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Data Collection Specialist Wednesday, August 01, 2018

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Data Collection Specialist 



About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been thriving for 70 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your assessment skills and feel good about what you do at work!

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, 15 paid holidays, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program, and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

About the position…

Our ideal Data Collection Specialist enjoys administering assessments to a wide range of populations and has extensive assessment experience administering performance tests and ratings scales. The Data Collection Specialist has excellent interpersonal skills and embodies strong drive and determination to seek out relationships with schools, organizations, and clinics in order to obtain the cases we need for our data collection projects. Receiving a “No” should not deter you from reaching out to more settings. For this position, you must have the confidence of a clear go-getter, the flexibility to handle multiple projects, and the desire to learn and help develop new assessments. 

Please submit cover letter and resume for consideration. 

Responsibilities Include:

·       Pilot all assessment materials prior to start of data collection studies to provide feedback

·       Administer performance tests in house and out in the field for all studies and facilitate completion of rating scales.

·       Recruit local participants for studies, particularly from hard-to-reach populations (e.g., low SES, low incidence clinical populations (e.g., visually impaired)).

·       Work with Research Manager to build and maintain relationships with local schools and organizations; provide feedback to continuously improve data collection processes for on-site and off-site data collectors

·       Work with Project Director’s by suggesting improvements for ease of use

·       Review and consolidate information from competitors’ test manuals regarding data collection processes, equivalency studies, validation studies, etc.; keep up to date on new versions and updates from competitors and upcoming test development projects

·       Manage (and update as needed) HIPAA compliance for test development and data collection projects

·     Travel at least 50% within California

Qualifications:

·       Master’s level assessment professional (e.g., School Psychology, Clinical Psychology)

·       Minimum two years administering assessments full time post Master’s (preferably in a school setting)

·       Broad assessment experience administering a variety of performance tests (e.g., IQ, achievement, language) required, experience administering observational (e.g., ADOS-2) or structured interview (e.g., ADI-R) assessments highly desirable

·       Has relationships with area schools, organizations, and/or clinics

·       Is comfortable going into new situations and new settings

·       Enjoys building new relationships, problem solving, and overcoming obstacles

·       Spanish Bilingual strongly preferred

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

Business Analyst Friday, June 29, 2018

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Business Analyst

About WPS

WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 69 years. We publish educational and psychological assessments that allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need.  A great opportunity to grow your skills and feel good about what you do at work! 

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

We encourage optimism, collaboration, and growth, as well as “building relationships that last.” We’re looking to build such a relationship with the right individual. 

 

About the position…

As a Business Analyst you will define, document, analyze, communicate, and collaborate the business’s needs to ensure that we are developing accurate products and services for both our internal and external customers. This role will live within the Project Management team to liaise between all departments within the company. The successful candidate will also take on the responsibility of documenting and maintaining a process library to provide clear communication across all departments. This role requires strong interpersonal skills and writing skills to ensure clear communication.You will work closely with many members of the WPS team, and provide exceptional support as needed. Your keen skills, positivity, strong work ethic, and collaborative style will help WPS continue to build our strong team.

Your Responsibilities…

·     Work closely with the business units to define, document, and develop business requirements for our systems using standard templates and natural language.

·     Proactively communicate and analyze needs to the technical team to develop products for both internal and external customers. Define configuration specifications and business analysis requirements. Communicate key insights and findings to product team.

·     Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.

·     Develop solution details, such as data requirements, descriptions, use cases, process maps, data sourcing plans, etc. required to embed decision-making model into comprehensive business solutions.

·     Validate solution details with business users, technology architects, and application designers.

·     Prepare presentation materials.

·     Document and maintain all internal support processes within the company.

·     Define and monitor Key Performance Indicators to measure success.

·     Perform quality assurance..

·     Prepare and document material for training purposes as needed

Your Experience…

A minimum of 1-3 years of experience is preferred, though not essential if you work diligently and learn quickly.

The following skills and experience are required:

·     Bachelor’s Degree (computer science area a plus).

·     Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills.

·     Exceptional skills in the areas of organization, prioritization, attention to detail, collaboration, and multi-tasking under tight deadlines.

·     Proven experience in eliciting requirements and testing.

·     Basic knowledge in generating process documentation.

·     Interpersonal style that is professional, confident, easy-going, and positive.

·     Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

·     Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, including PowerPoint and Visio.

·     Familiarity with SDLC a plus.

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer.

Head of Product Management Friday, June 29, 2018

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Head of Product Management


Are you interested in leading an established company through transformational change to migrate users from paper to digital environments? Do you want to positively impact society by creating the next generation of measurement products to quantify the human condition and help people reach their full potential? If so, this opportunity at WPS may be the perfect fit.

WPS is a measurement company specializing in psychological tests that help children reach their potential. We have over 7 decades of experience providing products that give practitioners insight into their clients so as to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Today we are looking to grow our internal innovation function that will capitalize on our experience and slingshot us into the future. We are looking for a naturally curious self-starter who will oversee an internal new ventures arm with portfolio of new products to be developed for both our traditional business as well as new markets we’d like to explore. 

