The Clinical Psychologist Resident is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Responsible for performing psychological assessments of developmental disability and related behavioral health aspects for children, adults and older adults; performing individual, family, and group therapy for mental health/behavioral problems for children, adults and older adults with developmental disabilities; writing and managing behavioral programs for residents in intensive treatment programs; consulting with professionals and direct care staff for intensive residential programs; consulting with schools, agencies and organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities; providing staff training and development for professionals, school personnel, and direct care staff regarding development disabilities and behavioral issues; assisting director in developing clinical programs; and assisting director in development of new residential treatment programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.
1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
2. Provide comprehensive assessment of all types of developmental disabilities and neuro-developmental difference for children, adults, and older adults who have development disabilities.
3. Conduct psychological assessment for individuals with neuro-developmental difference pertaining to mental health/behavioral issues, personality factors, aging issues and guardianship.
4. Provide individual, family, and group therapies based on the developmental and behavioral health needs of children, adults, and older adults with neuro-developmental differences.
5. Responsibility for developing and managing comprehensive behavioral approaches for individuals in residential treatment programs with the goal of promoting mental wellness, reducing mental health/behavioral issues, developing new skills for effective functioning, and providing staff with consistent, positive approaches to assist residents.
6. Provide consultation to professionals, agencies, organizations, school personnel, families, and direct care staff regarding all aspects of neuro-developmental differences and related mental health/behavioral issues.
7. Provide training, support, and education to professionals, educators, administrators, parents, and direct care staff on a variety of areas relating to neuro-developmental differences including cognitive disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health aspects of developmental disabilities, assessment and treatment of behavioral issues, effective teaching and behavioral approaches, aging issues, intensive residential treatment, and educational issues.
8. Responsibility for assisting the Director in developing clinical programs for children, adults, and older adults with neuro-developmental differences.
9. Assist the Director in developing residential treatment programs for individuals with development disabilities and co-existing behavioral disorders.
10. Model and promote good communication and positive representation of the program to consumers, customers, other program areas, and the public.
11. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.
12. Other duties as assigned.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Minimum Education required: Doctoral Degree from an accredited university in Clinical Psychology or a related area with coursework related to contemporary behavioral treatment.
2. Ability to be licensed to practice by the State of Michigan
3. Excellent verbal and/or written communication.
4. Valid Michigan driver’s license with acceptable driving record according to established policy.
Work Experience Requirements:
1. 3 years’ experience in residential treatment or an intensive outpatient treatment setting for persons who display challenging behavioral issues.
2. 3 years’ experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment for individuals with neuro-developmental disorders.
3. Clinical experience providing treatment to children, adults and older adults with developmental disabilities.
4. Clinical experience in individual, family and group therapy settings.
5. Clinical experience in intensive residential programs for individuals with developmental disabilities and severe behavioral disorders.
6. Specialized clinical experience in assessment and treatment of neuro-developmental disorders and mental health/behavioral health disorders for individuals with developmental disabilities.
7. Clinical experience performing personality assessments for individuals with developmental disabilities.
8. Clinical experience performing guardianship assessments for individuals with developmental disabilities.
9. Clinical experience diagnosing autistic spectrum disorders.
10. Clinical experience that demonstrates ability to improve, innovate, inspire and challenge other team members and advocate for persons with significant behavioral needs.