• Psychologist Community Health

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/2/2018 10:04 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

     The Psychologist Community Health is a key member of the Center for Childhood Resilience team. The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) is a program in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Utilizing a public health approach to expanding access to mental health services, CCR partners with organizations to address children’s mental health including: school mental health, trauma training, implementation science and evaluation, pre-professional mental health education, and advocacy. The Psychologist Community Health Psychologist role includes serving as a trainer, supported implementation/technical assistance coach and project consultant. The position actively supports the CCR team, Department and Hospital efforts to achieve continuous quality improvement, customer service goals through modeling of appropriate behavior and by providing a work environment conducive to attaining these goals.


    1. Delivers and develops new and established training content: creates presentation materials and facilitates interactive sessions on trauma, universal mental health strategies, and group mental health interventions for a range of multiple discipline professionals and adults serving youth and families. Includes coordination, planning, co-facilitation, tracking and documentation of impact and results.
    2. Promotes evidence-based practices through training and delivering supported implementation/technical assistance on clinical mental health interventions. This includes collaboration with national experts to complete certified trainer credentialing and disseminate interventions and supported implementation. As well as delivery of in-person and web-based training, professional learning communities, train-the-trainer models, and technical assistance for range of clinicians and staff in school and community settings.
    3. Consults to school district, community and other agency leaders and staff to establish systems and structures and build workforce capacity to support social-emotional learning and address mental health needs of youth through a collaborative approach with schools, community agencies and other stakeholders. Includes delivery of on-site and distance consultation and technical assistance on models and protocols for systems and cross-discipline team structures (Behavioral Health Team) to identify needs, connect to appropriate services and interventions, track and monitor progress of behavioral and academic outcomes.
    4. Assists with philanthropic, government, and research grants, including grant and proposal writing, reporting, and budget development and monitoring deliverables, and maintaining relationships with funding sources.
    5. Works with Hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB) and related groups to submit study protocols and ensure that study protocols are in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations, and reviews study progress and recommends revisions as necessary to better meet needs of sponsors.
    6. Participates in dissemination and quality improvement evaluation/research of program implementation and impact. Contributes to and participates in national conferences and training summits including collaborating on and submitting abstracts, presentations, posters and symposiums.
    7. Contributes to CCR and Hospital advocacy mission through participation in local, state and national stakeholder and advocacy groups related to mental health services and the impact of trauma and violence on children, youth, and communities.
    8. Provides seminars and training experiences for trainees (psychiatry fellows, psychology and social work interns) and interested professionals on CCR community-based mental health activities, including trauma-informed practices, advocacy, school-based mental health services, and school-community collaborations.
    9. Participates in the educational mission of the Department and Hospital including presentations at didactics, provides supervision to designated personnel (trainees, staff, and interns) as assigned per program, completing evaluations as required.
    10. Participates in Department and Hospital rounds, treatment meetings, patient care conferences, staffing, multidisciplinary case conferences, etc. as required.
    11. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
    12. Works with team members, Operations Director and Executive Director to provide appropriate coverage for scheduled absences. Maintains appropriate records and documentation of services for hospital and program needs.  
    13. Participates in continuing education events including hospital required education and professional certification/licensure.
    14. Other duties to support team objectives, projects and Executive Director as needed.


    1. Doctoral degree in clinical psychology with appropriate APA- approved clinical internship. If degree is in a related area (i.e., human development), must have completed an APA-approved clinical internship.
    2. Required licensure and/or certification: current license required, or licensed within one year.
    3. Experience working with PreK – 12th grade age children in school, child welfare, healthcare or mental health setting is required. School-based experience preferred.
    4. Demonstrated experience working with youth exposed to trauma and violence and living in low-opportunity and high-risk communities required.
    5. Proven experience delivering evidence-based group and clinical interventions in schools or youth-serving agency settings preferred.
    6. Possesses excellent training and consultation skills that foster active participation and new knowledge and skill acquisition.
    7. Proven experience successfully delivering in-person or web-based professional development and training to range of professionals representing different youth-serving agencies required.
    8. Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic project-based team environment that works to respond with flexibility to meet project needs and deadlines.
    9. Experience working on complex team projects and serving in range of project team roles with varied responsibilities including leadership and coordination.
    10. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with youth and professionals of all levels of education and experience.
    11. Proven ability to work independently to meet project deliverables and deadlines.
    12. Ability to think critically and proactively, act creatively, and take initiative appropriately in sometimes ambiguous situations.
    13. Comfortable working in shared work space and multiple locations.
    14. Bilingual Spanish verbal and written abilities preferred.
    15. Local travel to project sites and client locations required. May include some overnight travel.
    16. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentation software and some experience with SPSS, R or statistical analysis software and database technologies required.



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