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Psychologist - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in High Point, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 5/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

If you are a talented, dedicated and caring Psychologist looking for a satisfying career opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our clients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, join our team at RHA Health Services!

Our Psychologists provides quality individual and specific habilitative training activities to maximize the independent functioning of each people supported while minimizing the individual’s challenging behaviors.  You will rely on knowledge, experience and judgment with limited direction and supervision.

Important Job-Related Responsibilities Include:
  • Administers and reports results of formal intellectual tests such as Slosson, Stanford-Binet, Weschsler, and Adaptive Behavior Tests such as the Vineland Social Maturity Scale or AAMD Adaptive Behavior Inventor as requested by the Qualified Professional in an Evaluation format, in a timely fashion, for the development of Annual Person Centered Plan or Individual Behavior Support Programs.
  • Includes in the Evaluation format, as needed, a functional analysis, based on observation and interview to determine the possible causes and maintaining factors involved in maladaptive behavior, often prior to development of a behavior support plan.
  • Reviews Personal Outcome Interview data for information pertaining to possible causes and maintaining factors.
  • Specifies a DSM-IV diagnosis for a people supported within the context of the Evaluation format.
  • Develops Behavior Support Programs for people supported with high frequency, high intensity challenging behaviors identified by the interdisciplinary team, including an emphasis on strategies for teaching alternate adaptive behaviors as well as strategies for reducing the frequency and intensity of challenging behaviors.
  • Ensures accurate calculation of data for monthly progress notes and review of all behavior data.
  • Completes thorough analysis of data and relates results to past performance.
  • Monitors the Behavior Intervention Notebook in service site.
  • Counsels and assists people supported in developing and maintaining important relationships with peers, friends and family members.
  • Works closely with the clinical/professional management staff to maintain communication and provide feedback, standardize procedures, expedite implementation of the Person Centered Plan and work-flow and to improve effectiveness of direct support staff.
  • Participates in the Human Rights Committee.
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the development of the Person Centered Plan for each person supported.
  • Works with and communicates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure provision of quality services.   

Psychologist - Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Job Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology from an accredited college or university required. 

  • Licensure by the NC Board of Practicing Psychologists is a requirement. 

  • Prefer background in Human Services with hands-on clinical experience and training dealing with the MR/DD population or related experience may also qualify. 

  • Experience in conducting generalized evaluations and assessments for diverse groups (multi-handicapped, dual diagnosis, severe and profound MR, emotionally disturbed, etc.).

  • Licensure in the state working is required. 

  • Valid drivers license including personal vehicle insurance coverage. 

  • Must maintain proficiency in company sponsored training and certifications. 

  • The following are conditions of employment:  CPR, first aid, NCI, and others as specified and/or required by company regulations.

  • Must be able to demonstrated proficiency in CPR from floor level. Practicing CPR skills will require you to work on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting.


RHA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible full-time employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

We understand your desire to continue to grow in the role; we are known for providing high quality services, excellent staff training and opportunities for advancement into supervisory and other roles within the organization.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full-time employees includes:

  • Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching

  • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance, Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions, resolve medical claims issues and basically does the legwork for employees

  • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies

  • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo

  • Paid Time Off

  • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.

  • Free Annual Health Screening and Wellness coaching event.

  • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.

  • Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities

  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!

Psychologist - Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities