Posted by: Westchester Institute for Human Development
Valhalla, NY, US
Summary of Position : The Behavior Psychologist provides clinic based behavior analytic services to children and adults diagnosed with a developmental disability, including autism spectrum disorder, who display a range of behaviors from more mild to challenging behaviors (e.g., self-injurious behavior) and/or who have significant skill deficits. The purpose of this service is to both decrease the challenging behavior and increase appropriate/adaptive behavior. This will involve completing comprehensive behavior assessments (e.g., functional behavior assessments) for the purpose of developing and implementing effective behavioral interventions. Additionally, provide parent and staff training to address these behaviors and to facilitate generalization and collaborate with other professionals such as psychiatrists, schools and day programs and group homes.
- Provide child and adult behavior analytic services on-site for individuals who display challenging behaviors and/or who have significant skill deficits.
- Report writing and documentation of services
Education, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements:
- Ph.D. in school or clinical psychology
- NY State Licensed.
- BCBA certification preferred.
Knowledge of: Applied behavior analysis, functional behavior assessment, staff management, program management. Advanced training in clinical work with children and families and assessment is preferred.Kind and Length of Experience: 2 years of clinical experience in an outpatient behavioral program. LEND training desirable.
The ideal clinical psychologist will be collaborative, patient, hard working, good written and verbal skills, reliable, able to work independently, able to delegate tasks, good at time management, organized and efficient, and able to use supervision well. The psychologist position is currently part-time, with the possibility of growing to full-time as the program expands.
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