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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuropsychology Testing)

Company: Behavioral Framework
Location: Rockville
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for conducting child and adolescent diagnostic evaluations, evaluating results, and delivering treatment recommendations to families as part of a clinically excellent diagnostic department within an established, well-respected Autism service provider. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with competency in providing comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, experience working with a pediatric population, and special interest in Autism assessment. Successful completion of the fellowship and licensure may lead to an offer of full-time employment as a Staff Psychologist.About Pathways by Behavioral Framework:Pathways by Behavioral Framework provides exceptional diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults ages 0 to 21. Many families and individuals seek our services to rule out developmental disabilities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD , Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD , and Intellectual Disability), evaluate current levels of functioning across domains, provide evidence-based treatment recommendations to maximize the potential of each individual, and provide support as they navigate new systems.Our diagnostic evaluations are designed to provide a comprehensive, strengths-based assessment of each individual's specific pattern of strengths and areas of growth. We have a holistic view of each individual as they relate to the environments in which they live, work, and play. We use gold standard assessments (e.g., ADOS-2, ADI-R) and multimodal assessment practices to ensure accurate understanding of each individual's functioning across environments.Essential FunctionsClinical Responsibilities:Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests and complete psychological assessments.Conduct diagnostic evaluations using standardized assessments (e.g. ADOS-2, ADI-R, MIGDAS-2) for autism and differential diagnosis.Attend company-paid trainings for advanced assessment tools as needed (e.g., ADOS-2 training).Develop and deliver appropriate, individualized treatment recommendations to families.Actively participate in regular training and supervision with licensed psychologist(s).Provide high quality and efficient clinical services and reports.Maintain accurate, timely records of clinical services.Participate in continuity of care for children evaluated and diagnosed.Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary clinical team.Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills as related to testing and diagnosis of children, adolescents, and young adults.Collaboration:Additional opportunities are available based on a candidate's interest and experience. This could include providing post-diagnosis processing groups, providing training to behavior analysts within the organization, research projects, community outreach, supervision of trainees, and parent coaching.Performs other related duties as assigned.CompetenciesClient Orientation - Demonstrates concern for satisfying one's clients; quickly and effectively solves client problems; talks to clients to find out what they want and how satisfied they are with what they are getting.Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; reads and interprets written information.Independence in Project Management - Manages multiple deadlines and changing priorities; prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules work-related tasks; develops realistic action plans.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. Demonstrates attention to detail. Meets deadlines. Consistently completes tasks, projects, and assignments on time.Responsiveness to Feedback - Accepts feedback from supervisors and integrates suggested improvements. Demonstrates skill in discerning when to involve supervisor. Attends supervision meetings prepared to discuss cases.Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. Works well under stress.Judgment - exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions.Critical Thinking - Proactive anticipation of issues; develops solutions.Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.Interpersonal Relationships - Works to build and maintain healthy relationships with co-workers, clients, and others. Focuses on solving conflicts with win/win solutions; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.Results -Focuses on completing essential tasks within an appropriate timeframe; is effective at setting priorities; demonstrates proficiency in both the quality and quantity of work; effectiveness of performance under pressure and/or opposition. Able to delegate responsibilities effectively.Knowledge, Skills, ExperienceDoctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical, school, or counseling psychology completed by start date. APA-accredited program preferred.Experience and/or strong interest in assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disorders of childhood (ADHD, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, etc.).Ability to register as a Psychology Associate in the state of Maryland for supervision by licensed psychologist.Documented clinical experiences related to pediatric and adolescent populations, including internship and practicum experiences.Experience with diverse population preferred.Proficient knowledge of computer systems including Excel and Word.Understanding of Autism-specific assessment screeners and diagnostic tools (ADOS-2, ADI-R, MIGDAS-2, CARS-2, Vineland, SRS-2, ASRS) preferred.Work Environment, Physical ConditionsAbility to work in a fast-paced environment.Ability to work 40+ hours per week.Ability to work cooperatively with others.Must comply with practice policies and procedures.Requires regular in-office schedule.Physical activities include standing for long periods of time, sitting for long periods of time, walking, bending, kneeling.Must be able to reach, pull, and push.Requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills.Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.eMht91AwxB

Keywords: Behavioral Framework, Rockville , Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuropsychology Testing), Healthcare , Rockville, Maryland

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