Psychology Associate / Psychometrician

Job Title: Psychology Associate / Psychometrician
Department: Autism Assessment
Reports To: Director, Autism Center
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive autism evaluations under the supervision of the PhD psychologist
  • Complete interviewing, administration of standardized assessment, scoring and report writing.
  • Work with in all necessary billing guidelines.
  • Make contributions to support evaluation team.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No supervisory responsibilities

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Good understanding of child development and neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize multisource data to make diagnoses and related differentials with support of a PhD supervisor.
  • Ability to locate and identify appropriate referral services for treatment and family resources.
  • Analytical – Collects and researches data
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Engage in selected trainings to continue professional development and ensure high quality assessment services.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Adaptability – Manages competing demands.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master of Arts or Science degree in psychology or related field
  • Supervised experience in the evaluation of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, especially autism
  • Experience in working with children and families, especially children with disabilities
  • Experience in conducting psych/cognitive assessments (e.g., Wechsler Scales, Mullen, Bayley, DAS-II) including but not limited to intellectual assessment across the developmental span, autism observational assessment with the ADOS-2, and clinical interviewing skills with knowledge of neruodevelopmental and psychological conditions

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as test manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Understand and critically interpret psychometric scores
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to research and apply specific conditions and identify common presentations and common co-occurring conditions.
  • Ability to interpret data sources “beyond the numbers” to develop clinical impressions.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of MS Office, especially MS Word and Excel.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Limited Psychology License or License eligible

Other Skills and Abilities

Proven Leadership Skills and strong commitment to clinic and organization goals.

Other Qualifications

Prior experience working in an environment with special needs children and/or adults

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Broadly, the clinician must be prepared to assess and manage customers ranging in age from infancy up to young adulthood. Evaluation require interviewing that can be multiple hours in length as well as assessments that often range 2-2 hours.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.