Psychologist
Cumberland, RI 
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Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director the Staff Psychologist independently provides school-based psychological assessment treatment and consultation for students attending the Bradley Schools. Staff Psychologists also may provide supervision of undergraduate graduate and/or postdoctoral psychology trainees (e.g. practicum students and clinical psychology residents and postdoctoral fellows).

Responsibilities:

Staff Psychologists consistently apply the corporate values of respect honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly geographically-accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system.

Staff psychologists participate actively in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of Bradley School students. This entails:
*Keeping current and knowledgeable regarding the medical developmental and family histories clinical diagnoses and treatment protocols of students on assigned teams.
*Providing quality clinical services to all assigned students.
*Providing leadership and role modeling to multidisciplinary staff in maintaining a standard of high quality care for all students within the school program.

Staff psychologists serve as treatment team leaders for Bradley School classrooms. This entails:
*Reviewing all available student records prior to admission for students on assigned teams and sharing relevant information with the appropriate team members.
*Overseeing and coordinating plans for the assessment treatment and education of all students in assigned classrooms.
*Facilitating cooperative working relationships among team members.
*Leading weekly team meetings as well as formal meetings that include parents school district personnel or other community professionals (e.g. IEP/PPT meetings behavioral reviews transition planning meetings) for all students in assigned classrooms.
*Producing high-quality team reports letters or other required documentation in a timely manner.
*Communicating effectively with special education directors school representatives and other community contacts/providers.
*Consulting with the school nurse psychiatrist and outside medical providers regarding medical and/or psychiatric issues as needed.
*Maintaining proactive effective communication with the Clinical Director regarding clinical and administrative issues.
*Using effective leadership problem solving and conflict resolution skills to maintain effective functioning of assigned teams.
*Maintaining a balance of clinical and systemic perspectives in leading assigned teams.

Staff psychologists deliver psychological services for students admitted to the school program or referred for outpatient consultation. This entails:
*Providing diagnostic assessment services for students as needed.
*Supervising the interpretation of classroom-based assessment data in the planning implementation and review phases of treatment for students.
*Providing case management as assigned.
*Providing individual family and/or group therapy as assigned.
*Providing consultation regarding behavior management as assigned.
*Providing outpatient consultation as assigned.
*Completing all required psychological reports and records in a professional and timely manner as assigned.
*Providing in-service education opportunities for school staff as well as in the community as requested.

Staff psychologists may provide supervision of undergraduate graduate and/or postdoctoral psychology/psychiatry trainees (e.g. practicum students clinical psychology residents and postdoctoral fellows child psychiatry fellows) as assigned. This entails:
*Providing reliable high-quality supervision of trainees as assigned and appropriate.
*Participating in teaching of psychology/psychiatry trainees as assigned.
*Providing research supervision if appropriate and assigned.
*Maintaining active faculty status that is appropriate/required for assigned trainees.

Staff psychologists adhere to all school policies procedures and practices. This entails:
*Attending and/or completing in-service programs as assigned.
*Maintaining crisis de-escalation and intervention certification.
*Consistently following all school policies and procedures.
*Consistently complying with infection control quality improvement risk management and safety standards.
*Being punctual reliable and judicious in using sick time and school time off (STO) as per school policy.
*Demonstrating knowledge of the school organizational chart and consistently communicating issues and concerns through that structure.
*Participating in training seminars as requested.
*Participating in committees as requested.
*Performing other related duties as required assigned or directed.

Staff psychologists provide effective leadership as well as guidance and support to their assigned teams as needed or requested. This entails:
*Supporting LSS and program-specific initiatives modeling flexibility and a positive attitude regarding program changes and/or initiatives.
*Presenting any classroom equipment/supply/staffing needs or concerns to site management.
*Coordinating any student/staff issues/needs with appropriate school management in order to problem solve and resolve concerns or problems effectively and in a timely manner.
*Effectively leading weekly treatment team meetings and other school meetings as described above.
*Maintaining excellent relationships with all systems involved in a student*s care.
*Providing community leadership in the area of understanding and treating severe psychiatric and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
*Performing other leadership duties as assigned.

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as state licensure or eligibility for state licensure. A postdoctoral fellowship in a relevant area is preferred. Consideration may be given to licensed psychologists with doctorates in Counseling or School Psychology if they evidence specific skill in providing clinical/administrative services within the Bradley School or similar settings.

Requires demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to school-aged youth with consideration of developmental processes as well as cultural familial and individual factors that may influence educational emotional and behavioral functioning and progress.

EXPERIENCE:

One to two years of supervised postdoctoral experience within the field of Clinical Child and Adolescent psychology preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is within a school classroom and/or office environment. Employees in this position work in a special education setting under stressful conditions associated with care of students with severe emotional behavioral and/or developmental challenges (which may include aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors).

INDEPENDENT ACTION:

Performs independently within LSS policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None.

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Location: Lifespan School Solutions Inc USA:RI:Providence

Work Type: Full Time

Shift: Shift 1

Union: Non-Union


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, sexual identity or orientation, ancestry, genetics, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
40.00
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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