• Mercy Home for Children
  • Brooklyn,NY
  • 2023-11-17T16:20:30Z
Job Type Temporary Description Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Sr. Executive Director of Operations, the Sr. Psychologist is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction in the areas of psychology in support of the organizations mission and goals. Guides the Residential Programs regarding organizational stance toward psychological issues and best practices. Works collaboratively with the Directors, Managers, and other clinicians in the Agencys programs to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate psychological support programs and services for the individuals served, per the Agencies mission, philosophy and policies, and OPWDDs regulatory guidelines. Responds to psychological crisis calls; assessing individuals and directing program staff on needed safeguards and further treatment. This is a temporary position up to 3 months. Essential Functions: Ensure participation in annual and semi-annual treatment team meetings scheduled at each facility to collaborate with the team regarding the psychological status of individuals, as needed. Ensure that all required evaluations, plans, and programs are written, updated and reviewed in accordance with OPWDD regulations. Conduct behavioral observations, diagnostic interviews, and diagnostic testing as needed Provide ongoing training and oversight to Behavior Specialists and Mentors through regular supervision of their work; complete performance evaluations Facilitate the sexuality assessments for people who are new to receiving services or may have had a change in their ability to consent. Assess and determine an individuals ability to self-consent to medical procedures and treatment; provide documentation of outcome. Consult with Mental Health professionals who deliver services to individuals related to mental health, behavioral and medication issues. Assist in evaluation and facilitating psychiatric hospitalization of individuals in crisis. Be available for emergency consultations, such as the potential for suicide or other sensitive situations involving individuals we serve Act as part of the support team for individuals and programs experiencing stress related to individuals aging, illness or death Encourage and promote professionalism in our programs Participate in committees internally and externally, as requested by the supervisor Train and evaluate staff that implements behavior support programs. Participate in Orientation and Training of new staff and continuing education of other staff as needed Develop and implement innovative programs for enhancing the social skills and psychological wellbeing of those we serve. Perform all other tasks/duties as assigned by the supervisor Requirements Ph.D preferred NYS license in Psychology Preferred Valid and clean New York State Drivers License preferred. Minimum 5 years of related experience as a Psychologist in an OPWDD certified setting Self-starter and ability to work independently and guide other clinical staff Familiar with Therap software platform Strong skills in both verbal and written communication. Able to exchange information with other people PC skills--Microsoft Office Able to produce COVID vaccine card Salary Description $49-$52 per hour