Behavior Specialist will assist in providing billable on-site outpatient behavioral psychology services to children with developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism) and behavior problems and their families who are served in the Behavioral Psychology Program. Specifically, assist psychologists in the provision of assessment and treatment services based on principles of applied behavior analysis to reduce child problem behavior and increase adaptive skills. Assist the psychologist in the provision of parent, teacher, and staff training, and monitor effectiveness and implementation of behavioral protocols
1. Assists in the development and evaluation of assessment and treatment plans for children with severe behavior problems. Provide services in the onsite outpatient program.
2. Assist in conducting sessions, time management, data collection, graphing data, and protocol development, implementation, and review.
3. Parent training- Provides training for parents, teachers and/or staff; insures protocols are carried out correctly.
4. Data management- Develops data collection system for parents, teachers, and/or staff. Maintains up to date graphs. Ability to organize and present data in ways to facilitate interpretation.
5. Documentation- Timely and thorough completion of evaluation reports, progress notes, and correspondence.
6. Problem solving – Anticipates problems and develops alternative strategies for solving problems. Generates solutions independently and in conjunction with the psychologist.
7. Professional conduct- Accepts responsibilities and conduct oneself in a professional manner. Maintains confidentiality. Communication skills and interactions appropriate to audience (parents, teachers, supervisors).
8. Acceptance and use of supervision- benefiting from supervision sessions as evidenced by carrying out plans of action, asking questions, participating in discussion, seeking feedback about performance and progress of cases, seeking out supervision as needed, accepting positive and corrective feedback.
9. Clinical duties as indicated for specific research projects- Takes responsibility for and contributes to research projects in conjunction with psychologists.
10. Public presentation- Alters presentation according to audience. Conceptualizes information and succinctly summarize for audience. Answers questions relating to conceptualization of case (e.g., methodology) or practical issues
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology or related field is required.
M.A. or M.S. in Psychology or related field is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of one year of experience and/or related coursework with applied behavior analysis and children with developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism) and/or behavior problems.
COMPANY OVERVIEW: The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and is affiliated with New York Medical College (NYMC). WIHD advances policies and practices that foster the health, development and safety of all children; strengthen families and communities and promote health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities and special health care needs.