Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Post Doctoral Fellow in School Psychology in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Post-doctoral Fellowship in School Psychology -

The Devereux Center for Effective Schools

The Devereux Center for Effective Schools has an opening for a Post-doctoral Fellow in School Psychology for the 2017-2018 training year. The Fellow will play a leadership role across several grant-funded projects designed to implement school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) in several schools in a large urban school district. The fellowship will focus specifically on clinical and research skills related to implementation science and SWPBIS, including training and consultation provided to school personnel as they develop and implement universal and targeted interventions for a K-8 urban youth population. There will be additional clinical responsibilities such as evaluation and consultation for individual students. The Fellow will be expected to contribute to grant writing and dissemination activities (i.e., manuscript and conference presentation preparation). This position is a one-year appointment pending continued funding.

About the Center for Effective Schools

The Devereux Center for Effective Schools (CES) is a nationally recognized not-for-profit research and training organization. The CES assists schools in building the capacity to serve children with, or at-risk for developing, emotional and behavioral disorders through research, training and technical assistance. The focus of the work of the CES is on establishing multi-tiered (universal, secondary, tertiary) systems of prevention and intervention to improve behavioral and academic supports at the district, school, classroom, and individual student levels.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Consult with district and/or school leadership teams to improve school climate and student behavior

  • Develop and implement training programs to promote evidence-based practices and interventions

  • Conduct function-based assessments and interventions for individual students as needed

  • Participate in the design and implementation of applied research

  • Assist in writing research/demonstration grant proposals

  • Contribute to the writing of journal articles and book chapters

  • Disseminate research findings at national conferences

  • Provide mentoring and supervision to junior staff

  • Management of day-to-day grant activities and personnel


This position is a one-year appointment beginning August 1, 2017 and pending continued funding and contingent on satisfactorily meeting performance expectations. The salary is based on the NIH rate.

General inquiries should be directed through email to Bob Simon, Corporate Human Resources Director, at

Application Requirements:

The following documents must be received no later than February 1st, 2017:

  1. Cover letter describing your career goals and how this fellowship will help you to achieve your goals

  2. Three letters of recommendation (at least one letter must be from an intern supervisor)

  3. Curriculum vitae

  4. Graduate Transcripts

  5. Reprints of publications

  6. Letter from the department chair at your university indicating that your degree will be complete prior to the start date of the post-doctoral training position (August 1, 2017).

Applications can be submitted on-line by clicking Apply Now or

by sending the requested information to at


Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE

Organization Profile :

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Additional Details:

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical and prescription drug, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies.

Key Words: Doctoral, School Psychology, BCBA, BCBA eligible, Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, applied behavioral analysis, Psychology, Consulting, Schools, Fellowship, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Post-Doctoral

It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.



  • Ph.D. in school psychology or clinical psychology;

  • Experience in school settings;

  • Ability to oversee research/demonstration projects;

  • Training in applied behavior analysis;

  • Strong interest in working with children with, or at-risk for, externalizing disorders and children in urban settings;

  • BCBA or BCBA-eligible considered a plus;

  • Eligibility for psychology licensure;

  • Excellent writing skills and record of publication and/or local or national presentations;

  • Strong communication and time management skills.