Psychologist

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Psychology
Schedule: 40 Hours/Week - Exempt

Internal Applicants: Please submit a cover letter with the position listed and an updated resume to the HR department to apply.

Job Summary:  Responsible for the provision of direct assessment/treatment and clinical consultation to any clinical programs operated in their assigned region by Trillium Family Services.  This includes clinical supervision, as appropriate, training and providing expert advice, direction and consultation regarding admission, treatment, discharge decisions and mental health crisis situations.  Provides direct psychological assessment services and group therapy services to clients.  Also conducts assigned clinical quality review of clinical and case management services. Operates independently with minimal supervision.  Work is reviewed by the outcome of situations and by meeting weekly with the assigned supervisor. Contacts are made with others both inside and outside the organization.  Interactions involve persuasion, negotiations, explanations, counseling and advising with both staff and clients.  Contacts are usually made on own initiative, and frequently contain confidential/sensitive information requiring discretion at all times. Position involves the potential for strenuous physical activity in providing clients with protective holds as needed. 

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Productivity- Accountable for time through documentation of service minutes relevant to psychological activity (i.e., psychological testing, scoring, interpretation, file review, report writing, client feedback, parent/guardian feedback, consultation to clinical teams, therapeutic groups, etc.); Productivity could include other projects as assigned that would not be documented in the medical record (e.g., staff trainings, root cause analysis, research into specific clinical topic, etc.), with productivity measure to be negotiated with supervisor.
Quality of work – Produce high-quality psychological evaluations that respond to referring clinicians’ questions in practical and useful ways to help clients succeed in their goals; provide feedback to clients, their guardians and other community members that is understandable, helpful and accurate; advocates for and supports clients when appropriate; complete all clinical and other assigned tasks in ways that are consistent with the science and ethics of psychology as well as being useful to the agency and our clients and customers;
Agency Policies – Adheres to agency’s policies and procedures;
Supervision skills (if applicable) – Provides appropriate level of supervision to supervisees; meets with supervisee regularly; documents contact if needed; confronts supervisee about difficult topics when needed; provides support when appropriate; able to identify counter transference issues and help to resolve.
Complete all training required for the position

 

Professional Requirements
Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence – Is able to identify and take steps to address emotional states that might interfere with work performance if left unaddressed (e.g., burnout, work dissatisfaction, stress, etc.)
Respect – Treats everyone (clients, parents, co-workers, community partners) with respect, where respect is defined as treating others as if their thoughts, feelings, opinions, and goals are important, even if you don’t agree with them;
Teamwork and collaboration – Uses effective conflict resolution strategies that solves problems while also maintaining effective work relationships; communicates effectively; helps teammates when appropriate but also able to set limits when appropriate; understands the various roles in a complex psychiatric residential treatment facility and how the various roles interact; seeks consultation when needed but able to work independently as needed; speaks up when there’s a concern but also able to hear others’ concerns; demonstrates flexibility when appropriate but also persistence when that is appropriate; able to admit when wrong;
Organization – Uses a system of organization that promotes efficiency and reduces waste; on time to meetings; on time to work; able to track tasks and assignments; follows through on commitments;
Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self protective and self correcting skills, teach health boundaries
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self control, self discipline and administration of healthy authority.
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish health attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Master’s level and Doctoral level interns as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) approved clinical psychology or counseling psychology program, with focus on child/adolescent treatment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current license or immediately pending license as a psychologist in the State of Oregon. Maintain a driving record acceptable by the agency and a current driver’s license for state of residence, when authorized to use own vehicle for agency business, employee must maintain personal insurance.

Experience: Two full years facilitating and consulting with interdisciplinary teams that treat children/adolescents/and their families.

Job Knowledge: Work involves wide diversity of situations, new tasks and assignments of a high degree of complexity.  Makes decisions within broad interpretation of applicable laws, professional therapeutic standards and guidelines, governmental guidelines, the requirements of this job description and organizational policies.

Skills: Computer skills; word processing, familiarity with computerized testing and data entry

Physical Demands:  For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, and position may close without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.


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