Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Behavior Analysis and School Psychological Services - Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Behavior Analysis and School Psychological Services
2019-2020 Academic Year

The Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska invites applicants for its Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Behavioral Pediatric Psychology beginning as early as July 2019, with August and September start dates available.  Applications due January 15th, 2019 and interviews will take place in January or February 2019. 

 School-Based ABA Service and Consultation

  • 1 position in Omaha, NE (Start date August 1, 2019)- BCBA is required for this position
  • This position involves providing Applied Behavior Analysis services and consultation as part of a contract with Omaha Public Schools (OPS) for students presenting with significant behavior problems in the classroom.
  • Fellows will be providing services including functional behavior assessment, consultation, treatment development and implementation at the Integrated Learning Center which serves students kindergarten through transition who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and significant behavior concerns. In addition, Fellows will travel to schools to consult with school teams to provide functional behavior assessments and develop and implement behavior plans for students pre-k through transition who exhibit intensive behavior needs.
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to supervise and manage a team of ABA practicum students who are assigned to this project.
  • Fellows will work closely with teachers, school psychologists, speech/language therapists, OT and PT, and school administrators and families in a collaborative problem-solving process.
  • Opportunities to provide ABA services for schools in other local school districts may be available also.
  • Research opportunities will be available as part of this position related to examining variables related to the effective provision of ABA in the classroom, FBA and behavioral interventions, and consultation process.                                                                                                                                         

Requirements:
Preference is given to applicants who have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. from an APA-Accredited doctoral program and have completed an internship from an APA-accredited program, with degree requirements met by the first day of fellowship. Preference is given to applicants who also have been certified by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Post docs must have a driver's license and the ability to travel to outreach clinical sites from 5 to 180 miles on a regular basis.   Additionally, applicants must be eligible for a licensed mental health practitioner credential within the state of Nebraska to obtain an LMHP or credentialed as a certified behavior analyst by the start date of fellowship (http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/brochure.pdf)

Applicants willing to train in or with goals of living and providing psychological services in underserved/rural areas in Nebraska will receive special consideration 

Materials required will include:

1.     Cover letter, describing the following:

  • Statement of interest and fit with position
  • Date (or anticipated date) of dissertation defense
  • Anticipated date of degree conferral
  • Current direct post-masters clinical hours and anticipated number of direct post-masters clinical hours (as of May 1st, or 2 months prior to anticipated start date) Direct hours include interviewing, therapy, case conferences, behavioral observations and management, evaluations, treatment planning, testing, consultations, and biofeedback.
  • Names of recommenders who will be sending letters

2.    Curriculum vitae (CV)
3.    Three letters of recommendation (sent directly from referees)  


Additional Information:

Munroe-Meyer Institute:  http://www.unmc.edu/mmi/ 
Program website:  http://www.unmc.edu/mmi/departments/psychology/index.html

Please send all application material via email to:
Jennifer Burt, Ph.D.
jburt@unmc.edu