Training and Assessment Director

Posted: January 25, 2019

Headway Emotional Health is looking for accountable and decisive team members who want to make a dynamic and lasting impact in their communities. We are a passionate and responsive social enterprise making a difference in the lives of over 20,000 families and individuals throughout the Twin Cities metro area each year. We pride ourselves on bringing innovative, dimensional solutions to mental health challenges while continually learning new and better ways to provide care. Our mission is to empower people of all ages to live an emotionally healthy life.

Headway is actively seeking a motivated professional to ensure the successful coordination and execution of psychological services. The Training and Assessment Director serves as the administrator of our APA pre-doctoral internship program and is committed to educating interns and students to become successful members of the profession by furthering the development of their clinical skills, ethical principles and professional identity in preparation for generalists in applied psychological settings. You will provide dynamic and collaborative leadership in the coordination of Internships, Practicums, and our Testing Clinic. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring program and team member success by overseeing specific and global training needs and managing our testing inventory. You will create/maintain functional team environments by exercising both critical thinking and emotional intelligence. Your relationships with various stakeholders including the APA, higher educational institutions, Program supervisors, among others, includes quality, compliance, and coordination of service delivery with partners. The mission of the Training & Assessment Director at is to ensure the successful coordination and execution of psychological services.



Ensure compliance with APA & MPA standards
Establish and manage relationships with education institutions.
Execute multidisciplinary masters & doctoral practicum program.
Coordinate & execute effective assessment clinics
Assess & maintain testing inventory
Mediate, negotiate, and resolve issues arising from differences between policies/procedures, partners, and trainees.
Recruit & select qualified applicants


Ability to navigate complex systems
In-depth understanding of mission and ability to cascade objectives
Ability to effectively integrate change
Proven ability to critically think, and problem-solve; structured, effective decision-making process.
Ownership & Understanding of established program area(s)/Departments with breadth & depth in conjunction with organizational initiatives.


1. Ensure compliance with APA & MPA standards

  • Manage training, and weekly consultations & didactics of Interns
  • Maintain ongoing data on all InternsFacilitate training committee meetings
  • Communicate quarterly with APA regarding Internship
  • Evaluate Interns and Supervisors semi-annually
  • Maintain efficacy of Training Program according to APA standards

2. Establish and manage relationships with educational institutions

  • Communicate with Graduate program regarding Headway's Practicum Program
  • Communicate quarterly with Practicum's school
  • Manage training, and weekly consultations & didactics of Practicum students

3. Execute multidisciplinary masters & doctoral practicum program

  • Oversee global training needs of Masters' and Doctoral training needs
  • Evaluate practicum students' progress and quality
  • Maintain data on all practicum students

4. Coordinate & execute effective assessment clinics

  • Receive internal and external testing referrals and connect as necessary to therapist
  • Communicate as necessary with testing referents
  • Assure appropriate testing is completed
  • Manage testing and payment connection
  • Communicate on an ongoing basis with Billing Dept on all testing cases
  • Ensure test are appropriately proctored

5. Assess and maintain testing inventory

  • Keep inventory of tests and order accordingly
  • Keep abreast of test versioning and update as necessary

6. Mediate, negotiate, and resolve issues arising from differences between policies/procedures, partners, and trainees

  • Maintain communication with Program Supervisor to preempt any issues and ensure effective collaboration.
  • Mediate between Interns and Supervisors
  • Mediate and resolve practicum supervisor issues

7. Recruit & select qualified applicants

  • Coordinate and execute annual application, interview, and selection process for Interns and Practicum students
  • Communicate with prospective Interns and Students interested in Headway's programs
  • Select interns and students appropriate for the needs of Headway

8. Other tasks as necessary to meet/exceed the mission of the organization and the role

  • Complete testing cases as needed
  • Maintain 25% caseload
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Licensed or license eligible in Minnesota, doctoral clinical psychologist
Experience working with an internship training group
3+ years' clinical experience
Competency in psychological testing
Experience building community relationships
Preferred but not required
2+ years program supervision and management experience
1+ years' experience developing community partnerships
1+ years program development experience
1+ years Department of Human Service compliance experience
Proven ability to increase client outcomes Board-approved to provide clinical supervision
Must have own car for work
Ability to collaborate and utilize the skills of program team and other team members
Ability to work in a fast paced, sometimes demanding environment.Ability to think on your feet during a crisis
Experience as a Director of Training
5+ years' clinical experience
5+ years' of clinical testing experience with children and adults
2+ years' clinical supervision experience



Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.