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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities/Autism , Pediatric Psychology, Dell Medical School----Hiring Department:Department of Psychiatry----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Immediately----Position Duration:Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2023----Location:UT MAIN CAMPUS----Job Details:General NotesThe Texas Child Study Center, a collaboration of Dell Children's Medical Center and the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is offering three full-time Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship positions for the 2022-2023 training year. Applicants may apply to one of our three primary training concentrations. Clinical training activities will take place within hospital, specialty care, and community-based primary care clinics provided by the Psychology Service at Dell Children's Medical Center. This program collaborates with speech therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists from Dell Children's Rehabilitative Services, in addition to the psychological services through the Texas Child Study Center. All rotations will be 12-month placements.About the Texas Child Study CenterThe Texas Child Study Center was created in response to the need for pediatric mental health services and training for future mental health practitioners in the Austin area. The Center is a collaboration between Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and all psychologists are employees of the medical school. The Center resides directly on the main campus of Dell Children's Medical Center within a state of the art, newly designed clinical space. The Center provides evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and developmental disabilities, ranging from adjustment difficulties to more chronic conditions including major mental health diagnoses, mood, and developmental disorders. Providers collaborate with physicians at Dell Children's Medical Center to provide psychological support to children coping with acute and chronic medical conditions. Patients seen at the Center come from all socioeconomic strata and ethnic and racial backgrounds.About Dell Children's Medical CenterDell Children's Medical Center (DCMC) is located in Austin, Texas and it is the only freestanding pediatric facility in the region. DCMC is a member of Seton/Ascension Family of Hospitals, has 176 beds, and serves a 46-county area. The hospital earned the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Healthcare (LEED-HC) platinum designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. DCMC values the healing power of the environment and includes a large collection of art, a three-acre multi-level Healing Garden, and several courtyards and gardens that represent eco-systems in the Central Texas Region. The mission of Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is to improve the quality of life and health of children through family centered and family-oriented care, regardless of the family's ability to pay for care. Central to this mission is developing partnerships with other organizations that share the mission and vision and providing educational activities that are synergistic with provision of care and meeting community needs.PurposeDevelopmental Disabilities/Autism Concentration This postdoctoral fellowship concentration takes place within the Dell Children's Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics service, a specialty outpatient clinic that provides diagnostic evaluations, consultation, and therapeutic interventions for children with developmental and behavioral concerns. Primary referral concerns typically include autism, developmental delay, ADHD and follow-up for infants and children up to age 14 who are at risk for developmental delay due to premature birth or other perinatal events. Postdoctoral fellow will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and monitoring of children with neurobehavioral conditions such as ADHD, autism, speech/language disorders, dyspraxia and developmental delay. The clinic also provides developmental follow-up for NICU graduates and children with Down Syndrome. Fellows will also learn to use evidence-based interventions, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as cognitive-behavioral interventions for children and their families. They receive live supervision and see preschool and school-age children presenting with neurodevelopmental disabilities and co-occurring internalizing or externalizing disorders. In addition to training to provide these interventions, fellows are also expected to engage in collaborative clinical practice and interdisciplinary training with medical residents on rotation in the clinic.Responsibilities

  • Participate in integrated care teams with developmental-behavioral pediatricians, psychiatrists, social workers, advanced practice nurses, as well as speech therapists, occupational therapists, from Dell Children's Rehabilitative Services.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide psychological services for the diagnosis, care coordination, and intervention services for children and families impacted by neurobehavioral conditions such as ADHD, autism, speech/language disorders, dyspraxia and developmental delay, as well as adverse childhood experiences (ACES), and follow-up for infants and children at risk for developmental delay due to known genetic conditions (e.g., Down Syndrome), premature birth, or other perinatal events.
  • Learn to apply evidence-based practices in evaluation and interventions for this clinical population, including transdisciplinary assessments, neurodevelopmental evaluations, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), RUBI Parent Training, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
  • Receive supervision based on a developmental and behavioral skills training model while also having opportunities to provide supervision to psychology interns, and doctoral students, as well as psychiatry fellows and social work interns within a vertical supervision model.
  • Assist in ongoing research within the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics & Neurodevelopmental Disorders including participation in presentations for research conferences and manuscript preparation
  • Other duties as assigned.Required QualificationsTo be eligible, applicants must have completed (or be scheduled to complete) an APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Psychology. Applicants are expected to have completed all doctoral requirements, with confirmation of dissertation completion and degree conferral prior to the start of the fellowship start date.Must have received Ph.D. within the last three (3) years. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: Preferred QualificationsIndividuals who are bilingual in English and Spanish are encouraged to apply. Salary Range$53,760Working Conditions
    • May work around standard office conditions.
    • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
    • Use of manual dexterity.Required Materials
      • A letter of interest indicating your preferred training concentration, specific training goals and interests, and eligibility for post-doctoral fellowship (i.e., internship completion date, current dissertation status)
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Three letters of reference, sent directly from the referee.
      • Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis.
      • If you have questions about the position, the financial offer, benefits package etc., please feel free to contact the Interim Directors of Psychology Training, Dr. Ankita Krishnan ( and Dr. Sasha Jaquez ( applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
        • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
        • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
        • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
        • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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