Overview

Job Title: Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Department: Behavioral Health
Reports To: Behavioral Health Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $104,000 to $116,212 DOE
Status: Regular Full-time, Monday thru Friday, Flexible Scheduling option

SUMMARY
The Licensed Clinical Psychologist is responsible for providing direct services to individuals with a specific focus on counseling for children. These services will include early intervention for issues related to suicide, trauma, chemical dependency, domestic violence, and child and elder abuse. A primary focus of these interventions/services will be preventative and will center on early identification, intervention and referral of clients who meet the guidelines set in grant funded programs. The Licensed Clinical Psychologist will also be responsible for the development of screening instruments that are culturally and linguistically relevant to the population. The Psychologist will also be responsible for the development and delivery of training focused on the specific needs of the Consortium members and community. Theses trainings will focus on information and early identification of issues within the scope of the grant funded programs as assigned. These trainings will be culturally and linguistically appropriate for the specific audiences.
The psychologist will deliver interventions, services, and training in clinical and educational clinics and schools and any other designated location. In addition, the Psychologist will perform all duties and responsibilities as indicated in the grant(s) to which they are assigned. This position works under the direct supervision of the Behavioral Health Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. The Psychologist will offer a full spectrum of diagnostic assessments/screenings to individuals and families participating in the assigned grant program.
2. Will be responsible for the development of screening instruments that are culturally and linguistically relevant to the population.
3. The Psychologist when providing clinical assessment, will test the limits when indicated.
4. Other responsibilities include prevention education, assessment, treatment planning, acute treatment, safety planning, crisis assessment and intervention, and family support, as well as make referrals for a type or level of service needed. The Psychologist will make sure that outside referrals when appropriate.
5. Cooperate and collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment approaches as appropriate.
6. Provide services to patients’ homes, work sites, schools, to provide screening, assessments, and education to the Indian community regarding mental health and wellness as deemed appropriate.
7. Provide oversight and supervision to project staff by providing clinical expertise and overall direction for achieving the projects goals and objectives of the grants to which they are assigned.
8. Professionally and respectfully represent all the organization in the community, clinical, and legal arenas.
9. Document succinct and comprehensive case records in a timely and consistent fashion in accordance with agency, grantor, legal, and ethical principles.
10. Adhere strictly to the laws and ethics related to confidentiality at all times.
11. Under supervision, make recommendations on the basis of clinical information.
12. Allow for and provide access to alternative interventions (i.e. traditional practices/Spiritual beliefs, sweat lodges, etc.)
13. Attend program, clinical, or administrative meetings and trainings as required.
14. Participate in activities and trainings which enhance professional development.
15. Provide statistical reports as required.
16. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Position requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. with licensure. Applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills and very good oral and written communication skills. Must be familiar and comfortable using computer programs including NextGen, Microsoft Office components or equivalent. Past success working with multi-cultural communities, should be demonstrated. Applicant shall be able to relate and work with both youth, adults and elders. Must possess the desire and ability to work with community officials, county agencies, community members, funding agencies, and other Consortium Clinics and their departments.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Applicant must hold a license with the California Board of Psychology and maintain that license in good standing throughout employment. Individuals who hold degrees (Ph.D., or Psy.D.) and are license eligible or accruing hours towards licensure may apply.
A valid California driver’s license and a good driving record will be required at the time
of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Driving is required for this position.
CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Essential duties require potential employees to perform duties including but not limited to standing, sitting, walking short distances, lifting, reaching, etc. Employee must be able to travel. Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray, and blood/urine screening test. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.

OTHER
Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing the field of Mental Health, and the treatments, policies and procedures relating to the provision of those services. Applicants must complete an IHC employment application, credentialing application and pass FBI criminal background screening.
Applicants should have thorough knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing clinical treatment, patient records, and reporting procedures. Applicant must be versed in crisis intervention techniques and the cultural practices of Native Americans. Applicant must participate in quality reviews; adhere to professional standards, federal, state, and local requirements; maintain required insurance and certifications, comply with legal requirements; and, adhere to licensure code of ethics.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS
1. Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.
2. Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.
3. Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT
1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care.
2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.

SAFETY
1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.
3. Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.
4. Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.
5. Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.

HIPAA/COMPLIANCE
1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.
2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.
3. Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.
4. Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.
5. Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.

Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1, Paragraph 5

About Indian Health Council, Inc.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) established in 1970, is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, IHC provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.

 

Our Mission
Continually nurture a balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Our Vision

To ensure the integrity of an environment that is one with nature's element, community, traditions, and values that promote health and wellness for the future generations.