New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is currently seeking to hire one postdoctoral psychologist for the 2024-25 academic year. This position is designed for a license-eligible psychologist to gain supervised practice in a multifaceted child welfare setting, providing clinical services to individuals across the lifespan.
New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is an award-winning child welfare agency with 40 years of experience exclusively serving children with complex, chronic medical conditions and co-occurring mental health challenges and their families. NAC operates an on-site Comprehensive Healthcare Center that includes MHOTRS and Article 28 clinics and delivers a range of integrated, interdisciplinary medical and mental health services. The organization is located in midtown Manhattan with a satellite office in the Bronx. The hallmark of the agency is assuring quality, professional and strength – based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system.
The postdoctoral psychologist is incorporated into the psychology department of NAC’s Mental Heath department, located at 825 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. There are opportunities to work in the satellite clinic in the Bronx, 1775 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY 10453, if desired. The psychology team is currently staffed by 5 licensed psychologists.
Currently staff within the mental health clinic are working within a hybrid model, with a combination of in-person and remote work. The postdoc would be expected to work in person from the NAC Manhattan office at least three days per week, with possible schedule changes depending on agency policy.
Description of Responsibilities:
The position is structured to provide the incoming postdoctoral psychologist with a balance of clinical service provision, consultation to other professionals within the agency, supervision and training. Clinical experiences may be tailored to the expertise and interest of the postdoctoral psychologist. The postdoctoral psychologist:
Candidates for the post-doctoral psychologist position must have completed the course of study and dissertation defense in an APA-accredited PhD or PsyD doctoral program in clinical, counseling or school psychology and completed a Psychology Internship Program. Candidates must be eligible for the NYS Limited Permit in Psychology.
This is a one-year position, from September 2024 through August 2025. The postdoctoral psychologist will be provided with benefits, vacation days, sick days, and personal days. The salary is $50,000 per annum with competitive fringe benefits. The postdoctoral psychologist responsibilities and supervision will fulfill criteria for the postdoctoral year of experience necessary for NYS Psychology licensure.
Candidates should have some experience working with populations that represent a range of backgrounds and clinical presentations, and should have some experience with children and families. Assessment experience should include psychological testing. Priority will be given to candidates familiar with administration of the ADOS-2 or other autism assessment measures. Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.
How to Apply
Send materials electronically to Ashley Golub, Psy.D., Director of Psychological Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Materials are accepted as of December 2023 and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. was founded on the principle of inclusion. We strive to create and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace at all levels. It is not enough to serve; we must strive to dismantle oppressive policies and practices. Please read our full DEIB Statement here.
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