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Psychologist

Employer: West Bay RI
158 Knight Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Contact: Kristine Barnhart
Email: kbarnhart@westbayri.org

Job Description

General Description

This is a mobile position that upholds the agency's mission of person-centered supports by providing direct services, support and oversight in the delivery of clinical services, to address behavioral excesses and deficits, social and emotional needs, as well as to improve community participation, inclusion, and quality of life for Individuals. Must be available for ongoing support and service delivery in a variety of locations including virtually, in home and community.



Essential Functions minimum requirements of the position:

Designs, educates and reviews various behavior programs and services for the purposes of providing assistance to employees, including intervention techniques, understanding of environmental and human behavior that influences behavior, in order to provide a safe environment.
Develop reports for conformance to accepted behavioral regulations and policies as required by the state and agency.
Develop and maintain a constructive and cooperative working relationship with others, including family members, community members and care providers.
Facilitates best practices to optimize the wellbeing and social functioning for adults with IDD and additional disabilities using education, facilitation skills, behavior planning, and advocacy to obtain these goals as reflected in each Individual's ISP.
Advocates for the best interests of each Individual in developing their personal potential, quality of and satisfaction in life, involvement in the community given unique resources and circumstances.
Works with autonomy and independence, prioritizes needs and manages time effectively to ensure appropriate and safe delivery of behavioral health services to Individuals served.
Facilitates the timely response to, and demonstrates flexibility when dealing with emergent behavioral and mental health issues.
When inpatient psychiatric hospitalization occurs, facilitates communication in conjunction with the assigned nurse to plan for the Individual's return home.
Routinely conducts assessments prior to psychiatric, neurology, and/or other appointments in order to provide recommendations regarding treatment with psychotropic medication and concurrent support strategies (education/CBT/ABA/etc.) to address the symptoms/diagnosis for which these medications are being prescribed.
Develops behavior plans that reflect an Individual's unique needs identified through person centered planning which focus on positive support strategies and skill building.
Includes the Individual receiving supports in the process of program development and assessment of progress as appropriate given the Individual's unique needs.
Ensures that all staff working with Individuals who present risk of injury to themselves or others are trained and competent in a regulation approved physical intervention that is monitored for fidelity; that a debriefing occurs with the caregivers involved following incidents where these techniques are used; and that coaching, trouble shooting, or retraining is provided as needed.
Routinely assesses, through data and other documentation, observation, and discussions with all involved to determine the effectiveness of interventions; modifying, discontinuing or adding new interventions and supports as appropriate.
Provides educational and support groups for agency employees and individuals receiving supports in areas including social skills, relationships, emotional regulation, and other skills in support of the Individual's ISP and agency mission.
For Individuals who demonstrate ongoing risk requiring use of emergency services, develops and writes an emergency response plan with strategies to implement in times of crisis.
Supports the Agency's goal to be trauma informed and 'hands off' in approach when addressing crisis.
Reviews and updates behavior plan as needed, but at least annually prior to the ISP meeting.
Supervises and ensures quality of services through training, modeling, positive feedback, and delegation based on identified areas of need as well as on topics of concern to care providers.
Works with colleagues to develop and deliver new employee and in-service trainings relevant to behavioral/mental health and well-being. These may be general topic areas or person centered in nature, for example on an Individual's diagnosis and how it presents for them.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Able to complete a thorough Functional Assessment of behavior that interferes with health, safety or quality of life to determine areas for education, training, coaching and support. Functional assessments are to be done in the context of accepting all behavior is communication. Assessments will include direct observations, record reviews, interviews with caregivers/others, and data analysis.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders using analysis techniques and traditional psychotherapeutic interventions.
Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation
of mental dysfunctions.
Ability to administer and interpret psychometric testing as it applies to the IDD.
Ability to present information clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
Ability to work effectively in a team and share responsibilities and duties.
Ability to set priorities, work on multiple tasks, be organized and a self-starter.


General Requirements:

Master's Degree in Psychology from an accredited institution
BCBA certification preferred, LMHC, clinical psychologist or MSW with a strong grounding in behavioral theory and practice will be considered.
Broad based knowledge including: functional assessment, treatment planning and program development. Preferred experience with trauma informed care.
At least 5 years working with adults or youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Autism and other mental health issues in a variety of settings.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficient in use of common work place technologies
Experience and confidence in providing education and training
Flexible schedule to meet the needs of individuals


What we offer you:

Full Time: 30 hours - Flexibility required

Pay Rate: $54K Salary

Platinum Plan Benefits (Over $20K):

BCBS Health Insurance (HMO & PPO Plans), Remarkably low bi-weekly employee contributions; Delta Dental Insurance; Health Reimbursement Account (HRA); Agency sponsored life insurance; 401K Retirement Plan; Vacation time; Sick time; Tuition Reimbursement up to ($2,400 a year); Voluntary Benefits: Vision Insurance, Aflac Insurance (Accident/Cancer/Life); Pet Insurance; Identity Theft Insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); Career Development; Employee Health and Wellness events, Employee Discounts and more!

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Requirements

Master's Degree in Psychology from an accredited institution
BCBA certification preferred, LMHC, clinical psychologist or MSW with a strong grounding in behavioral theory and practice will be considered.
Broad based knowledge including: functional assessment, treatment planning and program development. Preferred experience with trauma informed care.
At least 5 years working with adults or youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Autism and other mental health issues in a variety of settings.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficient in use of common work place technologies
Experience and confidence in providing education and training
Flexible schedule to meet the needs of individuals

Salary Levels

$54,000.00 - $54,000.00

Positions Available

There are 1 positions available at this time.

Application Period

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 through Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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