Psychologist or School Psychologist (6 month parental leave coverage)

January 24, 2024

Milestones

Milestones Day School has provided state-of-the-art, evidence-based, comprehensive, educational, and therapeutic programming for students with autism and mental health challenges for the past 30 years.  Just bring your enthusiasm and join our multidisciplinary team.  Milestones is seeking two (2) full time psychologists for coverage of 2 parental leaves. The 6 month maternity leaves starting in June or July 2024 for both positions (the age range for one is elementary and high school for the other). These candidates would see approximately 10-12 individuals, run 4-5 groups each week, and provide testing/assessments. This role’s ideal candidate will have strong organizational and management skills and a strong fondness for our population.  Milestones has a total of 5 psychologists who work in collaboration.

We are also accepting graduate school students, post-doc students, or 3rd year school psychology students and they are encouraged to apply.

– Master’s level student candidates would be compensated $35,000 for 12 mos. and doctorate level student candidates would be compensated $65,000 for 12 mos. Fully credentialed candidates will be compensated at a competitive rate $70,000-$100,000 dependent on level of education and credentials).

Specific responsibilities include:

Providing consultation/training throughout the week to Milestones’ staff
Providing psychological assessments (preferably knowledge of personality/projective assessments)
Writing reports & effectively presenting information, test results, & recommendations at meetings in a manner easily understood by the team (including family) & when appropriate, the student
Liaison to students’ outside psychologists and psychiatrists
Provide individual & small group therapy
Provide crisis intervention in situations requiring immediate psychological treatment
Evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and make individual modifications
Write IEP goals, benchmarks, and progress reports for the psychological aspects of the students’ IEPs
Continue to keep up with professional development for current trends in the field

 Requirements:

MA or C.A.G.S. in school psychology or PhD/PsyD in clinical psychology
Licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a school psychologist or a clinical psychologist
Knowledge and experience with a variety of assessment instruments, including administration, scoring, and interpretation
Knowledge and experience of a wide variety of psychological methods.  Mindfulness, DBT & CBT, preferred
Knowledge and experience with students who have autism spectrum disorders and various mental health challenges (e.g., anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s, thought disorders, etc.)
Knowledge of special education systems and laws preferred
Desire to keep abreast of current information of various diagnoses and treatment methods through professional development
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational skills & experience with being a team player
Strong empathy and understanding of both students who have disabilities and their parents
Excellent critical thinking, written, and verbal skills

Benefits
•Health, dental, and vision Insurance
•Approximately 7 weeks of vacation in a full school year (approximately 6 weeks when school is not in session and 5 days of your choice)
•Paid time off
•401k with discretionary company match
•Pet Insurance
•20% off on-campus tuition and 10% off online tuition at Regis College and discount at Cambridge College
•Paid professional development
•Various discounts at local retailers and various entertainment venues that Milestones partners with

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Milestones Day School (Special Ed. School) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply for this job email your details to hmiller@advancingmilestones.com