Company Name:

Children's Health Council

Location:

PALO ALTO, California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Child Psychology

Work Setting:

Clinic

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

PsyD

Date Posted:

August 7, 2019

Neuropsychologist

Come work for an agency who believes in the promise and potential of every child, teen and young adult!


Our mission is to remove barriers to learning, helping children and teens become resilient, happy and successful at home, at school and in life. We specialize in ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism.

CHC neuropsychologists are responsible for conducting comprehensive assessments & evaluations, including formal neuropsychological testing, clinical interviews and treatment plan development for children and adolescents with suspected mental health concerns. These may be part of an interdisciplinary evaluation team or as a single discipline. In addition, staff neuropsychologists provide educational workshops at CHC and within the community on topics of expertise.


Responsibilities:


  • Conduct comprehensive clinical interviews with parents and clients, and synthesize/disseminate significant information to team members.
  • Conduct neuropsychological assessments, including use of standardized instruments, with children and teens (0-18).
  • Assess pediatric populations with neurological, cognitive, and behavioral problems due to a wide range of etiologies, including genetic syndromes, prenatal drug exposure, and other medical conditions
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plans for children, teens and their families
  • Coordinate clinical care with other disciplines including SLP, OT, Education and Psychiatry.
  • Conduct in-service training and seminars at CHC or within the community, including continuing education & parent education, as requested.
  • Attend clinical staff and team meetings as assigned and serve on committees as needed to ensure program and service quality.
  • Adhere to all mental health legal and ethical mandates and guidelines in the execution of duties, including timely completion of charting, billing, report preparation and ethical/confidentiality issues as outlined by the American Psychological Association.
  • Participate in IEP conferences and other school meetings to assist school personnel in understanding client issues and rationale for implementation of recommendations when clinically valid.
  • Meet productivity expectations as assigned by the Division Director. It is expected that the neuropsychologists will be at full productivity at the completion of the 3rd month of hire.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by Division Director and Program Manager.

Qualifications:


  • Thorough knowledge of procedures for developmental, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations of young children (0-18).
  • Specialized knowledge and training in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of CHC’s four areas of expertise: ADHD, LD, Anxiety & Depression and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Knowledge and skills in child and adolescent therapies, case formulations and treatment planning.
  • Excellent time management and material organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with both client and colleagues.
  • Flexibility to respond to changing circumstances and priorities within the agency.
  • Knowledge and use of computers and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) is essential.
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited graduate school, preferably with at least three (3) years post degree experience in either/both a pediatric clinic and/or hospital setting. Valid California license to practice psychology required.
  • Specialty training in neuropsychology, whether it be during doctoral program, internship, and/or post-doctoral fellowship
  • Maintenance of valid California license with documentation of continuing education credits submitted to the Board of Psychology with copy provided to Division Director.
  • Adherence to all professional, ethical, legal and confidentiality issues outlined by the California Board of Psychology, The American Psychological Association and State and Federal laws (e.g., HIPAA).


Competitive Benefits!


We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and an attractive and extensive benefits package for employees working at least .75 FTE or greater, including:


  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Training and development
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Adoption assistance
  • Life and personal accident insurance
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Free continuing education classes offered on-site
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • 14-16 paid holidays each year


We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.


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