Company Name:

Headway Emotional Health Services


Richfield, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Community Psychology

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

January 24, 2019

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Training and Assessment Director

Headway Emotional Health is looking for accountable and decisive team members who want to make a dynamic and lasting impact in their communities. We are a passionate and responsive social enterprise making a difference in the lives of over 20,000 families and individuals throughout the Twin Cities metro area each year. We pride ourselves on bringing innovative, dimensional solutions to mental health challenges while continually learning new and better ways to provide care. Our mission is to empower people of all ages to live an emotionally healthy life.

Headway is actively seeking a motivated professional to ensure the successful coordination and execution of psychological services. The Training and Assessment Director serves as the administrator of our APA pre-doctoral internship program and is committed to educating interns and students to become successful members of the profession by furthering the development of their clinical skills, ethical principles and professional identity in preparation for generalists in applied psychological settings. You will provide dynamic and collaborative leadership in the coordination of Internships, Practicums, and our Testing Clinic. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring program and team member success by overseeing specific and global training needs and managing our testing inventory. You will create/maintain functional team environments by exercising both critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Your relationships with various stakeholders including the APA, higher educational institutions, Program supervisors, among others, includes quality, compliance, and coordination of service delivery with partners. The mission of the Training & Assessment Director at is to ensure the successful coordination and execution of psychological services.

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  • Ensure compliance with APA & MPA standards
  • Establish and manage relationships with education institutions.
  • Execute multidisciplinary masters & doctoral practicum program.
  • Coordinate & execute effective assessment clinics
  • Assess & maintain testing inventory
  • Mediate, negotiate, and resolve issues arising from differences between policies/procedures, partners, and trainees.
  • Recruit & select qualified applicants


  • Ability to navigate complex systems
  • In-depth understanding of mission and ability to cascade objectives
  • Ability to effectively integrate change
  • Proven ability to critically think, and problem-solve; structured, effective decision-making process.
  • Ownership & Understanding of established program area(s)/Departments with breadth & depth in conjunction with organizational initiatives.


  1. Ensure compliance with APA & MPA standards
    • Manage training, and weekly consultations & didactics of Interns
    • Maintain ongoing data on all Interns
    • Facilitate training committee meetings
    • Communicate quarterly with APA regarding Internship
    • Evaluate Interns and Supervisors semi-annually
    • Maintain efficacy of Training Program according to APA standards
  1. Establish and manage relationships with educational institutions
    • Communicate with Graduate program regarding Headway's Practicum Program
    • Communicate quarterly with Practicum's school
    • Manage training, and weekly consultations & didactics of Practicum students
  1. Execute multidisciplinary masters & doctoral practicum program
    • Oversee global training needs of Masters' and Doctoral training needs
    • Evaluate practicum students' progress and quality
    • Maintain data on all practicum students
  1. Coordinate & execute effective assessment clinics
    • Receive internal and external testing referrals and connect as necessary to therapist
    • Communicate as necessary with testing referents
    • Assure appropriate testing is completed
    • Manage testing and payment connection
    • Communicate on an ongoing basis with Billing Dept on all testing cases
    • Ensure test are appropriately proctored
  1. Assess and maintain testing inventory
    • Keep inventory of tests and order accordingly
    • Keep abreast of test versioning and update as necessary
  1. Mediate, negotiate, and resolve issues arising from differences between policies/procedures, partners, and trainees
    • Maintain communication with Program Supervisor to preempt any issues and ensure effective collaboration.
    • Mediate between Interns and Supervisors
    • Mediate and resolve practicum supervisor issues
  1. Recruit & select qualified applicants
    • Coordinate and execute annual application, interview, and selection process for Interns and Practicum students
    • Communicate with prospective Interns and Students interested in Headway's programs
    • Select interns and students appropriate for the needs of Headway
  1. Other tasks as necessary to meet/exceed the mission of the organization and the role
    • Complete testing cases as needed
    • Maintain 25% caseload
    • Other duties as assigned



  • Licensed or license eligible in Minnesota, doctoral clinical psychologist
  • Experience working with an internship training group
  • 3+ years' clinical experience
  • Competency in psychological testing
  • Experience building community relationships

Preferred but not required

  • 2+ years program supervision and management experience
  • 1+ years' experience developing community partnerships
  • 1+ years program development experience
  • 1+ years Department of Human Service compliance experience
  • Proven ability to increase client outcomes
  • Board-approved to provide clinical supervision
  • Must have own car for work
  • Ability to collaborate and utilize the skills of program team and other team members
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes demanding environment.
  • Ability to think on your feet during a crisis
  • Experience as a Director of Training
  • 5+ years' clinical experience
  • 5+ years' of clinical testing experience with children and adults
  • 2+ years' clinical supervision experience

To submit an application, please follow this link: 

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