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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$62,167.13 - $100,689.39 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

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Part-time Unclassified

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General Statement of Duties

This employee provides direct psychotherapy services to clients and client groups in the Public Employees Assistance Program (PEAP). Leads seminars in stress reduction, orientation in the use of PEAP services, conflict management, and substance abuse. The position is unclassified and casual (part-time) service in accordance with Civil Service Rule 1 Section 10.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

Knowledge of:

Human growth and development. Personality and learning theory. Family systems therapy. Individual and group psychotherapy. Brief focal therapy techniques. Various therapeutic approaches to individual, couples, and family treatment. Group dynamics, methods, and facilitative processes.

Skill In

Family, couples, and individual psychotherapy approaches and techniques. Facilitating change, promoting insight, and improving overall functioning of individuals, couples, and families. Consultation techniques.

Ability To

Present a positive, professional posture in providing services to clients. Interpret complex data obtained in assessment interviews. Communicate clearly and accurately.

Required Education And Experience

Master's degree in Clinical Social Work, Clinical Psychology, or closely related mental health field of study containing sufficient courses in the diagnosis and treatment, including psychotherapy, of mental disorders, family dysfunction, marital problems, situational adjustment conditions, and chemical dependency.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience as a primary therapist for individuals, couples, and families. A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology can be substituted for this two (2) year requirement.

Other Requirements

Must be licensed or eligible for licensing as an Independent Social Worker or Professional Counselor with clinical endorsement.

Desirable Requirements

It is desirable to possess training and/or experience in conducting formal family interventions as a means of bringing chemically dependent clients into treatment, and experience in leading seminars.

Working and Physical Conditions

Functions as the primary psychotherapist in the treatment of individual clients, couples, and family groups. Conducts diagnostic interviews and psychosocial assessments. Conducts mental status evaluations. Conducts organizational assessments and organizational interventions. Leads seminars in substance abuse and stress reduction. Conducts orientation sessions in the effective use of mental health services. Provides consultation to supervisors concerning management of employees referred for services. Conducts formal family interventions as means of bringing chemically dependent clients into treatment. Establishes professional relationships with private psychologists and psychiatrists for the purpose of hospitalizations, medications, or specialized evaluations. Conducts intake assessments. Corresponds with referring sources. Performs related duties as required.

The position is unclassified and casual (part-time) service in accordance with Civil Service Rule 1 Section 10.

Human Resources Contact: April Jones,

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree

In which of the following areas do you possess a Master's degree?
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Closely Related Field

If you answered "closely related" to the above question, please provide the Master Degree type.


Are you licensed as an Independent Social Worker or Professional Counselor with clinical endorsement?
  • Yes
  • No

How many years of experience as a primary therapist for individuals, couples, and families do you have?


Do you possess a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology? (Copy of license must be attached)


Do you understand that if your transcript(s) does not indicate the type of degree awarded (e.g. associate's, bachelor's, master's, and/or doctorate) and when the degree was conferred/awarded, that your application will be rejected?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand that this position is unclassified? Civil Service Rule 01, Section 10 states "unclassified and casual (part-time) service" comprises the following which shall be exempt from examination and do not have appeal rights to the Civil Service Commission: A. All officers elected by popular vote or persons appointed to fill vacancies in such offices; B. All election officers and employees and clerks of the Board of Education; C. Such employees of the City Council as are engaged in legislative duties; D. The members of all boards and commissions, and the heads of the departments; E. Employees engaged in library work or in teaching, educational or research work in connection with the public school system; F. Employees in Community Development and City Planning Departments;
  • I have read the above statement and understand that the position is unclassified.

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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202