This position will be specific to the Children's Outpatient Services High Risk Infant Follow-up Program.
Under general supervision this position provides direct patient care to children and families within a multidisciplinary outpatient setting.
Critical and Analytical Thinking:
Provides highly skilled and professional patient care, including psycho educational evaluations and short term psychotherapy.
Assesses children, writes reports, and participates in team clinic conferences.
Participates in developing program philosophy, policy, and intervention strategies.
Participates in research activities within the Center when appropriate.
Communication (Oral and Written):
Leadership and Professional Accountability:
Supervises and trains psychology interns and psychiatry residents, when appropriate, in coordination with the Clinical Director.
Educates other professionals in the community about the work done at this center and participates in community education events organized by the Child Development Center.
Maintains current knowledge of community resources relevant to population.
Maintains body of professional knowledge by attending conferences, workshops, or courses related to clinic population.
Collects patient data and accurately documents the information as required by established department and Medical Center procedures; writes succinct, timely evaluation reports, participates in team conferences and interprets findings to parents.
Attends staff meetings and inservices, and adds to the department's body of knowledge and enhancement of service delivery.
PhD or equivalent degree in psychology with specialization in child / educational / developmental psychology (or equivalent education or experience in that type of area).
Must be a California Licensed Psychologist.
Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent assessment and report writing skills..
Excellent interactive skills with children
Excellent communication skills with patients, teachers, physicians, and other professionals.
Ability to adapt to changing situations and demands.
Good organizational skills.
A minimum of two years experience with assessment of infants and young children required
Family therapy experience required
Team work experience required
Experience in short-term therapy required