Pediatric Development Counselor

  • The University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Jun 11, 2021
Full time Healthcare & Medical Professional Counselor (LPC / LAC / LMHC)

Job Description

POSITION INFORMATION: Provides assessment and treatment of children with psychological or sexual behavioral problems, assessment and intervention for infants and young children with prenatal exposure to alcohol and other drugs, and assessment of children with craniofacial anomalies and/or extreme prematurity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

* Psychological Assessment. Provide evaluation and assessment for children referred for psychological services, behavior problems, disabilities, medical conditions, and trauma.

* Therapy. Provides individual and group therapy for children and their caregivers.

* Report Preparation. Prepares reports stating findings, recommendations, etc.

* Referrals. Responsible for taking referrals and scheduling intake assessments.

* As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Education: Master's Degree in Psychology

Experience: 24 months experience providing counseling

Equivalent/ Substitution: Will accept Ph.D. in Psychology in lieu of a Master's Degree and experience

Certifications/Licenses: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Professional Counselor License (LPC) in the State of Oklahoma

Preferred:

* Master's Degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or closely related field

* 24 months experience in clinical and assessment with children from birth to twelve years of age

* Experience assessing children who have been psychologically or sexually abused

* Psychotherapy and consultation skills for children with behavior problems, and/or psychological or sexual abuse

* Psychological assessment experience with infants and young children

Skills/Abilities:

* Psychotherapy and consultation skills for children with behavior problems, and/or psychological or sexual abuse

* Psychological assessment experience with infants and young children

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to negotiate, problem solve, and make decisions in order to make patients and families aware of the treatment

* Ability to understand how children of different ages and developmental stages express their thoughts, emotions, and fears

* Ability to effectively form connections and positive relationships with children

* Ability to listen to the patient

* Must have organization skills

* Ability to think and come up with treatment plans and reassess the patient's progress and consider new treatment plans

* Ability to keep up to date on new research and apply findings to the diagnosis and treatment of the patient