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Psychologist / Psychological Assessment Specialist in Denver, CO at Mental Health Center of Denver

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Denver, CO
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/1/2019

Job Description

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Yearly training stipend for staff psychologists
  • Continued Education Units (CEU) fees paid
  • Licensure fees paid
  • Opportunity to work for one of the premier community mental health centers in the US recognized as a Center of Excellence.
  • Employment qualifies for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) of federal student loans
  • Loan repayment options through state and federal government programs
  • Great team environment that highly encourages work/life balance
  • Eligible for flex schedule after one year of employment
  • Recovery focused, strengths-based treatment model focuses on well-being
  • Opportunity to work in beautiful Denver, Colorado. There is something for everyone – from our vibrant downtown scene to the incredible suburbs, each with their own unique charm and community. Whether you like the arts, cultural events, or outdoor activities, you will never be bored in this city that offers over 300 days of sunshine! Denver offers quick, easy access to the state’s biggest attraction, the Rocky Mountains, where a wealth of national and state parks, national forests and scenic areas offer you a plethora of choices for fun activities!

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position includes completing psychological assessments and training pre-doctoral psychology students. Primary functions will be to carry an individual psychological assessment caseload; supervise pre-doctoral interns and doctoral level externs, with a major focus on personality (objective and projective) testing; assist with program development; and assist with administrative and operational duties of the assessment clinic, as needed.

The Mental Health Center of Denver is a large, well-established, innovative, and vibrant community mental health center that provides outpatient mental health services to individuals recovering from serious and persistent mental illness. In addition to a complex presentation of psychiatric symptoms, many of our clients have significant trauma histories and co-morbid substance abuse problems, significant general medical issues and diagnoses, traumatic brain injuries, and other etiologies of neurocognitive dysfunction. Assessment services are in high demand and the department is well-respected within our organization. Services offered by the three staff assessment psychologists include evaluation of children and adults for: diagnostic clarification, general intellectual functioning, learning disabilities, adaptive functioning, personality disorders, general emotional and interpersonal functioning, academic achievement, neurodevelopmental disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

SALARY RANGE: $75,000/yr. - $90,000/yr.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct psychological assessments with diverse outpatient population. Carry own psychological assessment caseload; meet professional deadlines.
  • Co-supervision of pre-doctoral interns and externs (psychology doctoral students) with fellow staff psychologist, with following responsibilities:
    • Individual supervision
    • Supervision related to test scoring, interpretation, and report writing
    • Report editing
    • Train students on testing instruments
    • Train students on Rorschach Inkblot Test and individually lead Rorschach supervision meetings
  • Active participant on multidisciplinary team; consult internally with other professionals, assist with treatment planning, attend clinical case review meetings, etc. 
  • Engage in peer consultation process with other staff psychologists; may include but is not limited to peer review of reports, case consultation and presentations, didactics etc.
  • Complete administrative duties and special projects, such as participation in presentations, research, program development, and other related projects as requested by the Director.
  • Assist with continued program development of general psychological assessment program at The Mental Health Center of Denver.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology from an APA accredited program.
  • Completion of APA approved internship with experience in assessment, specifically with projective and objective personality testing.
  • License or license eligible in the state of Colorado.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with SPMI and community mental health is preferred.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge, training, and experience with general psychological testing (administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing, treatment recommendations, and feedback).
  • Interest in training and supervision of doctoral students.
  • Familiarity and experience with objective and projective personality testing (MMPI-2, MMPI-2-RF, MCMI-III, PAI, Rorschach (Exner and R-PAS), TAT etc.). Exposure and/or interest in WARTEGG Drawing test preferred.
  • Familiarity with DSM-IV/5 and ICD-10, as well as diagnostic techniques.
  • Experience with a wide range of complex psychiatric presentations.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills; able to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced setting while meeting paperwork and other administrative deadlines.
  • Experience using Electronic Health Records.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with others and to work in integrated team environment; comfortable consulting with other professionals, such as psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, therapists, program managers etc. 
  • Ability to work with large degree of independence.
  • Ambitious, self-starter who is excited by program development opportunities.
  • Training and experience serving diverse populations; understands the need and importance of delivering multi-culturally sensitive mental health services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:     Supervise doctoral level externs and pre-doctoral interns. See “essential job functions” above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  May require occasional evening or weekend hours.

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