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PT Psychologist - Child Development Center

The Jewish Board

Description

OVERVIEW:

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a nationally recognized division of The Jewish Board that uses a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, services, and programs to help young children and their families. Children may have a range of behavioral, developmental and emotional difficulties.

The psychologist will serve in the Therapeutic Nursery.

Therapeutic nursery: The psychologist on a therapeutic nursery interdisciplinary classroom team provides a broad based understanding of the children’s overall development, including but not limited to their emotional life, cognitive strengths and weaknesses and social skills and deficits. The psychologist helps integrate the information from each discipline/service on the team into a comprehensive understanding of the whole child, and uses this understanding to inform interventions that support the child’s development in a variety of critical domains.


RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

Therapeutic Nursery:
Enhancing the understanding of how to improve play and social skills crucial in childhood development, integrating the expertise from providers in speech and language, occupational/physical therapy, and the educational staff.
Contributing to the understanding of family dynamics, and to developing interventions that help parents understand their child’s unique makeup, that help them come to terms with their child’s challenges, and facilitate their parenting skills.
Helping facilitate the team in enlisting a parent’s collaboration, to the best of that parent’s ability, and negotiate complicated situations as they arise.
Depending on experience, the team psychologist may be the “family worker” for a more complex or demanding family, providing ongoing parent guidance, school observation, and serving as the liaison between the family and the nursery team.
The most experienced psychologists supervise the psychology trainees on the team who provide direct services in the form of CPSE mandated counseling and psychological assessments.
Conducting weekly classroom observation of clients and attend interdisciplinary team meetings, parent team conferences, and meet with individual team members on an ad hoc basis.
Providing play therapy to several children who have IEP counseling mandates.


REQUIREMENTS:

NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)
2-3 years of clinical experience with young children who may present with behavioral difficulties, developmental challenges, and traumatic stress reactions.
Experience in individual, dyadic, family and group treatment a plus.
Spanish speaker is a plus.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)
2-3 years of clinical experience with young children who may present with behavioral difficulties, developmental challenges, and traumatic stress reactions.
Experience in individual, dyadic, family and group treatment a plus.
Spanish speaker is a plus.

Contact

Link to job posting: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=JEWIBOAR&cws=1&rid=3032

Posted on 02/07/18; CVMHA ID #11845