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Senior Psychologist

Company: J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center
Location: Morganton, NC

Senior Psychologist Position

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center
Morganton, NC 28655

August, 2017

The Riddle Developmental Center is a public residential facility serving approximately 300 adults with significant intellectual disorders and related developmental disabilities, such as autism. The Center is an ICF/IID facility located about an hour north of Charlotte and an hour east of Asheville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The psychology department has a longstanding history of the support of applied behavior analysis to improve the lives of our clients and staff, including both everyday clinical skills and participation in applied research. Several staff from the psychology department are active in the state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis, NCABA (www.nc-aba.com)

The Senior Psychologist position coordinates psychological and behavior analysis and support services for one of three neighborhoods of the Center for 75-100 residents while providing clinical and administrative supervision of four masters and bachelor’s level staff.

These positions work within a department of 17 clinicians and an administrative support staff. The psychology department has regular meetings of staff to review current assessment and treatment literature in behavior analysis and intellectual disorders and to review individual cases before the clinical staff. 

Applicants must have working knowledge of psychology and applied behavior analysis in the assessment and treatment of behavioral and other disorders, and in the training of habilitative skills for clients. In addition the Psychologist positions are regularly involved in training of direct support staff. Psychologists are assigned to residences and work within interdisciplinary teams.

For the Senior Psychologist position, minimum education and experience requirements include a Doctoral degree in Psychology or a closely related field from an accredited institution and be eligible for licensure in NC as a Licensed Psychologist or LP in accordance with the NC Psychology Practice Act (www.ncpsychologyboard.org).

By history we prefer applicants with skills in applied behavior analysis and an interest in pursuing certification as well as interest in applied research. Our three Senior Psychologists and Director are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) in addition to being NC Licensed Psychologists and provide the supervision necessary for a provisionally licensed psychologist to become eligible to take the national psychology exam. In addition we also provide approved supervision for applicants pursuing their certification in behavior analysis.

For more information contact: 

R.M. “Duke” Schell, PhD, LP, BCBA-D
Director of Psychology