Director of the Psychological Fitness Center - Licensed Psychological

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center | East Hills, NY, United States

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Posted Date 2/27/2023

We have an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Psychologist to design, develop and oversee the implementation of a newly created Center for Psychological Fitness at the SJJCC. The primary vision of this innovative initiative is to offer preventative mental health programs and services to the broad community that the JCC serves.   

The Director of the Psychological Fitness Center in collaboration with other JCC Professionals will be responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and providing all programs and services in the Center. In addition, he/she must complete monthly financials, prepare annual budgets, maintain analytics, and present to the Board when appropriate.


How You’ll Help Us Be Successful:

  • Design, develop and implement preventative mental health programs and services (such as mindfulness training, resilience, anger management, parenting skills, etc.) to meet the diverse needs of youths, teens, adults and seniors who are part of the broader JCC community. 
  • Develop, implement and/or supervise targeted behavioral health programs and services as well as support groups for identified special needs e.g. Caretaker support groups, LGTBQ teens, single Dads, to meet current and emerging community needs.
  •  Identify metrics and implement their use as outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of agency-wide services and programs. 
  • Collaborate with other JCC departments to assess, develop and implement appropriate programs to foster mental health and wellness, including the needs of JCC staff. (e.g training & supervision) 
  • Supervise interns, volunteers, case managers and/or clinical service providers as needed.
  •  Participate in the development and administration of assigned program budgets; forecast funds need for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; recommend adjustments as necessary.
  • Administrative oversight of the Center for Psychological Fitness


What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • NYS Licensed PhD, PsyD in Psychology
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a school, agency, clinic or community setting
    • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in working with diverse individuals and groups
    • Expertise in program development, eg. behavioral health, and positive psychology/wellness programs
  • Experience developing and implementing program evaluation tools and outcome measures
  • Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of best practices and research related to health psychology and primary prevention a plus
  • Ability to access community partners, resources and services
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We offer:

  • Disability accommodations
  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
  • Age-inclusive Diversity and inclusion training or programs
  • Health Insurance, Paid time off, Retirement Plan, 100% agency sponsored Pension Plan, Employee Discounts 

Sid Jacobson JCC is a beneficiary agency of the UJA Federation of New York.

COVID-19 considerations:
The Sid Jacobson JCC has a mandatory vaccine policy, a dedicated medical advisory committee, newly installed air filters and air purification systems, common surfaces/areas are sanitized regularly, and members and staff are required to follow CDC regulations.

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