Serves as part of a multidisciplinary group to determine eligibility of applicants for reginal center services. Represents and/or presents expert testimony for the regional center in administrative hearings related to eligibility as needed. Supports service coordinators as they secure quality services for the individuals served by RCOC, particularly in the area of mental health and psychiatric needs. Provides psychological and behavior assessment and review of individuals with challenging needs.
Knowledge and experience in performing psychological testing, primarily cognitive, adaptive and developmental assessment.
Mental health and psychiatric experience required.
Early childhood experience preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in human services or educational settings with an emphasis on ASD and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience in interagency collaboration.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing at the highest professional level with members of management, public groups, RCOC staff, persons served, and their families.
Demonstrate knowledge of evidenced-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities.
Participate in community building activities, which lead to the development of collaborative efforts between RCOC and other services and supports for people with disabilities.
Present information effectively in a variety of formats and mediums to RCOC staff, constituency groups, and the Board of Directors.
Proficient in the use of a computer and independent production of all correspondence.
Work effectively in fast-paced, accountable environment.
As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, assist in determining the eligibility for regional center status.
Conduct developmental and behavioral level of care assessments for persons served within one's scope of competence.
Conduct assessment reviews for those individuals transitioning from state long term-care facility or county facilities.
Participate in resource groups, resolution/review committees and community workgroups and task forces, as needed.
Participate in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)/Individual Program Plan (IPP) and Planning Team Meetings, as needed.
Provide training to RCOC staff and service providers regarding psychiatric conditions and early childhood development.
Provide technical assistance and training to RCOC staff, families, local clinicians and service providers regarding mental health resources.
Maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art information on evidence-based treatments and interventions for individuals wit ASD and other developmental and intellectual disabilities and ensure dissemination of this information to RCOC staff, local clinicians and service providers.
Conduct records reviews and assessments to determine eligibility of applicants for regional center services.
Partner with community agencies and help identify mental health and psychiatric resources in the community.
Participate in the preparation and conduct of Fair Hearings, as needed.
All above duties performed in-person at the regional center offices and/or in the community.
Possess a doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited university, college, or professional school.
Valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Bard of Psychology required.
Valid California driver's license and insured vehicle, or other means of transportation that will permit incumbent to discharge job duties effectively and efficiently, required
Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is one of 21 private, nonprofit organizations contracted by the State of California to coordinate lifelong services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.