The Director of Center for Autism is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include:  This position is responsible for the highest quality patient services attainable by the organization within obtainable resources, while ensuring a cost effective operation the Director of Center for Autism assures that high quality behavioral healthcare is provided by a staff of appropriately trained, duly certified and licensed practitioners. This individual ensures a safe and efficient physical environment, establishing treatment protocols that will ensure the implementation and fidelity to evidence based practices, and establishes a problem identification and resolution system for the Center for Autism.

The Director of Center for Autism is also responsible for providing clinical services as the neuropsychologist. Responsible for performing psychological and neuropsychological assessments of various neurodevelopmental conditions and related behavioral health aspects for children, adults and older adults; performing individual, family, and group therapy for mental health/behavioral problems for children, adults and older adults with neurodevelopmental conditions; consulting with schools, agencies and organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities; and providing staff training and development for professionals regarding development disabilities and behavioral issues for the Center for Autism and DART.

This position requires the holder to have oversight of the quality improvement case review process, data management, feedback, continuing education development, and the certification and recertification needs of all of the CFA clinical staff.


Educational / Talent Requirements:


  1. Minimum Education required: Doctoral Degree from an accredited university in clinical psychology, including completion of an APA-accredited psychology internship, with emphasis neuropsychological assessment and in behavioral treatment, and completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology or equivalent post-doctoral training.
  2. Incumbent should hold or be able to obtain licensure at the doctoral level in the State of Michigan.
  3. Graduate and post-doctoral training should conform to the Houston Conference guidelines, and the incumbent should have or be able to obtain the board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology within four (4) years of hire.
  4. Excellent verbal and/or written communication.
  5. Valid Michigan driver’s license with acceptable driving record according to established policy.


EOE AA/F/Vet/Disability



TITLE: Director of Center for Autism
JOB CODE: 034208
DEPARTMENT: Center for Autism
MANAGER: TITLE: Senior Operations Director
DATE: APPROVED: March 2014


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Contact: Dante` Pirtle [email protected] 616.726.5104