Psychologist

Alta California Regional Center
Job Description

THE ORGANIZATION

Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) is a non-profit agency under contract to the State of California and for over 50 years has provided the coordination of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. ACRC employs nearly 500 persons working out of eight offices in a ten-county area.  ACRC is one of twenty-one Regional Centers in California.
 

THE POSITION AND JOB SUMMARY

ACRC is seeking a Psychologist at the Sacramento Office location to provide psychological evaluations for developmental disabilities (DD); consult with vendored psychologists, Regional Center intake and Early Start staff, service coordinators, and managers on issues relating to assessment, cognitive functioning, autism, mental health, and differential diagnosis; perform comprehensive chart reviews related to establishing regional center eligibility; participate on various internal committees and workgroups to provide consultation and training on related DD and mental health issues; occasionally provide court testimony in eligibility appeal cases; occasionally provide internal and external outreach presentations and trainings related to regional center eligibility and developmental disabilities; and maintain all required records in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and ACRC policies.
 

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred applicant will have the following qualifications: PhD or PsyD in Psychology; California license as a psychologist or license-eligible within two years; substantial training and professional experience in psychological testing, diagnostic evaluation, and writing psychological reports; excellent writing skills; knowledge of developmental disabilities, administration and interpretation of psychological tests and related statistics, development across the lifespan, clinical psychology, differential diagnosis and clinical formulation; and strong analytical and problem-solving ability, clinical judgment, and interpersonal skills.
 
SUMMARY OF OUTSTANDING BENEFITS
ACRC offers an excellent working environment and a benefits package to include 90% employer-paid health insurance plus low-cost dependent coverage including domestic partners; 100% employer-paid chiropractic, dental, and vision insurance for employees plus dependents; 100% employer-paid employee life insurance coverage; 100% employer-paid long term disability coverage; flexible benefits pre-tax spending program;  CalPERS employee pension plan; and 457 and 403-B voluntary tax shelter annuities.  Other benefits include 17-22 annual vacation days, 12 annual sick days, 14 paid holidays, longevity leave, Employee Assistance Program, and many other generous benefits. This is intended to represent a general summary of benefit plans and coverages only. As a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt agency that serves individuals with disabilities, ACRC qualifies for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) which is intended to help reduce student loan debt.
 
TO APPLY
Visit www.altaregional.org and fill out an online Employment Application
 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
Contact Information