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Marcus Autism Center is 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 Language and Learning Clinic (LLC). 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 symptoms of autism. Children seen in the program receive 1:1 intervention delivered by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) for 6 hours/day, 5 days/week in a clinic setting. The program emphasizes early and focused treatment targeting social communication, play skills, and foundational learning skills, as well as reducing barriers to learning (e.g., limited reinforcers, mild to moderate problem behavior). Caregivers are active participants in their child's intervention and receive training on how to promote and generalize skills into the home. The goal for each child admitted to the LLC is for them to acquire the critical skills they need to thrive in a less intensive setting. The LLC relies on the principles of ABA to inform treatment strategies, and utilizes a developmentally-appropriate approach to targeting skill acquisition. The program also has several active ongoing research projects investigating the most effective and efficient ways to improve functioning of autistic children and reduce barriers to learning (e.g. conditioning reinforcers).
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. 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 masters, predoctoral, and postdoctoral level. There will also be opportunities for independent and/or collaborative research by joining our research team that has several ongoing single-case studies underway and future plans for larger clinical trials.
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. Faculty affiliation or appointment in the Emory University Department of Pediatrics is possible, depending on qualifications of the candidate.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThis 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 LLC 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 - TBD, PhD, Director, Skill AcquisitionMarcus Autism Center - Nathan Call, PhD, Clinical DirectorMarcus Autism Center - Ami Klin, PhD, Division Chief and Center Director
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * PhD or PsyDo 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
The Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence--driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.
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