Child Psychologist

State Of North Carolina Morganton , NC 28690

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Work


A Sign-on bonus of $15,000.00 for the successful applicant(s) of this posting.

See eligibility for Sign-on Bonus below in the Supplemental and Contact Information section.

This is a re-post of position 65026215. All applicants are required to re-apply in order to be considered.

The Child Psychologist is responsible for providing evaluation services to youth dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and one or more mental health disorder as part of the NC DHHS Child Assessment Clinic (CAC). Secondarily, the Child Psychologist serves as a member of the FIPP developmental services team and provides support to early intervention program staff working with children 0-5 years of age and their families. Support is provided in the form of professional development, coaching, observing, joint visiting, and developing fidelity-to-implementation materials.

The Child Psychologist supports program evaluation activities and other FIPP research projects through collaborating with research design, data collection, and interpretation. In order to be effective, this position must participate in on-site meetings. This role will also have opportunities to participate in the development of presentations, webinars, trainings, and publications based on the research and projects conducted.

  • Per G.S. 126-5(c1) (37), this position is Exempt from all provisions of NC General Statute Chapter 126 (State Human Resources Act) with the exception of Articles 6 and 7.*

Salary Grade MH17 ; Recruitment Range $60,527.00 - $61,877.00

Position 65026215 - Primarily Monday -Thursday, 1st shift, 32 hours per week

About the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP):

The Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP) is a community-based component of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center.

FIPP is an early childhood intervention and family support program that has been producing research and providing supports and services in western North Carolina since 1972. The overall mission of the program is to (1) promote optimal health and development of young children, especially those with or at risk for disabilities, through supporting and strengthening families in ways that enhance their growth and well-being; and (2) promote the dissemination of research, resources and professional development opportunities to improve the delivery of services to families and children.

About J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center:

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, North Carolina is an ICF certified facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

We provide comprehensive residential care to citizens from 37 counties in the western portion of the state. JIRDC is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, & functional abilities.

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is located just an hour from the Queen City of Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers and the City of Asheville, home to the world renowned Biltmore Estate and Grove Park Inn.

Our facility sits on one of the most picturesque properties in Burke County. We are nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge and South Mountains and just minutes from beautiful Lake James. Nearby Pisgah National Forest offers outdoor adventure and fun for the whole family.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following.

Management Preferences:

  • Completion of coursework for a Master's degree in Psychology from an accredited university.

  • Experience working with children and adults with neurocognitive disorders and intellectual development disabilities.

  • The position requires knowledge and skills in infant-toddler mental health, cognition evaluation tools, mental health and trauma-informed evaluations and assessment.

  • Theposition must be knowledgeable in addressing the emotional needs of children and caregivers.

  • This position must have knowledge and experience in dealing with early childhood behavioral challenges using asset-based, capacity-building, parent-mediated, methods and strategies.

  • The position requires strong organizational and writing skills (evaluation reports and other professional writing) and some experience with qualitative or quantitative research design.

  • Preference will be given to individuals with a minimum of three years of practical experience serving families with young children, excellent communication skills with children of different ages and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Preference will be given to individuals with knowledge and skills in research design; program evaluation; ability to perform independent research; child and family development; child and family assessment; family support; program development.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Psychology Practice Act (G.S. 90270).

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Please make sure you complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 828-608-6017

Eligibility for Sign-on Bonus

Qualified applicants must be selected from the candidate pool of this posting and meet the State policy following requirements:

A newly hired permanent full time or permanent part-time employee who works 30 to 40 hours per week is eligible for a sign-on bonus (this will be prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week).

An employee is not eligible for a sign-on bonus if:

(1) the employee has held a position in North Carolina State government, including the judicial system, or the University of North Carolina system within the last 12 months (the employee shall remain ineligible for 12 months from the separation date);

(2) the employee has previously received a sign-on bonus from any State agency;

(3) or DHHS has paid any contract placement or recruitment fees.

This Sign-on Bonus is contingent upon budget and final eligibility determination as of the effective date of hire. Additional information regarding the Sign-on Policy can be foundhere.

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