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Requisition Number 17-0053
Post Date 5/2/2017
Title Training Psychologist
Full Time/Part Time FT/Exempt - Salaried
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Inglewood
State CA

The Training Psychologist supports the Psychology Training Program through supervision of psychology interns and students on testing and therapy; oversight and tracking of the Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) and intervention-based pilot projects; provides coordination and oversight of psychological testing within the Child/Family Division; development and implementation of didactic seminars for interns and staff; and consultation to multidisciplinary staff regarding complex differential diagnostic conditions; assists Director of Psychology Training in maintaining APA accreditation standards for the agency’s doctoral internship program, providing didactic and professional developmental seminars and supervising interns.



Essential Functions    

  • Supervises psychology interns (and possibly clinical staff) on psychological testing, and serves as a primary therapy supervisor to the internship program
  • Coordinates psychological testing referrals within the Child/Family Division and monitors test inventory
  • Provides professional consultation to multidisciplinary staff regarding complex differential diagnostic conditions, psychological and/or neuropsychological test results, cognitive and learning delays, and outcome measures
  • Assists the Director of Psychology Training in administration/implementation of grant-funded agency projects
  • Works alongside clinical teams to assist in training aspects of program implementation (i.e., assists PCIT team under the First 5 LA grant)
  • Co-facilitates internal Birth to Five Steering Committee meetings alongside the Director of Psychology Training, to further the agency mission of delivering high-quality care to children ages 0-5 and their families
  • Incorporates learning principles in the development and delivery of core agency trainings
  • Provides dynamic training to clinical staff and interns in areas of expertise, such as treatment interventions, treatment models, assessment, clinical work with specific populations, and current research
  • Serves as liaison between agency and DMH regarding EBPs and interfaces with practice developers
  • Attends and participates in program staff meetings and community meetings such as PEI workgroups, learning networks and provider meetings
  • Coordinates bi-monthly meeting with agency EBP champions
  • Tracks agency clinicians’ progress through EBPs and collaborative study-based interventions and troubleshoots protocol completion and compliance with protocol
  • Serves as liaison with principal investigators/project managers of university-based studies implemented at Didi Hirsch
  • Reviews prospective psychology intern/practicum student applications, participates in interviews, and assists in APA re-accreditation activities
  • Utilizes research skills to consult on psychological research/evaluation studies
  • Conducts critical literature reviews on possible interventions and programs for Didi Hirsch
  • Maintains high proficiency on agency Electronic Health Record system
  • Achieves proficiency in 2 or more Evidence-Based Practices, with the potential to attain Supervisor status in selected practices (i.e., MAP)
  • Conducts therapy on up to 3 cases and provides psychological testing with clients as needed
  • Documents client services, ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, Department of Mental Health contract, and other related agencies’ standards and guidelines.
  • Maintains professional excellence by staying abreast of new developments in the field of psychology.

 Required Qualifications

  • CA Licensure as a Psychologist.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience working with children with a history of mental illness in a social service/mental health environment. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Evidence Based Practices and/or the Recovery Model of treatment.
  • Experience as a supervisor strongly preferred
  • Experience and interest in working with the 0-5 population strongly preferred
  • Certification in or knowledge of commonly utilized 0-5 practices (i.e. CPP) strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of conducting assessment with children ages 0-5 strongly preferred
  • Must possess knowledge of research and statistics
  • Must have a strong  working knowledge/experience in psychological assessment of children, including test selection, administration, interpretation and report-writing.
  • Working knowledge of Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH,  Department of Social Services, and other state/federal regulations relating to mental health services.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Personal computer skills including word processing, electronic health record, spreadsheets, and other related software.
  • Ability to use analysis, experience, and judgment to make effective decisions.
  • Commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
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