Astor services for Children & Family Psychologist - Bronx, NY - 089P-TK (Full Time) in Bronx, New York

Psychologist —Bronx, NY - 089P-TK (Full Time)Job Title:


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Post Date:

July 17th, 2017


Bronx, NY

Employment type:

Full Time

Education Requirements:

Must be a Licensed Psychologist.

Experience Requirements:

Three (3) years clinical work experience working with children/adolescents in an educational is required; Experience with population served is preferred.

Job Description:

This candidate must have experience with research design, data analysis, and implementation of outcome measures in a programmatic setting; must have the ability to establish rapport to conduct evaluation; to analyze evaluation test data and to integrate all evaluation findings to produce comprehensive reports with practical recommendations to facilitate educational planning; must have experience conducting psycho-educational testing/achievement, analyze and report school-wide trends, must have the ability to integrate test findings to produce comprehensive report, must have experience in developing and conducting workshops, and experience with facilitating referrals and linkages; must have the ability to elicit and recognize suicidality and homicidality; to identify, use and teach behavioral/crisis interventions in an educational setting; to access family/client needs (medical; educational; social; legal; housing; etc) and link child/family to appropriate services, to gather information from available sources, including child, family and collaterals, as appropriate to obtain an in depth picture of the history and functioning of the child and family, to establish helping relationships characterized by warmth, genuineness, and empathy; to understand the cultural issues, which may play a role including religion/spiritual beliefs, role of extended family, attitude towards mental health (illness, treatment, system), racial issues; to implements strategies based on school-wide needs assessments for adolescents and provide recommendations to school personnel and families; to appropriately use models of diagnosis and intervention with schools and families to assist them in in understanding the interactions between the education system and mental health needs. Must demonstrate case management skills and have knowledge of substance use behaviors and treatment modality.

Job Benefits:

Benefits for Full Time employees:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation annually;

  • 12 paid holidays, 4 personal days;

  • 1 sick day per month, accruable to 150 days;

  • Fully paid individual LTD and life insurance;

  • Eligible for participation in agency medical and dental plan both individual and family, with small employee contribution.

Working at Astor:

Astor Services for Children & Families — originally the Astor Home for Boys and later the Astor Home for Children — was established in 1953 in response to an initiative of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene to create children’s residential treatment programs that would reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization of children.

We are committed to providing high quality treatment and child development services for youngsters and their families in the least restrictive setting and at the earliest possible point of intervention. In 1966, Astor opened its first outpatient mental health clinic in Rhinebeck. Today, the agency operates a wide range of community-based behavioral health treatment programs as well as early childhood development and parenting programs at multiple locations in the Hudson Valley and in the Bronx, New York.

Astor values a collaborative approach to service development and delivery. The services we provide today are the response to identified needs in the communities where thay are located and are often delivered in partnership with other service providers such as schools, BOCES, day care providers, foster care agencies, shelters, etc.

Astor’s services are available to all for whom they are appropriate without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, national origin, or health status.