GROUP PROGRAM MANAGER- Geriatric Psychiatry - Full Time
McLean Hospital Corporation - Belmont, MA

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About Our Organization

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.

Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers.

Major clinical programs at McLean Hospital address a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, including: depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric illnesses; and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Each program offers access to a full continuum of care, including acute inpatient care, acute residential care, partial hospitalization, continuing residential care options and outpatient services. McLean's multidisciplinary team responds to each patient's situation with a commitment to individualized treatment that may include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopharmacology and rehabilitation services.

Responsibilities

The Geriatric Psychiatry Program Manager has a dual role: (1) Oversees and manages Geriatric Psychiatry group programs in intensive outpatient setting (SAGE) and two Geriatric Psychiatry inpatient units: Older Adult Unit (SBI) and Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (SBII). In this role the individual in this position supervises group leaders for SAGE and SBII. (2) In addition, the Geriatric Psychiatry Group Program Managerserves as a group leader and the principal group therapy provider on SBI. In the role of the group leader on SBI this position also supervises rehab staff.Reports to Director of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of Group Therapyand works closely with Inpatient Unit Medical Directors and Nursing Directors on SBI and SBII as well as clinical and administrative staff to ensure effective group therapy design, implementation, documentation, and quality assurance.

Qualifications

Master’s or doctoral degree in psychology or equivalent is required. Individual must have solid experience in leading groups with a geriatric population and be well versed in the latest group therapy practices such as CBT, DBT, Wellness, Mentalization, and Interpersonal Therapy. Training in the fundamentals of group therapy and group development would be a strong preference. Minimum of 5 years experience developing and providing group therapy services; supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at McLean Hospital is contingent upon a successful CORI (Criminal Background Check), National Background Check and clearance from the Occupational Health Department.

Required Skills:
Skills/Abilities/Competencies

Successful candidate must possess basic computer skills in order to use a variety of electronic systems to access and/or maintain personal employment-related data, satisfy required annual trainings, and use job-specific applications. All employees of McLean Hospital are assigned an email account for business communication purposes. Candidate must also be able to consistently demonstrate McLean Values of integrity, compassion and respect, diversity and teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits conform to this policy in order to further the principles of equal employment opportunity and the spirit of affirmative action.

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