treatment across all age groups and a variety of diagnostic categories, including substance use disorders and supervision of dually-certified providers, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Work hours are generally 8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, but some adjustments may be necessary depending upon clinical needs.

This position includes a comprehensive benefit package and access to an on-site employee only medical clinic. Successful candidates will be eligible for performance based merit increases and non-base performance awards.

Waukesha County has a population of 390,000 and is located in the southeast corner of Wisconsin, next to the Milwaukee metropolitan area, two hours northwest of Chicago, 30 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, and approximately one hour from Madison.

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