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Staff Psychologist

West Palm Beach, Florida

Job Title: Staff Psychologist

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

Job Summary:

In a career as a Staff Psychologist, you will provide families with a heavy dosage of hope. Many families face behavior issues and struggle to find the help they need when it comes to their children who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, academic or substance abuse concerns. Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinics are safe, caring environments where individuals find help, healing and hope. Our mission is to treat problems early, before they develop into more serious behavioral health issues.

Responsibilities:

Provide psychological therapeutic services to clients each week based on the amount of other administrative duties.

Conduct psycho educational, cognitive, clinical, and risk assessments.

Provide clinical consultation pertaining to children and families referred for services.

Carry a case load of clients.

Assist in establishing and maintaining a referral base from Boys Town or local pediatricians, local schools, other treatment providers, and general community referrals.

Pursue ongoing education related to the fields of clinical psychology, behavioral pediatrics, and parent training.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology or related field and advanced training in clinical, school, or counseling psychology, behavioral pediatrics, or parent training

Must have completed an APA approved internship or equivalent.

Must be a licensed (or licensable) psychologist in Florida.

Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of psychology with an emphasis on behavioral or cognitive behavioral theories.

Proficiency in assessing and treating a wide range of clinical concerns and diagnoses such as ADHD, ASDs, oppositional and defiant behavior, sleep disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and fears, motor habits, and academic problems

About Boys Town South Florida:  

Building brighter futures at Boys Town South Florida since 1991, we have grown our services and programs to touch the lives of 17,000 children and families in the sunshine state each year.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town South Florida. Our hub is located in sunny West Palm Beach, and we are just steps away from all the best that South Florida has to offer! With beaches, shopping, arts and culture, Major League Baseball and college sports of all kinds there is no end to the ways to enjoy your off-work hours. Our Boys Town family is important to us, and we make sure to support our team through a staff and family picnic, chili cook-off and of course some friendly competition with game night! We might even surprise you with a teambuilding exercise at the local escape room. The culture of Boys Town South Florida is committed our current and future leaders through tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities and the ability to participate in a variety of professional development courses.

The Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic at Boys Town is a unique service available through the Boys Town Continuum of Care, where the mission is saving children and healing families. Services are provided by licensed psychologists utilizing a behavioral theoretical orientation and designed to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. The OBHC serves pediatric clients from early childhood to young adults (college age). Clients are most often referred by pediatricians, family practice physicians, schools, or are self-referred. Clients may present with one or more of a broad variety of behavioral and/or mental health concerns which typically interfere in some way with daily functioning. The clinic accepts many commercial insurance and Florida Medicaid plans.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Schedule: Full-Time

Date Posted: November 26, 2019

Job ID:  14707

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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