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.
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.
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Full-time / 36 hours
Loc: Springfield, MA