Post-doctoral Fellow - Wellpath - Kearny, NJ |

Post-doctoral Fellow

Wellpath | Kearny, NJ

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Under supervision, Our Post-Doctoral Psychology Intern (Post-Doc) works with the clinical supervisor and behavioral health team to learn about corrections, gain experience working on an interdisciplinary team, work on clinical skills, and gain a systems perspective of the greater social service community.



  • Doctoral Degree in a behavioral/social science field from an accredited college or university.


  • Coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, psychological assessment techniques, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation.


  • Post-Doc licensure in the state from the appropriate state licensing board or identification of licensed supervisor under whom the Post Doc will be practicing.
  • Must possess and maintain CPR.


Under supervision, provide direct clinical and consultation services in accordance with CCS and institutional policies and procedures and in accordance with the ethics and standards of relevant professional organizations (e.g., NASW, APA).Interrelate and work effectively with facility staff, inmates, and outside support agencies.Maintain the confidentiality of inmate information in accordance with CCS policy and procedure, state law, site policy and the standards of the NCCHC and ACA, if those accrediting bodies are applicable to the site.Completion of specific duties and responsibilities as designated by the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, or Mental Health Director. Designation of duties will be determined by current needs of the inmate population and the Post-Doc's privilege status.Provision of individual and group psychotherapy/counseling to inmates with the goals of reducing maladaptive behavior and fostering effective psychological functioning.If assigned to a Reception and Diagnostic Unit, primary duties include completion of a diagnostic evaluation, to include clinical interview, interpretation of psychological testing, and development of a written report to include findings and recommendations. If the Post-Doc's level of training and licensure do not allow for psychological test interpretation, consultation with a supervisor or department staff member interpreting testing shall occur.Completion of relevant clinical documentation in the health record regarding the inmate's participation in mental health treatment.Completion of regular activity reports.Provision of support and/or monitoring of inmate's mental condition for institutional psychiatric staff as assigned.Participation in staff meetings and in-service training programs.Communicate to assigned supervisor about additional clinical supervision, overall problems in the delivery of clinical services, and/or proposals to improve clinical skills.Participate in specialized clinical services and/or program development activities in a professional, timely manner providing these duties have been assumed with the mutual agreement of the Mental Health Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor, or Mental Health Director and the individual staff member.Compliance with employee standards of the Facility. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a professional working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.Perform other duties as assigned.

CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Job Code: 19-62385
Posted On: 2019-04-17 10:01:03
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Job Status: Full Time
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