• Psychologist - $5K Sign On Bonus!

    Requisition
    18-49618
    Location
    WA, Centralia
    Facility
    Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
  • Company Introduction

    Interested in working for an innovative competency-restoration program in Centralia Washington? We take pride in providing excellent competency restoration treatment to a varied inpatient population and are seeking a likeminded psychologist to join our team. Our psychologist provides frequent competency screening evaluations to guide treatment and to determine when an early referral for a competency evaluation is needed. In addition, the psychologist provides treatment to individuals, as well as making individualized treatment recommendations to the interdisciplinary treatment team for each patient. Other duties include developing behavioral-management plans as needed, administering psychological testing as needed, and providing education to coworkers and leadership in treatment process and enhancing the therapeutic milieu.

    Overview

    The Psychologist provides competency screenings to inform the treatment of patients who have been found incompetent to stand trial. As needed, the Psychologist develops behavioral interventions and behavior plans and conducts psychological testing. The Psychologist is an active member of the treatment team, providing staff education as needed on psychological issues and working with the team to develop therapeutic interventions that address competency barriers. The Psychologist may be responsible for assigned treatment sessions and may have responsibilities for quality assurance monitoring.

    Qualifications

    Education for Psychologist:

    • A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited university

    Experience for Psychologist:

    • At least 2 years of experience in clinical psychology desired.

    Licenses/Certifications for Psychologist:

    • Current license as a Psychologist in the state of practice

    Responsibilities

    1. Provides competency screenings to determine barriers to competency restoration that can be treatment targets and to determine when an expedited competency assessments from state evaluators are needed.
    2. Provides psychological assessments, behavioral interventions, treatment sessions, and quality assurance reviews as required. Serves as a consultant to the multidisciplinary teams. Review of assessments, case presentations, and quantitative chart reviews.
    3. Works with the treatment team to develop a therapeutic milieu that is based in recovery and is trauma informed. Facilitates treatment team meetings, as assigned.
    4. Provides training and education to the clinical team and state employees as needed, provides expert testimony to the court, serves on committees as indicated by Program Administrator. Provides individual and group supervision to psychology students, if applicable. Demonstrates knowledge of ethical and related clinical principles.
    5. Develop new behavior management plans and oversees the collection of data on the target behaviors for the Behavior Plans with the approval of the treatment team members.
    6. Performs timely, complete and legible documentation of services provided, consistent with professional standards and treatment facility procedures.
    7. Demonstrates understanding of, and complies with special precautions, disaster and fire safety procedures, assists with finding alternatives to seclusion and restraint, knowledge of abuse reporting. Completion of mandatory training, review by Clinical Psychology.
    8. Provides trainings as assigned by the Program Administrator.
    9. Observe individuals in group interactions or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment and discuss the treatment of problems with clients and clinical team members.
    10. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
    11. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
    12. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
    13. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
    14. Perform other duties as assigned.

    CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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