MSPP is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, working and bringing psychological knowledge to the multi-cultural world community. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the faculty group are invited to identify themselves during the application process.
MSPP is committed to building a diverse work staff .We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. MSPP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.
Director of Admissions, Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation
Part-Time (10-15 hours) Responsibilities Include:
- Oversight and development of fiscal infrastructure, including insurance billing and fees
- Program development of current and proposed revenue-generating assessment services
- Program development for postdoctoral training in assessment services at Brenner Center
- Collaboration and coordination with existing postdoctoral assessment training (e.g., CAFES)
- Coordination and collaboration with Director of Training and Clinical Director at the Center
- Teaching, consultation as requested and is consistent with professional background
- Participation in meetings and initiatives of the Department of Community Engagement
Candidates will have demonstrated administrative and program development experience, preferably within an academic setting; familiarity with existing and proposed post-doctoral training rotations and commitment to developing the assessment capacities of the Brenner Center in collaboration with the Director of Training and the Clinical Director. Internal candidates should have demonstrated capacity for effective collaboration within MSPP and with external stakeholders and should also be able to demonstrate how they will be able to mutually support their current position and this part-time postion.
Email a resume and a letter of interest that addresses the stated qualifications to:
Mary-Alice Howard, MS
Director, Human Resources
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Child and Family Forensic Psychology
The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) is pleased to announce four (4) postdoctoral training opportunities in child forensic psychology. The four (4) Fellowships are full-time and carry a stipend of $38,000. The one-year Fellowships begin in September of 2014. The Child and Family Evaluation Service (CAFES) is a consultation/evaluation unit within the MSPP Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law. It provides forensic evaluation and consultation services to courts, attorneys, and public and private agencies on issues in which children and families are involved in the legal system (divorce, custody, abuse, access, etc.). The Fellowship offers supervised experience and training in work for the Probate & Family Courts of Massachusetts, including opportunities to testify in court with guidance from an experienced supervisor/evaluator and a retired judge. In addition, Fellows participate in various seminars and other learning activities offered by MSPP.
Fellows are required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and will be provided with supervision by experienced, licensed psychologists. By the end of the Fellowship year, fellows will have completed 2,000 training hours. Fellows will also be involved in the direct provision of services, such as conducting groups for high- conflict parents and other intervention services. Fellows will attend two MSPP classes each semester that are dedicated to the relevant case law, legal statutes, and professional "best practices" in this area of expertise leading to a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic issues.
Applicants must have a PhD/PsyD in psychology with APA-accredited predoctoral internship. Child training is required. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Send curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and three (3) current letters of recommendation to:
Christina Harms, Director
CAFES at the Center of Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
More information is available at www.mspp.edu/community/children-families-law.
MSPP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Administrative Assistant for School Psychology Department and Dean of Students Office
- Provide primary support for the Dean of Students Office. Essential duties include:
- Manage office data collection
- Record, distribute and maintain meeting notes for bi-weekly administrative meeting and monthly Student Coordinating Committee meeting
- Maintain and revise low cost psychotherapy list
- Assist with Fundamentals Week
- Maintain list of student contacts for Academic Resource Center
- Assist with organizing events throughout the year
- Computer and typing assistance when needed.
- Maintain and update office web site information
- Provide primary support for the School Psychology Department. Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
- Circulate information requests, messages and reminders to Department faculty regarding events, meetings, course syllabi and textbook orders, etc.
- Circulate messages and reminders to Department students regarding events, curricular requirements, course registration, student-faculty conferences, course evaluations, etc.
- Maintain Department records and correspondence regarding students' field placement. Communicate with and coordinate among students, faculty, and field supervisors regarding students' field placements
- Manage Department data collection
- Screen incoming calls and correspondence and respond independently when possible
- Maintain, update, and circulate departmental documents, records & reports
- Maintain, update, and edit Department handbooks for specialist program, doctoral program, field supervision, and doctoral project
- Take minutes at monthly faculty meeting (evening)
- Develop and maintain relevant MSPP forms
- Maintain and update program and student records as needed for accreditation and approval reports
- Maintain records and facilitate communication and scheduling in support of School Psychology PsyD students' doctoral projects
- Maintain and update Department website information
- Process advanced standing course credits and course audit information for School Psychology doctoral students
- During periods of high demand provide back-up (secondary) support for other academic affairs personnel.
