Child Psychologist

CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST
Fort Worth, Texas
Posted 4 weeks ago

JOB SUMMARY

Children and young teens face emotional problems that are specific to their age group, and child psychologists strive to help their patients with these particular issues. Experimentation with drugs and alcohol, depression and anxiety, sexuality concerns, schoolwork and self-discipline, time management issues, and family crises such as divorce or death all affect children differently than adults. Child Psychologists spend their time assessing the depth of these problems with their patients and working with them to develop coping skills and solutions.

The candidate must have experience working with children suffering from a wide range of disorders, e.g. ADHD, anxiety, depression, and autism, to children seeking to overcome substance abuse, or who are in post-trauma recovery.

The successful candidate must have the knowledge and skills to provide quality care to our clients and their families. This candidate will need to be well-versed in the most recent research on child and adolescent therapies.

 

POSITION GOAL

Provide patient care with utmost customer service, compassion, and integrity to patients/visitors in a community health center setting.

SCHEDULE/COMPENSATION

Excellent and competitive benefits package offered which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance.   Company matching retirement plan and generous paid time off to include vacation and sick leave accruals starting from the date of hire.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Conduct psychological assessments and/or tests for diagnostic purposes;
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan for each child;
  • Educate family members on what they can do for their child or how to respond to certain behaviors;
  • Recommend rehabilitation or intervention programs to overcome addiction issues; and
  • Provide complete documentation and records of assessments and treatments according to in-house policies.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  1. Collects appropriate co-pays, co-insurance and sliding fee scale portions during registration and/or exiting patient.
  2. Ability to check-in patients.
  3. Ability to check-out patients.
  4. Updates any financial and demographic information in the EMR system.
  5. Maintains cash drawer ensuring accuracy and security at all times.
  6. Ability to explain patient responsibility including insurance, sliding fee scale, Medicaid, Medicare, and any health programs offered at NTACHC.
  7. Ability to perform appointment processing to include requesting medical records the day before scheduled appointment.
  1. Review the current day’s charges from the encounter with patient.
  2. Review account past-due balance (i.e., ROA, CIB, Bad debt).
  3. Collection of payment and/or promissory agreements in accordance on all pay patients in accordance with policy
  4. Process receipt for patient.
  5. Give patient return appointment as indicated.
  1. Responsible for balancing at the end of the day.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a graduate degree in psychology, and finally a Ph.D. or. Psy.D. in clinical or child psychology;
  • Candidates at post-doctoral level may be preferred;
  • Several years’ practical experience working with children in a clinical setting may be strongly desired;
  • Must be approachable and empathic for children to be comfortable working with you;
  • Must be knowledgeable of different therapeutic methods and be able to switch between different approaches to meet each child’s needs.
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to communicate with children of different ages and from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Adhere to all professional, ethical, and legal regulations as determined by relevant regulatory bodies and the law; and
  • Must have license to practice in the State of Texas. State requirements include a doctoral degree, postdoctoral work, and one to two years of professional experience. Each state administers a professional examination for licensure. Some states require renewal; the rules vary from state to state.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish or English) highly preferred
  • As travel will be required from time to time, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance, at the levels required by NTACHC is required
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned.
  • Consent to scheduled and random drug screen testing as required by NTACHC.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions associated with this position. Because we are committed to inclusion of those with disabilities, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions associated with their position.

  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually by hand, arm or shoulder.
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object 25-50 pounds.
  • Repetitive Motions: Making frequent movements with a part of the body.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions or working under irregular hours.
  • Exposure: To communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to work in a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.

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