Employment Opportunities

1. Administrative Coordinator
2. Teacher in summer 2020 CAPSTONE program

1. Administrative Coordinator

Start date: Immediately available

This is a full-time position as the Administrative Coordinator of a group clinical psychology private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of presenting problems, including but not limited to selective mutism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. The position serves as the main administrative support for Dr. Steven Kurtz and all team members in the practice and works closely with the Administrative Coordinator of Special Projects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Psychology)
  • Ability to multi-task independently across various projects and duties
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to problem solve in a proactive manner
  • Basic math skills and understanding of financial concepts
  • Courteous manner and experience in customer support
  • Documented history of successfully collaborating with others in team efforts
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Proficiency with office technology and equipment, including computers, printers, copiers, and scanners

Preferred skills:

  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to think critically and produce creative approaches to problem solving
  • Strong time-management abilities with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Open to and embracing constructive feedback to grow within the position and to prepare for a career in mental health

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform phone intakes for prospective clients (gathering basic information regarding client demographics and presenting issues and effectively communicating intake process, treatment options, and financials)
  • Greeting and directing patients and visitors
  • Maintaining rapport and communication with patients (including scheduling, appointment conflicts, etc.)
  • Billing (including management of patient billing and third-party vendors)
  • Budget management (knowledge and oversight of practice spending)
  • Managing clinicians’ schedules (including patient appointments, trainings, conferences, and additional outside commitments)
  • Preparation of meeting agendas and reporting of practice data (including expenses, patient inquiries, and other management-level reports)
  • Organization and management of patient data
  • Maintenance of office supplies (purchasing office supplies and equipment and maintaining proper stock levels)
  • Communication with school districts, professional communities, and third-party vendors
  • Supervision of undergraduate interns in administrative duties: delegating tasks and ensuring that they are completed in accordance with existing policies and procedures
  • New Employee orientation (including onboarding of both paid and unpaid employees)
  • Maintaining currency of Policies & Procedure manual
  • Disseminating information to all clinicians and staff members throughout the practice
  • Timely and efficient upkeep of all functions related to record keeping, patient records, patient onboarding, and all functions related to our Electronic Medical Record
  • Assist clinical directors in the planning and coordination of intensive behavioral treatment programs
  • Overseeing general office operation to ensure the office operate smoothly and efficiently (ensuring that office is well-maintained and organized)
  • Maintaining physical and digital employee records
  • Assist in preparation of clinician’s sessions (collecting appropriate paperwork, room preparation, etc.)
  • Coordinate enrollment and training for Camp CAPSTONE, a one-month camp for young children with behavioral problems

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time salaried position (W-2); Competitive salary commensurate with prior experience
  • Subsidized health insurance (currently through Oxford United Healthcare)
  • 3 weeks paid vacation (to start)
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Compensatory pay for weekend or holiday work on special programs
  • 5 sick days
  • Participation in retirement plan after 1 year of continuous employment
  • All prior individuals in similar positions have successfully submitted to present at national conferences
  • Participation in annual retreat for team building, reflecting, and strategic planning

Application procedure:

  • Send resume and cover letter to training@kurtzpsychology.com.
  • Have two (2) letters of reference sent from professionals who supervised you who can best speak to the qualities and attributes listed above in the Requirements section.

2. Teacher for CAPSTONE Summer Program

Start date: Summer 2020

This is a summer school teacher position for our CAPSTONE program for 4-6 year old students with behavioral issues that interfere with their learning and the learning of others. These students will typically have diagnoses of ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, usually along with some combination of anxiety, mood, or learning problems. Some but not all of these students will have IEPs; some will carry 504 plans and others will be in general education without a 504.

Classes will be co-led by trained behavioral therapists. The program is unique in that we will incorporate parent training into the daily routines of the class. Parents will be coached, via bug-in-ear, to use the same prompting, monitoring, and reinforcement strategies as the teacher and behavioral staff.

Requirements:

  • Special education teaching license in NY
  • Ability to collaborate with behavioral staff
  • Proficiency in behavior management skills

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT)
  • Proficiency with daily report cards (DRCs)

Dates/Times/Location:

  • June 29, 2020 – August 7, 2020
  • 6 weeks, Mondays-Fridays (exc. July 4th observed July 3rd)
  • 8am-4pm
  • At Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC, 57 W 57 St., NYC, NY 10019-2802

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead teacher in classroom of 10 children with special behavioral needs
  • Prepare and implement developmentally-appropriate lessons
  • Collaborate with behavioral clinicians and teacher aides
  • Prepare timely behavioral charts and other feedback
  • Conduct parent feedback sessions
  • Document per DOE requirements
  • Integrate IEP and 504 plans as needed

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salaried position (W-2); Competitive salary commensurate with prior experience

Application procedure:

  • Send resume and cover letter to training@kurtzpsychology.com.
  • Send copy of current teaching license/certificate
  • Have two (2) letters of reference sent from professionals who supervised you who can best speak to the qualities and attributes listed above in the Requirements section.
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