Friday, May 20, 2011

Licensed Psychologist (NE Philadelphia, United States)

Special People In Northeast, Inc., located in Northeast Philadelphia, is a non-profit human services organization that was founded in 1970. The organization provides supports to individuals with mental, physical and sensorial disabilities as well as their families in a variety of ways. SPIN, Inc. assists over 3,000 infants, children and adults with various integrated activities including early childhood programs, residences, employment and support services.

As a Psychologist within the Behavioral and Developmental Services Unit you would be responsible for:
• Development and implementation of program options and initiatives, as well as behavior and treatment plans for adults with co-occurring Mental Retardation and Mental Health diagnoses living in community settings.
• Provision of clinical support and supervision of program staff (direct support staff, behavior specialists), providing input on annual evaluations to the clinical director and/or assisting director of clinical services, as well as to residential administration directors and assisting directors.
• Provide clinical supervision to interns or psychologists in training in support of their future licensure, as assigned.
• Conducts meetings with individuals to provide therapeutic counsel and other therapeutic means to support an individual's growth and independence.
• Develops programs and/or activities to increase each individual's coping skills and support an individual's growth and independence.
• Provides direct consultation in program development and interventions utilizing the best practices in psychology, positive approaches, and human learning.

Position Specific Competencies:
• Ability to utilize a variety of leading practice approaches in assessment and intervention in developmental disabilities and mental health concerns.
• Knowledge of mental health diagnoses and their behavioral concomitants
• Knowledge of evidence-based therapy modalities
• Develops clear and stretching expectations for self and others and demonstrates positive leadership and mentoring approaches.
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing across a variety of settings, including professional presentations/trainings
• Strong organizational and strategic planning skills, able to develop data-based decision making models and execute decisions based therein, effectively utilizing available resources.

Requirements include:
• PH.D/Psy.D in Psychology
• Previous experience working with adults and/or children with developmental disabilities.
• PA License as a psychologist preferred. License eligible considered.
• School Psychology certificate required.
• Valid driver's license, own vehicle and vehicle insurance.
• Excellent oral & written communication skills.
• Proficient in MS Office and/or other Windows based programs.

SPIN also offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD, LTD, tuition reimbursement and 403b plan with company match.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

SPIN Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit our web site at to apply for the position and for further information.


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