The Pediatric Psychology Service in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has announced several 1-2 year part-time psychometrist positions effective May 2023.
The position provides extensive training and supervision in a wide range of psychometric instruments utilized in the evaluation of children and adolescents, birth through 21 years of age, with complex medical and/or neurodevelopment conditions (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, cancer & brain tumor, epilepsy, and sickle cell disease).
Psychometrists receive close mentorship by faculty psychologists in standardized test administration procedures and behavior management strategies, as well as the opportunity to participate in feedback evaluation results to patients and their families.
The primary responsibility of the psychometrist involves administration and scoring of standardized tests for psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments conducted by faculty psychologists.
Commonly administered psychometric instruments include the WISC-V, DAS-II, WJ-IV, WIAT-IV, and DTVMI. Other instruments utilized in neuropsychological evaluation include the NEPSY-II, CPT-3, D-KEFS, and WRAML-3.
Training and ongoing supervision in test administration and scoring will be provided. The position also may involve administration of psychometric tests according to various research protocols and administrative support related to faculty psychologists’ clinical and research activities.
The Pediatric Psychology Service in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is an outpatient clinic located in a major medical center that serves a diverse population of patients from a large geographical area (www.musckids.org/developmentalpeds/#about).
The Pediatric Psychology team consists of seven licensed psychologists and one licensed psychoeducational specialist. The team works closely with other allied health professionals to provide comprehensive psychological and medical care to children and adolescents.
Between 24 and 32 hours per week are available (to be negotiated upon hire) at an hourly wage of $15 to $18, depending on level of experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in test administration and working with children.
Those interested in the position should submit a cover letter, current resume, a list of psychometric instruments administered, and a list of references to Mary Kral, Ph.D. Application deadline: March 31, 2023.