PSYCHOLOGIST, PhD in CLINIC - BEHAVORIAL HEALTH
The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Menominee Tribal Clinic The Menominee Tribal Clinic, (MTC) Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) seeks a psychologist (WI license-eligible by October 1, 2019) to join its dynamic team of healthcare professionals.
Recent doctoral graduates requiring pre-licensure supervision may be considered. The MTC is a full-service ambulatory healthcare facility located in Keshena, WI on the reservation of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. The ideal candidate will possess a strong multicultural ethic; have experience working with stress and trauma psychology, and foundational training and/or experience in clinical supervision (e.g., a doctoral course in the supervision of mental health trainees).
Primary duties for this position include serving a caseload of predominantly American Indian (largely Menominee) clients at the tribal clinic, as well as the Menominee Indian School District’s, Student Health Center. The position will provide administrative and supervisory support to the Director of Psychology Training and the Director of Behavioral Health Services. The position will additionally serve the needs of the greater Menominee tribal community through a variety of forums; including research, education, training, consultation, and leadership as designated by the Director of Behavioral Health Services.
The MTC serves as a model of quality and culturally-resonant healthcare. Thus, the clinic has begun implementing both internship and post-doctoral training programs in psychology. The programs are anticipated for the 2020-2021 cycle, with the goal of American Psychological Association accreditation and Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers membership.
It is expected that trainees will have rotations at the MTC in behavioral health and the medical department, at the Student Health Center, and will work with persons detained at the Tribal Jail. Psychologists will provide mentorship and supervision to trainees, and will participate in the continuous improvement of the training and clinical programs.
The Menominee Indian Tribe is a progressive employer that values research. The Tribe has many research partners and is highly supportive of culturally-congruent science. Much of the Tribe’s current research is focused on trauma-informed services, Historical Trauma, mind/body/spirit wellness, and implementation of a Zero Suicide Model. The Tribe has set a goal of becoming a trauma-informed services community and has been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a “Culture of Health” prize-winning community (http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/articles-and-news/2015/10/coh-prize-menominee-wi.html). The staff and administration of the MTC recognize that a healthy and happy workforce is elemental to quality service delivery. The work environment at the MTC is collegial, with an atmosphere that places tribal values first, accommodates flexibility, quality improvement, and personal, family, and community wellness.
The individual selected for this position will find many unique opportunities to utilize his/her existing knowledge, and gain new experiences working with a great healthcare team in a tribal site that really works to live the mission of Menominee Nation and the Tribal Clinic! In addition to a competitive salary and healthcare package, staff in the BHS receive annual funds for training and continuing education, relocation support, and stipends for licensure application/renewal and membership in professional organizations.
As a federally qualified health center (FQHC), the MTC has an excellent record of advocating for loan forgiveness for qualified health professionals, including with the National Health Services Core loan repayment program. The Menominee Indian Tribe of WI is 10 minutes from Shawano, WI; 1 hr. from Green Bay, WI; 1 hr. 15 min. from Appleton, WI; 2.5 hrs. from Milwaukee, WI; and about 4 hrs. from Minneapolis, MN. Many employees commute from the Green Bay area, a beautiful drive filled with fields, forest, and wildlife (eagles, deer, hawks, bear, etc.). Surrounding WI reservations include the Oneida Nation, Forest County Potawatomi, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, Sokaogon Chippewa (Mole Lake), Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Ho Chunk Nation, and St. Croix Chippewa.
The upper and central areas of Wisconsin hold a treasure trove of things to do: outdoor activities such as skiing, boating, and horseback riding; scores of small shops hosting unique artisan crafts and Amish-made goods. The sacred Wolf River, Legend Lake, and many other waterways are open for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc. Green Bay urban and historical activities abound, from museums to Lambeau Field, which hosts the Green Bay Packers! Upper Wisconsin is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan and offers access to both Lakes Michigan and Superior. The many tribal communities in upper Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula also offer the opportunity to participate in cultural events, pow wows, and recreation outside of the Menominee community.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general direction of the Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) Director, the position will provide psychological services to ambulatory clients, conduct clinical evaluation, testing, and assessment, provide supervision to doctoral psychology interns and post-doctoral residents, consult with other clinic staff and / or staff at community partner agencies, and serve as a resource for community education and information. Opportunities exist for program development, grant writing, and research.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Conduct assessment, evaluation, testing, and diagnosis of client and/or family mental/behavioral health and/or substance abuse problems
- Develop treatment plans and provide psychological services to clients utilizing empirically-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-congruent interventions
- Evaluate and respond to clients in urgent situations, in conjunction with emergency responders and County crisis evaluators as appropriate
- Consult with other professionals regarding common clients and new referrals; and participate in clinical case staffing, supervision, consultation, and peer review
- Work with other clinical and community providers to ensure the provision of non-psychological services, as deemed appropriate by treatment planning
- Act as an advocate for the clients in relation to other departments and community agencies when appropriate, (e.g., schools, courts)
- Participate in discharge planning and/or transfer of care sessions with other treatment facilities when appropriate
- In a timely manner, prepare and maintain accurate records according to accreditation standards, clinic policy and procedure, and the ethical standards of the American Psychological Association
- Conduct seminars, workshops and deliver presentations as required, in support of Tribal and community awareness, prevention, and education efforts
- Attend and/or conduct professional workshops/seminars and/or other training as required to maintain licensure and professional specialization(s)
- Remain abreast of the scientific psychological literature as it relates to Rural, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Trauma Psychology
- Provide supervision for to doctoral psychology interns and post-doctoral trainees, and assist with administrative duties accordingly, including the development and evaluation of existing systems, as directed by the Director of Psychology Training and/or BHSD Director
- Adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2010; 2016). Perform related duties as directed
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Candidates must possess a PhD, in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, supplemented by minimum of three (3) years previous experience and/or training that includes providing services in an inpatient and/or outpatient mental health facility as a doctoral-level psychologist
- Those possessing a PsyD may be considered for this position with appropriate qualifications
- Candidates must be license-eligible in the State of Wisconsin and those transferring credentials from another state must obtain licensure as a psychologist in Wisconsin within four months of hire
- Early career/recent graduates may be considered if requiring additional hours of post-doctoral supervision; however, must be licensed by the Department of Regulation and Licensing, State of Wisconsin on or before January 1, 2020
- Essential knowledge includes demonstrated competency with the theory, principles, and practices of counseling, clinical, and developmental psychology, as required for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals, couples, families, and groups
- Basic psychological knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of alcohol and chemical abuse counseling must be demonstrated with training and practice
- Basic knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical supervision on doctoral interns and post-doctoral psychology residents must be demonstrated with past training and practice
- A documented knowledgebase of the practice of trauma-informed care and cultural competence in the delivery of psychological care is required
PREFERRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
In addition to the minimum qualifications addressed above, the ideal candidate will have graduated from an APA-accredited doctoral program and internship training experience. Additional training and experience sought include competency in quality improvement planning, project management, and/or program development.
Those with experience working with children are especially encouraged to apply. A willingness to be trained to assume such responsibilities, either independently or as a member of the BHSD team is highly desirable.
For more information contact Ms. Jodi Opper, Director of Behavioral Health Services @ (715) 799-5451; or go to www.menominee-nsn.gov/Employment/Jobs.aspx.