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Full Time Program Director Position/Full Time Child & Adolescent Psychologist Position

Company: American Psychological Association
Location: middleboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

McLean Southeast Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Program

Full Time Program Director Position

Full Time Child & Adolescent Psychologist Position

Middleboro, MA

Job Description:

McLean Hospital is seeking to fill a Program Director position as well as a full-time staff psychologist position in an inpatient adolescent mental health program planned to open in August 2021. The unit is located in Middleboro, near the site of an existing 22 bed residential program, which has been in operation for the last 17 years. The unit is a 22-bed inpatient program serving adolescents 13-18 years old in severe psychiatric crisis.

The Program Director will have overall responsibility for all aspects of functioning of the unit, including clinical care for the patients, maintenance of regulatory standards, and management of all business aspects of functioning. The Program Director will play a key role in setting standards, policy and procedure, and developing a positive culture on a newly developing unit. The Program Director will work closely with the Medical Director and the Nurse Manager to meet all needs of the program and will report to senior leadership of McLean Hospital.

The psychologist will have the unique opportunity to oversee the development of the therapeutic group curriculum and lead therapeutic groups, consult in individual and family sessions, and participate in treatment planning meetings. In addition, the psychologist will oversee and provide supervision to clinical trainees, assist in the training of program staff, and play an integral role in the program's intervention research. The position will include a concurrent appointment up to Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School



Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA-approved program, have completed an APA-approved internship, and have a strong background in child & adolescent practice.

The Program Director must have significant - at least 5 years - leadership and administrative experience with child and adolescent programs. The Psychologist will preferably have experience with CBT, DBT, and interest in trauma treatment and working with youth in severe psychiatric crisis in both group and individual inpatient modalities. Population includes some patients with autism spectrum disorder. Experience with autism spectrum disorder and ABA preferred. Candidates must be licensed as a Psychologist Health Service Provider in the state of MA by the time they begin the position.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of three references to:

Mark Picciotto PhD, Program Director at

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. The Mclean Franciscan Program has been recognized by the Dept. of Mental Health Commissioner's award, as a model program for providing strength based, trauma informed inpatient care.

McLean particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions. McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening.

A member of Mass General Brigham.

Keywords: American Psychological Association, Brockton , Full Time Program Director Position/Full Time Child & Adolescent Psychologist Position, Other , middleboro, Massachusetts

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