Psychologist

Supervising Staff Psychologist

Organization: 
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery
Location: 
Berkeley, California
Summary: 

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses and forced displacement resulting from war, torture, gender-based violence, human trafficking, and persecution due to identity and beliefs. At our Mosaic Healing Center in Berkeley, California, we: (a) Provide culturally and contextually aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for refugees, asylees and asylum seekers, (b) Expand multidisciplinary clinical capacity to serve these diverse international populations through a 10-month, 24-hour per week in-depth clinical training program for graduate students and post-graduate interns in psychology and social work, and (c) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization among international survivors of human rights abuses.

POSITION OVERVIEW

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. Working closely with and reporting to the Clinical & Training Director, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will implement clinical programming and training at the Mosaic Healing Center, as well as capacity-building activities with partners in the community. In collaboration with clinical and program staff, as well as our team of Global Healing & Human Rights clinical trainees and mental health interpreters, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will engage in the provision and development of psychosocial care for international survivors of human rights abuses, mentoring trainees in their clinical and case management activities, and supporting the overall training program. The Supervising Staff Psychologist will also collaborate with the management and development team around evaluation of clinical programming and outcomes, and perform other duties as assigned. Externally, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will engage in public speaking and conduct trainings for community partners. In addition to extensive clinical experience providing trauma-informed cross-cultural care for diverse communities, as well as conducting clinical supervision and training, this position requires flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and independence. Essential for this position is a sustained commitment to advancing global social justice & human rights.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The roles and responsibilities of the Supervising Staff Psychologist will include the following.  These roles are not always distinct, and will overlap as needed:

Clinical Care, Supervision, Training & Coordination

  • Contribute to the development and facilitation of the Global Healing & Human Rights Clinical Training Program for graduate students and post-graduate interns in psychology and social work.
  • Provide weekly individual supervision for clinical trainees, collaborate with their academic institutions, and complete performance and progress evaluations.
  • Support Clinical & Training Director and Clinical Manager in management of overall client care and clinical trainee mentorship, including answering questions, addressing immediate client needs and crises, and supporting the provision of case management and referrals.
  • Help coordinate clinical services and psychosocial care among PTR staff, clinical trainees, mental health interpreters, clinical supervisors, psychological evaluators, psychiatrist, program interns and volunteers, and community partners.
  • In collaboration with clinical staff, provide support, supervision and training for team of Refugee Voices mental health interpreters.
  • Directly provide culturally and contextually aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible individual, family and group psychotherapy for a small number of refugee, asylee and asylum seeking adults, youth & children.
  • Collaborate with legal representatives & provide psychological evaluations for asylum claims.
  • Provide case management, advocacy & referrals for clients as needed.
  • Contribute to the creation of a safe environment for welcoming clients and supporting clinicians and interpreters with warmth, openness & sensitivity.

Outreach, Communication, Collaboration & Training with Community Partners

  • Support Clinical & Training Director and Clinical Manager with ongoing external communications, and help manage opportunities for outreach and collaboration with attention to evolving program priorities and needs.
  • Represent PTR to the public through presentations and speaking engagements, sharing and disseminating information about PTR’s mission, beneficiaries and programming.
  • Develop and deliver trainings which include visuals (PowerPoint, etc.) and experiential content, to build capacity among community partners and stakeholders who work with international survivors of human rights abuses, including immigration attorneys, and other service providers and human rights defenders.
  • Help develop and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with community partners.

Collaboration with Program Management Team

  • Inform PTR management team about clinical programming (client demographics, client and training outcomes, collaborations with community partners, etc.).
  • Collaborate with clinical staff and trainees to document client healing stories.  Establish system for collecting and sharing client stories with management team to document the impact of PTR’s clinical programming.
  • Engage in new programming initiatives and partnerships as they arise, and identify opportunities for clinical program development.
Qualifications: 

Required Education & Experience

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D).
  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of California, or licensed in another state and able to obtain licensure in California.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed care for individuals, families and groups.
  • 5+ years of experience providing psychological care for diverse and underserved populations.
  • 2+ years of experience working with children and youth.
  • 2+ years of experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience designing and conducting clinical trainings.
  • Experience and/or interest in speaking publicly to clinical and non-clinical audiences.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working cross-culturally with diverse international populations.
  • Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers.
  • Experience working in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters.
  •  International work, study and/or living experience, preferably in the developing world.
  • Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims and writing affidavits.
  • Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.

Competencies & Interests

  • Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients, mental health interpreters, staff, clinical trainees, interns and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to global social justice and human rights.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English, as well as one or more other languages preferred.
  • Interest in developing and implementing community outreach and training activities.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to developing program needs and requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness and ability to creatively problem-solve.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources.
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly growing small nonprofit and take on multiple roles.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive.
Contact: 

Application process:  If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Supervising Staff Psychologist Position:  1) a cover letter; 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a one-page statement about your clinical approach & philosophy. 

