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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami's Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC), an affiliated clinic of the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) within the Department of Psychology, has an opening for a full-time Post-Doctoral Associate. The Post-Doctoral Associate will conduct psychological assessments and provide therapies (e.g., individual psychotherapy, social skills groups, parent training) and clinical case management for clients at ASAC/CARD offices throughout Miami-Dade County. Research opportunities are available in the areas of early identification, evidence-based treatments, genetics, and neuroimaging, among others, for the successful candidate.

The Department of Psychology has a current research portfolio in these areas with funding from agencies such as NICHD and NIMH, as well as private foundations. Successful candidates will possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate well with others. The postdoctoral fellow should have knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Experience implementing evidenced-based intervention (e.g., cognitive-behavioral therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Early Start Denver Model) and assessment for ASD, (e.g., ADOS-2, ADI-R) is highly preferred.

Qualifications

* Doctoral degree (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) in Psychology required
* Bilingual (English and Spanish) to serve the client population of our agency

Job Responsibilities

Research

* Collaborates on ongoing research studies in the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, including the efficacy of evidence-based interventions and the reliability of psychological assessments
* Support data collection and analysis and participate in recruitment of research participants
* Contributes to manuscript preparation and conference presentations

Conduct Psychological Assessments

* Administer, score and interpret psychological, developmental, psycho-educational and autism-specific assessments/evaluations.
* Identify developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
* Develop recommendations for therapeutic and educational treatment plans.
* Write integrated reports, detailing test results, clinical impressions and treatment recommendations.
* Coordinate with members of a multidisciplinary evaluation team.
* Discuss evaluation results and treatment recommendations with caregivers.
* Provide supervision to doctoral student trainees during assessment/evaluation sessions.
* Participate in case conferences and staff meetings.
* Perform timely and complete documentation of services provided, consistent with State regulations and professional standards.
* Maintain privacy of clients; maintain a professional demeanor at all times with clients, students and employees.
* Commute and provide services at various CARD/ASAC offices, as needed, throughout Miami-Dade County

Provide Consultation/Training and Psychotherapy Services

* Provide individual and/or group therapy services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.
* Provide supervision to doctoral student trainees during individual and group psychotherapy sessions.
* Provide clinical consultation and technical assistance to agencies who serve individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.
* Develop and present training seminars to parents and professionals on issues related to autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.
* Participate in regular case conferences and staff meetings.
* Perform timely and complete documentation of services provided, consistent with State regulations and professional standards.
* Maintain privacy of client; maintain a professional demeanor at all times with clients, students and employees.
* Commute and provide services at various locations throughout Miami-Dade County, including school and community settings.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

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About University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami is a vibrant community of exceptionally talented individuals engaged in the pursuit of academic excellence, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the region and beyond. More than 15,600 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the City of Coral Gables to include the medical campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade county. With more than 10,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the second largest private employer in Miami-Dade County. The University was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. The inaugural class of 560 students enrolled in fall of 1926.

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