University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

367 20976
Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-WRCHDIRECTOR [#20976, 22-054]
Position Title: Director of Therapeutic Services, Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/01/19, listed until 2022/07/19)
Position Description:    

Director of Therapeutic Services, Adolescent Continuing Care Units at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH)

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMCMS) seeks an experienced licensed clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist to serve as the Adolescent Continuing Care Units (ACCUs) at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) Director of Therapeutic Services. This is a full-time faculty clinical position.

The Director of Therapeutic Services for the ACCUs is responsible for providing clinical care, leadership, and supervision to clinicians (clinical directors, unit social workers, psychologists, care partner, and rehabilitation services) at DMH’s only behavioral health/mental health continuing care inpatient service for youth in the Commonwealth. The Director of Therapeutic Services oversees the full range of psychotherapeutic intervention for the ACCUs therapeutic programming which are designed to serve adolescents and their families whose clinical condition requires inpatient level of psychiatric intervention, medical/medication evaluation and monitoring, and active continuing care treatment. The Director of Therapeutic Services will oversee all facets of clinical programming and will ensure ongoing excellence in therapeutic and trauma informed/trauma-responsive care.

As a clinical leader serving on behalf of the state’s mental health authority, we are looking for a Child and Adolescent Psychologist who is familiar with state agencies, has expertise in adolescent residential and inpatient settings, and is skilled in clinical collaboration and teaching. A UMMS academic faculty appointment will be based on prior experience. There are opportunities for research, including protected time depending on experience and goals.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D./Psy.D., and specialized training/experience in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Experience in risk assessment is required. Preferred qualifications include training and experience in evidence-based psychotherapy models for trauma, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and/or evidence-based psychosocial treatment for eating disorders. Facility in teaching professionals, lay public, consumers, as well as trainees such as psychology and social work interns is desirable.

Information about our Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is available at: https://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/divisions/division-of-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry/

Questions about the position can be directed to: Yael Dvir, MD at yael.dvir@umassmed.edu

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Department and University. Accordingly, the Department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship. Further, the Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) in higher education and medicine are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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Further Info:
https://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/divisions/division-of-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry/
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Department of Psychiatry
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01605