Colorado State HCS Trainee III - Psychology Intern in Denver Metro, Colorado

HCS Trainee III - Psychology Intern

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HCS Trainee III - Psychology Intern

Location

Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIC HCS Trainee III

Closing

7/21/2017 5:00 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

Department Information

About Us

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Employee wellness programs

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities, and more

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) strives to provide the most efficient, effective and elegant services to our customers. Services are elegant when both the provider and the customer feel uplifted by their interaction.

"Daily, our commitment is to be "people who help people"

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan (CMHIFL)

As a cornerstone of the Denver metro area for over half a century, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan is a leading employer, provider of quality mental health services, and a community partner.

Description of Job

This position is only open to those candidates that have successfully matched through their national match program. For more information about this process please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement.

Under the supervision of a designated Colorado Licensed Psychologist(s), this intern will provide direct treatment in the forms of individual and group psychotherapy using evidence-based treatment strategies. This expectation is the 12 month internship year.

  • Consult with supervising psychologists to assure adherence to treatment protocols and respond to feedback.

  • Provide effective empirically-supported treatment strategies and apply research to clinical settings.

  • Work with treatment refractory patients to improve outcome.

  • Recommend treatment interventions based on cognitive functioning and personality characteristics.

  • Communicates to provide or exchange information keeping others informed.

  • Responds in a prompt and professional manner to requests and inquiries.

  • Shares information with others in order to get the job done and to ensure smooth working relationships.

  • Utilizes LEAP principles when communicating with patients and/or staff.

  • Consider individual differences and cultural diversity when developing treatment plans.

  • Determine which psychological tests are appropriate for the referral question and court testimony.

  • Interpret psychological assessments in a manner that is consistent with standardized administration.

  • Consider the patient's life and mental health history, and daily functioning unit when interpreting findings.

  • Consult with supervising psychologists to assure that recommendations adequately target functional deficits.

  • Recommend diagnosis based on test findings.

  • Make effective use of clinical supervision.

  • Apply research in clinical settings.

  • Consider individual differences and cultural diversity when interpreting result of psychological tests.

  • Develop and expand knowledge of evidence-based treatments or psychological assessments target in the rotation.

  • Demonstrate implementation of techniques and skills at a level of competency expected for a pre-doctoral intern.

  • Develop a treatment alliance with difficult to treat patients with chronic mental illness.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D./Psy.D./Ed.D. Clinical or Counseling Psychologist program in good standing, completed at least two years of graduate study in clinical psychology, counseling, school/educational, forensics or closely related field at the doctoral level, and participating in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral And Internship Centers (APPIC)/National MATCH Service matched with CMHIFL. YOU MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR DOCTORAL TRANSCRIPTS AND A COPY OF YOUR APPIC MATCHED/CONFIRMATION LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

In addition to the Minimum Qualifications outlined above, our ideal candidate will possess the following Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing security in a mental health setting

  • Knowledge of Colorado Revised Statute (CRS) 27-65 statues

  • Knowledge of Center for Medicaid and Medical Services (CMS) Regulations

  • Knowledge of The Joint Commission standards

Required Competencies:

  • Active Listening

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Crucial Thinking

  • Negotiating Skills

  • Persuasion

  • Judgment and Decision Making

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Report Writing

  • Oral Communication Skills

  • Gathering, recording, and documenting information

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must pass a health screen.

  • Required Annual Flu Vaccination, unless an authorized exemption is provided.

  • Have no felony convictions or history of domestic violence.

  • Pass a Colorado Background Investigation (CBI), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background investigations.

  • Pass a drug screen.

  • Must be willing and able to work with staff and clients of all social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds,

  • Must be willing and able to work with potential dangerous clients in a locked setting.

Essential Attributes Related to Job Duties:

  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan's required orientation/training.

  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security.

  • Ability to work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations.

Supplemental Information

Selection Process

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to help further define and differentiate the skills they bring to the position. Please remember that these items are a supplement to your application and do not replace it - you will still need to complete each section of the application in its entirety. Using phrases such as "see resume" will not meet the requirement for completing the application.

This position is only open to those candidates that have successfully matched through their national match program. For more information about this process please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement.

Please be aware the application review is based solely upon the information provided in your application packet, especially the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application.