DEPARTMENT: Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Staff Psychologist




PURPOSE OF POSITION: To improve patient outcomes by providing direct patient care involving the implementation of behavior plans and educational plans for patients. To assist the treatment team with training parents, care providers, school staff, and community agencies in individual treatment plans for patients transitioning back to community programs.

·Behavioral Intervention Program
Function as a member of the outpatient behavioral intervention program to assess behavioral function and implement behavioral and educational protocols. Implement behavior assessment protocols as designed by psychology staff. Provide insight into antecedent events and consequences that may affect behavioral treatment. Implement individualized behavior and education intervention plans as prescribed. Utilize safe management and crisis intervention techniques as appropriate. Participate in problem-solving of behavioral-medical treatment options. Participate in team staffing of children.
·Documentation and Data Management
Update program books as directed by supervisors to assist with thorough documentation of treatment plans, including behavioral and educational interventions. Assist with thorough documentation of treatment plans, interventions, and outcomes. Assist with data collection, data management, and graphing of ongoing treatment plans.
·Serve as a Resource
Participate in regular team planning meetings as appropriate or needed. Assist the team during parent and staff training related to individual behavioral and education programs, data collection, and environmental modifications to promote patient success. Assist with training of public school staff, parents, and other community agencies regarding behavioral assessment and treatment of individual children with autism spectrum disorders. Participate in multidisciplinary team programming as requested. Assist with creation and management of program materials. Assist with special projects as requested.

Skills & Competencies
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
·Emotional Resilience
Remaining composed and calm when faced with setbacks, disappointments, rejection, crises, stress or pressure; readily putting aside concerns to get the job done; taking a problem solving rather than an emotional approach when faced with a difficult situation; being even-tempered and non-defensive
·Analysis - Basic
Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgments and recommendations
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Technical Knowledge
Knowledge of development, applied behavior analysis, and crisis intervention techniques for children and adolescents
·Physical Abilities
Capable of sitting, standing, walking, bending/stooping, kneeling, reaching hearing, twisting, seeing, speaking, grasping,/manipulating objects and climbing. Must have normal or corrected hearing and vision. Capable of lifting and pushing up to 60 lbs. Capable of carrying up to 60 lbs. Capable of managing physically aggressive patients.

·Bachelor's Degree
·Two years of college-level coursework in related discipline

·Related Experience