Clinical Psychologist, Center for Autism

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/04/2018

Address

445 Park Avenue
New York
NY
10022
United States

Description

The Child Mind Institute is looking for a passionate and energetic Clinical Psychologist to be primarily responsible for conducting and coordinating diagnostic and behavioral assessments as part of multiple NIH funded research studies of children with autism and related conditions aged 20 months to 12 years. In this role, the Clinical Psychologist will be interfacing with children and their families using a range of assessments such as standardized cognitive and behavioral testing, parent and child interviews including the gold standard Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-second edition and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, as well as other assessments for general psychopathology. 


Reporting to the Director of the Center for Autism this is an exempt, full-time, position, although the option to dedicate up to 20% of the candidate’s effort to the clinical service can be considered. 


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the assessments and activities conducted by staff including trainees - postdoctoral fellows and externs - as well as research assistants/associates, junior colleagues and social workers 
  • Conduct diagnostic and/or clinical assessments including: 
  • Administration of the semi-structured psychiatric interview (ADI-R, ADOS-2, Kiddie-SADS) 
  • Intelligence and achievement testing 
  • Timely develop written reports to include pertinent medical history, cognitive testing results, and diagnosis based on clinical assessments and treatment recommendations 
  • Assist in community outreach events, such as presenting the project goals and related topics to interested parents 
  • Coordinate and actively participate to research case conference and data or literature review meetings
  • Assist in the implementation of treatment programs to extend ongoing research studies 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Qualifications:

  • PhD or PsyD from an APA-accredited program 
  • Completion of APA-approved clinical pre-doctoral internship 
  • Completion of post-doctoral fellowship 
  • New York State psychology license 
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and adolescents 
  • Prior experience supervising and training clinicians
  • Understanding of DSM-5 diagnostic procedures 
  • Proficiency in Autism Diagnosis and related conditions
  • Proficiency in behavioral and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy or parent management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups 
  • Training and Research Reliability in ADOS-2, ADI-R administration and scoring are a plus 
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends 
  • Willingness to expand their skills with training on newly validated or under development assessments and interventions

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)


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