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The UW Autism Center (UWAC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. UWAC is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington and incorporates faculty and staff from the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education.
The Autism Center Seattle Clinic currently has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (.50 FTE) Psychologist. This individual will work among a team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, speech-language pathologists, early intervention providers, medical professionals, faculty, graduate students, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. The main function of this position will be direct clinical services and training and consultation to the community for individuals with autism spectrum disorders at the UW Autism Center.
The Psychologist will conduct diagnostic autism evaluations with individuals of all ages (e.g., infancy through adulthood). The incumbent to this position will administer a standardized battery of tests to assess development and ASD symptoms. Additional clinical services to be offered by the psychologist include individual therapy, family and school consultations (including IEE’s), and training workshops in the community. The position will adhere to UW Autism Center-wide policies and procedures and workload standards. The position requires specialized training and expertise related to autism and the ability to handle complex and sensitive situations regarding clinic patients. Opportunities to develop new programs are available and encouraged. This position will report directly to the director of Clinical Services at the UW Autism Center.
The UW Autism Center Clinical Program is the largest service provider for autism spectrum disorders in the region, and is considered a national and international leader. The Psychologist will play a key role in the UWAC.
RESPONSIBILITIES •Administer the following standardized battery of tests (including but not limited to): ADI, ADOS-2, Mullen, Differential Abilities Scale, Wechsler assessments, and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. •Score and interpret the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessments. •Interface with University of Washington staff, faculty, departments, and students to provide services, support, and training when applicable. •Collaborate with other clinical team members in assessment and intervention and consult with other members of clinical team regarding diagnosis and intervention strategies, as needed. •Provide consultation to community providers who work with patients in order to develop continuity in care for the patient and their family. •Keep appropriate records of services provided and coordinate with the billing office and direct supervisor regarding services to meet billable expectations. •Complete initial client/patient evaluations, treatment plans, progress reports, referral letters, and other administrative responsibilities in a timely manner. •Provide psychotherapy to clients. •Conduct training with outside agencies as a part of the UWAC training team.
REQUIREMENTS: •Master's Degree in Psychology, or related field AND 2+ years of experience in the psychological assessment of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities. •Clinical psychology training; •Licensure and certification in field as legally required; •Proficient in the administration of the ADOS-2 modules 1-4; •Excellent oral and written communication skills; •An approach to working with colleagues that enhances collaboration and team building; •Strong presentation abilities; •Ability to exercise independent judgment, negotiate multilayered regulatory systems, manage competing priorities, strong organizational skills; •Ability to travel within the Northwest with occasional overnight stays, as needed; •Experience and skills in conducting professional workshops or other training activities; •Experience with school consultation, knowledge of special education law and IEEs.
Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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