Psychologist for Assessments – Maine
Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) in Maine is currently looking for a psychologist to work in several offices. The positions primarily involve performing psychological assessment for local schools and communities, and provider referrals. Applicants should have familiarity with basic psychological assessment tools including cognitive, academic achievement, behavior rating scales, adaptive functioning measures, and personality assessment.
Development of personal areas of interest is encouraged and supported by the broader team of agency psychologists and psychologists have the opportunity to develop their own niches. I personally have a relationship with the Maine Health Care Providers involving assessment and therapy for health professionals identified with potential substance abuse concerns as well as a contract providing annual assessments and consultation for a residential placement servicing adult clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Previously I managed a contract with a local school’s intervention program with students k-2.
AMHC is spread across three counties (Washington, Hancock, and Aroostook) and utilizes the High Performance Team model stressing independent functioning of teams to meet their area needs with direction and support provided by our central office. Psychologists receive competitive compensation based on the pay of comparable psychologists, health care plans, PTO, etc.
One of the great benefits of the AMHC placements is placement with the National Health Service Corps. Applicants have great opportunity to have the federal government repay the graduate’s student loans. I was personally a member of the NHSC and have greatly appreciated watching large portions of a huge student loan disappear through tax-free dollars. The loan repayment itself and the tax exemption have made it a very attractive offer for me.
Aroostook County is known for a wide variety of outdoor activities including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and cross country skiing among other forms of entertainment. For the outdoor enthusiast, the placement represents a paradise. Bangor Maine is only a two hour drive from Houlton while at three hours from Quebec City the Saint John Valley offers the opportunity for day trips and overnighters to quite possibly the most beautiful city in North America (and the home to Cirque de Soleil!). For those that appreciate a European vacation, Quebec City is a must see.
Washington and Hancock Counties are coastal Maine communities. These communities are typically fishing communities with a variety of cultures. Machias has a small university and has developed a diverse and welcoming community that is more eclectic than some of the other more traditional towns while Calais sits on the border with Maine and offers a wide range of interests. The two counties have numerous state parks and Hancock is home to Acadia National Park, a popular vacation destination for people from across the country. “Lobstah” is cheap, and all three counties support Maine naming itself “Vacationland.”
This opportunity is probably best suited to those completing a post-doc or early in their career; however, current psychologists with the agency have been with the agency from one to thirty years.
For questions or if interested in applying please contact:
Keith Hansen, Psy.D. 207-436-5891 or Brittany Haines (personnel/recruitment) 207-498-6431.