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Psychologist Assistant

Company: Choctaw Defense Munitions
Location: Fort Knox
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Psychology Technician, Fort Knox, KY Job Summary: Provide non-clinical internal clinical behavioral health, leader support and training to commanders and Soldiers with the ultimate goal of performance enhancement and improved resiliency within the United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Primary Duties:

  • Implement and recommend unit behavioral health initiatives that culminate in proactive measures creating a positive and safe environment for Soldiers and their Families and reduce factors negatively impacting organizational culture.
  • Conduct a variety of activities to include, but are not limited to, training, coaching, creating surveys, conducting, and analyzing research, developing educational material, reviewing Serious Incident Reports; identifying trends that may impede organizational or individual effectiveness; submitting reports, and develop/implement strategies to improve unit success.
  • Shall function as part of assessment and evaluation team, conduct interviews, review medical records, conduct interviews, for each incoming student for past or current treatment and conditions with potential adverse impact of ability to perform recruiting duties. Consult with the Psychologist to determine Soldier disposition.
  • Support implementation of the Integrated Leader Development Program
  • Identify factors that negatively affect desired organizational culture
  • Advise and train leaders to identify signs of stress and subsequent appropriate leader actions
  • Implement evidence-based/evidence informed, approved coaching and training
  • Safeguard information and client confidentiality
  • Work a standard 40-hour work week noting that Techs may provide crisis intervention and unit training which may require work outside of the 8 AM - 5 PM workday (with a one-hour unpaid lunch period).
  • Travel occasionally to provide Field Sustainment Training. Approved travel costs will be reimbursed. Competencies:
    • Strong assessment skills, interpersonal skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Comfortable leading large and small group discussions and training
    • Be trustworthy and able to inspire confidence and respect from all stakeholders
    • Commitment to the USAREC Psychology Services' mission
    • Confidence and ability to negotiate challenging situations that require tact and diplomacy
    • Ethical, open-minded, and commitment to diversity and inclusion Education, Experience, Skills:
      • Shall hold at a minimum a bachelor's degree with experience in the behavioral health field. A master's degree is preferred, in clinical or counseling psychology; industrial and organizational psychology; sports psychology; or clinical social work. Other acceptable fields of experience include education school psychology, counseling or sociology.
      • Experience with statistics and the use of statistical packages such as the Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) for data analysis is highly recommended but not required.
      • Prefer experience working with military service members.
      • Shall be computer literate and have the ability to operate Microsoft Office Suite programs and learn to use USAREC-specific programs such as the Leaders' Edge Program and administration /coaching, SharePoint, and findings of The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) instrument or other executive coaching tool that may be utilized by the Command.
      • Strong listening, observation, and communication skills.
      • Empathetic and sensitive when working with Soldiers. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking, or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about. May be required to work on peripheral computer equipment at site specific locations. This position requires reviewing summaries, reports, and making decisions to solve problems, or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. Ability for visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear and understand speech. Work Environment Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Job is primarily performed in a modern office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse, and multi-line telephone system. Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Additional Qualifying Factors As a condition of employment, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, a health screening to include TB testing, obtain and maintain a Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Certification approved by the American Heart Associations, be successfully credentialed by the base Medical Treatment Facility, have acceptable references, obtain a favorable adjudicated National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) or an equivalent or higher investigation in accordance with Army Directive 2014-05, and obtain a Common Access card which allows access to the military base and protected data. You must have reliable transportation to/from work and the ability to travel to other bases as requested to perform your contracted duties. The above-noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the applicant a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of the position. EEO/AAP Statement We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to craft and maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. Choctaw is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Choctaw Defense Munition (CDM) CDM's management teams implement best practices in healthcare management and workforce staffing solutions for medical, behavioral health, and administrative services. CDM provides licensed and credentialed healthcare professionals to meet all Federal and State regulations required to support critical Government mission and family readiness programs and has highly skilled personnel with the necessary expertise to successfully manage contracts and employ a variety of labor categories globally PI187855295

Keywords: Choctaw Defense Munitions, Louisville , Psychologist Assistant, Healthcare , Fort Knox, Kentucky

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