Applications are due by November 26, 2017 and will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled.  To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability
(physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDs), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

School Psychologist

Organization: 
Monument Academy
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Summary: 
About Monument Academy
Working with the most at-risk adolescents and established on an innovative model integrating excellent academics with evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, Monument Academy is a weekday boarding school that opened in the 2015-2016 and has a 5th and 6th grade and 80 students. The school is currently authorized to expand to 8th grade and maintains the goal of growing through high school so that students will graduate from Monument Academy. The mission of Monument Academy is to provide students, particularly those who have had or might have contact with the foster care system, with the requisite academic, social, emotional, and life skills to be successful in college, career, and community, and to create an outstanding school that attracts, supports, and retains exceptional and caring people.
 
About the Position
As a member of the well-being team, the school psychologist will play an integral role in the development and implementation of a mission-aligned Well-Being program throughout all aspects of the school. They also participate in all-school professional development and staff committee assignments (which may include PBIS, safety, staff morale and other committees). This individual will manage the classroom-based Well-being Coaches who focus on social-emotional learning.
 
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Promoting Monument Academy’s core values and model the highest behavior standards for staff and student at all times
  • Conducting neuropsychological and/or psychoeducational evaluations of students
  • Articulating test results to parents and MDT members in clear, understandable language attending to cultural sensitivity
  • Maintaining progress notes as required by school regulations
  • Facilitating staff training to enhance professional development
  • Supporting the crisis intervention team
  • Supervising a team of classroom-based Well-being Coaches who focus on social-emotional learning.
  • Participating in the development and review of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for special education students
  • Assisting with progress monitoring for student based interventions
  • Overseeing school wide intervention initiatives such as bully prevention.
  • Serving on the Positive Behavior Intervention and support (PBIS) team.
  • Conducting self harm, lethality, and sexulaized behavior risk assessments, Social History Assessments, Functional Behavior Assessments, and creating Behavior Intervention Plans.
  • Participating multidisciplinary team meetings.

Candidates should possess the following:

Character Traits and Values
  • Commitment to the mission of Monument Academy
  • Emotional self-regulation, patience, maturity and humility
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of role and responsibilities
  • Excellent people skills
  • Respect for students, families, and staff
  • Ability to accept feedback
  • Proactive and able to anticipate issues and manage unanticipated events with thoughtfulness and grace
  • Commitment to positive and strengths-based behavioral approaches
  • Strong sense of ethical psychotherapy principles and confidentiality
  • Willingness to learn and grow in a new school environment
  • Commitment to teamwork
Qualifications: 
  • Educational or School Psychologist with training and/or experience in child and adolescent development and adult learning and a license or certificate to practice mental health in the District of Columbia
  • At least 1-2 years of experience managing a team to achieve results
  • 3-5 years of work experience in a school setting or program that works directly with at-risk youth, preferably in an urban/diverse educational setting
  • 1-3 years of experience providing individual and group therapy to youth and demonstrated success with urban and/or diverse adolescents with high social emotional needs
  • Experience working with students with special needs and technical knowledge of special education policies
  • Experience working with traumatized youth
  • Cultural competency in working with students and families from different racial, ethnic, linguistic, and sexual orientation backgrounds
  • Ability to connect with families/caregivers
  • Experience with family therapy a plus
  • Experience working with or knowledge of the foster care system a plus
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills for understanding and interpreting data to inform instruction and other practices
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize, delegate, manage time and tasks to meet deadlines
  • Proven track record working collaboratively with a team
Contact: 

To Apply

Please apply on-line and submit your resume and cover letter at www.monumentacademy.org Prior to uploading files, please name the documents as follows:

  • YOURLASTNAME.YOURFIRSTNAME.Resume.SP
  • YOURLASTNAME.YOURFIRSTNAME.CoverLetter.SP
Compensation
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Monument Academy is committed to its policy of full inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in hiring and employment, nor in the administration of its educational policies, or admissions policies.

Psychologist III

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Summary: 

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute has a position open for a Psychologist III.

