About the Agency
The employee serves as a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist for the Child and Family Team of Mental Health Services within the Office of Medical Services. They are responsible for the psychological evaluation and treatment triage of Foreign Service children for the purpose of determining medical clearance status. They are also responsible for the oversight of medical evacuations for mental health problems on a global basis, and for developing procedures and policies relevant to enhancing the functioning of the Office of Medical Services Child and Family Program. Note: The position may involve limited overseas travel opportunities to meet with families, schools and embassy health unit personnel.
- Conducts psychological/educational/developmental evaluations and mental health clearance determinations of child and adolescent family members of Foreign Service Officers and other overseas employees of the US government as required that have special educational needs and/or require mental health services.
- Carries out performance and review of psychological evaluations and psycho-educational assessments; assessment of recommendations for treatment interventions; school placements and medical clearances for this population.
- Conducts psychiatric interventions and monitors individuals with limited clearance.
- Manages the mental health medical evacuations of eligible family members of Foreign Service Officers and others, as well as the performance of psychological evaluations in Family Advocacy cases.
- Provides consultation to clinical social workers of the Employment Consultation service regarding difficult diagnostic and patient management questions for children and adolescents, as well as consultation to families adopting older, foreign born and/or disabled children; and acts as an expert on learning disorders and special needs in children and adolescents.
- Monitors individuals with limited clearance.
- Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the Office of Medical Services Child and Family Program and provides education to professional staff and preventative education to supported populations on child related issues.
- 25% or Greater
- Overseas/Domestic travel required