The Psychology Associate performs intellectual assessments and behavior assessments to determine eligibility for people seeking services. Assesses and provides individual behavioral support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participates as a member of the planning team for people and determines and plans services. Provides behavioral treatment interventions as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Continuously demonstrates advocacy for the agency policy, goals, values, mission statement and those we serve.
• Support each person by participating in the Person Centered Planning process by suggesting appropriate teaching strategies.
• Consult with each person and their support teams on issues related to positive behavioral supports, functional assessments, dual diagnosis, anger management, and psychological testing and analysis.
• Demonstrate effective listening skills with all individual supports.
• Works with Director of Training to assess potential trainings needs
• Must be familiar with pertinent regulatory standards, agency policies and practice’s within DD field, and have the ability to effectively communicate these standards to all necessary parties.
• Develop and write support plans as needed.
• Work with Case Managers to monitor ongoing Behavior Support Plans and complete annual revisions and/or updates.
• Meet with person receiving supports and their caregivers/families to assist in their development of coping skills and anger management skills.
• Maintains and completes service documentation such as psychosocial assessments, case notes, case reviews, court reports, letters, etc., according to prescribed standards.
• Conducts case presentations and consultations with other agencies regarding programs and services offered.
• Attends and participates in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and development.
• Meets eligibility requirements for training in behavior analysis and experience in developing behavior tiered plans.
• Assist the Finance Department with quarterly billing for Behavior Supports Services.
• Become certified as a MANDT trainer and participate in MANDT training for agency staff.
• Supervise and support any Behavior Technicians that join the agency.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the education, knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
• Master's degree in Psychology; licensed as a Psychological Associate by Maryland’s board of Psychology.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Basic knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population, psychotherapy, human behavior, and related issues.
• Ability to administer, score, and interpret a variety of psychological tests.
• Ability to handle case load with varying levels of disability and need.
• Reliable transportation for frequent travel between work sites.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Payroll Database, Internet, etc. Experience with Therap is a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, squat, bend, kneel, push, pull, reach with arms, and handle/feel objects. Must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.