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Clinical Specialist, Psych Experience - Op Mend

Job Duties

Under the direction of UCLA Operation Mend Director of Psychological Health Services (Dr. Jo Sornborger), and Medical Director (Dr. Bruce Kagan) of Operation Mend Intensive Treatment Program, incumbent will provide trauma informed/evidence based treatment and family-centered approach to care to Operation Mend patients and families participating in the intensive treatment program. Incumbent will also provide clinical care and support services, as well as community education and innovative research to ITP participants.

Major job functions include: (1) assist multidisciplinary team in psychodiagnostic appraisals and facilitation of intake and assessment protocols and structured sessions with patients and their families (2) assist in organizing, structuring, and conducting individual and group intervention sessions; (3) tracking and monitoring participants' participation in the intensive treatment program; (4) completing required documentation and data entry; (4) participating in multidisciplinary meetings and present relevant patient cases regarding target population; (5) conducting individual and group trauma informed interventions; (6) assisting Operation Mend clinical team in managing referrals and post treatment follow up; (7) attending training and supervision sessions; (8) attending designated Operation Mend and Health System activities.

Job Qualifications

Required: PhD or PsyD in Psychology or related fields.

Experience in the area of military, veterans, family, trauma, prevention and/or research.

Experience working successfully in a team environment. Ability to work effectively and closely with other members of the clinical and research teams.

Skill in ethical and professional behavior.

Experience delivering trauma informed behavioral interventions to clients in individual and particularly group settings.

Skill in developing rapport with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds.

Ability to administer assessment protocols.

Skill in keeping accurate and timely records.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently and report to supervisors and leadership on a regular basis and in a timely manner.

Must have valid driver's license, auto insurance and access to an automobile.

Flexible hours some evenings and weekends.

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Summary Information

  • Job Title: Clinical Specialist, Psych Experience - Op Mend
  • UCLA Title: Clin Spec Ex
  • Job Num.: H88100
  • Work Hours: To be determined
  • Work Location: Westwood, CA
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Minimum Salary: $19.19 / $3338
  • Maximum Salary: $69.07 / $12018
  • Layoff Referral Deadline: 
  • Bargaining Unit: 99

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