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State of Massachusetts Psychologist III- Adolescent Services in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an experienced clinical psychologist to provide clinical risk screening and assessment, individual and group psychotherapy, psychodiagnostics assessment, supervision of psychology services provided to designated units/program/caseload, interdisciplinary team consultation, and positive behavioral support (PBS) interventions. _Please Note:_ This position is full-time, 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The days off are Saturday and Sunday. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Participates in deciding whether or not to accept people for treatment; refers patients to appropriate services. * Conducts Psychology Admission Assessments and identifies patients in need of risk evaluations through use of the DMH screening tools, risk history, CORI review, and patient interview. * Performs Psychological testing functions, including assessments related to cognitive, neuropsychological, personality, and functional needs. * Provides Specialized Risk Assessments as assigned including, but not limited to, Violence Risk, Fire-Setting Risk, Suicide Risk, Substance Use Risk, as well as complete referral documents for MIPSB (Mentally Ill Problematic Sexual Behavior) according to DMH/WRCH standards and professional practice expectations. * Offers crisis intervention, treatment planning, and relapse prevention. * Provides individual and group therapy services consistent with the Psychologists competencies and Psychology practice standards. * Documents treatment consistent with CMS and Joint Commission guidelines. * Supports incentive-based behavior management programs and individualized behavioral interventions according to WRCH protocols and Psychology practice standards. * Participates in relevant hospital training, both as a learner and contributor, as needed, and meets all training responsibilities both by DMH and for psychological licensure. Meets with and performs administrative and other tasks as requested by the hospital leadership and/or the Director of the Psychology Department. * Provides clinical supervision and education to assigned post-doctoral psychology staff, doctoral interns, advanced practicum students, and other psychology or interdisciplinary trainees; participates in planning/developing related training programs. _Required Qualifications_: * Current and valid registration as a Psychologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology. * Knowledge of the ethical principles, and standards of practice of the Professional Psychologist * Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of the symptoms of mental and/or emotional disorders (including risk assessment: interview, psychological testing and neuropsychological testing.) * Ability to analyze observational, interview and psychological test data to draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations. * Skilled in applying knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of psychotherapy (and related evidence-based practices). * Capacity to apply knowledge of motivation, basic behavioral analysis and principles associated with positive behavioral support. * Knowledge of the methods of general report writing, statistical methods and techniques including sampling. * Ability to maintain accurate records and handle confidential matters appropriately. * _Preferred Qualifications_: * Inpatient experience providing psychology services including risk assessment and psychological testing services to people with serious mental illness. * Knowledge of the types and availability of public or private community-based organizations and resources for treatment or rehabilitation of the mentally ill. * Skilled in crisis intervention and the delivery of individual and group treatment services to people with serious mental illness and acute substance abuse problems. * Ability and ease collaborating and interfacing with diverse populations, including persons served, interns, colleagues, and external constituents. * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Teams, and Outlook * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. * Prior experience working with the adolescent population. _About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH):_/_ _/ Located on over 20 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated network of effective, efficient, and culturally competent mental health services. It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who live in Massachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized court ordered evaluations. WRCH provides inpatient services to 290 adults and 30 adolescents, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service program for 10 patients. Learn more about WRCH: Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) | /_DMH Mission Statement:_/ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights, and supports mental health training and research. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! _Pre-Offer Process:_ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit _ Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions, please contact Shannon Biron, Human Resources, at 508-368-3408 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Current and valid registration as a Psychologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology. Applicants must also have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a Licensed Psychologist in the application of psychological principles and techniques in a recognized agency providing psychological services or treatment. Special Requirements: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state. COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Psychologist III- Adolescent Services Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street Requisition ID: 23000CN4