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Child/Forensic Post Doctoral Fellowship

Company: Youth Opportunity Center
Location: Muncie
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

More than a beautiful 75-acre campus, and beyond an accredited program or diplomas on office walls, the YOC is about people helping people. Not just in small ways, but in life changing ways. Since the early 90s, the YOC has provided a safe place for troubled children and families. Now, almost two decades later, hundreds of individuals have been helped by hundreds of YOC staff members who dedicate themselves each day to making a difference in a child's life. How does this happen? At the YOC, everyone brings their talents and gifts to the table, whether it's a winning smile, broad shoulders, strong backbone, helping hands or a heart for kids. We all know and believe in the mission of the YOC. And everyone has personally accepted the challenge to help those who are in crisis situations get back on their feet. A difficult task, but it can be accomplished together. Because if we can help save a child, then why couldn't that child save the family, the neighborhood, the community, the world.

The Fellowship position assists the Chief Clinical Operations Officer in implementing all clinical operations and services for YOC's residential programs. The primary responsibilities include ensuring use of evidence based treatment modalities and fidelity to the model; providing observation, consultation, and assessment to all existing and incoming cases; assisting with the admissions process; monitoring crisis intervention and milieu management; implementing clinical and program trainings; providing psychological evaluations and other assessments to youth placed at the YOC; maintaining an active case load (as needed); and supporting and assisting other staff clinicians and Clinical Directors (as needed).

1. Observation, Assessment and Diagnosis:
---Provides observation and assessment of existing and incoming cases to evaluate and determine the best treatment plans, services, and protocols.
---Completes CPA's, as needed.
---Provide a minimum of two (2) psychological evaluations per month for youth placed at the YOC.
---Deliver IQ assessments to determine appropriateness for services/programs/discharge placements.
---Completes all required documentation relating to assessments and evaluations (collateral contacts, billing sheets, final reports, etc.).
---Assists the admissions process by writing and discussing clinical summaries with programs for all new intakes.

2. Psychotherapy and Documentation of Treatment:
---Maintain an active case load of residents from a variety of programs allowing for greater service delivery across the organization, when needed.
---Provide individual, family, and group therapy. Assists with crisis intervention, as needed. Complete all required documentation relating to assigned cases.
---Screen and monitor clients for suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviour, and provides follow up and recommendations to the treatment team.
---Document client's treatment progress by completion of case notes, treatment plans, monthly reports, court reports, discharge plans, safety plans, and other clinical documentations as required and requested.
---Attends and actively participates in individual and group supervision, clinical case presentations and staffings, Chid & Family Team meetings, etc.
---Support and assist other staff clinicians as needed to increase service delivery, allow for better treatment interventions and allow for the safe and effective acceptance of more children into our residential programs

3. Training and Consultation
---Identifies, develops, and conducts clinical trainings for YOC's residential programs and detention.
---Delivers assigned trainings during Foundations & Advanced Care Week for new hires
---Develops and facilitate trainings for the community (as needed).
---Provides psychological consultation to the courts, administrators, placing agents, institutions, and community agencies regarding case management and effective therapeutic interventions (as needed).
---Attend court to provide expert and factual testimony and assist in communicating clinical recommendations to the court (as needed).

A doctoral degree in psychology, licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Indiana, or license eligible as a Psychologist in the State of Indiana. Candidate should have at least 3-5 years of experience providing therapeutic services and diagnostic testing, preferably in a residential setting. Knowledge of Medicaid preferred.

Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as value a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.

---Thorough knowledge of behavioral health and DD/ID/DD principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex treatment and service provisions.
---Excellent written and verbal diagnostic conceptualization skills.
---Strong attention to detail for all written forms of communication.
---Strong teaching/training skills.
---Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
---Excellent time management skills and the ability to support multiple work assignments simultaneously
---Ability to take the initiative and formulate a course of action to accomplish goals.
---Must be adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people and situations.
---Ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people including a variety of internal and external customers.
---Able to identify problems and resolve them in a timely and appropriate manner.

Typical work week is Monday-Friday 40 hours. Position requires additional hours when necessary to complete special projects or meet specific deadlines. The Fellowship position will have regular contact with the YOC program/clinical staff members, members of office administration, and YOC executive staff members. Direct contact with state agencies, accrediting bodies, and placing agencies by phone and in person is possibly a function of this position. Courtesy and professionalism are expected at all times.

This position is full-time, and compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan.

Keywords: Youth Opportunity Center, Muncie , Child/Forensic Post Doctoral Fellowship, Other , Muncie, Indiana

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