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Clinical Psychologist - Autism Discovery Institute (Sign-on Bonus & Relocation Assistance for Eligible New Hires)

San Diego, California
Job ID 13688 Date posted 06/16/2022 Schedule Full-Time Shift Day Department Clinical Professionals

The Autism Discovery Institute (ADI) is an innovative outpatient facility that offers therapeutic supports and diagnostic evaluations for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders alongside ongoing research, training for professionals, and community advocacy.

The primary role of the clinical psychologist at the ADI is to conduct comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents. The psychologist is responsible for independently administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological measures, counseling families regarding findings, and developing recommendations for educational and therapeutic supports. The psychologist must have training and expertise to complete standardized assessment batteries across the entire age range (12 months to 17 years) served at ADI.  Psychologists on our team have specific expertise in completing high-quality evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and have the expertise to complete differential diagnoses across the clinically referred population.  While diagnostic evaluations are the primary role of the position at the ADI, psychologists who have a strong interest in providing therapy (e.g., CBT, social skills groups, PEERS) have the opportunity to do and are highly encouraged to apply.

Clinical psychologists at the ADI are provided the opportunity to collaborate with other providers across a variety of Developmental Services Programs at Rady Children’s Hospital.  Psychologists participate in multidisciplinary teams with speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, neurologists, and other physicians to collaborate on assessment and diagnosis, and support treatment planning and ongoing recommendations. Opportunities for continuing professional development are offered through formal seminar series and team meetings at no cost. Additional funding and scholarships are available to pursue individual training or to attend conferences.

Our Mission: The Autism Discovery Institute seeks to empower children, teens, and families by providing collaborative, neurodiversity-affirming services. Through education, advocacy, and direct care, we build the foundation for fulfilling lives.

Minimum qualifications:

Doctorate Degree (non MD)

1 year of experience

Level II: Minimum 3 years of experience required

California State license, or if licensed in another state, application for licensure in California must be submitted within one month of relocation

BLS for Healthcare Providers, issued by AHA

One year experience testing children with developmental delays

Ability and experience working independently, using critical thinking skills and processes to arrive at objective, strategic, purposeful decisions within the context of patient care and department, division, and organizational priorities

Preferred qualifications:

2 years of experience

One year pediatric experience with children under 6 years

Recent experience in a pediatric setting (within the past 2 years)

Competency with use of tests: Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), and Wechsler Scales

Bilingual English/Spanish

The Culture at Rady Children’s

Rady Children’s is a place where everyone CARES about everyone else. That doesn’t just mean we dedicate ourselves to our patients and their families, though of course, that’s a big part of it. What it truly means is that our intentions and actions converge to answer this essential question: How can I make things better for those around me?

In fact, we are so big on caring, that’s our service excellence promise. To provide service that reflects our CARES values:






The expected hiring range for this position is $50.43 to $69.35/hr.

Rady Children’s Hospital is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable.  We demonstrate this commitment by conducting regular market reviews to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, healthcare sector.  The range listed above does not represent the full salary range for the position but is the expected hiring range for qualified candidates.  Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, licensure, unique skillsets, organizational need, and internal equity.

RCHSD offers a competitive benefits package including generous paid-time off, sick leave, 403(b) retirement plan, medical, dental, and vision coverage, wellness programs, 100% employer-paid life insurance, LTD, AD&D, recognition awards and so much more!

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.


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