Associate Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network (HBN)

Organizational Summary

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Summary
Child Mind Institute is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 1-year clinical post-doctoral fellow to work on a community mental health focused research study called the Healthy Brain Network (HBN). This fellowship position will begin as early as July 15, 2018. Consideration will also be given to candidates who complete their pre-doctoral internship by the end of August 2018. This is an exempt position located at one of the diagnostic evaluation centers for HBN (including Staten Island, Midtown, and West Harlem), and offers competitive salary and benefits.

The HBN is an exciting new initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescents. All participants within the study receive free mental health, learning, and language evaluations, as well as a feedback session and report. Working under the supervision of a clinical psychologist, the post-doctoral fellow will develop specialized skills in community mental health, cognitive testing (including cognitive, achievement, language), and writing concise feedback reports.  Additionally, the fellow will participate in case conferences, obtain weekly supervision with senior clinicians, acquire clinical hours toward licensure, participate in psychological interviewing, and treatment planning, while engaging in community outreach efforts. The fellow will also be able to gain research experience including:

  • Examination and refinement of dimensional and categorical phenotyping for the characterization of mental health and learning disorders
  • Categorization of individuals based upon phenotyping profiles using statistical learning techniques

The candidate should have an interest in working with diverse clinical populations in a community mental health setting. A strong desire to develop cognitive testing skills and gain experience writing comprehensive reports (connecting mental health and learning evaluations) is a requirement. Prior research experience and data analysis skills are a plus if the candidate would like to explore research opportunities associated with the fellowship. The fellow will work at one of the diagnostic evaluation centers for HBN (including Staten Island, Midtown, and West Harlem).

Primary Faculty

Healthy Brain Network Clinical Staff 

Michael P. Milham, MB, PHD Director of the Healthy Brain Network
Charissa Andreotti, PhD Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Manager, Healthy Brain Network
Rebecca Neuhaus, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network
Amy Racanello, MSEd, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network
Jennifer Andersen, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network
Emily Hart, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network
Maureen Mintzer, PhD, NCSP Associate Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network
Cassady Casey, PsyD Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network
Margaret Dyson, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Brain Network

Qualifications

  • PhD or PsyD degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical, school-clinical, counseling, or school psychology
  • Full completion of doctoral degree by the beginning of the postdoctoral fellowship
  • Obtain New York State Limited Permit to practice psychology by the start of the fellowship
  • Successful completion of APA-accredited internship
  • Prior research experience a plus
  • Experience with cognitive testing (including WISC and WIAT or equivalent)
  • Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines (evening and weekend hours may be required)
  • Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrated professional attitude and ability to interface with senior management, clinicians and staff

Application Details and Instructions

Click here to apply. Please submit the following:

  • Cover letter (attention: Drs. Michael Milham and Charissa Andreotti)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Please submit a comprehensive psychological assessment report including intelligence and achievement testing as well as a mental health component.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Charissa Andreotti, Clinical Supervisor, at Charissa.Andreotti@childmind.org.

Employment at Will Relationship: This position description does not constitute a guarantee that employment will continue for any specified period of time.  Rather, employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and Child Mind Institute, and can be terminated at will by the employee or by Child Mind Institute.

Child Mind Institute reserves the right to modify the job description and/or reporting relationship at any time.

Child Mind Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To learn more about the Child Mind Institute, please visit www.childmind.org.

No phone calls or recruiters, please. This position will remain open until filled.