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Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluator

Plainville, CT 06062, USA Req #96
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives.  Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluator works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide psychological assessments, and/or autism focused observations/evaluations, and functional behavioral assessments for children, youth and adults.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Doctoral degree in designated field from an accredited university or a Master's degree and experience in the provision of assessment and clinical services with children/youth is required.

 

Licensed psychologist and/or trained in administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).  Must have strong knowledge of and experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as the ability to complete autism specific psychological evaluations and/or the ADOS-2.

 

Must be licensed in the state of CT as a Psychologist, MD, PA, or LCSW

 

LOCATION

Plainville, CT

 

SCHEDULE

Fee for Service

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conducts psychological assessments, and/or autism focused observations/evaluations, and functional behavioral assessments, completes comprehensive integrated reports including education related recommendations, and effectively reports results in writing and verbally to parents, classroom staff, Pupil Placement Team meeting (PPT) participants, as well as in other venues.

 

Demonstrates knowledge of child development, psychopathology, trauma-informed and relationally-based treatment, and evidence-based treatment modalities and translates this knowledge into classroom based psycho-educational interventions, as well as individual, group, and family therapy and crisis intervention recommendations designed to promote positive social and emotional development, increase healthy and effective coping skills, improve functioning at school, and increase student self understanding.

 

Identifies potential risk factors and takes measures to reduce those risks during testing through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.

 

Demonstrates knowledge of psychotropic medications, psychopathology and primary modalities of psychotherapy including individual, group, and family. 

 

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with all internal and external educational, clinical and administrative service providers, parents and guardians, and seeks consultation from others when appropriate.

 

Documents all client related information in a timely manner and in compliance with Medicaid, licensing, and other standards.

 

Utilizes internal and external levels of care and criteria for referral to various points in the continuum of care.  Make timely referrals for specialized evaluations, programs, and services (e.g., medical, psychiatric, psychological, social services) in accordance with levels of care requirements.  Demonstrates working knowledge of available mental health and substance abuse services and facilities.

 

Adheres to all agency and department policies and procedures (e.g., confidentiality, reports child abuse, safety & infection control) and displays excellent work habits (e.g., provides excellent service, attendance and promptness at work and meetings, timeliness in completing work).

 

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture. 

Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

Other details

  • Job Function 8864
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • Plainville, CT 06062, USA