CCFTS, located in Baltimore Maryland is a Center that uses mental health treatment, training and research to address the negative impacts of exposures to neglect, abuse and violence. For information about our program, please go to: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/traumatic-stress-center/treatment

We are currently seeking a senior level psychologist to supervise psychology staff, psychology interns, and coordinates/manages projects which they have been assigned. In addition, he/she will provide direct service to clients and have the opportunity to become involved in research and/or training. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Fulfills all of the responsibilities and duties of a clinical or counseling psychologist.
  • Provides treatment to clients including diagnostic interview and therapy through individual, group, family, or marital treatment. In addition, collaborates with public agencies to facilitate achievement of goals related to the treatment plan.
  • Maintains client activity at the projected level set by administrative staff and maintains the medical record for each client which includes diagnostic interview note, ongoing contact notes, MHP treatment plan, and discharge note.
  • Supervises and conducts performance evaluations for psychology staff/graduate students through regular meetings and review of documentation to address clinical practice, professional development, productivity, documentation compliance, and time management.
  • Coordinates/manages clinics or projects to which they have been assigned.
  • Assists the Director and assumes leadership with the development of innovative programs, training, and research initiatives and assists in securing funding, grants, as needed.
  • Responsible for administrative oversight and supervision of staff providing clinical services and clinic coordination.

Requirements:

  • Must possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. with emphasis in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
  • Must be a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland.
  • APA approved internship as well one year of supervised experience post doc
  • Five (5) years’ experience in providing psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, and supervision.
  • Some management experience preferred

The Kennedy Krieger Institute provides an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and a company-matched retirement plan.

Individuals interested in learning more about our employment opportunities may apply through the Kennedy Krieger Institute careers page at: www.jobs.kennedykrieger.org; JOB ID: 2235

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Organization: 
Clifford Beers Clinic
Location: 
New Haven, CT
Summary: 

Clifford Beers Clinic, a community-based behavioral health clinic in New Haven, CT, is hiring a licensed clinical psychologist to join its growing multidisciplinary team. Clifford Beers Clinic specializes in providing evidence-based, trauma-informed services for children and families throughout Greater New Haven and is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). An additional licensed clinical psychologist is needed to:

1) manage trauma-informed clinical programs

2) supervise pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and licensed clinicians

3) assist with efforts to obtain APA internship accreditation

4) provide evaluation services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading assigned clinical program and ensuring that clinical program objectives support Clinic strategic plan
  • Expertise in working with families affected by Intimate Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.
  • Providing direct patient care, as needed
  • Making programmatic and administrative recommendations to the Director
  • Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and evaluating program staff.
  • Facilitating effective communication among program staff, management, and internal and external customers to ensure seamless service
  • Identifying needs and providing opportunities for staff development
  • Tracking Program expenses and income to ensure viability of services
  • Supervising and evaluating interns, fellows, residents, and graduate student(s) in their daily responsibilities – or delegating this function
  • Assigning or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional activities
  • Participating in community and State training activities to promote individual professional growth and development
  • Collaborating in the development of treatment plans, clinical evaluations, case referrals to provide the most appropriate interventions
  • Performing other related and appropriate duties as directed
     
Qualifications: 

1) a Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)

2) an active license (or license-eligible) as a Clinical Psychologist in Connecticut

3) Completion of an APA-accredited graduate program

4) Completion of an APPIC-registered internship, preferably APA-accredited

5) Expertise in working with families affected by complex trauma, intimate domestic violence, and sexual abuse

6) 3+ years program management experience, including using electronic health record and other software to tracking staff performance, program outcomes, and budgets

7) Evidence of outstanding skills in supervision, clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling

8) At least two years of post-doctoral clinical experience, including providing thorough Diagnostic Evaluations with standardized measures

9) Ability to work independently and as a team member, with flexibility and integrity

10) Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

11) Proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups. Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish/English) preferred given growing monolingual (Spanish) population in Greater New Haven

12.) Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Contact: 

Josslyn DeCrosta-Grindle

HR Generalist

jgrindle@cliffordbeers.org

Baystate Health is seeking a Full-time Clinical Psychologist

Organization: 
Baystate Health
Location: 
Springfield, MA
Summary: 

Under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Research and Development Manager, the Psychologist provides clinical services to children, adults, and families being treated at the Family Advocacy Center for symptoms related to trauma or traumatic grief. You will be asked to demonstrate doctorate level knowledge of developmental stages, personality structure and development, mental health diagnoses and current treatment modalities.

Clinical responsibilities include conducting intake interviews to obtain patient history information, contributing diagnostic information, making preliminary diagnoses, and participating in the development of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment plan, individual evidence based psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and collaboration with outside agencies (e.g., DCF, public and private schools, daycare centers, mental health agencies, child advocacy groups), and contributions by other psychological disciplines.

