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Court Psychologist I Job Description

Job Series:  Court Psychologist
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services
Job code: R42410
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 7/1/99

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides psychological testing, evaluative reports, and court testimony for youth involved in the juvenile justice system of the Colorado Judicial Department.
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS
The Court Psychologist I classification is distinguished from other classifications due to the responsibility for providing professional psychological evaluations and services for the court. Supervision is received from the Court Psychologist II or Chief Probation Officer.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Provides psychological testing, test interpretation, and report writing for youth referred for assessment.
 
Consults with court staff, attends staff conferences, and in-service training. Consults with other external agencies, including schools, mental health agencies, social services, placement and shelter facilities to obtain social histories of clients.
 
Provides as an expert witness in competency to stand trial hearings, provides court testimony and attends court for sentencing, review hearings and status conferences.
 
Coordinates treatment with external agencies. Screens requests from other counties for psychological evaluations and other staffings.
 
Supervises support staff and student interns from local graduate programs.
 
Attends meetings and training as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for one's own work product and provides guidance, assistance, and mentorship to less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers, volunteers, or interns. This includes scheduling of work, instructing in work methods, and reviewing work products. May provide input into the hiring and discipline/termination processes. Normally has input into performance evaluation process.
 
QUALIFICATIONS   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate in Psychology and one year of experience as a practicing psychologist. Must possess and maintain a current, valid State of Colorado Psychologist License.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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