The Psychologist serves as the MIND Institute Director of Psychological and Behavioral Services and is responsible for patient care and administration in the Massie Family Clinic, an outpatient health care clinic serving individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. As a leader and clinical supervisor, the incumbent develops and implements systems for clinical care for the Massie Family Clinic, which assures a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive, and patient-oriented approach, and provides mentoring and training to clinical providers. The incumbent also participates in strategic planning and systems development to integrate the MIND Institute's Clinical and Research missions and to translate empirically based research into clinical service, working collaboratively with MIND Institute leadership, as well as faculty and administrators from the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The individual will conduct in-takes, diagnostic assessments, and treatment to individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
California Clinical Psychology License ( Current/Valid)
Possession of Ph.D. degree in developmental or clinical psychology and licensed in the state of California as a Clinical Psychologist.
Extensive experience administering psychological and diagnostic assessments (e.g., the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd edition) to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders, evaluating and interpreting results, developing and making treatment, case plan and case disposition recommendations, and providing treatment.
Extensive knowledge of the psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental diagnoses, as described in the DSM-5, in addition to neuropsychological characteristics of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders and the current research in these areas.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of individual, child, and family development; human behaviors and communication; the influence of culture and values in clinical practice, case management.
Knowledge of clinical research methodology, design, statistical tests, computer software, and clinical interpretation of data results.
Excellent writing, verbal and planning skills, especially the ability to write clear, concise reports.
Demonstrated effective leadership skills with experience as a supervisor and/or administrator.
Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills. Ability to work diplomatically with a wide variety of people.
Ability to communicate, interact with children and their caregivers, other staff members, county social workers, and representatives of county and community agencies.
Ability to meet deadlines in a timely manner (e.g., assigned strategic projects, clinical reports, research summaries, staff evaluations); and ability to be flexible and complete priorities.
Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to establish rapport and maintain working relationships with staff, faculty, executive leadership, patients, parents, and community members.
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
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