Additional responsibilities will include:

•    Provides age appropriate trauma-informed treatment to patients.
•    Evaluates patients to assess presenting problem, contributing history, and current mental status.
•    Develops behaviorally trauma-informed treatment plans including measurable treatment goals.
•    Completes all documentation related to treatment in the clinical record according to established standards consistent with NCQA guidelines.
•    Manages the necessary documentation and provides the information required by third party payers to secure reimbursement.
•    Conducts meetings with families, significant others and other service providers as delineated in the treatment plan.
•    Demonstrates skill of collaboration, advocacy and linkage as they relate to patient care.  Provides patients and families with information on community resources and appropriately refers patients/families to identified resources.  Participates in patient and family educational efforts.
•    Provides strategic information and input to the Practice Manager as needed for service quality evaluation, and program development.
•    As supported by the Clinical Research and Development Manager, participates in teaching activities and academic activities, which may include the clinical supervision of practicum students, post-doctoral students and other clinicians as requested.
•    Participates in other special activities and contributes to the development of programs for the department as requested by the Practice Manager.
•    Observes all health and safety requirements.
•    Expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned.
•    Management has the right to add or change to the job responsibilities at any time.


Grant Information:

This position is fully funded by a grant.  As a grant funded employee, you will be considered a Baystate Health employee with the following stipulations:

Your employment will be for the duration of the grant.  Continued employment, beyond the initial period, is contingent upon the availability of new grant funding.

What You Need To Know:

Full-time / 36 hours

Loc: Springfield, MA
 

Qualifications: 

•    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
•    Massachusetts Psychologist license or license eligible is required
•    Experience in providing treatment in outpatient mental health settings
•    Experience working with individuals with trauma histories is preferred

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

•    Knowledge of trauma-informed practice
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Excellent communication skills, written and oral
•    Knowledge base related to issues of cultural competence
•    Must be Spanish/English Bilingual

Psychologist

Organization: 
The Children’s Center
Location: 
Utah
Summary: 

Full time Licensed Psychologist to provide comprehensive mental health services to very young children and their families including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and Family and Individual Child Therapy. Clientele includes children with severe emotional and behavioral problems, early childhood trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Successful candidates must demonstrate clinical experience with toddlers and preschool aged children and experience with evidence based trauma treatments. 


REQUIREMENTS:
•    Utah licensure as Psychologist
•    Clinical experience with children birth to age seven and their families
•    Experience using evidence based interventions for childhood trauma
•    Excellent spoken and written communication skills
•    Ability to work independently, set priorities for assignments, meet deadlines, and enthusiastically participate as part of an interdisciplinary team
•    Highly motivated to learn new skills and work in a stimulating and busy clinical environment

OTHER:  Competitive salary and benefits.  The Children’s Center is a private, non profit community agency that provides comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum.  We offer a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, as well as therapeutic preschool services. The Children’s Center is a partner with the National Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) so clinicians at The Center are able to participate in national trainings focused on the use of evidenced based treatments for early childhood trauma.  Extensive professional training and supervision is provided.

CONTACT:  Send resumes to Douglas Goldsmith, Ph.D. by email at dgoldsmith@tccslc.org or fax to 801-582-5540.
 

Psychologist I

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Summary: 

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute has a position open for a Psychologist to provide assessment and treatment services. 

CCFTS, located in Baltimore Maryland, strongly encourages the use of evidence-based treatments, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The Psychologist will provide psychotherapy with children who have experienced trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. The Psychologist I will also provide assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. The Doctoral Level Psychologist may also participate in research and training activities.

For information about our program, please go to:

https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/traumatic-stress-center/treatment

The Psychologist I provides psychotherapy in the treatment program of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. These children are primarily those who have experienced or may be at risk for trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence.  Psychologist I also provides assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. These are formal evaluations requiring the use of psychometrically sound instruments in addition to clinical interviewing. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. The position requires the ability to address the needs of this population. The Doctoral Level Psychologist may also participate in research or other projects at the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.

 Duties Include:

  1. Provides psychotherapy to children through individual, family, or group modalities as appropriate.
  2. Provides psychological evaluations covering cognitive, emotional, and achievement functioning of referred children.
  3. Participates in psychology staff meetings and staff meetings of the family center so as to aid in ongoing program development.
  4. Demonstrates ability to work clinically with severely disturbed children including identifying and managing acute crises.
  5. Collaborates with the referring agency, the local department of social services and the school system to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatments services in the development of the agency services plan for the child and the family.
  6. Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
  7. Maintains the medical record for each client, which may include psychological evaluations, assessment and treatment plan, progress notes, reviews, and discharge summaries.
  8. May participate in the field instruction program and supervise externs when interest and capacity is demonstrated.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:
Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college, university, or professional school and is licensed to practice psychology in the state of Maryland.
Successful Completion of an APA approved internship in clinical psychology.

EXPERIENCE:
Must have had at least one year's supervised post-doctoral experience in clinical psychological work with children, preferably in a community or hospital setting with children who are traumatized, severely emotionally disturbed, or who have experienced abuse/neglect.
 
Contact: 

Apply here.

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