Psychologist

US-NY-Bronx
5 months ago
Job ID
2017-1145
# of Openings
1
Category
Other

Overview

The Psychologist will provide a full range of therapy, assessments, and limited casework services to adjudicated youth at 16 bed Limited Secure Placement (LSP) Program in the Bronx. This program is designed to serve youth with specialized needs such as SED and IDD diagnoses.

 

Limited Secure Placement is part of a groundbreaking initiative to provide services and supports for juvenile justice involved youth in residential placement facilities closer to their families, communities and schools.

 

The Psychologist serves as a primary therapist to provide specific interventions including: reviewing and integrating specific assessment information to write and monitor treatment plans, reviewing and revising treatment plans as necessary, and providing clinical support to other LSP staff including trainings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for conducting psychological testing and assessments for youth within the LSP program.
  • Facilitates individual, family, and specialized group therapy and documents these processes.
  • Crisis management and ongoing therapeutic support as needed for LSP youth.
  • On-call to assess and provide guidance to facility staff when emergent/urgent crisis arise.
  • Provide hospitals with information when youth are transferred
  • Communicate daily with hospitals when youth are being evaluated and after admission.
  • Complete assessments on treatment progress.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Participates in conferences regarding youth/family behavior, diagnosis, and progress as a member of the treatment planning team.
  • Interprets programmatic treatment needs for staff members and assists with providing and implementing the integrated services.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the clinical program, which includes individual/group counseling, substance use/abuse group (7 Challenges), and scheduled daily programmatic activities.
  • Ensures all documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets regulatory compliance, including those of ACS, OCFS, and the courts.
  • Assists with case planning, progress reviews, transition planning and advocacy for youth.
  • May provide limited case management services.
  • May represent the resident and the program/facility at judicial hearings.
  • Performs discharge and transition activities to ensure coordination of service delivery throughout the youth’s commitment in the agency.
  • Evening and weekends hours requirements
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

Qualifications

 

 

  • Licensed New York State Psychologist
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Experience with juvenile justice system involved youth preferred
  • Experience in girls specific interventions and therapeutic models
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus

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