- Other duties as assigned
Reports to: Dean of Students and School Psychology Department Chair
- Education/Experience – A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or at least four years work experience in position(s) with responsibilities at least equal to those of the position being advertised; or an acceptable combination of education and work experience.
- Communication/Language Skills – (a) Ability to communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing, with demonstrated competence in handling phone calls and preparing drafts of letters and other written memoranda.; (b) Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, equipment operating and maintenance manuals.
- Technology Skills – Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in using all MS Office applications.
- Interpersonal Skills – Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with superordinate and colleague personnel as well as with other internal and external MSPP constituents.
- Organizational/Analytical Skills – Ability to analyze and organize work and workflow; ability to deal with periods of high-demand; ability to multitask; ability to self-establish timelines and to meet deadlines established by others. Ability to work independently and to be productive even when working without close day-to-day supervision.
Application Process: Email a resume and a letter of interest that addresses the stated qualifications to:
Ms. Ellen Collins
Human Resource Manager
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning June 10, 2013.
Database and Reports Designer/Administrator
The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology is looking for an experienced Database Administrator (DA) for our IT Department to support our ever growing database and reporting needs. The DA will work closely under the IT Director’s supervision in multiple database related tasks such as setting up systems for integrating data flow between different departments, designing and maintaining batch files for scheduled, automated database tasks such as importing, exporting, inserting and updating data records. Designing crystal report templates for Business Intelligence, and creating online forms with Microsoft InfoPath and SharePoint to streamline work protocols.
The DA is required to work in a challenging, fast paced, growing environment - where multi-tasking, clear communication, priority managing, and the ability to meet deadlines are required skills. The DA needs to be detail oriented, patient, and dedicated and work with the utmost vigilance to insure data integrity.
- Bachelor Degree in Information Systems or related field required. MS preferred. Microsoft Certification in SQL Server is strongly desired.
- Self-Reliant and good project and time management skills to complete tasks within negotiated deadlines.
- Solid Understanding in RDMS especially MS SQL 2005/2008/2008 R2, and Data Warehousing
- Solid understanding of database development methodologies and the use of planning tools including ERDs and Normalization.
- Have at least 4 years of experiences in Microsoft SQL Server farms, creating queries and views, automatic tasks, database optimization, backup, upgrade, relocate, restore, database disaster recovery, documentation and database permission/security management.
- Familiar with MS SQL Command Line Tools
- Experience in implementing database related projects or building enterprise database from scratch.
- Ability to create customized data mapping from one external data service to another.
- Ability to create customized data connector to process data import/export from different databases.
- Knowledge with Campus Café by Scan Business Systems is a big plus
- Working Experience in educational or corporate environment with experience supporting 50+ users is a plus
- Knowledge of T-SQL and good working knowledge on how to hand-code a query
- Knowledge with Crystal Reports and ability to create a crystal report from scratch.
- Knowledge with HTML, XML, ASP, VBScript or PHP for creating online forms.
- MCP and database related certificate is a major plus.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, knowledge with SharePoint 2007/2010 and InfoPath is a plus.
- 35 hour work week, M-F
- Must have reliable transportation as some traveling to off campus locations may be required.
- Flexiblity on weekend work hours is needed as some overtime may be needed with advanced notice.
- Sitting for extended periods of time.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
- This is a full time exempted position
Full benefits package including Health/Dental insurance, Long Term/Short Term/Life Insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sponsored 403B plan, and paid career and skill training.
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
One Wells Ave
Newton, MA 02459
Clinical Psychology Department Head
The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology announces its search for a Head of the Clinical Psychology Department. Following a decade of exceptional service during which the doctoral program in clinical psychology has grown in size and increased in stature, the current department administrator will retire in June 2013. In order to facilitate an orderly transition, the School hopes to have a new department head and program director named well prior to the departure of the current administrator; a designed successor could begin employment at MSPP as early as January 2013.
