Full Job Description
Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH), is seeking a dynamic and compassionate licensed Psychologist to provide and coordinate the provision of the individual child and adolescent psychological services including diagnostic evaluations, group, individual, and/or family counseling or therapy. Our ideal candidate is passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant cognitive/psychological care with a wide range of diagnostic and treatment skills to serve a diverse patient population.
Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week. The incumbent will work four (4) ten (10) hour days 7:30 am – 6:30 pm with Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as days off. Flexibility in work schedule is desired due to clinical and operational needs. The selected candidate must be able to attend orientation the 1st week, Monday- Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all-inclusive):
Performs/facilitates psychodiagnostic evaluations by arranging for intake interviews, counseling, and testing as part of an Interdisciplinary Care Treatment Team.
Ensures the provision of cognitive/psychological assessment by developing programs such as crisis intervention services and implementing Performance Improvement projects.
Diagnoses the mental stability of current or prospective patients by administering scoring and interpretation of test results, investigating client’s histories through contact with schools, courts, community groups, other agencies, and evaluating client’s overall fitness.
Provides counseling and psychotherapy to groups, children, families, and adolescents.
Evaluates crisis intervention services by providing treatment and/or making referrals.
Participates in the development of treatment plans by presenting individual cases to multi-disciplinary teams via evidence presented by recommending treatment goals and modalities.
Arranges meetings with other parties, such as families or foster parents, school personnel, or others familiar with clients to establish rapport and coordinate service delivery.
Prepares/maintains clinical case reports, narrative reports, statistical reports, peer reviews, records of psychological tests, and other records to facilitate the exchange of information with internal staff in addition to staff members of schools, courts, institutions, or other human service agencies.
Facilitates the exchange of information by providing in-service training to staff and interns, including but not limited to, workshops, seminars to ensure appropriate implementation of client treatment plans and high-quality psychological services.
Participates in required departmental documentation of clinical services, assessments, competency evaluations, policies and procedures, programmatic evaluations.
Current and valid registration as a Psychologist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Psychology.
Crisis Intervention Certification.
Demonstrated knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of general psychotherapy and techniques of developmental psychology.
Ability to analyze psychological data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to make decisions, act quickly, and maintain a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.
Capacity to interact with individuals who are under physical and/or emotional stress and stressful situations.
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience providing direct care.
General knowledge of evidenced-based psychotherapy treatments for medical and mental health conditions specifically children and adolescents with co-morbid conditions.
Experience with youth and young adults with physical disabilities.
An appreciation of the importance of a multidisciplinary team, and what patient care departments bring to the patient care endeavor, and the strength of that partnership.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Outlook, and Word.
About Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC):
Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) located in Canton, MA is a Joint Commission Accredited, 90+ bed pediatric hospital predominately serving children and young adults (ages 8–22) operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The mission of PRHC is to provide medical, rehabilitative, educational, recreational, habilitative, transitional, and complementary alternative medical services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their optimal level of independence in all aspects of life. PRHC offers coordinated medical care and therapies in a hospital-based environment, as well as, K-12 schooling, located on the grounds. Educational Services are provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In addition, PRHC offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, horseback riding, adaptive sports, and many opportunities for socialization for disabled children and young adults.
Learn more about our important work: https://www.mass.gov/locations/pappas-rehabilitation-hospital-for-children
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% of state paid the medical insurance premium.
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans.
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs.
Low cost basic and optional life insurance.
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan.
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time.
Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities.
Long-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options.
Incentive-based Wellness Programs.
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities.
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program.