• Severe Behavior Program Psychologist

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Peds: Marcus Center
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description

    Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine, are conducting a search for an outstanding psychologist with specialization in pediatric psychology to provide clinical care and support in our Severe Behavior Program.  Specifically, we are seeking a psychologist who will join our team of psychologists/BCBA-Ds working in our Severe Behavior Day Treatment program, which provides behavioral interventions for significantly challenging behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders and/or related developmental disabilities. Children seen in the day treatment program attend 5-days/week, six hours/day for an average of 12 weeks. Each child is staffed at a 3:1 ratio, allowing for a high level of precision in the behavioral assessments and treatments conducted. The program also emphasizes caregiver training and development of socially valid interventions. We are looking for individuals that are interested in providing a high level of clinical care and who are interested in contributing to innovative assessment, treatment, and research activities.
    The psychologist will join a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes professionals from nursing, psychiatry and care coordination. Intervention focuses on the use of applied behavior analysis for the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems. This position will support a clinical caseload that includes case management for patients in a day treatment program, conducting evaluations, providing direct services through our outpatient clinics and supervision of psychology trainees. There will also be opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research – contributing to a research team that has several ongoing clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and single-case design studies underway.
    Successful candidates will be well-trained and should possess a PhD and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level (BCBA-D). Completion of an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program in psychology, completion of an APA-accredited internship, and completion of postdoctoral fellowship is preferred. Ideal candidates will have clinical training/background in applied behavior analysis and psychology with experience in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behaviors in children with developmental disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates that are license-eligible to practice as a psychologist in the state of Georgia.  Faculty affiliation or appointment in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics is possible, depending on qualifications of the candidate.


    A Psychologist supports and enhances the mission of the Division and Children's by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.

    1. Clinical Service:
    • Provides patient care which complies with the Professional Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and Children's policies and procedures.
    • Participates in and incorporates Quality Improvement and research findings into practice.
    • Provides and/or serves as a resource for patient/family and staff education.
    • Provides an authenticated report of all services rendered and maintains accurate and complete records in an acceptable manner.
    • Completes necessary documentation and ensures communication in a timely manner to facilitate patient care and appropriate reimbursement.
    • Provides supervision as appropriate to allied health providers and/or support staff in the clinical area.
    • A commitment to a model of care centered on inter-professional and collaborative teams of service delivery.


    1. Research:
    • Actively support research activities underway in the Severe Behavior Program and Division of Autism and Related Disorders.
    • Seek additional opportunities to support and lead research efforts as time and interest allow.


    1. Teaching:
    • Provides direct supervision for trainees, ensuring adequate opportunities for training through teaching, patient contact, case review and research.


    1. Administrative:
    • Participates in meetings/activities as required to support operations of the clinical area and the organization overall.
    • Participates in activities that enhance professional development.
    • Completes and maintains any additional specialty training/certifications as required by the assigned area.
    • Participate in the development of goals for the department including research, quality and customer service initiatives.

    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
    With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 575 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
    Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for eleven consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year
    The Emory University School of Medicine (Emory SOM) is ranked among the nation’s finest institutions for education, biomedical research, and patient care, with 2,328 full- and part-time faculty and 833 volunteer faculty. Emory SOM is one of the fastest-growing recipients of NIH awards in the country, and a nationally recognized leader in biomedical research. Emory SOM research is best known in the areas of infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopedics, pediatrics, autism, renal disease, ophthalmology, and geriatrics.
    The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics (Emory Pediatrics) is Marcus Autism Center’s academic home. Emory Pediatrics also provides the major academic home for physicians and scientists working with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Emory Pediatrics has been growing dramatically in terms of NIH research funding and recruitment of top clinical investigators, and it is now ranked 4th in the 
    nation in terms of NIH research funding. With 409 regular faculty members and 246 adjunct faculty members, Emory Pediatrics is now the second largest department at Emory SOM, second only to the Department of Medicine

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD and BCBA-D ¿Completion of postdoctoral fellowship focused on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems. Licensed to practice as psychologist in the state of Georgia- Preferred. Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member.-77514BR


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