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Psychologist Associate

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Western Behavioral Health is seeking a dedicated full-time Psychologist Associate. This position will work Monday- Friday, 8 AM- 4:30 PM. The Psychologist Associate’s home base will be the Hill House but will work across 4 different schools.


Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the Psychologist Associate provides psychological services which may include but are not limited to, psychological testing, evaluations, and treatment.

Responsibilities:

  • Screens for the presence of safety and priority issues and takes appropriate action when identified.
  • Practice in a way that recognizes and respects diverse populations.
  • Maintains regular supervisory time with a licensed psychologist.
  • Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment:Provides diagnostic developmental and behavioral assessment of patients with a variety of developmental, behavioral and mental health concerns.
  • Conducts focused interviews to elucidate the nature of the presenting problem as well as relevant developmental, psychological, behavioral and social contributions to the problem.
  • Provides behavioral health services, using empirically validated treatments and interventions.
  • Provides behavioral health services in using an acute and maintenance model.
  • Schedules sufficient volume of patients so that direct service productivity standards are maintained within the department.
  • Under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist, job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, providing:Psychological Testing:Provides input concerning appropriate tests and evaluation tools utilized by the division. Administers, scores, and interprets appropriate standardized tests and behavior rating scales.
  • Prepares comprehensive, clearly written analysis/reports. Cooperates in research projects as compatible with clinical schedule and patient needs.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in psychology or related field and actively enrolled in a program to obtain an advanced degree in Psychology.
  • 1 year experience in psychology or related field.
  • Experience working in the public school setting preferred
  • Experience working with high-risk populations preferred
  • Excellent clinical interviewing and assessment/therapy skills to work with patients and families.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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