CFG Health Network

Psychologist

Job Locations US-NJ-Camden
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/3/2023 10:37 AM)
Job ID
2022-5427
# of Openings
1

Overview

Center for Family Guidance, PC is seeking a part-time psychologist in Camden, NJ twenty-four (24) hours per week. This position is responsible for ensuring that the psychological needs of the youth are met.

Responsibilities

Relationships:

  • Establish supportive, motivational and therapeutic relationships with youth, ensuring an atmosphere of safety, security and responsible residential care.

Supervision:

  • Responsible for daily supervision of youth when in their care.

Daily Living:

  • Supervise, observe and participate with the youth in the carrying out of daily routines (i.e. meals, school, chores, etc.).
  • Serve as a role model and coach for youth regarding developing and using effective problem solving, decision-making, conflict resolution, independent living skills and responsibilities.
  • Know current level of functioning of youth and appropriate needed interventions.
  • Observe and document the youth’s behavior, physical and emotional symptoms and performs behavioral management interventions as needed.
  • Responsible for reading and being familiar with all youth’s treatment plans.
  • Carry out daily living and/or behavior plans for youth, developed by a multi-disciplinary team of staff.
  • Assist youth with skill building activities.

Programming:

  • Accountable for maintaining structure and following the daily schedule.
  • Develop, plan, supervise and participate in daily recreational and social activities, including outdoor programs and physical exercise.
  • Consistently implement all program policies and procedures including the behavioral motivational system. 
  • Promote and generate enthusiasm for programming.
  • Consult and communicate with supervisors, directors and social workers concerning behavior issues and the needs of the youth and the program.
  • Perform light housekeeping duties to ensure a neat, clean and orderly environment.
  • Transport and/or accompany individual or groups of youth to appointments or on field trips outside of the program.
  • Conduct group meetings with youth to discuss program rules and procedures, address concerns and provide instructional information on appropriate behavior management and the use of daily living skills.
  • Administer medication when necessary.

Psychologist Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct service to youth in the form of individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and family therapy, when indicated. 
  • Provide relevant documentation of clinical issues.
  • Provide ongoing staff training as necessary.
  • Perform advanced psychological and specialized testing and assessments.
  • Administer, score, interpret, and write reports of psychological assessment findings as needed.
  • Provide ongoing consultation to other staff Psychologists, Social Workers, other counseling staff, and Behavioral Care Staff regarding clinical interventions.
  • Consult with psychiatrist and nursing staff when appropriate.

 

Other:

  • Familiar with all co-worker’s job functions so that appropriate internal referrals can be initiated as needed (i.e. nurse, social worker, and principal).
  • Assigned to mandatory extra shifts when needed.
  • Takes on special tasks to contribute to the overall functioning of the program (i.e., ordering supplies, shopping, fire drills, pharmacy runs, errands, etc.). 
  • Aid in the training of new workers on the job. 
  • Drive program vehicles as requested.

Training Requirements Specific to this Position:

  • Handle with Care Bi-Annually
  • All Training Academy Classes and ongoing training as developed

Other Duties:

  • As assigned

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Licensed and credentialed to practice in the state where the program is located.
  • Experience working with youth and adolescents who have a history of sexual offenses, physically assaultive behavior, severe, complex behavioral and mental health needs or fire setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record History Clearance and a Child Abuse History Clearance.
  • Ability to physically participate in the use of therapeutic holds and to be certified biannually to demonstrate competence.
  • Ability to participate in trauma informed care and intervene appropriately to de-escalate and prevent crisis situations when necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with people from differing backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to be flexible in meeting scheduling needs. Ability to work on agency holidays, as required.
  • Basic computer skills.

 

Essential Expectations:

  • Has knowledge and understanding of CFG’s mission and values.
  • Follow and abide by all established program and agency protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with staff and youth.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, team meetings and processes for communication concerning youth and the program.
  • Attend and participate in all required trainings, both upon hire and annually.
  • Achieve and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with the team and other internal and external stakeholders. Provide help to other team members as needed.
  • Participate in creating an overall positive community atmosphere with other staff and youth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively orally, in writing and on both an interpersonal and group level.
  • Provide the team with thorough, timely, legible, accurate, objective information through documentation.
  • Contribute to ensuring the facility is safe, clean and secure for all youth and staff.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to accept direction and supervision.
  • Dress professionally and appropriately as outlined in the Dress Code Policy.
  • Notify the State Central Registry (1-877-NJ ABUSE) whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a youth has been or is being abused or neglected by staff members, youth, or any other person as required by the New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect Law.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to CFG’s initiative to eliminate restraint and seclusion.
  • Possess the personal characteristics and experience to collaborate with and provide appropriate care to youth, gain their respect, guide their development, and participate in their overall treatment program.
  • Ability to provide services in a culturally and linguistically competent manner.
  • Possess the temperament to work with and care for children, youth, adults or families with special needs, as appropriate.
  • Support constructive youth and family visitation and youth involvement in community activities.
  • Achieve and maintain training in the Nurtured Heart Approach, a dynamic relationship-focused methodology that builds Inner Wealth™ in children, empowering them to channel their intensity in productive ways, ensuring their successful future.  Staff will utilize this Approach and its 3 Stands and Recognitions on a continual basis with youth, families and their co-workers. 

EOE M/V/F/D

Job Category

Behavior/Mental Health

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