Full Job Description
At the Masonic Center for Youth and Families, we value and celebrate collaborative work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes psychotherapists, assessment psychologists, educational therapists, and physician consultants. We believe in the value of having practitioners with varied lenses who engage in a team approach to support our clients and families in their paths to their best and brightest futures. We participate fully in formal and informal consultation groups where we share thoughts, ideas, and perspectives with the goal of providing integrative support. With our stable and sustainable funding source, we are able to support therapists and clinicians in maintaining a reasonable caseload that supports our institutional value of having work/life balance.
The Masonic Homes of California (MHC) and MCYAF are committed to a culture of leadership. The culture at the MCYAF is to provide superior service to the members, residents and staff through a sound and progressive model of service/care which aligns its mission, vision and operations. It demonstrates excellence in core services and understands the true value of time, budgets, safety and satisfaction. MCYAF is dedicated to disciplined innovation while creating a culture of continuous quality improvement. MCYAF is committed to sharing its knowledge and function as an organization that naturally attracts the best and brightest talent. MCYAF strives to perform both essential functions and measurable behaviors while being team-oriented, caring and honest.
An Assessment Psychologist at MCYAF is responsible for providing high quality cognitive, psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents. There may also be opportunities to assess very young children and seniors. The provider works on a multidisciplinary team that includes other assessment psychologists, educational therapists, psychotherapists, and consulting psychiatrists. A deep appreciation for multicultural awareness and practices, collaboration, and integrative approach to care, along with regular participation in treatment conferences and case consultations with colleagues is essential.
After being assigned a case by the Director of Assessment, reviews the referring information and contacts the family to introduce themselves and schedule the assessment.
Conducts parent intake session to clarify the referring question, gather history, and help prepare the family for the testing sessions.
Tailors each assessment battery (pulling from a wide range of available tests) to answer the referring question(s).
Observes the client at their school ahead of testing, when appropriate.
Reviews collateral information and talks with parents, teachers, others as appropriate.
Consults with their assessment colleagues, educational therapist, and other clinicians at MCYAF, as needed, to assist with formulation and development of recommendations.
Provides verbal feedback to the parents and child/adolescent.
Writes an assessment report for the family. Provides a separate school report when requested.
Provides follow-up consultation to the family and treating clinician, and conducts re-assessments as indicated.
Participates in a weekly Assessment Team meetings and Multidisciplinary case consultation meetings.
Adheres to quality standards and risk management procedures of MCYAF.
Documents according to the protocols established by the Clinical and Assessment Directors.
Participates in mandated trainings and meetings.
Acts as a liaison with the community, clinical, and school audiences to help publicize the work of MCYAF.
Other duties are necessary to promote clinical excellence, continuity of care and the success of MCYAF.
PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology
A valid license in the state of California.
Training and preferably at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience in the neuropsychological and personality assessments of children and adolescents.
A strong appreciation for a collaborative and integrated approach to care.
The ability to speak multiple languages and experience working with a diverse population is highly beneficial.
At the Masons of California, we are looking for team members who would like to combine their passion for helping people, good communication skills, decision-making skills, and great ethical standards with the opportunities to advance your career.
In return for your skills, you will be offered:
A work environment focused on teamwork and support
Excellent health, wage replacement and other benefits for you and your family’s well-being
A generous contribution to a 401K plan whether or not you participate, and an additional contribution from the company when you participate in the plan
Investment in your growth through Tuition Reimbursement and in-house APA-accredited CE trainings
Work at MCYAF qualifies for enrollees in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program