MSPP is a vibrant, growing institution enrolling almost 600 full-time students in a variety of graduate programs. It strives to be one of America’s preeminent schools of psychology by providing programs that integrate rigorous academic instruction with extensive field education and close attention to professional development. MSPP has assumed an ongoing social responsibility to create programs that educate individuals for psychology-based professional careers including—but not limited to—specialists in many disciplines to meet the evolving mental health needs of society. MSPP is an academic community that fully involves all employed personnel in institution-wide decision-making and development—the voices of faculty as well as those of professional and non-professional staff are encouraged and heard. Personnel are valued and appreciated both for their contributions to the School and for their own individuality. Established in 1974 as a 503(c)(3) non-profit private institution of higher education, MSPP is currently housed in its third location. The enrollment growth of the School has led to repeated needs for expanded physical facilities, and the School is again anticipating the need for campus expansion—a lease/purchase agreement for a new building was recently finalized and the School expects to open the 2012-13 academic year at a new location in a completely remodeled and uniquely designed facility. MSPP is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
MSPP’s doctoral program in clinical psychology currently enrolls 325 students; the program prepares practicing clinicians through coordinated ongoing academic and applied experience. Throughout the four-year program coursework is coordinated with field placement experiences in practica and internships; it provides a strong academic and experiential base for understanding and treating human problems. The curriculum is designed to offer broad and rigorous training in clinical knowledge and skills; the integration of applied experience and knowledge is at the core of the MSPP education model. The program actively engages the development of the “professional self” through integration at all levels—in the classroom, at practica and internships, and through self-observation and awareness. These are the essential elements that the faculty believe are necessary to cultivate and nurture thoughtful, sensitive, culturally competent and effective professional psychologists. The doctoral program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Instruction is provided by a faculty of 25 core faculty, whose work is supported by an array of well qualified adjuncts.
The Head of the Clinical Psychology Department is assisted by an Associate Department Head who is responsible for (a) ensuring program quality through the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of a systematic and comprehensive student outcomes assessment process; (b) leading the faculty to consideration of alternative pedagogies and curricular approaches, including—but not limited to—consideration of systemic improvements in determination of internship readiness and doctoral project quality, and the consideration of expansion of technology in teaching (including consideration of limited online teaching); and (c) assuring compliance with APA accreditation requirements, maintaining attention to accreditation-related demands, and preparing all APA accreditation-related documents and communication. In addition to supervising the work of the Associate Department Head and making certain that those critically important functions are being satisfactorily addressed, and in addition to any other professional assignments that may be consigned by the Provost, the Head of the Clinical Psychology Department will be responsible for the following:
- Recommending the employment of personnel; soliciting/maintaining an up-to-date pool of potential adjunct faculty; facilitating the transition of new faculty into the department; evaluating the departmental faculty and staff; and ensuring the systematic professional development and performance improvement of departmental personnel;
- Proposing, monitoring, and—when necessary—making adjustment recommendations regarding the department’s budget;
- Ensuring an environment that—while student centered—demands the maintenance of the highest rigorous academic and professional standards;
- Promulgating an organizational culture that maintains an appropriate balance between professional/clinical expertise and scholarly productivity among the program faculty, including leadership of the faculty group to a state of increased scholarly output;
- Contributing to the overall growth and improvement of the school by maintaining an institution-wide perspective, by serving on the Academic Leadership Group and a variety of other task forces and committees, by representing the School to the general public, and by helping to envision and facilitate positive organizational change.
Although it will be limited by the administrative demands of this position, some teaching will be required.
The successful candidate will: (1) Present professional and scholarly credentials suitable for a senior academic administrative leadership position in a professional graduate school, including an established record of respected scholarship/research yielding an appropriate array of publications in respected venues; (2) Hold an earned doctorate and credentials as a licensed clinical psychologist; (3) Validate prior successful professional experience in both clinical and academic-instructional settings; (4) Be knowledgeable and appreciative of (a) the scholar-practitioner model of psychologist preparation, and (b) professional education that is intrinsically linked with early, extended, and systematic field education; and (4) Demonstrate possession of personal integrity, energy, enthusiasm for program building, willingness to undertake demanding and difficult jobs, excellent written and oral communication skills, good judgment and problem solving capabilities, team building and team work skills, organizational skills, a sense of humor, and an uncompromised commitment to the highest qualitative standards in graduate professional education.
Review of applications will begin August 1, 2012. Interested candidates should submit (1) a detailed letter of application responding to the stated qualifications and describing how the candidate’s experiences are related to any/all of the stated job responsibilities, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of at least four professional references with complete contact information. (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior permission.) Materials should be submitted electronically to: Ms. Ellen Collins, Human Resources Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Notice to All Candidates:
MSPP is cognizant of and has a commitment to fulfill its legal mandate as an equal employment opportunity institution. Further, the School values the educational benefits which devolve to students when the faculty/staff is broadly representative of our diverse American society. Therefore, MSPP especially welcomes applications from candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community, including—but not limited to—characteristics of age, citizenship, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender or gender identification, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements are invited to identify themselves during the application process.