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Psychologist Senior

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $65373 to $117589/year
$65373 - $117589
Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2513447

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events."
The Psychologist Senior is involved in the development, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of behavior treatment and training programs for individuals with significant intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who may also have other handicapping conditions such as physical and/or psychiatric problems.  Job responsibilities include the following:
  • Completion of psychological evaluations and functional assessments and diagnosis assignment
  • Participation in interdisciplinary process
  • Maintain knowledge of and adherence to applicable policies and regulations
  • Prepare data analysis and monitoring restrictive programs
  • Conduct staff training
  • Engage in direct client contacts and therapy
Salary Grade: GN17
Recruitment Range: 65,373.00 - 87,000.00
Position: 60052577

Work Location:   Psychology Department 
Work Schedule:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Flex)

About the Department of Health and Human Services / Caswell Developmental Center:

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees.  In collaboration with its partners, it is responsible for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.

Caswell Developmental Center, serving as North Carolina's Eastern Region resource center, provides specialized residential, programmatic, and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The individuals we serve are at the heart of our facility.  Our team is critical to the mission of the facility.  We strive to create an environment in which every team member contributes to the overall success of the Center to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we service. If you are looking to make a difference and seeking a rewarding career, we encourage you to consider this opportunity.   Please click on the following link to experience how Caring is Contagious at Caswell Developmental Center.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they clearly possess all of the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of the theories and practices of the field of psychology including human behavior, learning theory, and development through the life span
  • Thorough knowledge of the special needs of the emotionally and socially distressed, learning disabled, handicapped, and disadvantaged
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of therapeutic intervention, including behavior modification
  • Through knowledge of objective psychological, educational and developmental tests
  • Advanced skill in the proper application and interpretation of those tests, and in preparing and presenting reports
  • Skills in relating expressively with others
Management Preferences:
  • Work experience with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is necessary in order to carry out full duties as outlines in the position
  • Experience in addressing the psychological needs of individuals diagnosed with intellectual/developmental along with severe behavioral and emotional problems
  • Knowledge of the use of psychoactive medication; research design and techniques
  • Ability to aid in the planning, direction, and coordination of a comprehensive and diversified program of psychological services
Physical Requirements:
Physical effort is minimal except at times when implementing physical interventions which may be required for the safety of clients and staff, when attending Center training on these interventions, and when training staff on the implementation of these procedures which could be physically demanding.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Psychology Practice Act (G.S. 90-270) and two years of professional psychological experience, one of which must be postdoctoral. Refer to the law for specifics regarding experience requirements.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-
employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

The DHHS Division of Human Resources (DHR) follows the State Human Resources Employment of Relatives Policy.  Applicants who have relatives or people living in the same household, will not be considered for job vacancies in the DHR at those locations.  For a complete definition of immediate family member, please see the State Human Resources Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection Policy, Section 2, Page 38.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. You will either receive a call to schedule an interview or an email notifying you when the job has been filled.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants will be communicated with, via email only, for updates on the status of their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-855-3478