Psychology Post-Doctoral Residency
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BRAINS is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our one-year postdoctoral residency in Clinical Psychology with the potential for a second year of training. This residency is for the 2020/2021 year and is designed to provide advanced training in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in psychological assessment and developmental disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to make a commitment to join the practice after successful completion of licensure in Michigan.
BRAINS provides a multi-disciplinary diagnostic and intervention service for children with complex learning and behavioral disorders, both neurological and neurodevelopmental in etiology. Children are referred by schools, clinics, practitioners in the community, and medical providers. This position is based in the outpatient Assessment Clinic at BRAINS which provides neuropsychological diagnostic services for children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, learning disabilities, developmental aphasia, autism, and mental retardation, and for neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Tourette Syndrome, late effects of head trauma, sequelae of infectious diseases such as meningitis and encephalitis, congenital disorders such as agenesis of the corpus callosum and hydrocephalus, degenerative, metabolic, and genetic disorders, and CNS effects of cancer and its treatment. Psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and conduct disturbances especially in children with possible attentional and learning difficulties, and somatoform disorders are also commonly seen.
The resident’s experience combines clinical, didactic, and as available research activities. Depending on the resident’s interests, opportunity for community presentations and supervision of pre-doctoral students may also be available. Didactics include neuropsychological/psychological assessment seminars, as well as, specialized training in treatment approaches. Under the mentorship and supervision of licensed psychologists, the resident can tailor the program to meet his/her career goals.
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-approved program, preferably in clinical psychology, and an APA approved or APPIC internship. It is expected that the applicant will have internship level training in psychological assessment.
This program is not participating in the match; interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.
To apply, send a letter of professional goals, a current curriculum vitae, two redacted psychological report samples, and three letters of reference (preferably two clinical supervisors and one academic/research mentor) to:
3292 N Evergreen Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
ABA Tutor/ Behavioral Technician
BRAINS is excited to announce that we are hiring a part-time ABA tutors/behavioral technician to provide high quality, evidence-based, one-on-one direct applied behavior analysis therapy for children ranging in age from 18 months to 19 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. BRAINS provides comprehensive services for children and families, and launched an in-home Applied Behavior Analysis program in September 2017. ABA sessions will occur primarily in the client’s home, with occasional sessions in the community and at BRAINS. Tutors will be supervised weekly by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Applicants must have some evening and weekend availability.
• Implementing a treatment protocol developed by the BCBA
• Responding correctly to target behaviors
• Managing challenging behaviors
• Monitoring treatment fidelity and outcomes
• Accurate and reliable data collection
• Accurate and timely completion of treatment notes in the electronic medical record
• Engage in frequent communication and collaboration with the Behavior Analyst
• A passion for working with children and adolescents and be able to maintain an engaging, safe, and fun environment while adhering to treatment protocols.
• A high school diploma/GED is required
• A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or a child-related field is preferred
• Preference will be given to candidates who are RBT certified
• Individuals who are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in Behavior Analysis or a related field are highly preferred
• Must also have experiencing interacting with children and a willingness to play/be enthusiastic
• Work experience under the supervision of a BCBA in an early intensive behavioral intervention program is also preferred, but not required
• Applicants must also have a reliable means of transportation, an acceptable driving record, and pass a criminal background check.
Description of the organization: BRAINS is an organization that has provided collaborative services for several years. We are accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF). Beginning June 2008, pre-doctoral neuropsychology students are enrolled in the APPIC pre-doctoral internship program. BRAINS works with individuals ranging from infancy through late adulthood, however, a majority of the clients served are looking for treatment for their children with challenges in behavior or mood regulation, have a neurodevelopmental disability, and families experiencing marital and/or family tension, or are seeking support. To meet these needs, the company is expanding services, enhancing interventions in the community.
Salary Range: This is a part-time position that will require evening hours. Pay is $16/hour.
Please send resume and cover letter of interest Attn: Stephanie Speierman, Director of Finance, via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed to 616-365-8971. (Calls regarding this position not accepted.)
BRAINS is seeking a therapist (social worker or psychologist) to join our unique program of services through Behavioral Resources And Institute for Neuropsychological Services. This position could be part-time or full time and will provide therapy services to children under the age of 10 and their families. BRAINS provides comprehensive services for children and families from infants through primarily middle adulthood. In a unique venture, BRAINS has developed an interdisciplinary team of experts working collaboratively.
Responsibilities could include individual outpatient treatment. Basic proficiency in computer use and technology for electronic medical records purposes is required. Outpatient positions can require afternoon-evening hours, Fridays and Saturday times, especially as your practice builds. However, scheduling of specific hours can be coordinated to meet both clinical and employee needs.
Qualifications Include: Individuals with experience in outpatient therapy, Fully Licensed in Clinical Social Work or Clinical Psychology. The candidate must be licensed by the State of Michigan. Preference will be given for applicants with expertise in early childhood development, pediatrics, including developmental delays such as autism. Experience in DIR/Floor-time, Play Project, or other child-led models preferred.
Description of the organization: BRAINS is an organization that has provided collaborative services for several years. We are accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF). BRAINS works with individuals ranging from infancy through late adulthood; however, a majority of the clients served are looking for treatment for their children with challenges in behavior or mood regulation, have a neurodevelopmental disability, and families experiencing marital and/or family tension, or are seeking support. To meet these needs, the company is expanding services, enhancing interventions in the community.
Compensation: BRAINS is one of the highest paying and benefit-eligible companies in West Michigan for full-time employees. We have a highly competitive compensation plan with high pay and a 401(k) plan for all employees both full time and part-time. For full-time employees, there are additional benefits including health insurance, dental/vision insurance, and short term/long term disability insurance and life insurance. It is expected that this position will begin part-time with the therapist being available 15-20 hours/week. Full-time would require availability 35-40 hours/week (averaging 26 billable hours a week; scheduling 30 clients a week on average). Compensation is based on a percentage of fees collected with opportunities for growth within the company if desired. Please send resume and cover letter of interest Attn: Stephanie Speierman, Director of Finance, via e-mail (email@example.com) or faxed to 616-365-8971.