Rehab Psychologist- Per Diem

Job Locations US-NJ-Mount Laurel
Requisition ID
Rehabilitation Therapy


Are you seeking greater fulfillment in your clinical career? As a Rehabilitation Psychologist at Bancroft, you will be a supportive member of our clinical team committed to helping individuals living with Tramatic Brain Injuries and other neurological disorders. Working closely together with your team and families, you’ll empower individuals to realize their best life.


The Rehabilitation Psychologist provides direct, consultative, and supportive assessment and therapeutic services in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology to persons served, and outpatients to enhance individual potential for learning, quality of life and independence and to meet the specific rehabilitation needs of persons served.


How You Can Make a Real Impact: 


  • Provides direct and consultative psychological and neuropsychological services, including assessment, treatment, and intervention in accordance with regulations, standards, and guidelines defined by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), N.J. State Board of Psychology and Code of Ethical Practice, Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Individual Program Plan (IPP), and established Bancroft policies and procedures.


  • Conducts diagnostic assessments and develops intervention plans for individual persons served, as needed or as assigned:


  • As needed, determines the need for therapeutic intervention, level of intellectual functioning, communication abilities, achievement performance, adaptive behavior, and other cognitive functions;
  • Reviews assessments of persons served, administers standardized testing, performs formal and informal testing, performs clinical observations, conducts specialized screenings, interprets behavior data graphs and assessment results, and provides recommendations for service delivery;
  • Provides reassessment of persons served, focusing on targeted areas of need at established intervals; 
  • Plans and develops goals specific to psychological therapy and treatment services that are clinically relevant, achievable, measurable, and will be effectively utilized in each individual’s rehabilitation program. 


  • Provides direct psychological therapy, treatment services, and intervention to persons served:


  • Provides individual and group psychotherapy;
  • Plans and schedules frequency and duration of sessions in accordance with individual needs;
  • Utilizes appropriate therapeutic techniques based on the diagnostic, cognitive, psychological, communication, physical abilities, and learning capacity of the individual served;
  • Prompts and/or assists each person in the achievement of goals while actively encouraging the independence and competency of each person within his/her ability level;
  • Utilizes a system of documentation that is professional, efficient, accountable, and conforms to federal and state regulations and Bancroft policies and procedures;  develops and maintains progress reports, session notes, treatment summary reports, etc.;
  • Provides training on a variety of topics and specific to rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology to staff members regarding the implementation and monitoring of treatment plans, behavior plans, cognitive remediation plans, etc.;
  • May accompany persons served to psychiatric/neurological medical appointments in tandem with Nurse, residential direct care staff, parents/guardians, etc.
  • Provides crisis intervention, as needed, through counseling, de-escalation techniques, staff support, and assistance. May determine need for physical restraint, operating in accordance with approved DDD regulations.  May provide on-call services to residential persons served.


  • Provides consultative services in rehabilitation to Trans-Disciplinary Team (TDT) and other staff members, persons served family members, and residential direct care givers (both within and outside of the Bancroft organization):


  • Effectively utilizes available psychological therapy, treatment, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and developmental information of individuals served;
  • Provides recommendations in the psychological therapy and treatment-specific development of individual goals and objectives; assists in the design of strategies and accommodations that enhance rehabilitation;
  • Utilizes applied behavioral analysis techniques, develops and assesses behavior intervention programs for persons served in accordance with IPP to decrease problem behavior, determines and implements replacement behaviors, increases individual skill acquisition of adaptive behaviors, and enhances cooperation with rehabilitation plan;
  • Provides behavioral strategies to facilitate staff effectiveness in interacting with persons served;
  • Consults with family members and provides behavioral strategies to facilitate positive interactions in the home and community and to assist with the carryover of treatment plans; communicates with staff and family members regarding therapeutic treatment, cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral needs, and progress;
  • Consults with medical/healthcare providers, specialists, family members, and agencies working with persons served regarding cognitive, psychological, and behavioral needs and progress.


  • Facilitates a team approach to program development, implementation, and monitoring by effectively collaborating with all specialty/clinical disciplines, residential, vocational, staff, health care providers, and families to identify and meet the individual rehabilitation needs of each person served.


  • Provides ongoing technical support to, and serves as a member of the TDT; e.g., residential staff members, family members, healthcare personnel, etc., regarding behavior intervention programs.  Formulates methods and techniques for use by TDT to ensure a functionally-sound behavior plan, as needed for persons served in accordance with the IPP.


  • May provide professional guidance by serving as a member of the Behavior Management Committee, presenting behavior management plans to the Committee and/or Human Rights Committee, contributing to staff learning and ensuring cohesive delivery of behavioral, educational, vocational, and recreational services for each person served.


  • Follows state-approved emergency procedures and utilizes Bancroft-approved crisis intervention techniques at all times. 


  • Works directly with assigned practicum students, interns, and post-doctorate fellows throughout the course of assignment in the assessment and treatment of persons served.  Provides daily advice and guidance to students and fellows and strives to increase their knowledge of discipline-specific methods and techniques. 


  • Maintains an awareness of current and changing trends, techniques, methods, and research in the field of rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology and psychological therapy and treatments by attending learning workshops and professional seminars, reading journals, attending in-service workshops, external conferences in area of specialty/clinical discipline, etc.  


  • Serves as a role model to persons served by projecting a positive self-image of professionalism, appearance, confidentiality, courtesy, conduct, honesty, fairness, personal integrity, and a respect for the fundamental rights, dignity, and privacy of others.  


  • Performs other direct service, consultative, assessment, and supportive duties specific to rehabilitation therapy and treatment services as assigned or as necessary.  Remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by rehabilitation needs.


Education & Experience: 

Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Psychology, or a related psychological field required for current licensure by the State of New Jersey. 


Special Skills:

Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood is required. Knowledge of psychosocial counseling techniques, educational development test administration and interpretation, and interviewing and psychological/developmental assessment skills required.  Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and standards pertaining to the provision of psychosocial services to disabled individuals required. 

Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills required with a strong desire to work with neurologically-challenged individuals.  Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team required.  Ability to implement crisis intervention techniques required.  Attainment of CPR, First Aid, and Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification within first 90 days of employment required.  Valid driver’s license required in incumbent’s legal name and current address with no provisional restrictions. Minimum 18 years of age required.


What You’ll Love About Bancroft: 

  • Meaningful Purpose: We truly make a difference in the lives of others, which inspires us to be better people, and gives us purpose. 
  • Lasting Bonds: We are a close-knit, committed team who feel like a second family
  • Personal Growth: There are opportunities to build skills, PT continuing education and licensing, career advancement, tuition assistance, and loan repayment programs 
  • Outstanding Benefits: We offer competitive salaries, retirement savings program, generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and more


What May Challenge You: 

  • Every hour of each day is different 
  • Caring for the people we serve can be physically, mentally, and emotionally tough


About Bancroft

At Bancroft, you’ll do more than just make an impact. We are a care team of 2,700 employees across 200+ facilities and homes in NJ, PA, and DE committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of the people we serve and their loved ones. Together, we work diligently and compassionately, to improve the lives of the people we serve. Find your purpose and more at Bancroft.


Real Life. Real Purpose.


EEO Statement

Bancroft is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and supports diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring and employment practices, so that every team member can feel a true sense of belonging, and maximize their unique potential.  To this end, all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  



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