Graduate Assistant, Registration and Individual Support Team, IDS

Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS) is recruiting two Graduate Assistants for this position.

Location: This position will incorporate a hybrid model. The candidate will be required to work in the office, located at 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, and work at home.

Contract Duration: 2022/2023 Temple University academic school year.

Supervisor: Kevin Pack, Clinical Psychologist.

About Us

Intellectual disAbility Services is a division within the Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual disAbility Services. Intellectual disAbility Services serves individuals from birth and beyond who have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The graduate assistant performs a variety of clinical, administrative, and support duties under the direction and supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist within Intellectual disAbility Services. This position entails interaction with individuals (children and adults, including those who support them) seeking or receiving Intellectual disAbility and/or Autism Services in the form of interpretation of psychological tests and assessments to determine if individuals meet eligibility criteria. Administration and scoring of tests and assessments may also occur, as needed. Populations include (but are not limited to) children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (primarily Intellectual Disability Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder), complex behavioral health issues, and/or complex medical issues.

General Summary

The graduate assistant performs a variety administrative and support duties under the direction of a licensed clinical psychologist. This position entails interaction with individuals (children and adults, including those who support them) seeking or receiving Intellectual disAbility and/or Autism Services. Populations include (but are not limited to) children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (primarily Intellectual Disability (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)), complex behavioral health issues, and/or complex medical issues.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the graduate assistants will occur with detailed direction and supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist within Intellectual disAbility Services. The graduate assistants will work closely with the clinical psychologist in support of the following tasks:

  • Interpret standardized tests of cognitive (intellectual) functioning and both autism diagnostic and adaptive functioning/behavior assessments.
  • Administration and scoring of tests/assessments may occur, as needed.
    In such instances, write brief reports accurately and timely.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including individuals applying for/receiving Intellectual disAbility and/or Autism Services and those who support them, related professionals, service providers, and internal staff.
  • Enter test/assessment scores and other clinical information into a database.
  • Assist the clinical psychologist in making determinations regarding service eligibility.
    Final determinations will be made by the licensed psychologist.
  • Assist clinical psychologist in the implementation of the START program.
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  • Participate in meetings (e.g., unit meetings, interdisciplinary treatment team meetings).
  • Assist clinical psychologist with chairing the Human Rights Committee.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and empathize with diverse populations.
  • Strong professionalism, including punctuality, organization, and both timely and accurate writing of clinical documentation.
  • Ability to identify and escalate potential ethical considerations and clinical issues.
  • Ability to conceptualize clinical information.
  • Basic understanding of clinical diagnoses and best (evidence-based) practices for individuals with ID, ASD, and/or complex medical issues.

Candidate Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Master's degree (or pursuit thereof) in clinical psychology, school psychology, social work, or counseling.
  • Basic familiarity with neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly ID and AS.

Professional Development

During the academic year, 17 hours weekly will be on job tasks and 3 hours weekly will involve participating in a weekly interdisciplinary graduate seminars and developing a research proposal for presentation.

Benefits Notes

This position is a graduate assistant position. The graduate assistant will be paid in equal monthly stipends at the College of Education Compensation Rate. Graduate assistants receive 12 months of medical benefits from September 1 through August 31. All current benefits are listed on the TUGSA.org website. This position does not have tuition remission.

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following to Kate.Fialkowski@temple.edu:

  •     Cover letter detailing qualifications and interest specific to the position
  •     A resume or CV
  •     Two letters of reference

An application is not considered complete until all are received.

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