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JOB ID: 22000013

Hershey, PA
Full-time
Job Category: Health Services (Medical, Dental and Psych Svcs)

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is currently seeking a Psychologist to join our Psychological Services team which provides mental health services and support to MHS students.  Thanks to the foresight and generosity of Milton S. Hershey & his wife Catherine, MHS provides a cost-free home, food, clothing, healthcare and education to over 1,900 students from under-served settings.  The school is expanding to serve more students and plans to increase enrollment to 2,300 students.  

The Psychologist is a licensed and/or professional who provides direct and indirect psychological services to assigned students and maintains responsibility for decision-making regarding students’ safety and mental health needs.  This is a highly collaborative role in which the Psychologist works with other MHS professionals and the students’ family/custody holders to ensure high quality mental health support.  

The Psychologist is responsible for providing student mental health decisions include the following: assessing psychopathology, assessing risk factors & incidents, recommending treatment and intervention plans, determining the psychological services to be delivered, developing and implementing treatment plans for each student on the psychologist’s caseload, and monitoring treatment progress. Affiliated record-keeping responsibilities are also a component of the role.  Also, works as part of a school-wide Psychological Services Team with the responsibility for on-call rotation, which provides emergency psychological services to students on a 24-hr, 7-day-a-week basis year-round.   

This professional provides regular consultation services including providing MHS leadership, education, and recommendations to MHS staff and parents/custody holders on issues pertaining to the psychological care of students.  MHS staff training and development are additional services provided by the Psychologist.  This role also interfaces with outside agencies and service providers.  It is a mandated reporter role.  

In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package. It includes paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and financial benefits. Psychologists are represented by Milton Hershey Education Association (MHEA).   

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Psychology and licensure as a psychologist. Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Certified School Psychologists will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience, preferably with students from under-served settings and a diverse school age population.
  • Applied experience with both clinical and school psychology preferred. 
  • Demonstrated successful experience with treatment plan management.
  • Demonstrated sound crisis intervention skills required.
  • Knowledge and depth of experience in psychological/diagnostic testing, psychotherapy, professional ethics, consultation, clinical procedures, and psycho-educational programming.
  • Proficiency with computers including computerized diagnostic assessments, Microsoft applications, & 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.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for MHS students.

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