Psychologist - UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Social/Behavioral Science, Counseling/Community Outreach/Social Work, Medicine/Physicians, Early childhood education/Childcare
Department:29091800 - MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY

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Job Description:

The Department of Pediatrics, Neurology Division, is currently accepting applications for a Psychologist. This Full-Time, TEAMS position in our Multidisciplinary Diagnostic & Training Program. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Administering a broad range of standardized cognitive, oral language (including phonological awareness), and academic achievement measures and parent and teacher questionnaires to evaluate student's cognitive, academic, and socio emotional functioning, interpreting the results, and identifying evidence based interventions to address identified needs; using data to assess response to interventions ( within an MTSS framework; analyzing, interpreting, and reporting student data and using student data to assess response to interventions ( formulating written consultation and evaluation reports including summaries of students’ educational histories, prior evaluation findings, response to intervention data, and pertinent evidence based recommendations for intervention strategies; planning and preparing intervention strategies for parents and teachers that are effective; coordinating, planning, and participating in case conferences with parents and educators to share information and develop an action plan to address the needs of children with special educational needs; conducting comprehensive progress monitoring assessments with students, families, and teachers/school personnel to determine the effectiveness and implementation levels of recommendations; conducting student observations in classroom settings.

Providing consultation / counseling services to parents, teachers, administrators, and other school staff to facilitate the educational engagement, learning, skill development, and readiness for post secondary transition of K 12th grade students with complex needs who are struggling academically. Coordinating, developing and/or conducting in service and pre service training for educators, related professionals and parents, as well as educational and training programs for educators and school personnel; developing, coordinating participating in staff development programs.

Serving as liaison between MDTP, schools and other agencies; working effectively with students, parents, colleagues, community agencies and staff; collecting and analyzing data and maintaining program activity databases; compiling and drafting reports related to program activities; interpreting administrative regulations and policies and recommending new and improved programs within MDTP; analyzing, synthesizing, maintaining and disseminating pertinent, current information from the Florida Department of Education on pertinent state and federal policies and laws and related educational policies, programs and procedures; preparing reports and maintaining all appropriate records as required and in a timely manner.

Expected Salary:

$90,500 - $111,200; commensurate within this range with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate in psychology from an accredited college or university, which includes one year of supervised internship experience in professional psychology; and licensure as a psychologist by the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 490, F.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years experience in the field of psychology.
  • Valid driver’s license and be able to drive within the north-central Florida service region
  • Strong knowledge and experience with a broad range of standardized psychological, language, and academic assessment measures and evidence-based interventions for K-12 students with learning, neurocognitive, and related difficulties impacting school functioning and academic progress.
  • Strong working knowledge of Florida’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and proficiency in analyzing, accurately interpreting, and reporting student data.
  • Ability to effectively deliver evidence-based consultation and instructional support to teachers, parents, principals, and district staff for struggling K-12th grade students with dyslexia and other special education needs.
  • Proficiency in communicating results of evaluation findings in written and oral formats to assist students, parents, and school personnel to identify effective approaches to address communication (articulation & oral language), learning, and behavior problems that are impacting academic progress.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, collaborate effectively with others, flexibly problem-solve, and facilitate effective conflict resolution.
  • Strong working knowledge of current exceptional student education (ESE) policies and procedures, and pertinent state and federal laws and school district and community resources available to families of children with disabilities.
  • Ability to design and deliver evidence-based professional development/training to educators, school support staff, parents, related service providers and agency personnel.
  • Flexible workday and hours are required to accommodate client needs.
  • Bilingual with Spanish language proficiency
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and list of references.

This is a time limited position.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date. 

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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