Evergreen Life Services

Psychological Associate


NWLA- Bossier City


Full Time

Our mission is to serve, provide for, and champion individuals with disabilities.
Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve more than 1,100 individuals with disabilities in 8 states. 

Working at Evergreen Life Services isn’t just a job; it’s a rewarding career.  Whether you provide direct care in our adult day care or in a group home, or you serve in a support or corporate office role, you will be an important part of the Evergreen team.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, at Evergreen Life Services you will change lives.   Every employee is a valuable part of the team because, at Evergreen, everyone matters.

Position Description: Psychological Associate
Reports To: Executive Director  
FSLA Classification: Exempt
Created: August 11, 2012
Revised: January 13th, 2022
Job Summary
Administers and interprets standardized psychological tests under the professional supervision of the Divisional Director and the licensed consulting psychologist.

Essential Job Functions
  • Select, Administer, Score and interpret standardized psychological tests and assessment instruments
  •  Maintain records of test results and submit written and verbal reports to the QMRP(s)
  • Participate in the development of Person Centered Plans through the Inter-Disciplinary team process 
  • Attend Human Rights meetings on a monthly basis in Bossier and Natchitoches area, as well as attend Inter-Disciplinary Team meetings in these areas as a member of the Inter-Disciplinary team
  • Conduct In-Service training classes in the area of Behavior Management, Passive Physical Restraint, as well as other related topics
  • Develop Behavior Management Programs for specific clients and in service direct care staff in respect to implantation and documentation guidelines of those programs
  • Monitor effectiveness of Behavior Management programs through monthly progress reports
  • Provide updated psychological reports annually for all clients
  • Conduct full psychological evaluations as per American Psychological Association guidelines

Qualifications/Experience/Job Knowledge
  • At least 21 years of age due to auto liability coverage
  •  Meet and maintain all requirements of the applicable state agency(ies), including good standing with state abuse and neglect agency
  • Submit to and pass drug screen and criminal background check
  •  Minimum of two years’ experience as a  psychological associate
  • Prior experience working in the field of ID/DD
  • Working knowledge of the selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized psychological tests and assessment instructions
  • Master’s Level Degree in Psychology

Supervisory Requirements
  • Will not supervise
Physical Requirements
  • Occasionally travels
  • Constantly moves about to coordinate work
  • Regularly works in fast pace environment with multiple task deadlines
  • Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds 
  • Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
  • Constantly alert and observant during working hours

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or a medical condition to perform the essential functions.

Employment Variables 
Must have a good driving record which meets the minimum requirements for Evergreen and reliable transportation. Must pass drug screen and criminal background check. May be asked to work some evenings, weekends when required and handle on call emergencies. 

Working Environment
May be required to work in a variety of settings and environments both indoors and outdoors.

Evergreen is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  

Company Website: evergreenls.org

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