Clinical 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

The Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating diagnostic evaluations conducted for the Healthy Brain Network (HBN), an exciting new initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescent. The Clinical Psychologist will be responsible for ensuring all evaluations are appropriately conducted within their respective location, and reporting all progress to the HBN Project Manager. The Clinical Psychologist will be interfacing with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. A multitude of assessments will be administered as part of HBN, including cognitive and behavioral testing, physical fitness, EEG and blood draws.

Reporting to the Director, Healthy Brain Network, this is an exempt, full-time, position with openings in Manhattan and Staten Island. We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the assessments and activities conducted by staff including social workers, coordinators, and research assistants
  • Conduct diagnostic and/or clinical assessments including:
    • Administration of the semi-structured psychiatric interview (KSADS)
    • Intelligence and achievement testing (WASI/WIAT)
    • Cognitive Testing
  • Develop comprehensive feedback reports to include pertinent medical history, cognitive testing results, and diagnosis based on semi-structured psychiatric interviews
  • Providing complete and concise clinical feedback to participants and parents including referrals and treatment recommendations
  • Assist in community outreach events, which includes presenting the project goals to interested parents, conducting tours of the office, and conducting mental health screenings
  • Take on primary diagnostic consultation role as needed

Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical psychology
  • Completion of APA-approved clinical pre-doctoral internship
  • Completion of post-doctoral fellowship
  • New York State psychology license
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and adolescents
  • Prior experience supervising and training clinicians, in a research environment
  • Understanding of DSM-V diagnostic procedures
  • Strong crisis management skills
  • Training in ADOS, ADI administration a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in a second language a plus

Application Details and Instructions

Click here to apply. Please upload a cover letter and resume/CV as one document in the resume section on the application site. 

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.