Staff Psychologist

Pennsylvania, United States
14 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The person in this position will lead an existing portfolio of training and consultation projects aimed at improving the implementation of evidence-based treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder in schools and community settings. Responsibilities include expanding existing school-based consultation projects, developing relationships with new local education and behavioral health entities and collaborating with departments at Penn to develop new training initiatives.

Candidate will lead a team of Master s level clinicians, provide training on evidence-based interventions and school-based consultation and clinical supervision to staff and trainees. The person in this position will monitor compliance and reporting, and develop protocols to determine the efficacy of consultation and treatment. S/he will partner with researchers as they develop and field projects related to this work.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Clinical or School Psychology and 3-5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. License eligible as a psychologist in Pennsylvania and certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Qualified applicants must have an expert knowledge of autism, autism interventions, school-based consultation, and experience leading a team. Applicants must have 3 years experience working effectively in an academic, school, or hospital setting to provide treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder. Experience supervising clinicians and trainees, and training educators and parents on the use of evidence-based practice is required. Candidates must have a valid drivers license and pass a PA Criminal Background Check, FBI Fingerprinting clearance, and Child Abuse Clearance.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.