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Staff Psychologist - Washington D.C.

Boys Town Washington, DC

Job Description


Are you passionate about shaping the future of America s Youth?

Boys Town Washington DC provides more than just residential care. In September of 2015 the Washington, DC site launched its Outpatient Behavioral Health (OBH) Clinic for girls and boys to receive behavioral health services. The vast majority of our clients are referred directly from local pediatrician offices. Therefore most clients live in their natural home with their family and attend appointments in the OBH approximately 2-4 times per month. The clinic prides itself on helping ordinary children with ordinary problems achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are looking for a psychologist to join one of the fastest growing behavioral health clinics in the DMV. The psychologist will work in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic and join three other clinicians. The theoretical orientation of the department is primarily cognitive-behavioral. We are looking for a psychologist who is interested in providing outpatient services to children, adolescents, young adults and families presenting with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, sleep problems, ADHD, learning problems etc. The psychologist will also have an opportunity to provide service through our partnership with primary care providers in the DMV. Postdoctoral level opportunities may exists for applicants not yet eligible for licensure. Individuals with School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Counseling Psychology training backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. This position offers a very competitive salary which is influenced by training, expertise, skills, and years of experience. Boys Town Employees receive superior health and retirement benefits.

As a member of our Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, the Staff Psychologist provides direct treatment services to children and families. The psychologists primary responsibilities include providing individual and family therapy and documenting treatment plans and the services provided. The psychologist conducts psychological testing as needed. The age range for clients served is 0 to 22. Embedded within the Boys Town continuum of care staff psychologists in the OBH clinic also provide consultation to other Boys Town program staff as needed.
An emphasis of the Boys Town OBH clinic is integration within primary care pediatric settings. As a result staff psychologists provide services in both the Boys Town clinic setting and primary care office settings. Staff psychologists are responsible for establishing positive relationships with a variety of referral sources to facilitate coordination of care and establishing and maintaining a referral base. Therefore, communication with pediatricians and psychiatrists occur on a regular basis.

Other roles and responsibilities include:
Provide direct services to approximately 25-30 clients each week
Consult with medical and educational professionals as appropriate to client care
Complete clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner and consistent with relevant law, professional ethics, and Boys Town policy
Pursue ongoing education related to the fields of clinical psychology, behavioral pediatrics, and parent training.

Familiarity with the Boys Town model or a similar behaviorally-oriented approach.
Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of psychology with an emphasis on behavioral or cognitive behavioral theories.
Proficiency in assessing and treating a wide range of clinical concerns and diagnoses such as ADHD, ASDs, oppositional and defiant behavior, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders and fears, motor habits, and academic problems
Knowledge of the principles and methods of administering, scoring and interpreting a wide variety of psychological tests.
Proficiency in conducting and documenting comprehensive psychological evaluations
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people.
Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
Ph.D. in psychology or related field and advanced training in clinical, school, or counseling psychology, behavioral pediatrics, or parent training.
Must have completed an APA approved internship or equivalent.
Must be a licensed psychologist (or have met all licensing requirements) in the state

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Job Details

Date Posted December 30, 2017
Date Closes January 29, 2018
Requisition 10584
Located In Washington, DC
SOC Category 00-0000.00