Psychologist

Psychologist

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Generous leave time package
  • Mileage Reimbursement

Responsibilities:

As a member of the clinical support team, the psychologist is responsible for the identification of behavioral and psychological strengths and weaknesses; the development of habilitative plans to increase adaptive skills; and for the development, implementation, and monitoring of behavior treatment plans.  May provide psychiatric emergency services that will include: triage, crisis intervention and stabilization, referral for all individuals of NEMCMH (adult and children).  Will function as a consultant and resource person for staff working directly with individuals.  Will complete periodic evaluations of cognitive and adaptive skills of individuals and develop habilitative programs which will help to meet behavioral and psychological needs of individuals; advise paraprofessionals and other professional staff in the implementation of approved behavioral programs; prepare reports and maintain records; assist in ensuring the behavior programs follow approved guidelines for dealing with inappropriate and/or maladaptive behaviors; provide inservice training and consultation to staff, individuals, their families, and other agencies as required; attend team meetings for individuals; and attend other meetings as requested. Will also be responsible for evaluating individuals for guardianship and providing testimony in the Probate courts. Demonstrate effective evaluation of psychological and behavioral needs and will adhere to “person-centered planning” to assist and support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities or mental illness who are living and working in the community. Write programs and monitor the implementation of programs for assigned caseload of individuals. Consult and work with other clinical staff and supports coordinators, outside agencies, individuals, and their support staff, maintaining effective communication and favorable relations with them. Work must comply with guidelines established by the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE), the Department of Community Health, Human Services (MDHHS) and any other regulatory/monitoring agencies that protect consumers. Evaluate individuals as requested by courts for the purpose of establishing guardianship or alternatives to guardianship and provide testimony at hearings. Maintain records and prepare reports. Actively participates as a member of the Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Team, providing emergent assessment of families in crisis. Will keep current with certification requirements specific to this team. Demonstrate an ability to provide emergent mental health services.  Able to correctly triage consumers who are presenting for services. Demonstrate knowledge of Universal precautions, standards of practice including but not limited to confidentiality and recipient rights, and emergency protocol.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in psychology from a recognized or accredited school or an acceptable alternative providing a limited license to practice psychology.  Completion of a clinical internship, practicum, or field work as required for licensure.  Limited license (or eligible for a temporary limited license) by the State of Michigan (i.e. LLP).

  •  Knowledge of mental illness (MI) and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) is preferred.  Knowledge of behavioral programming and of psychometric, diagnostic, and evaluative techniques. 

  • Lived experience with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued.  

  • Good communication skills--both verbal and written--are required.  Functional computer literacy is required within 6 months from the date of hire.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,131 to $64,521/year


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