Pay Grade: 44 Hiring Range: $4,733.73- $7,676.93 THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION. JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The Psychologist participates as a member of the Boling Center psychology staff with primary responsibility assigned to the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) and its interdisciplinary team. This position provides direct mental health services, including clinical evaluations, psychological testing, therapeutic interventions, and case consultations; training/education services; and assisting in coordination and oversight of statewide projects to disseminate evidence-based practice to mental health and child welfare systems across Tennessee. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides mental health services as part of inter-disciplinary staff. Gathers and reviews client records. Completes clinical evaluations, psychological testing, and interviews. Develops care plans and writes reports in a timely manner. Completes follow-up procedure on assigned cases. Participates in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Clinic and other therapy clinics as needed. Represents Boling Center and COE at community and state agency meetings. Provides consultation services to Department of Children Services, community agencies and health services providers. Provides education/training to community agencies. Assists in development and implementation of COE research projects. Assists in the training of pre-doctoral & post-doctoral Psychology trainees. Assists in Coordination of Best Practices Dissemination Projects. Assists in development and detailed planning for training projects Participates in programs outcome evaluation. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: Ph.D., Ed.D, or Psy.D in Psychology (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience with psychological assessment of children and adolescents; one (1) year or more experience with therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents and their families; evidence of psychological research skills. Previous experience with child welfare services is preferred. Knowledge of child development, child trauma, and evidence-based assessment and treatment; skill in consulting with DCS and other mental health providers; skill in child assessment and intervention; excellent interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with interdisciplinary team members. Clinical/Diagnostic skills, Therapy skills, Organization, Leadership, Communication, Public speaking, Community networking, and Partnership building is preferred. LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Licensed in the State of Tennessee, or eligible to receive license within twelve months as a Health Services Provider (HSP) in the area of clinical, school, or counseling. (COPY OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.
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