The Psychological Evaluator works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide psychological assessments and functional behavioral assessments for students ages 5-21 enrolled in education programs at Wheeler Clinic.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited university, School Psychologist, or a post-doctoral level with a Master’s degree and experience in the provision of assessment and clinical services with children/youth is required.
Credential(s) Required: License eligible psychologist by the state of CT or certified School Psychologist
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
– For Good Health
– Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
– Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution
– Wellness Programs
– Free annual flu shots
– For a Secure Future
– Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
– For Retirement
– 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
– For Career Advancement
– Education Reimbursement Program
– Training and development opportunities
– For Work Life Balance
– Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
– Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
– Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts psychological assessments and functional behavioral assessments, completes comprehensive integrated reports including education related recommendations, and effectively reports results in writing and verbally to parents, classroom staff, Pupil Placement Team meeting (PPT) participants, as well as in other venues.
Contributes to the development of the client’s (student’s) Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and provides discipline related mandated services in compliance with the IEP.
Demonstrates knowledge of child development, psychopathology, trauma-informed and relationally-based treatment, and evidence-based treatment modalities and translates this knowledge into classroom based psycho-educational interventions, as well as individual, group, and family therapy and crisis intervention recommendations designed to promote positive social and emotional development, increase healthy and effective coping skills, improve functioning at school, and increase student self understanding.
Identifies potential risk factors and takes measures to reduce those risks during testing through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.
Trains and participates in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.
Demonstrates knowledge of psychotropic medications, psychopathology and primary modalities of psychotherapy including individual, group, and family.
Communicates in a positive, effective manner with all internal and external educational, clinical and administrative service providers, parents and guardians, and seeks consultation from others when appropriate.
Documents all client related information in a timely manner and in compliance with Medicaid, licensing, and other standards.
Utilizes internal and external levels of care and criteria for referral to various points in the continuum of care. Make timely referrals for specialized evaluations, programs, and services (e.g., medical, psychiatric, psychological, social services) in accordance with levels of care requirements. Demonstrates working knowledge of available mental health and substance abuse services and facilities.
Adheres to all agency and department policies and procedures (e.g., confidentiality, reports child abuse, safety & infection control) and displays excellent work habits (e.g., provides excellent service, attendance and promptness at work and meetings, timeliness in completing work).
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.