Clinical Psychologist - P/T

Position Purpose

Under the direction of the Behavioral Health Manager, the Clinical Psychologist assists clients who are in need of Mental Health services through individual, couples, and/or group psychotherapy which is typically short term.  The Clinical Psychologist will receive referrals from Behavioral Health, Primary Care and outside referral sources.

Job Type: Part time

FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt

Reports to:  Behavioral Health Manager

Essential Functions

  • Complete comprehensive Mental Health Assessments;
  • Provide psychotherapy that reflects APA best practices for standard of care
  • Develop a treatment plan, in collaboration with the client, that addresses mental health, substance use and other relevant issues, including short- and long-term treatment goals;
  • Monitor progress toward treatment goals and support adherence to treatment plan;
  • Complete thorough and timely documentation in the patient's electronic health record;
  • Refer to psychiatrist or higher level of care if appropriate;
  • Maximize appropriate delivery of client service through coordinating efforts with medical providers, case managers and other departments as appropriate.

Required Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology;
  • Experience and skill in utilizing various forms of psychotherapy, including cognitive/behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical behavioral, etc.;
  • At least two years of experience working in a clinical setting as a therapist;
  • Experience using an Electronic Health Record.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience working in LGBTQ community;
  • Experience working in FQHC or as a health psychologist;
  • Experience working with persons with substance use problems.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Active and Unrestricted License as Clinical Psychologist in the State of California;
  • Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross accredited BLS Certification.

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a clinical/office set and requires frequent times of sitting, standing, repetitive motion, and talking. Ability to lift up to 24 pounds. The job requires contact with the specialized population served. No exposure involvement to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens required.  Access to patient clinical protected health information.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Desert AIDS Project to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. Desert AIDS Project welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify Human Resources. Any employment relationship with Desert AIDS Project is at-will. This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either Desert AIDS Project or the employee.