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Pediatric Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Pediatric Clinical Psychologist
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Department: Rush Neurobehavioral Center

Position Description:

Psychologist will conduct neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children and adolescents with various neurobehavioral disorders, with a special emphasis on children with autism spectrum disorders and nonverbal learning disorders. The ideal candidate will provide outpatient individual, family and/or group psychotherapy to children and adolescents. With respect to assessment, the practitioner will provide written and oral feedback to families, providers and schools regarding test results and recommendations for treatment and educational planning. In addition to psychotherapy, practitioner may also serve as a case manager in order to integrate treatment and recommendations at school, home and in collaboration with other service providers. This individual will work in a multidisciplinary setting with psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, social workers, educators and speech-language pathologists. Additional job activities include participation in weekly clinical meetings, multidisciplinary seminars, once per month assessment meetings and serve on a committee designed to foster the professional growth of clinicians. Incumbent will periodically provide educational outreach to schools and the professional community. This practitioner may also have the opportunity to train and supervise first-year clinical psychologists and participate in our active and growing research group. In addition, practitioner may be eligible for a faculty position pending approval from Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) Departments of Pediatrics and Behavioral Health Sciences.

Doctorate degree in clinical or school psychology from an APA accredited program, internship training and postdoctoral training in psychological assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment required. Applicants must be licensed in the State of Illinois or license-eligible. Strong clinical skills required. Experience with neuropsychological evaluations and individual, family and group therapies preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the assessment and treatment of autism, Asperger's Syndrome, nonverbal learning disorders, ADHD and learning disabilities, and experience collaborating with schools. Formal training with the Autism Diagnostic Observation System (ADOS), the Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI), and substantial clinical experience with children on the autism spectrum is a plus. A minimum of three years clinical experience with children and adolescence is preferred.

Additionally, this candidate should have excellent organizational skills, strong oral and written communications skills and be computer proficient. This individual must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.

Additional Information: The above is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


Job Contact Information
Renee Schechinger
Rush Neurobehavioral Center
Phone: (312) 942-1835
E-mail: Renee_Schechinger@rush.edu




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