Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking a licensed Psychologist and certified School Psychologist to work with Elementary Division students (grades Pre-Kindergarten through 4th). The primary responsibilities for the Psychologist, School fall within 2 broad domains – providing clinical services to students and providing consultative guidance to fellow MHS staff members regarding the learning, emotional, and behavioral needs of assigned students. Psychologist, School maintains a caseload of approximately 30 students. Core working hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. four days a week Monday through Friday. On-call duty occurs on a rotational basis for emergency psychological services.
The Psychologist, School has responsibility for decision-making regarding students’ mental health needs including: assessing psychopathology; crisis intervention; recommending hospitalization as needed; determining nature of psychological services to be delivered; developing and implementing treatment plans for each student and monitoring progress; and providing leadership and consultation to staff on issues pertaining to the psychological care of students. In addition the Psychologist, School provides guidance and leadership in the provision of prevention and consultation services at the individual, classroom and school-wide level. This includes: consultation with scholastic and home life staff as they work with students who have specific learning needs; providing recommendations concerning needed interventions and strategies and support that will enhance students’ learning, emotional well-being and residential success.
Doctoral degree in Psychology, with a PA School Psychology Certification, is required. Minimum of 3 year’ experience as a Psychologist, preferably with a low income and diverse school student population. Applied experience with both clinical and school psychology. Experience with medication & treatment plan management required. Demonstrated sound crisis intervention skills required. Knowledge and depth of experience in: psychological/diagnostic testing, psychotherapy, professional ethics, clinical procedures, and psycho-educational programming. Proficiency with computers including computerized diagnostic assessments, Microsoft applications, and Internet utilization. Exceptional interpersonal skills, including excellence in collaboration. High degree of discernment and excellent judgment. Skills in spoken and written Spanish a plus. Must be available for core office hours and on-call work. Must be able to travel campus to meet with students and staff in student homes, classrooms, and health facilities. Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are considered to be role models for MHS students.
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