Children’s Specialty Group Seeks Psychologist as Clinical Director in Norfolk

Company: Children's Specialty Group
Position: Clinical Director, Intensive Services, Neurodevelopmental Unit
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Phone #: (757) 668-9686

The Clinical Director of the Intensive Services – Neurodevelopmental Unit (NDU) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist whose responsibilities combine clinical activities and leadership, providing a full range of direct and indirect care services in an innovative interdisciplinary setting. Direct psychological services include evidence-based assessment and treatment to children and families. Indirect patient care includes program development and evaluation; oversight of NDU treatment program delivery by milieu/behavioral therapists; collaboration with nursing, psychiatry, and pediatrics, and any other specialties as appropriate; and clinical supervision and oversight. Faculty appointment at Eastern Virginia Medical School is available for qualified individuals. Opportunities to conduct research are open to discussion. Reports to Inpatient and Intensive Services Clinical Director.


Program Development and Evaluation
• Develop and oversee implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures to provide intensive inpatient programming for youth with neurodevelopmental disorders on a specialty inpatient unit.
• Provide training for RBTs
• Monitor implementation to ensure fidelity and feasibility of service delivery.
• Research and obtain information on best and current practices from other programs to improve this program’s service delivery.
• Function as the clinical expert in care of children with neurodevelopmental needs and provide consultation to other CHKD Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) programs and services.
• When appropriate, assist in development of treatment programs for Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Services in collaboration with relevant program leadership.
• Oversee data collection and analysis for NDU team metrics; support data presentation in treatment teams
• Continually assess care delivery to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

• Provide clinical support for implementation of individualized behavioral plans and…
clinical oversight to milieu staff, nurses, and other providers to ensure appropriate implementation of behavioral programming and alignment with MHSL’s mission and goals.
• Provide clinical supervision to psychology trainees and students and facilitate individual and/or group supervision as needed.
• Problem solve challenging care dynamics in a professional and supportive manner.

Clinical/Direct Patient Care
• Conduct behavioral analyses and develop individualized behavior and treatment plans for youth admitted to NDU.
• Communicate treatment goals and plan to parents/caregivers.
• Utilize evidence-based practices to promote improved behavioral functioning.
• Coordinate with other disciplines in reviewing referred patients and coordinating admissions.
• Conduct psychological assessments in the outpatient setting as needed.
• Facilitate and lead psychoeducational groups for parents/caregivers and other family members.

• Licensed, or eligible for licensure, as a Clinical Psychologist by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Board of Psychology.
• Advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis or intensive behavioral intervention approaches.

• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, either a PsyD or PhD from an APA/CPA accredited program.
• Successful completion of an APA/CPA accredited pre-doctoral internship.
• Previous clinical experience in pediatric/clinical child and adolescent psychology treating youth with neurodevelopmental disorders.
• Experience with service delivery in inpatient or residential treatment settings preferred.
• Experience providing clinical supervision to mental health providers.