Primary clinical and assessment supervision of psychology interns as part of an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited psychology internship program. Actively participates on the Psychology Training Committee, which establishes the guidelines and expectations for the psychology internship program. Provides clinical supervision to pre-licensed PhD and PsyD employees and psychology interns at various sites. Provides training to psychology interns on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological assessment measures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides psychological testing supervision (group and individual) to psychology interns and pre-licensed doctoral level clinicians at Pacific Clinics.
In collaboration with the site direction, provides weekly individual and group supervision to psychology interns and pre-licensed Ph.D/PsyD employees addressing clinical issues, monitoring progress notes, and billable services according to contractual and agency requirements.
Maintains up to date tracking of incoming psychology assessment referrals and status of intern progress in completing assigned assessment referrals. Communicates status of referrals and completion of psychological assessments on a regular basis to the Director of Psychology.
Ensures psychological testing is completed by interns in a timely and thorough manner.
Conducts ongoing performance reviews and the requisite training documentation for interns from their respective graduate programs.
Assists Director of Psychology in co-leading and facilitating periodic supervision forums on core clinical issues in treatment including diversity training, testing instrument updates and case conceptualization.
Provides supervision of pre-licensure Ph.D/PsyD employees requiring license hours.
Provides consultation and hands-on interventions for clinicians with difficult cases.
Maintains competence in standards of practice regarding psychological testing within community mental health settings.
Attends trainings identified by the Director of Psychology or the Corporate Director of Intern Training related to clinical supervision, psychological assessment, cultural diversity, or any other related topic.
Assists with clinical and other projects and assignments as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Director of Psychology and/or Executive Management.
Attends and participates in staff meetings to provide input towards program development and staff training.
Interacts with other internal programs, clinical/support staff and external sources such as school or community personnel as applicable.
Communicates effectively in a culturally competent and diverse consumer population and promotes favorable interaction with managers, co-workers and others.
Ensures the timely submission of all performance appraisals, new hire and termination paperwork and other employee status changes within the division including informing HR of employee leaves of absence, work-related injuries and employee incidents.
Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular attendance.
Models Pacific clinics' approach, mission and core values in all communication and correspondence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervise employees and perform supervisor responsibilities in accordance with the Clinics' policies, procedures and practices.
Initiate and maintain professional interactions and communication with Clinics' employees and/or others.
Position works as part of a multidisciplinary team and interacts with all levels of organizational staff and management; outside auditors and/or Agency vendors.
Communication Effectively and consistently communicates contract and compliance directives to staff. Encourages interactive discussions and maintains an open-door policy. Ensures that all staff within the program are properly educated and informed about matters relating to the Agency, program, and division.
Relationships and Attitude Models professionalism by maintaining effective working relationships, following all policies and procedures and approaching challenges with a proactive and positive attitude. Also develops strong, trusted relationships with colleagues and customers.
Attendance Models good attendance by adhering to their regular work schedule and at times working additional or varied hours to accommodate workflow.
Problem Solving Ability to analyze problems and implement acceptable solutions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Doctorate from an accredited college or university in psychology, educational psychology, education with the field of specialization in counseling psychology, or in a discipline deemed equivalent by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology.
A license to practice as a psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology.
Experience supervising and instructing interns, residents or unlicensed clinical psychologists in the field of psychology.
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in community mental health providing full range of mental health services, including psychological testing to children and adults.
Ability to train staff in psychological testing.
Ability to develop, manage and implement license specific training materials.
Ability to develop relationships within the agency and other community agencies.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of, and ability to work competently with, ethnic diversity is essential.
Proficient computer skills and demonstrated ability to work in Windows environment (including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must promote efficient and effective communication with Clinics' management, staff and third parties.
Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand or sit. The employee is required to use hands to produce records and/or documentation in manual or electronic format. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally move or lift up to 10 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Community outreach is also required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to job performance of the fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, veteran or qualified disabled veteran, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability (an impairment that limits a major life activity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristic), or any other classification protected by law. In addition, Pacific Clinics will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified