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TJJD - Psychologist III - Director of Clinical Psychology - (BWD) - 6572 - $5000 BONUS

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 6/23/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006572

Job Description


All applicants must complete the following additional forms(available at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-formsand attach to the application, email to HRJobsrjackson@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757,Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:

  1. TJJD EmploymentApplication Supplement (HR-003)
  2. Child Abuse RegistryCheck Consent Form (HR-028)
  3. Disclosure of PREAEmployment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays inyour consideration for this position.


Acomplete job description and requirements are available at:  https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00006572&tz=GMT-05:00

Applicantsapplying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete thesupplemental questions/forms to be considered for this posting.  To complete the supplemental questions/forms,please go to the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) toregister and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile.  A complete job description and other jobrequirements are available there.

Send completed application,supplemental questions/forms, and copies of diploma and college transcripts viaemail to HRJobs@rjacksonTJJD.Texas.gov or regular mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box12757, Austin, TX 78711.


Your job application must be completely filledout and cover all employment.  Yourapplication must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, nameof employer, dates of employment, supervisor's name and phone number, and adescription of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time andhours per week.  If this information isnot provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete.  Resumes do not take the place of thisrequired information.

Applicants must attach to theapplication a copy of a high school diploma/equivalent or college diploma andtranscript if a degree or college semester hours are required to meet minimumqualifications.  A copy of all requiredcertifications and/or licenses must also be attached to the application.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any otherrequirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

State of TexasBenefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov.  Benefits include:  Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paidholidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educationalassistance program, employee assistance program.  Optional add-on benefits include:  Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance,Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health& Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc.  Additionally, certain designated positions areeligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free mealswhile on duty.


Recruitment Bonus of $5000.00 is available

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work and is responsible for the administrative and clinical supervision of the Psychological Services and Specialized Treatment programs of an institution. Directs professional services including group, individual, and family counseling; administration and interpretation of psychological evaluations of youth; and the monitoring and evaluation of youth at risk of suicide or in need of specialized treatment services. Coordinates and conducts the agency's approved treatment program, specialized treatment programs, and other in-service training; serves as the chairperson on the Special Services Committee, and participates in other multidisciplinary committees. Responsible for providing clinical oversight of the facility and for assisting the Superintendent in managing the overall treatment program of the facility. Supervises, monitors, evaluates, helps design, and provides training for the agency's approved treatment program as well as special individual and group treatment programs. Responsible for monitoring youths' progress through specialized treatment programs, managing wait lists of youth in need of services, and for managing movement into and out of specialized programs. Works collaboratively with the treatment team to ensure that adaptations and alternative interventions occur as needed with youth in need. Consults regularly with the Director of Specialized Treatment about youth in these programs and communicates issues that arise which impact the delivery of those services. Ensures that supplemental groups are scheduled and regularly occur. Supervises other psychologists, clinical staff in the department, psychology interns, practicum students, and program specialists for specialized treatment programs assigned to the facility. Provides clinical supervision and consultation to the specialized treatment programs and to the rehabilitation Program Specialist IV or V. Participates in program evaluations and provides input to the performance evaluations of the rehabilitation program specialists. Participates in regular staffings with the psychiatric staff at the facility and assists in referrals and monitoring of youth on psychotropic medication. 

Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May be required to work more than 40 hours per week or be on call.


Provides clinical oversight and assists the superintendent in the management of the treatment program(s) at the facility.

Provides administrative or clinical supervision of psychologists, associate psychologists, psychology interns, practicum students, program specialists for specialized treatment, and rehabilitation program specialists at the facility.

Designs and oversees clinical aspects of special individual and group treatment programs, including Redirect Programs, and ensures treatment groups are held as scheduled and needed.

Provides and oversees the administration and interpretation of psychological evaluations of youth and oversees direct psychological services including group, individual, and family counseling. Works collaboratively with treatment teams to design interventions to aid youth who experience difficulty progressing in treatment.
Coordinates and oversees the training, consultation, and technical assistance of the agency's approved treatment program and specialized treatment programs to institutional staff.

Oversees the implementation and clinical integrity of the agency's approved treatment program and specialized treatment programs.

Communicates issues and concerns regarding specialized treatment programs with the Director of Specialized Treatment.

Develops and monitors an on-call calendar to ensure psychological coverage is maintained at all times at the facility.

Evaluates and monitors youth at risk of suicide or in need of specialized treatment services and effectively manages wait lists for youth requiring specialized treatment, and ensures youth progress through specialized treatment programs in a timely manner.

Reviews forensic evaluations and risk management recommendations in transition/transfer packets for clinical integrity.

Chairs the facility's Special Services Committee and serves on agency task forces and committees as requested.

Performs a variety of related duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

Performs all duties in compliance with TJJD safety policies and procedures.
  •Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.
  •Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested time frames

Regularly attends work in a predictable manner, as scheduled and on an as-needed basis, in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.




Doctoral degree with major course work in clinical, counseling or school psychology from an accredited college or university. Licensed as a psychologist in Texas with two years or more post-doctoral experience.

Out-of-state licensed psychologists must complete Texas licensure within one year.

Failure to obtain or maintain required licensure will result in termination of employment.

Any degree(s), semester hours, diploma(s), or GED required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtained from an accredited educational institution.

This position is subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.


The following physical demands and working conditions are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Ability to see
Ability to hear (with or without aid)
Ability to perform tactile discernment
Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. & over
Climbing ladders
Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. & over
Repeated bending
Operate motor equipment
Reaching above shoulder
Identify colors
Depth perception
Climbing stairs
Restraining combative youth


1.Knowledge of psychometric and psychological principles to include behavior modification.
2.Knowledge of diagnostic criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth ed. and the Texas Education Association for the evaluation of serious emotional disturbances.
3.Skill in evaluating and assessing to include projective techniques.
4.Skill in designing and carrying out valid, reliable research projects.
5.Skill in training or teaching others.
6.Skill in mediation and staff development.
7.Skill in designing and implementing special treatment programs for individuals or groups with special needs.
8.Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to carry out assigned tasks in a timely manner.
9.Skill in designing and implementing program evaluation studies.
10.Skill in maintaining confidential information.
11.Skill in providing individual and group counseling.
12.Skill in providing family counseling.
13.Ability to work with youth in an empathetic and understanding manner and foster the cooperation of youth in the treatment process.
14.Ability to intervene and correct behavior and facilitate group discussions and activities.
15.Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.
16.Ability to work more than 40 hours per week.


In order to receive veteran's preference, a copy of your DDForm 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disabilityrating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attachedto your application.

Go to
https://texasskillstowork.com/,https://www.onetonline.org/,or http://www.careeronestop.org/for assistance translating your military experience and training courses intocivilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

AdditionalMilitary Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information isavailable from the Texas State Auditor's Office at
Medicaland Health MOS Codes.

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Only candidates selected for an interview will becontacted.

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