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Psychologist 2
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Duties
RESEARCH: AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PHENOTYPING CORE The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Phenotyping Core (ADDPC) evaluates individuals suspected to have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Developmental Disability (DD) for the purposes of determining eligibility for research participation. Under the direction of the clinic supervisor, the psychologist II's duties in the ADDPC focus on the recruitment and assessment of school age, adolescent, young adult and adult individuals affected by ASD/DD for research participation in CART research studies. The incumbent is expected to work with project coordinators from the APC projects and with clinical colleagues. This Psychology II's role in the ADDPC includes managerial and administrative duties, training, and supervision duties. The Psychologist II will: - Participate in the recruitment of subjects and control participants for CART research studies. - Undertake psychological assessments of individuals with DD (who range in age from infancy through adulthood) as part of the assessment of control participants for CART research studies. - Administer diagnostic specific measures including but not limited to the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS) - Coordinate the participation of eligible families into a variety of studies, including both government (e.g. NIH, NICHD) and privately funded projects CLINICAL: AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY CLINIC The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic (ADDC) evaluates individuals suspected to have ASD/DD in order to provide diagnostic clarification, clinical interpretation of testing results, and service recommendations. The ADDC also provides evidence based and evidence informed treatment to individuals who have ASD and DD. To guide diagnosis and treatment planning, in consultation and collaboration with the other clinical staff, the psychologist II administers a variety of psychometric instruments including diagnostic measures (ADI-R and ADOS) and measures of cognitive, adaptive behavior. The Psychologist II, in consultation and collaboration with other staff and trainees, will provide evidence based and informed intervention services. The incumbent is expected to work with families and with clerical staff, administrative personnel, research staff, collateral clinical informants, and clinical colleagues. RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRAINING AND SUPERVISION - Train clinic and research staff in the administration and scoring of ADI-R and ADOS diagnostic assessment instruments and other measures relating to assessment of ASD and DD. Train clinic and research staff in the provision of evidence based psychotherapies/treatments. - Train research assistants regarding the nature and etiology of autism and latest scientific findings including assessment and evidence-based interventions and related educational, community, and family considerations. - Educate trainees about research and clinical protocols, the nature and etiology of autism, and pertinent current and emerging scientific findings regarding the assessment of and evidence-based interventions for individuals and families experiencing an ASD and/or DD, and identify trainee needs in supervision. - Provide supervision, when appropriate, to individuals within the ADDPC/ADDC. RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES The Psychology II position responsibilities include: - Creating daily assessment schedules and assigning clinical staff to complete those assessments. - Scheduling and ensuring clinical staff compliance with reliability checks on the ADI-R and ADOS modules and staff fidelity in the delivery of intervention protocols and treatment services. - Observance of all UCLA policies and all principles, rules, and laws governing the practice of psychology in California. - Regular and consistent attendance at and participation in ADDPC/ADDC staff and clinical meetings. - Ongoing participation in and contribution to the development of an efficient, effective, productive, and appropriately supportive environment for staff, clients, research participants, and families who interact with ADDPC/ADDC.

Job Qualifications
License: Psychology (California required) Degree: Doctorate in Psychology 1. Doctorate in psychology or related field. (Required) 2. Minimum of one year as a licensed psychologist (Clinical). (Preferred) 3. Licensed Psychologist in the State of California and maintenance of California's licensure at all times after. (Required) 4. BCBA certification required 5. 1-2 years postdoctoral training in Autism or related neurodevelopmental disability highly preferred 6. Experience in ASD interventions such as Pivotal Response Training (PRT), PEERS, and/or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy highly preferred. 7. Ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment in the language of a non-English speaking underserved populations (e.g. Spanish, Korean, Cantonese, Armenian, and Mandarin). (Preferred) 8. Certification of reliability with University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorder Center (UMACC) or equivalent center on measures: Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R); Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Modules 1 and 2; and/or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Modules 3 and 4. (Preferred) 9. Throughout employment: maintenance of reliability on the ADOS modules 1-4 and ADI-R measures. (Required) 10. Demonstrate facility with a variety of computer applications including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and scoring programs for assessment measures used in the ADDPC/ADDC. (Required) 11. Prior experience in training and supervising trainees, including in training graduate students at the extern level, in the administration of assessment instruments and evidence based treatments (e.g. Pivotal Response Treatment, Discrete Trial Training, Applied Behavior Analysis, and/or Cognitive Behavior Therapy). (Required) 12. Prior experience in developing training protocols and procedures. (Required) 13. Prior experience managing and training staff, including clerical, research and clinical staff members. (Required) 14. Prior experience developing intervention programs for child and adolescents and in managing the behavior of individuals with ASD/DD at all levels of functioning and across the life course. Extensive experience working with children and adolescents with ASD/DD and their families. (R) 15. Extensive training in a variety of psychological assessment measures. (Required) 16. Extensive knowledge of evidence-based interventions for individuals with ASD/DD. (Required) 17. Willingness to pursue continuing education relevant to psychological assessment and ASD/DD. (Required) 18. Extensive experience conducting behavioral analyses and implementing behavior intervention techniques. (Required) 19. Knowledge of community resources available for the ASD, Intellectually Disabled (ID), and other DD populations. (Required) 20. Experience and demonstrated competence in working with multi-cultural populations. (Required) 21. Experience and demonstrated competence in establishing and maintaining a professional and friendly rapport with patients and their families. (Required) 22. Experience and demonstrated competence in collaborative work within a team of clerical personnel, research staff, and licensed professional psychologists. (Required) 23. Experience and demonstrated competence in preparation of meeting agendas, and patient/research participant evaluation schedules; experience and demonstrated competence in leading staff and multi-disciplinary team meetings. (Required) 24. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write and edit written reports. (Required) 25. Demonstrated organization skills and time management skills. (Required) 26. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently. (Required) 27. Demonstrated ability to attend to clinically pertinent details, appropriately prioritize and complete tasks on time. (Required) 28. Demonstrated success in performing and completing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the flexibility and willingness to successfully shift tasks priorities, as needed. (Required) 29. Demonstrated ability to manage stress effectively. (Required) 30. Demonstrated ability to maintain familiarity with and mastery of ongoing research protocols, including recruitment status, eligibility requirements, etc. (Required) 31. Demonstrated ability to protect patient confidentiality, comply with all HIPAA, JCAHO, CMS and regulatory policies, procedures, requirements, etc. (Required) 32. Flexibility and willingness to adjust work schedule to the needs of research and clinical populations, including the ability to work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays when needed. (Required) 33. Must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, with the flexibility to adjust work hours to include evening and weekend hours, including 4-5 and 6 day schedules, to accommodate the scheduling needs of families. (Required) 34. Must be available to drive to participants or clients homes, schools, or other locations to obtain data or to represent the ADDPC and ADDC in outreach activities on a case by case basis. (Required) 35. Must be available to travel to out-of-city and out-of-state locations for additional training and professional meetings, data collection, or to provide evaluation and treatment services. (Required)

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