Division Southwest Human Development
Location Main Office
Employment Type Full Time Regular Employee
Date Posted 9/24/2021
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Job Code SCD-CG0506
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Psychologist – Children’s Developmental Center


We are seeking a Psychologist to join our transdisciplinary team at Southwest Human Development’s Children’s Developmental Center.  This individual should have clinical experience and expertise in working with young children ages 0-5 (and their families) who have a wide range of developmental delays and disabilities. The applicant should be knowledgeable about and committed to family-centered, team-based, culturally-responsive and trauma-informed service delivery models. They should also have experience with an integrated medical, developmental, and mental health/behavioral health approach to supporting young children and their families.


The Children’s Developmental Center is a Center of Excellence which specializes in children aged birth to five and their families. Our areas of expertise include young children with: complex developmental needs feeding and eating problems, fragile infants, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays due to trauma. 


Primary duties:

·      Participate in transdisciplinary team assessments.

·      Administer, score, and interpret psychological and developmental tools for young children with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorder evaluations.

·      Assimilate information gathered from a variety of sources for a comprehensive and holistic view of the child, the family, and their needs. 

·      Collaborate and consult with team members to synthesize assessment results into a comprehensive and integrated treatment plan.

·      Complete record reviews and selects tools that are sensitive to age, culture, language, and developmental level.

·      Complete comprehensive reports that include treatment recommendations and connection to community services.

·      Counsel families regarding assessment findings and impressions.



·      Doctorate degree in Clinical or School Psychology

·      Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arizona is required.

·      Post Doctoral experience to include training and experience in evaluations with children birth to 5 years.

·      Ability to work independently but also to work within a transdisciplinary setting using a team-based approach.

·      Experience using relationship-based approaches to treatment and assessment

·       Competency with use of the following tools: Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), and Wechsler Scales.

·       Experience with family-centered and team-based approaches to assessment and service delivery.

·        Experience working with young children ages 0-5 with Autism is required.

·       Knowledge and assessment of trauma in young children is required.

·       Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card OR must qualify for a valid Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card is required.

·       Familiarity with the DIR® and the DIRFloortime® intervention is preferred.



Southwest Human Development (“SWHD”) takes the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve very seriously. We strongly believe vaccination is a critical safety measure to protect each of us and the communities we serve.  The COVID vaccinations have proven to be highly effective at protecting people from getting COVID-19 or from getting severely ill from it.


In compliance with the requirements of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, all staff in this program must be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022.


Compensation: DOE

We offer a full benefits package to all full-time employees; including medical, dental, a vision, a wellness program, paid time off, pre-tax and Roth 401(k) plans and life insurance.


Southwest Human Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.