Assessment Psychologist | Butner

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

At Methodist Home for Children, we provide safe, stable homes where children can thrive and live to their full, God-given potential. While not always traditional, an MHC home is where child and family are equipped to succeed. We build on strengths, nurturing hopes and goals, and preparing all in our care to shape their own futures.

Our Juvenile Assessment & Crisis Centers serve boys and girls with histories of mental illness, neglect, trauma, or substance abuse. Referred by juvenile court counselors, youth stay 14 to 30 days for comprehensive testing and observation under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and licensed clinical case managers. They leave with a plan of care that maps out their strengths, areas of focus, goals, and services in their community that can help (therapy, counseling for substance abuse or mental health, educational/vocational training or other).

This position provides clinical oversight for assigned cases at the assessment center. This can be a part-time or full-time opportunity.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Administer Assessment Center program according to the Agency mission, and to ensure the integrity of program provision that is consistent with the Agency’s mission and Model of Care.
  2. Provide oversight and consultative supervision of all Assessment Center staff.
  3. Design and support implementation of Assessment Center protocols employed in service delivery.
  4. Provide and/or oversee psychological testing for clients.
  5. Ensure appropriate assessments are completed for individuals served.
  6. Identify and implement, as appropriate, best practice protocols.
  7. Identify and monitor operational, service, and personal outcomes.
  8. Communicate with Court Services staff regarding individual cases.
  9. Opportunity to work with three other licensed psychologists in consultation, research, and potential publications.
  10. Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Residential Services.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge: Doctorate Degree and current license with NC Psychology Board.
  • Experience: Two (2) or more years of full-time, direct service provision experience in diagnosing, treating and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment of the client population served.
Skills/Working Conditions:
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work in high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Computer literacy, advanced writing and editing skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills required.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and holidays.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, such as walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, staff documentation, budget documentation, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally in both verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled