Posting: Staff Psychologist/Psychotherapist – Generalist
June 15, 2020
Psychiatric and Psychological Specialties is looking to add clinical psychologists to our thriving practice in St. Joseph, Michigan. Candidates will have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families to promote positive emotional, social, behavioral, and educational development. Very interested in LMFT, family, couples, and child specialists. Ideal candidates will have the knowledge, skills, attitudes, experience, and education to provide exceptional mental health care.
Immediate Opening: Will move quickly to bring new clinicians on board
Job: Full-time Clinical Psychologist and Staff Psychotherapist
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Effectively evaluates, manages, and documents patient risk by assessing immediate concerns such as suicidality, homicidality, and any other safety issues. Collaborates with patients in crisis to make appropriate short-term safety plans, and intensifies treatment as needed. Discusses all applicable confidentiality issues openly with patients.
• Efficient and effective time management. Keeps scheduled appointments and meetings on time. Keeps supervisors aware of whereabouts as needed. Minimizes unplanned leave, whenever possible.
• Sensitive to the cultural and individual diversity of patients and is committed to providing culturally sensitive services.
• Performs an assessment of the patient referred for consultation, incorporating mental status exam, structured interview techniques or risk assessment, as needed, to address the referral.
• Gives the appropriate level of guidance when providing consultation to other health care professionals, taking into account their level of knowledge about psychological theories, methods and principles.
• Provides weekly supervision for 1-2 trainees.
• Provides weekly psychotherapy to 25-30 patients with timely (<24h) completion of documentation (two evenings per week are required).
• Complete comprehensive psychological evaluations (1-2 per month) including testing, scoring, record review, report writing, clinical interview, and providing feedback to patients and referring provider.
• Lead a weekly skills class.
• Participate actively in community-based outpatient psychology consultation with PACE of SW Michigan - Primary responsibilities will include consultation, assessment, and individual brief psychotherapy to a mix of conditions in a geriatric population (one day per week).
Qualifications and Experience:
• Clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, clinical counselors or marriage & family therapists.
• Ability to work in a team environment and effectively communicate with professional and administrative staff within the group and the larger organization.
• Demonstrable skills in time management, organization, attentional to detail, and an ability to work independently.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, professional demeanor and attitude.
• Active Michigan license to practice psychology.
• Ph.D. or Psy.D., from an APA or CPA approved graduate program.
• Generalists – Clinicians who are flexible and willing to see patients with a variety of diagnoses and experience with psychological assessment
• Child and Family – Minimum of 5 years’ direct experience working with children and families, ADHD, attachment issues, trauma and family systems issues
• Experience conducting child assessment, including interview, integrated report, feedback, and treatment recommendations
• Experience providing couples’ therapy
• LPC licensure holding supervision certification or plans to pursue supervision certification
Location: 1030 Miners Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085
Rate: $60,000-90,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications
Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA or CPA approved graduate program, LMSW, LPC
Organization: Psychiatric and Psychological Specialties – www.psychspecialties.com
Clinical Directors: Yojana Veeramasuneni, LMSW, Psy.D.
Christopher Contardo, Ph.D. ABPP-CN
Stephanie Slye, Psy.D.
Application Process: Please submit CV, letter of interest, letters of recommendation, and any desired work samples to Samantha Sanderson Brown, PsyD, Chair of Selection Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of materials and review, the interview process is conducted in the following steps:
1. Phone screening
2. Remote interview (e.g., Skype)
3. On-site interview
PPS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the united states is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.