School Psychologist, HBN (44 views)

New York, NY
July 12, 2021

The Child Mind Institute is seeking a School Psychologist to join the Healthy Brain Network (HBN). The School Psychologist will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating no-cost diagnostic evaluations conducted for HBN, an exciting initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescents. The School Psychologist will conduct evaluations at the HBN diagnostic center in Harlem. The comprehensive psychological evaluations can provide diagnosis and support IEP advocacy and include measures of cognition, executive functioning, academic achievement, language and social and emotional functioning. The reports include home and school-based recommendations and assist families with referrals. 

Reporting to the Clinical Training and Assessment Manager, this is an exempt, full-time position at our Harlem location.     

The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct diagnostic and/or clinical assessments including:
    • Intelligence and achievement testing (WISC/WAIS/KBIT/WIAT)
    • Language Screening
    • Structured Diagnostic Interview (KSADS)
  • Writing comprehensive feedback reports to include pertinent background history, cognitive testing results, and diagnosis based on semi-structured psychiatric interviews
  • Provide or participate in clinical feedback sessions with participants and parents including referrals and treatment recommendations (school-based treatment recommendations are provided)
  • Conducting safety assessments with regard to suicidality and abuse
  • Participate in weekly case conferences to present cases and consult with multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, social workers, speech pathologist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologists
  • Contribute to development of referral network, recommendation database
  • Data collection for the HBN research database including administration of questionnaires and interviews

Qualifications:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree from a NASP-accredited program in psychology
  • Completion of Advanced Certificate
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and adolescents
  • Strong experience in psychological assessment
  • Understanding of DSM-V diagnostic procedures
  • Strong crisis management skills
  • Able to work under pressure to prioritize and manage workload, manage simultaneous tasks and meet deadlines 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in a second language a plus

Special Considerations:

The position will be a hybrid of work from home and in-office work.

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The Child Mind Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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