Psychologist Supervisor

Recruitment #122120-MDIA02-370400

Introduction

The Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families' (The Delaware Children’s Department) primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse.  Our services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and after care.

 

We offer desirable career opportunities, attracting and retaining proud and talented employees who are motivated to think of the child first in all that they do.  The Department is the perfect place to kick-start your career!

 

For more information, please visit https://kids.delaware.gov/.

Summary Statement

Silver Lake Treatment Consortium is a 24/7 residential and day treatment therapeutic center for youth between the ages of 12-17 who live in the state of Delaware.  Any applicant for the Psychologist Supervisor (Clinical Director) should have experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing clinical programming.  This includes reviewing referral information and coordinating admissions, providing supervision to other licensed and license eligible clinicians, reviewing clinical documentation, leading clinical meetings, giving assistance during crisis situations, and resolving consumer complaints or concerns.  The incumbent may also provide direct therapeutic services in the absence of a clinician and participate in on call duties.   The incumbent ensures the milieu is operating in a trauma informed therapeutic manner.  The incumbent also participates in other facility operations such as performance improvement activities, as well as divisional and departmental initiatives. 

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Selects, administers, scores and interprets a wide variety of psychological tests to measure and evaluate intelligence, achievement, personality, interests and other mental characteristics.
       
  • Interviews and observes individuals at play, in group interactions, or other situations to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
       
  • Communicates with public, private and state agencies, community service organizations, courts, schools, police and families in order to develop effective treatment strategies.
       
  • Analyzes information to assess individual problems.
       
  • Evaluates the relevance and importance of psychological theories, concepts and principles.
       
  • Identifies symptoms, makes diagnoses and develops approach to treatment.
       
  • Develops and implements treatment plans, evaluates effectiveness and adapts plans.
     
  • Engages individuals in assisting in the identification of their emotional problems and in the identification of a variety of interventions to assist in addressing these issues.
      
  • Provides psychotherapy and other various treatments to individuals, groups and/or families. 
       
  • Conducts psychological practice according to the ethical standards of psychology.
       
  • Writes progress notes and reports regarding test interpretation, evaluation and individual progress.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Psychologist Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Psychologist license or eligibility for a Delaware license.
  2. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Additional Job Requirements for Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

  1. At least two years post licensure experience working with children or adolescents.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.