Psychologist - Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD)

Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities located in Valhalla, New York, serves over 10,000 children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs and their families living in Westchester County and the lower Hudson Valley regions. WIHD's mission is to create better futures for people with disabilities, for vulnerable children and for their families and caregivers. WIHD accomplishes its mission through professional education; innovative services and supports; community training and technical assistance; and research and information dissemination.

Child Welfare Services at WIHD provides a comprehensive array of services, supports and advocacy for children and families involved with the child welfare system in Westchester County. These services include clinical assessments of children and their birth parents, pediatric medical care, mental health treatment for children, parent education and training, foster parent support, educational coordination and advocacy, post-adoption services and community-based aftercare for families reunifying from foster care.

WIHD is looking to hire a licensed psychologist in a supervisory/managerial capacity to join its interdisciplinary team in June of 2018. The psychologist will play a significant role in a number of different program areas including:

•  Provide leadership and management oversight of the Every Family Counts Aftercare program, a
   community-based program for families reunifying following a foster care placement
•  Conduct clinical assessments of parents and children in order to help the Department of Social
   Services plan towards permanency for children in foster care
•  Provide child and family treatment for children in foster care and their birth families and clinical
   supervision to staff providing this service
•  Provide supervision and training for post-doctoral psychology fellows and other trainees
•  Coordinate and conduct research and program evaluation
•  Manage data collection and reporting for child welfare programs

Interested candidates must be licensed in New York State. A minimum of 5-7 years' experience is required of having worked with children and families impacted by trauma, including clinical assessment and treatment, and a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience. Experience working with the child welfare/foster care system is strongly preferred. Experience using evidence-based treatment such as TF-CBT, PCIT, CPP, AF-CBT is highly desirable.

Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate clinical experience, proven communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively as a team member.

WIHD values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, pregnancy, any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Danielle Weisberg, Director of Child Welfare Services & Children's Advocacy Center at