May 22, 2014

Position Announcement: Psychologist Boys Town Central Florida

TITLE: Staff Psychologist

OVERVIEW OF BOYSTOWN
Are you passionate about shaping the future of America’s Youth?
Boys Town Central Florida is changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit.
Our mission is centered on creating an environment for children that includes trust, discipline, emotional support and respect.  We believe that all children and youth have the potential to become bright, productive, adjusted, loving people.
Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs.  As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year.  Join our Town today and help us shape the future of America! 

OVERVIEW OF JOB
Our Staff Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and provides therapy to children and families and assists in establishing a referral base as appropriate. In addition, you will conduct psycho educational, cognitive, clinical, and risk assessments for youth and compile assessments into a summary report and provide treatment or placement recommendations. As our Staff Psychologist, you will also provide clinical consultation pertaining to children and families referred for services.
Other roles and responsibilities include:
    • Carries a case load of clients.
    • Provides direct services to clients each week based on the amount of other administrative duties.
    • Completes clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Assists in establishing and maintaining a referral base from Boys Town or local pediatricians, local schools, other treatment providers, and general community referrals.
    • Pursues ongoing education related to the fields of clinical psychology, behavioral pediatrics, and parent training.
    • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, OR SKILLS
·         Familiarity with the Boys Town model or a similar behaviorally-oriented approach.
·         Knowledge of behavioral pediatrics, internalizing and externalizing disorders, learning disabilities and other common childhood & adolescent mental health concerns. Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of psychology with an emphasis on behavioral or cognitive behavioral theories. Knowledge of the principles and methods of administering, scoring and interpreting a wide variety of psychological and vocational tests.
·         Knowledge of service planning and psychiatric rehabilitation methods. Knowledge of psychological research and statistics.
·         Skill in performing difficult and complex testing, evaluation, diagnosis and therapy.
·         Ability to apply psychological principles to therapeutic intervention with individuals, groups and families.
·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people.
·         Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
·         Ph.D. in psychology or related field and advanced training in clinical, school, or counseling psychology, behavioral pediatrics, or parent training.
·         Must have completed an APA approved internship or equivalent.
·         Must be a licensed (or licensable) psychologist in the state in which practicing.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required of individuals so classified.
Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status.  Boys Town is also an equal employment opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities.  Please contact us at 1-877-639-6003 if you need an accommodation to complete the application process.
Boys Town is an affirmative action employer and participates in the E-Verify program.

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