We are looking for someone who is not afraid to create their place on the team by bringing a product management and innovation mindset to an established company. Our legacy business is profitable, successful, and thriving. However, we are looking to grow the business by enhancing existing product offerings and creating new products in periphery markets that leverage our expertise. We have initiated several projects and are now in need of a dedicated champion for these efforts as a venture lab. This role will encompass many products and MVPs. It will not be limited to any one product or customer segment. 

As WPS Product Manager you will:

  • Build and implement product strategies consistent with company vision  
  • Drive product definition, roadmap planning and design of new products and features
  • Act as the voice of the customer in the definition of innovative solutions
  • Identify market opportunities and define product vision and strategy
  • Create user personas, user stories, and user journeys 
  • Create product roadmap for each venture at its respective stage of development
  • Craft presentations and materials to communicate progress to senior leadership
  • Experience creating wireframes and mockups to present ideas and lead discussions
  • Be a champion of the MVP concept using both in-house and outside resources
  • Assist with the development of business cases and operating plans 
  • Ensure that product requirements are clearly defined and understood by stakeholders
  • Assist in the development of new business proposals
  • Gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytics tools 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate product vision and priorities
  • Responsible for coordinating market research supported by visits to customers
  • Provide insights into product, technology and market trends
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance Communicate tradeoffs accurately to stakeholders.
  • Report to the CEO

Core Skills We Look For:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in computer science or related technical field
  • 5 years of relevant work experience working as product manager or product designer; previous product launches are a must
  • Proven experience in product management, design, research, and innovation
  • Empathy for the user and a passion for building exceptional products
  • Structured, data-driven thinking coupled with creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work as a change agent inside a legacy business
  • Ability to evolve product strategy based on research, data and industry trends
  • Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Product Management, Engineering, UX/UI
  • Experience in data analytics and opportunity sizing preferred
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously 


Project Director Friday, June 29, 2018

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Project Director: Educational and Psychological Assessment Development

Western Psychological Services (WPS) is a leading publisher of assessment materials in the areas of school psychology, clinical psychology, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology. WPS offers the excitement, opportunity, energy, agility, and collaborative spirit of a startup within a stable, family-owned company that’s been around (and thriving) for over 70 years. Our products allow helping professionals to accurately screen, diagnose, and treat people in need. We are looking to expand our existing team of research psychologists to develop our assessment products and think innovatively about current and future products. 

This position is for a Project Director in the Research and Development Department. The Project Director uses skills in the following areas, which are essential in the development of our educational and psychological tests for the commercial market:

·     Project leadership

·     Research design

·     Test construction

·     Data analysis

·     Assessment and measurement

·     Product development

·     Technical writing

·     User experience

·     Technology integration

·     Author relations 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The area of degree specialization is open, but strong research and scientific writing skills, familiarity with clinical issues regarding children and families, and a demonstrated interest in quantitative methodology are a must. Experience in applied settings is strongly preferred. Candidates should also demonstrate strong critical thinking skills, and possess the ability communicate to large audiences and renowned experts in the field.

This is a full-time position in L.A.’s breezy South Bay, and local candidates are preferred. WPS offers a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k), and retirement plan. We work hard and take care of business, while mindful of the value of work–life balance. On-site car wash, weekly meditation, exercise boot camp, a lunch lottery, mentorship program, and quarterly cultural outings are a few of the reasons why working here is awesome!

Our Story

Western Psychological Services (WPS) was established in 1948 in a little pink house in Brentwood, not far from the local VA hospital. Dr. Morse Manson, the company founder, developed a psychological test that would help returning World War II vets adjust to civilian life. This was the first of many psychological and educational assessments that WPS would publish over subsequent decades. Today these assessments are used by helping professionals throughout the world to evaluate, diagnose, and treat people in need—especially children and teens who have developmental, social, or behavioral challenges. WPS is known world-wide for our industry-leading autism assessments.

That’s the first part of the story: WPS is a stable, successful, family-owned company, 80+ employees strong, engaged in work that you can feel good about doing. This is a place where you can build a career—Many of our employees stick around for 10, 20, or even 30+ years.

Our Latest Chapter

The second part of our story starts with Jeff Manson, grandson of the founder (and now president of WPS), who’s making a big investment in the company’s future. He’s nurturing a transformative company culture that encourages innovation, creativity, transparency, and collaboration. And, as part of his commitment to a more open work environment, he moved the company a new home in Torrance, with plenty of elbow room, state-of-the-art equipment, and lots of amenities. The idea is that employees who are happy, empowered, acknowledged, and listened to will better serve the customer and the bottom line. It seems to be working—WPS continues to do well year after year!

www.wpspublish.com 

WPS is an equal-opportunity employer

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