Milton Hershey School
Full Job Description
Working at Milton Hershey School (MHS) is much more than a job. Each employee helps shape the lives of the students we serve and, every position at the school is designed to help our students thrive on campus and beyond. If that sounds fulfilling to you, MHS may be the perfect place for your next career move.
MHS is currently seeking a Clinical Psychologist to join the Psychological Services team to support 2,000 plus students from low income families.
The Clinical Psychologist is a licensed professional who provides direct and indirect psychological services to assigned students and maintains responsibility for decision-making regarding students’ safety and mental health needs. Mental health decisions include: assess psychopathology; assess suicide and lethality risk; assess inappropriate sexual behavior incidents; serve as a mandated reporter to Children and Youth Services; recommend hospitalization of a student, if needed; intervene to advocate for the safety of the student on campus and in the home community; determine the nature of psychological services to be delivered; develop and implement a treatment plan for each student on the caseload; and monitor treatment progress.
The psychologist also provides regular consultation services including the provision of leadership, education, and recommendations to staff and parents on issues pertaining to the psychological care of students. This position also emphasizes consultation and collaboration with Homelife, Scholastic, Health Services, Administrators, outside agencies, and Parents/Sponsors. Training and staff development are additional services provided by the psychologist. Further, the psychologist participates in the on-call rotation, which provides emergency psychological services to students on a 24-hr, 7-day-a-week basis year-round.
In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package. It includes paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and financial benefits. Psychologists are represented by Milton Hershey Education Association (MHEA).
- Doctoral degree in Psychology and licensure as a psychologist;
- Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Certified School Psychologists will also be considered and are encouraged to apply
- Minimum of 3 years clinical experience, preferably working with a low income and diverse school student population
- Applied experience with both clinical and school psychology preferred
- Experience with treatment plan management
- Demonstrated sound crisis intervention skills required
- Knowledge and depth of experience in: psychological/diagnostic testing, psychotherapy, professional ethics, consultation, clinical procedures, and psycho-educational programming
Proficiency with computers including computerized diagnostic assessments, Microsoft applications, and Internet utilization
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including excellence in collaboration in a diverse workplace
- Should be available for core office hours and on-call work
- Should be able to travel campus to meet with students and staff in student homes, classrooms, and health facilities
- Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for MHS students
- Candidates must be willing to actively engage with students beyond the scope of their job responsibilities.
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Feb 9, 2021