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Rite of Passage Clinical Psychologist - Part Time in South Bend, Indiana


The Clinical Psychologist is a primary member of the Site Management and Treatment Teams. The Clinical Psychologist is primarily responsible for assessing student mental health needs, supervising the activities of the staff and student interns who are providing individual, group and family therapy, and transitional services. The Clinical Psychologist monitors the progress of the students and their families as they complete the family therapy component of the program and ensures that there is an aftercare plan for each student. The Clinical Psychologist reports to the Program Director and the Director of Treatment on a regular basis.

This position will be based at the Safe Passage Program in South Bend, and can be Part or Full Time, depending on the candidate.


  • Supervises the provision of and provides family therapy and transition services for the students and their families.

  • Designs the family therapy and transitions services for the site.

  • Responsible for the implementation and oversight of the weekly Psycho-educational, Multi-family program.

  • Contributes to individual services plans and progress reports for all students. Provides clinical supervision for the Masters Level Family Therapists delivering family therapy to the students and families.

  • Oversees and provides clinical supervision for the pre-doctoral psychology interns.

  • Assures the continuity of care for students by collaborating with the Psychiatrist and outside providers making appropriate mental health referrals which include providing the necessary information and documentation for transition to a student’s home community.

  • Monitors, evaluates and corrects the daily performance of all program staff. Provides on-going clinical supervision to staff regarding treatment.

  • Provides suicide and other risk assessments as needed.

  • Ensures that family services are provided in accordance with the Service Plan along with the documentation of these services.

  • Ensures that the documentation for services is completed on the day the services are rendered and that all case files meet all licensing standards. (Ohio-ODJFS).

  • In consultation with the Clinical Director, oversees and evaluates the provision of individual, group, family and case management services.

  • Reviews and analyzes current program elements, provides suggestions and direction to the Site Management Committee and/or Program Director to ensure the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing, applicable laws governing the practice of Psychology, and Rite of Passage policies and procedures.

  • Audits student files and reports the results to the Director of Student Services and the Program Director. Enters student information in the student database in accordance with the position security level and operating procedures.

  • Reviews and responds to student grievances and allegations of abuse and neglect.

  • Reviews students placed on or removed from suicide watch and provides as necessary crisis intervention and de-briefings.

  • Works closely with the psychiatrist regarding emergency and non-emergency transfer for students experiencing acute mental health crisis. Coordinates hospitalization of students if necessary.


  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D. or Ph.D.)

  • Current State Licensure as a Psychologist. (State in which employed).

  • Training in the provision of family therapy.

  • Three years’ experience in the provision of family therapy services with a clear understanding of strategic and structural models of family therapy.

  • Five years of clinical and administrative experience in a hospital, residential or juvenile correctional setting preferred.

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.

Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)