Employment Opportunities

August 1, 2017

BRAINS is currently seeking experienced candidates for the following positions:

Occupational Therapist

BRAINS is seeking an occupational therapist to join our unique program of services through Behavioral Resources And Institute for Neuropsychological Services. This position could be part time, or part-time with expanding to full time as caseload builds. BRAINS provides comprehensive services for children and families, 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. This position will require Friday and Saturday hours on a regular basis, however, scheduling of specific hours can coordinated to meet both clinical and employee needs.

Qualifications Include: Individuals with experience occupational therapy, credentialed/licensed in OT or a related area with coursework related to physical therapy. The candidate must be licensed by the State of Michigan. Preference will be given for applicants with expertise and/or interest in childhood development, pediatrics, including developmental delays such as autism.

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: It is expected that this position is part-time (or will begin as part-time) with the therapist being available 15-20 hours/week. This position is to provide services on Fridays and Saturdays, with some opportunity for afternoon-evening hours in the future, if desired. Compensation is based on a percent of fees collected, with opportunities for growth within the company if desired. Please send resume and cover letter of interest Attn: Stephanie Speierman, Administrative Assistant, via e-mail (support@brainspotential.com) or faxed to 616-365-8971.

ABA Tutor/Behavioral Technician

BRAINS is excited to announce that we are hiring three part-time ABA tutors/behavioral technicians to provide high quality, evidence-based, one-on-one direct applied behavior analysis therapy for children ranging in age from 18 months to 12 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. BRAINS provides comprehensive services for children and families, and is set to launch an in-home Applied Behavior Analysis program in September 2017. 8-12 hours of on-site training for new tutors will take place in August 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.

Job Responsibilities Include: 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, and accurate and timely completion of treatment notes in the electronic medical record. It is expected that ABA tutors will engage in frequent communication and collaboration with the Behavior Analyst. Tutors must also have a passion for working with children and adolescents and be able to maintain an engaging, safe, and fun environment while adhering to treatment protocols.

Qualifications Include: A high school diploma/GED is required. A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, or a child-related field is preferred, and 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.

Please email letter of intent and full resume to support@brainspotential.com


BRAINS is interested in a psychologist who is well versed in and wants to primarily practice in psychological assessment. Of particular interest would be a psychologist well versed in ASD, mood disorder and/or ADHD evaluations. Proficiency in computer use and technology for electronic medical records purposes is required. This position will require Friday and Saturday hours on a regular basis, however, scheduling of specific hours can coordinated to meet both clinical and employee needs. More Information

Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Residency

BRAINS is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our one-year postdoctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology, with potential for second year of training. This residency is designed to provide advanced training in Clinical Neuropsychology. 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 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 neuropsychological 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 neuropsychological report samples, and a three letters of reference (preferably two clinical supervisors and one academic/research mentor) to:

Stephanie Speierman

BRAINS, 3292 N Evergreen Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525