Description of Work
Due to Covid-19, this position is designated Mandatoryand must
report and/or stay over during this time. Once the Covid-19 crisis
has ended, this position will return to its original designation of
Non-Mandatoryduring adverse weather events.
A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery
- This is a repost. Previous applicants do not need to
Cherry Hospital, a State-of-the-Art acute psychiatric hospital
located in Goldsboro, NC is currently a highly qualified candidate
to serve as Psychological Program Director II.
The Cherry Hospital Psychology Department provides a full range
of psychological services in a 300-bed facility to include
adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. Services offered
include psychological testing, behavior modification, various
psychotherapeutic approaches and psychological consultation to
The Psychological Program Director II is responsible for the
provision of psychological services with the hospital, including
the maintenance of appropriate personnel records and reviews,
budget input, and recruitment. The Director provides leadership and
oversight to the psychological services provided at Cherry Hospital
under the direction of the Clinical Director. The work involves
planning, conducting research, directing, implementing and
evaluating the psychology program; supervising administratively and
technically a staff which includes 7 Senior Psychologists, 13 Staff
Psychologists (LPA), 3 Behavioral Programming Specialists and
Administrative support staff.
The Psychological Program Director II provides clinical services
including the assessment of forensic patients and treatment of
patients. This department completes forensic evaluations for
capacity to proceed, writing forensic reports and report
distribution according to North Carolina statutes, and testifying
when called on by the courts for expert testimony. The Director
supervises Forensic Psychologists who provide consultation to the
Courts and Attorneys regarding forensic patients.
The Psychological Director II provides instruction and
supervision to the Psychology interns from Colleges and
Universities, participates in staff trainings and provides clinical
training to the hospital staff as requested and approved by the
This opportunity offers a full-time work schedule, Monday -
Friday 8 am - 5 pm.
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. DHHS manages the delivery of health- and
human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our
most vulnerable citizens - children, elderly, disabled and
Cherry Hospital (CH) is a State-of-the-Art psychiatric hospital
located in a beautiful rural area of Goldsboro, NC. Although rural,
Cherry Hospital is convenient to the Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham)
and the coastal region of the state. It is about an hour's drive to
the heart of Raleigh or the beautiful coastal town of New Bern.
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources.
Cherry Hospital serves the 38 most eastern counties of North
Carolina with a mission to serve those with the greatest need and
the fewest resources. In earnest efforts to follow our mission, we
strive to create a healing environment in which every team member
has opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around them
and the individuals we serve. Learn more about our facility at:
In addition to a very competitive salary, this opportunity
offers an excellent benefits package, loan repayment opportunities,
employment stability and rewarding professional opportunities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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
applicants must document on the application that they possess all
of the following:
- Thorough knowledge of behavior dynamics and the psychological
principles applying to intelligence, aptitude, and personality
- Thorough knowledge of the principles of supportive and
interpretive therapy, behavior modification, functional assessments
and behavioral programming.
- Thorough knowledge of the forensic areas of psychology needed
to serve the agency's clients including knowledge of the NC Court
- Skill in administratively and professionally planning,
directing, and coordinating an intensive and diversified program of
psychological services, which includes a sizable staff of
psychologists and assistants.
- Extensive experience in Forensic Psychology and working with
the NC Court System.
- Experience working in an acute inpatient psychiatric
- Experience working in a regional hospital serving a diverse
- Specialized training in behavioral analysis.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to convey
information in a simple and unambiguous way.
Ongoing physical effort is required as the hospital is spacious,
and the position requires that one be able to stand and walk for
long periods/distances. The position functions in an environment
serving patients who may have high acuity levels, requiring one to
have the ability to move swiftly to either assist staff in
demonstrating therapeutic interventions or to swiftly move away
from the situation to safety.
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 three years of
post- doctoral psychological experience, one of which must have
been in supervising/administering a psychological services program
which included advanced clinical treatment, consultation, training,
Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or
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.
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
For technical issues with your application, 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 919-947-7478.