JOB ID: 22000295
Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a tuition free home and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students. Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities.
MHS is seeking a Psychology Resident for the 2023-2024 school year. The Psychology Resident position is a one-year, non-renewable, full-time position designed to provide direct therapeutic services for adolescent students, to complete assessments for students who present with complex psychological profiles and to provide didactic training for the pre-doctoral psychology interns. The Psychology Resident has responsibility for decision making regarding students’ mental health treatment. This includes assessment of suicide risk and/or homicide risk, recommendation to hospitalize a student, and the provision of leadership for the delivery of psychological care. This includes the delivery of effective individual and group clinical services, consultation, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and staff training.
A Psychology Resident has completed doctoral training and a pre-doctoral internship but requires supervision until licensure exams are passed (this position receives individual supervision for services provided). The Psychology Resident also provides mentorship for the pre-doctoral psychology interns and participates in the Internship Training Committee activities. Further, this position participates in the on-call rotation, which provides emergency psychological services to students on a 24-hr, 7-day-a-week basis year-round. As the psychological climate of the school programs evolves, incumbent provides proactive recommendations and activities to provide for ethical and appropriate psychological treatment to enhance the student’s learning, emotional well-being, and Home Life performance.
Work schedule: This is an on-site role, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. In addition to competitive salary, full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package, including paid time off, medical, and dental insurance, and financial benefits.
- Completion of a Doctoral Degree in counseling, clinical, or school psychology from an APA-approved program.
- Completion of a pre-doctoral psychology internship.
- PA School Psychology certification is a plus.
- Prior experience providing mental health and/or school psychology services to children and adolescents.
- Knowledge of and experience with psychotherapy, psychological/diagnostic assessment, and professional ethics.
- Knowledge of and experience with clinical procedures, treatment plan management, and crisis intervention.
- Knowledge of and experience working with students from families of low income and a diverse student population.
- Must have completed all graduate program requirements prior to the position start date to be eligible.
- Provide three letters of reference, preferably at the time of application.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS Staff are role models for MHS Students.
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