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Psychological Program Director II

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Goldsboro
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Cherry Hospital

A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery

  • This is a repost. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.*

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 treatment teams.

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 Clinical Director.

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 low-income families.

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.

Mission Statement

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: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf/cherry-hospital.

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 assessment.
  • 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 system.
  • 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.

Management Preferences:

  • Extensive experience in Forensic Psychology and working with the NC Court System.
  • Experience working in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting.
  • Experience working in a regional hospital serving a diverse population.
  • Specialized training in behavioral analysis.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to convey information in a simple and unambiguous way.

Physical Requirements

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, and research.

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.

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 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.

Keywords: State of North Carolina, Greenville , Psychological Program Director II, Other , Goldsboro, North Carolina

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