State of Nebraska Psychologist - Norfolk Regional Center in Norfolk, Nebraska
Psychologist - Norfolk Regional Center
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PERM FULL TIME
Health & Human Services Department
The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a full-time Psychologist for the Division of Behavioral Health at Norfolk Regional Center.
What we can offer you:
• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
• Flexible schedules
Norfolk Regional Center 1700 N. Victory Rd. Norfolk, NE 68701
8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday-Friday - occasional weekend
Examples of Work
Psychologists take leadership roles on treatment teams, Medical Staff, and various other committees within the hospital. They provide consultation to staff during treatment team meetings and on behavior plans, and provide training for staff. They write initial comprehensive treatment plans and are an integral part of the treatment planning team. Psychologists provide individual and group therapy for patients. They complete psychological evaluations addressing psychological functioning, intellectual ability, and personality as well as assessments of risk for elopement, suicide, violence and sexual re-offense. Along with Psychiatry, they make patient diagnoses in Diagnostic Staff. Psychologists also provide testimony for mental health board hearings. Program development is also needed at times.
Qualifications / Requirements
• Must be licensed to practice psychology in the state of Nebraska.
A doctoral degree in psychology is required. Licensure as a Psychologist in the State of Nebraska is preferred, but may have a provisional NE license as a Psychologist. One year post-doctorate experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Applicants should have knowledge of and experience with common psychological tests and risk assessment measures. Flexibility in working with an interdisciplinary team as well as a diverse population of sex offenders is needed. Special knowledge in working with lower intellectual functioning, learning disabled, or personality disordered populations is preferred. Applicants should possess a training orientation to help educate front line staff about working with a sex offender population. The psychologist should develop knowledge of the sex offender commitment act and the mental health commitment act.
For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Behavioral Health, please visit our website, http://dhhs.ne.gov.