Psychologist Senior

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Wayne County

Job Description

This position will provide and supervise psychological services in Adult Acute Admissions Unit for severely and persistently mentally ill (SPMI) adults. Duties include clinical and administrative supervision of several Staff Psychologists, as well as psychological assessment, treatment planning and development, behavioral programming, and individual and group interventions targeting independent living skills development. Opportunities exist to supervise interns and practicum students from the newly developed pre-doctoral internship program. We offer excellent State benefits, including health plan, sick leave, and paid vacation time.

60090221, 65019848, 65019852, 65019872

The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, with approximately 18,000 employees. DHHS manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens children, elderly, disabled and low-income families.

Cherry Hospital
A Place of Hope, Care, and Recovery

Cherry Hospital (CH) is a State-of-the-Art psychiatric hospital located in a beautiful rural area of Goldsboro, NC. Although rural, Cherry Hospital is convenient to the Triangle Area (Raleigh/Durham) and the coastal region of the state. It is about an hour's drive to the heart of Raleigh or the beautiful coastal town of New Bern.
Mission Statement
To provide excellent psychiatric care to individuals with
the greatest need and the least resources.

Cherry Hospital serves the 38 most eastern counties of North Carolina with a mission to serve those with the greatest need and the fewest resources. In earnest efforts to follow our mission, we strive to create a healing environment in which every team member has opportunity to positively impact the lives of those around them and the individuals we serve. Learn more about our facility at: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf/cherry-hospital.

In addition to a very competitive salary, this opportunity offers an excellent benefits package, loan repayment opportunities, employment stability and rewarding professional opportunities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

Broad-based knowledge of psychological theory and its applications in the treatment of psychiatric disorders is required.
Competencies in psychological assement and therapeutic intervention and clinical goal formulation are essential.
Applicants should have proven ability to work well with interdisciplinary treatment teams in planning, developing and providing appropriate treatment interventions with SPMI patient populations, including those with dual mental illness/substance abouse disorders.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Psychology Practice Act (G.S. 90-270) and two years of professional psychological experience, one of which must be postdoctoral. Refer to the law for specifics regarding experience requirements.

**Trainee Appointment may be considered at a lower salary of $54,887 with a Doctorate's Degree from an accredited school.

Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. Also, the use of tobacco products of any kind including vapor products are prohibited from our campuses. All employees are required to adhere to the facility's Vaccination Policy.

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$65,373.00 - $111,133.00 Annually

Employment Type

Permanent Full-Time