Child Psychology (Center for Resilience) - Postdoctoral FellowshipLocation:
New Orleans, LAOpen Date:
Oct 19, 2021Description:
A full time post-doctoral fellow will provide direct psychological services and consultation to an intensive day treatment program affiliated with a public school system. The fellow will also provide consultation and training to multidisciplinary professionals. Training and supervision will be provided throughout the year. Opportunities for research, program evaluation, teaching and supervision may be available
The Center for Resilience (CfR) is an independent non-profit, originally founded as the New Orleans Therapeutic Day Program, a collaboration among the Recovery School District, Orleans Parish School Board, and Tulane University Medical School’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. CfR accepts referrals from local school districts and serves children between kindergarten and twelfth grade with significant behavioral and/or mental health disabilities, including autism spectrum and related disorders. Our mission is to improve the emotional well-being and academic readiness of children by delivering high-quality, interdisciplinary care, and collaborating with partners to develop new programs that meet the needs of our region’s children and families.
Students remain enrolled in their public school while attending CfR full time and one of the primary goals of the program is to transition students back to their enrolled school better prepared for behavioral success.
CfR is a multidisciplinary setting, where leaders from the educational, clinical, and medical fields collaborate to develop holistic treatment plans and ensure our therapeutic environment addresses an array of educational, clinical, and medical needs.
CfR provides a caring, therapeutic milieu with positive behavioral supports, trauma-informed approaches, evidence-based mental health practices, small-group classroom instruction, and therapeutic recreation activities. In addition, our Prism Program for children with autism spectrum and related disorders provides one-on-one ABA therapy while celebrating children’s neurodiversity. Our goal is to build students’ skills so they can transition back to their home school setting. We love children and believe in a strengths-based framework for working with even the most challenging of students. We believe healthy relationships are the cornerstone of any behavioral health growth, and expect our team members to model healthy relationships with one another and with the children with whom we work. Typically, students referred to CfR have moderate to significant emotional health needs. While there is no “typical” child at CfR, a student’s profile might include a history of hospitalizations, physically aggressive behaviors towards peers and/or adults, property damage, family and/or community trauma, challenges with impulsivity and executive functioning skills, internalizing/withdrawn behaviors, and/or self-injurious behaviors.Qualifications:
Required Education and Experience
1. Successful completion of an APA-accredited internship by the start of the fellowship
2. PhD or PsyD in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies
1. Crisis Intervention
2. Interdisciplinary consultation and collaboration skills
3. Individual and group therapy skills
4. Develop and implement individual behavioral intervention plans
5. Psychological assessment skills
6.Training to other professionals and students
7. Must have the necessary physical skills to complete consultations and required documentation
8. Competent communication and writing skills
9. Flexibility and ability to organize and manage time independently.Application Instructions:
All applicants must apply through Interfolio and provide a cover letter, updated CV, unofficial transcripts and three (3) references with email and phone numbers.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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