Emory

ABA Therapy Psychologist

Job Number
75562
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory+Children's Ped Institute
Department
SOMPI: Marcus: ABA Therapies
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable

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Description

Marcus Autism Center and Emory Department of Pediatrics are conducting a search for a doctoral-level clinician (i.e., psychologist or BCBA-D) with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and early treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children to provide clinical care and to support the growth of our ABA Therapy Program.

 

This position primarily focuses on providing clinical care, as well as clinical case management and supervision of Master’s-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) providing intervention to children targeting core deficits of autism. Children seen in the program receive 1:1 intervention delivered by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) for 3 hours/day, 5 days/week in a clinic setting. The program emphasizes early and focused treatment targeting social communication and play skills, strives to ensure children are ready to move to a less-intensive setting by discharge, and heavily involves caregivers in their child’s intervention. The ABA Therapy program relies on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to inform treatment strategies, and utilizes a developmentally-appropriate approach to targeting skill deficits. The program also has several active ongoing research projects investigating the most effective and efficient ways to target core deficits of ASD. In the past year, the program has expanded beyond the Atlanta location to establish locations in both Cumming and Sandy Springs and has plans for continued growth
We are seeking individuals who are interested in joining a dedicated team of professionals seeking to provide the highest quality care to children with ASD. The clinician will be responsible for maintaining their own case load in the program, as well as providing mentorship and oversight to several BCBA providers across multiple program locations. The clinician will join a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes professionals from speech/language pathology, medicine, and care coordination/social work. The position will also involve supervision of trainees at the Master’s, predoctoral, and postdoctoral level. There will also be opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research by joining our research team that is involved in single-subject research as well as ongoing clinical trials and epidemiological studies.

Successful candidates will possess a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology or a related field, certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral (BCBA-D), and have at least 3 years’ clinical training/ background in ABA intervention to children diagnosed with ASD. For psychologist candidates, completion of an APA-accredited internship and a postdoctoral fellowship is preferred and candidates must be license-eligble to practice as a psychologist in the state of Georgia.

 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This clinician supports and enhances the mission of the Division and of Children's by providing high quality patient care in an effective and efficient manner.

 

I. 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.

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

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

IV. 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.

 

Reports to:
Marcus Autism Center – Rachel Yosick, PsyD, Program Manager
Marcus Autism Center – Nathan Call, PhD, Clinical Director
Marcus Autism Center – Ami Klin, PhD, Division Chief and Center Director

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• PhD or PsyD
o License-eligible or licensed to practice as psychologist in the state of Georgia.
• BCBA or BCBA-D
• 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 work effectively with patients and families and as a team member

 

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