Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Bethlehem, PA
All, Medical
Posted 2 months ago

Position Description

UIRehab is seeking a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is looking to make a difference and enjoys working with a clinical team to provide the best care. As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in our setting, you will provide culturally competent mental health services to individuals who are experiencing levels of difficulties due to life situations or mental health concerns. You will be providing mental health services to a variety of ages, backgrounds, and concerns had by clients.

Universal Institute is a leading provider of rehabilitation and supportive-living services to individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions. Our home and community-based platform offers Client-centered services with concentration of Activities of Daily Living and Community Reintegration. In addition to physical impairments, our population often has difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, organizational skills, perception, expressing feelings, and at times inappropriate behaviors. At UIRehab, our objective is to encourage our Clients to work toward their personal goals while developing and maintaining the self-assurance to live as independently as possible.

Listed below are the essential functions of your position. This list is not all inclusive and you will be required to perform other tasks as determined necessary by supervisory personnel:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides high quality, compassionate, and ethical mental health therapy to brain injured clients and clients of neurological disorder.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation; therapy notes, treatment plans, letters, etc.
  • Completes clinical documentation within 24 hours of date of service.
  • Performs mental health and/or substance abuse assessments.
  • Provides crisis intervention and/or counseling to diffuse conflicts among clients.
  • Actively participates as a positive member of the clinic environment.
  • Participates in case-conference and case management activities.
  • Meets with other clinical staff to review cases.
  • Encourages health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance.
  • Provides patient advocacy, as appropriate for site.
  • Leads workshops for families on communication and other family-related issues.
  • Provides individual and group supportive psychotherapy and psycho-education.
  • Conducts psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendations.
  • Maintains good standing with the appropriate board and insurance entities.
  • Completes all recommended continuing education requirements.
  • Stays current with updated research and best practices.
  • Maintains awareness of community referral sources and refer when necessary.
  • Secures client information per HIPAA standards.
  • Works in a team environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of brain injury, neurological disorders, and their impact on mental health.
  • Skilled in applying various interventions with individuals/families in crisis.
  • Skilled in working with a variety of cultures.
  • Skilled in working independently and implementing time management strategies.
  • Ability to provide necessary self-care.
  • Ability to demonstrate positive team interactions with other clinical staff.
  • Desire to work with brain injured/neurological disorders.
  • Maintains friendly and open demeanor at all times.
  • Works well with a variety of different individuals.
  • Ability to create and cultivate open lines of communication with clinical team, administrators, Clients, practitioners, and other industry professionals.
  • Possesses strong listening skills.
  • Demonstrates patience and compassion.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to think quickly and remain level-headed in an emergency.

Education and Experience

  • A Master’s Degree in mental health-related field.
  • Doctorate Degree in Psychology and licensed as a clinical psychologist.

Physical Demands

  • Must be physically able to assist clients in safe evacuation from the site in the event of an emergency within time frame specified by licensing requirements.
  • Must be physically able to perform CPR and First Aid in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

Involves regular interaction with a wide variety of unpredictable and often inappropriate conduct and comments by brain-injured individuals.

Employee Benefits

  • Universal Institute offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 401(K) saving plan, pension plan, personal and sick days, vacation, and holidays. These benefits are available to all regular, full-time employees.

Standard Requirements of Employment

  • To be considered for employment, all applicants must meet the standard minimum requirements:
    • Must have valid PA/NJ Drivers License with a clean driving record.
  • Prior to employment, all new hires must complete:
    • Physical and Mantoux test.
    • Exclusion Check.
    • Criminal History Background Check –
      • PATCH Background Check (two year PA residents)
      • FBI Background Check (non-PA residents)

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO Universal Rehabilitation and Fitness Institute Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

We would love to hear from you!

If you have a passion for learning new things, sharing your knowledge with others, and recognize that a positive attitude is what matters most, UIRehab might be the right place for you. For more information about this opportunity, please contact our Executive Director, Joanne L. Ward, OTR/L, directly at 610-625-4959 or email.

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