State of Louisiana

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$3,635 – $7,157 a month

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PSSC 21-155-RJ


Location: Psychology Department
Shift 8am-4:30pm Pass Days Sat. &Sun

This position may be filled by Detail, Probation, Promotion, Demotion, or Lateral Transfer. Preference may be given to permanent classified employees of Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.

This Team Leader position receives premium pay of $ 5.00 per hour.

Associate 4 to a
 Psychologist: $20.97hr. – $41.29hr.

Failure to fully complete the education and work history sections of the application can result in an applicant being hiring at the lower level of the position in which any are applying.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Robert L. Jones
Pinecrest Supports & Services Center
P.O. Box 5191
Pineville, LA. 71360




A master’s degree in psychology followed by four years of experience in psychological testing; in psychological research; or in the design and implementation of behavioral management plans.
Graduate training beyond the master’s degree in psychology will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
A Ph.D. degree in psychology will substitute for a maximum of two years of experience.
Graduate training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
A master’s degree in education, social sciences, etc. with a concentration in psychology will not be accepted as qualifying.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide a variety of psychological services to clients and organizations as (1) a unit manager exercising line authority over all service delivery functions; or (2) a program manager exercising line and/or functional authority over one or more program components within the organization.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Clinical supervision is received from a Licensed Psychologist. Broad administrative direction is received from a facility administrator, licensed psychologist, or other professional at a higher level.

Supervision Exercised:
Line and/or functional supervision may be exercised over lower-level professional and other support personnel.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies-statewide.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Associate 3 to a Psychologist by the presence of managerial level work.

Examples of Work

Exercises managerial responsibility in an interdisciplinary program of services.

Serves as consultant on overall program development to one or more units of the facility.

Reviews individual client progress and assumes responsible role in planning for treatment and habilitation.

Designs and conducts specialized intervention programs.

Designs and/or conducts research, program evaluations, or quality assurance studies consistent with agency goals.

Coordinates referrals for psychological services.

Plans, organizes, and implements behavior management programs.

Conducts individual and group counseling sessions.

Trains and/or supervises interdisciplinary staff in special program procedures and methods.

Serves on various facility committees; may serve as chairperson.

May participate in developing operational policies for facility.

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