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Senior Cloud Developer Friday, June 21, 2019

%%Senior Cloud Developer%% %%JobID%% %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%%%%careers@wpspublish.com%%

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 68 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 technology 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 Job 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of web and mobile-friendly applications and Ecommerce platforms ensuring their operational readiness (security, health and performance). 

Responsibilities

●     Develop, test, implement, migrate and support Cloud based web, mobile and services platforms, including integration with 3rd party solutions

●      Develop solutions while not over-engineering

●     Review and understand business and technology needs. Document current and proposed systems; identify issues or areas of improvement; recommend solutions, patterns, methodologies, and frameworks

●     Help establish and enforce WPS technical standards

●     Act as technical lead and mentorjunior developers as needed

●     Monitor and maintain SLAs to meet needs and expectations for quality and performance 

●     Develop and maintain CI/CD pipeline

●     Develop, test and maintain complex SQL queries, scripts and stored procedures

●     Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end

●     Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes

●     Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities, as needed, during and after business hours

●     Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to peers.  Assist other developers with design, development and implementation of solutions

●     Work independently and as part of a team of developers; engage and interact users to understand issues and requirements

●     Utilize Version Control repositories for documentation, code, architecture, configuration and supporting data and meta-data

Skills and Qualifications

●     Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline

●     5+ years Full Stack Development and DevOps experience

●     Hands on experience with Service Oriented Architecture, Web services, APIs, A&A/SSO; Recent development and deployment experience on Amazon AWS

●     Languages: JavaScript, Node, C#, Java, Python, R, React

●     Database: Relational, non-Relational, SQL, NoSQL, Data Modeling

●     Experience with Amazon AWS:  S3, CloudFront, ETL Services, RDS, Aurora, AWS Lambda, Redis, SNS, SQS, Kinesis, MySQL, MS SQL Server

●      Experience with continuous integration systems: Jenkins, Cruise Control or similar

●      Experience with infrastructure automation tools: Docker, Chef, Ansible or similar

●      Experience maintaining several environments: e.g. development, QA, Staging

●     Knowledge or experience in AI/ML, and Mobile Development isa plus

●     Lead developer, Peer and code review experience 

●     Experience in Waterfall/Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies

●     Experience with GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, and PCI complianceand secure coding

●     Excellent written and verbal communication

●     Highly collaborative, flexible, team player, “get-it-done” attitude; motivated to learn and help others

●     Strong organizational and process improvement skills

●     Ability to organize and plan work independentlyin a rapidly changing environment

●     H1B Sponsorship not available for this position

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.


Front End Developer Friday, June 21, 2019

%%Front End Developer%% %%JobID%% %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%%%%careers@wpspublish.com%%

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 68 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 technology 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 Job 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of web and mobile-friendly applications and Ecommerce platforms ensuring their operational readiness (security, health and performance). 

Responsibilities

●     Develop highly-responsive, web- and mobile-based user interfaces and supportive APIs.

●      Develop visualizations and front-end architectures that are modern, appealing and scalable

●     Review and understand business and technology needs. Document current and proposed visualizations; identify issues or areas of improvement; recommend solutions, methodologies, and frameworks

●     Establish and enforce WPS technical standards

●     Act as Subject Matter Expert and mentorothers as needed

●     Monitor and maintain SLAs to meet needs and expectations for quality and performance 

●     Collaborate with designers, product and engineering teams

●     Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end

●      Evaluate risk and inform stakeholders accordingly

●     Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities, as needed, during and after business hours.

●     Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to peers.  Assist other developers with design, development and implementation of solutions.

●     Work independently and as part of a team of developers; engage and interact users to understand issues and requirements.

●     Utilize Version Control repositories for documentation, code, architecture, configuration and supporting data and meta-data

Skills and Qualifications

●     Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline

●     3+ years front end development experience

●     Hands on experience with Service Oriented Architecture, Web services, APIs, A&A/SSO, Git; Recent development and deployment experience on Amazon AWS

●     Languages: JavaScript, React, Angular, HTML/CSS, REST APIs

●     Experience with Amazon AWS or other cloud platforms

●      Experience maintaining several environments: e.g. development, user acceptance testing and production

●     Experience in Waterfall/Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies

●     Experience with GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, and PCI complianceand secure coding

●     Excellent written and verbal communication

●     Highly collaborative, flexible, team player, “get-it-done” attitude; motivated to learn and help others

●     Strong organizational and process improvement skills

●     Ability to organize and plan work independentlyin a rapidly changing environment

●     H1B Sponsorship not available for this position

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.


Receptionist Friday, June 21, 2019

%%Receptionist%% %%JobID%% %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%%%%careers@wpspublish.com%%

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 68 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 customer service 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 Job

As a Receptionist, you will be responsible for providing efficient customer service for all internal and external customers by using excellent, in-depth knowledge of company products and programs as well as communicating effectively with team members within the customer service department as well as our customers around the globe. Reporting directly to the Customer Service Supervisor, you will use your skills, energy, and positive attitude to deliver exceptional service to our customers.

The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, enjoys communicating with others, has elite organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team. 

Job functions:

  • Answers telephones and directs the caller to the appropriate associate. Will transfer a caller to an associate’s voice mailbox when the associate is unavailable
  • Greets and directs visitors to the company
  • Takes and retrieves messages for various personnel
  • Provides callers with information such as company address, directions to the company location, company fax numbers, company website and other related information
  • Receives, sorts and forwards incoming mail. Maintains and routes publications
  • Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating

Skillsneeded:

·      Excellent phone skills. Speaks clearly, slowly and is a good listener

·      Highly organized with a strong attention to detail

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities

·      Ability to work quickly with thoroughness and efficiency 

·      Ability to multi task and prioritize effectively 

·      Bilingual a plus 

Required Education and Experience

·      Some college course work; Bachelor’s Degree desirable

·      2 + years of related experience

·      Skilled in Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Outlook 

·      Microsoft CRM is a plus

Other duties:

This job description does not contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee in this role. Activities, duties, or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.


Graphic Designer Friday, June 21, 2019

%%Graphic Designer%% %%JobID%% %%Full-Time%% %%Torrance, CA%%%%careers@wpspublish.com%%


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 design 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…

The Graphic Designer is responsible for designing artwork for both WPS’s assessment products and marketing and/or promotional collateral, as well as preparing artwork for both print and online delivery.

Essential Functions: 

·       Design and prepare artwork and other promotional materials for WPS using graphic design skills and Adobe Creative Suite. Design and layout long documents with multiple heading levels and many tables, figures, numerical data, and citations and references. Set meetings and present work to project owner(s) to discuss or review.

·       Work with direct supervisor (Graphic Design Supervisor) and Production Manager to implement and uphold WPS Brand Style across all deliverables.

·       Preflight and prepare artwork for print production or online delivery.

·       Set proper durations for project tasks and keep within those durations to finish projects on time. Give accurate and timely updates to Graphic Design Supervisor. Update Graphic Design Supervisor about any delays ask for help with prioritizing if needed.

Competencies:

·       Strong understanding of graphic design, print production, typography and layout expertise; possesses strong composition skills. 

·       Strong understanding of materials, processes, and industry landscape of print production, and common production and design methods and technologies.

·       Great collaborator and team player.

·       Strong attention to detail. 

·       Primary emphasis on ability to design highly technical documents with extensive formatting and multiple hierarchies. Secondary emphasis on ability to design creative marketing material.

·       Strong proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. 

Required Education and Experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or similar.

·       Three to five years of graphic design experience in a print production or publishing environment.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and portfolio. 

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.


Research Assistant Thursday, May 09, 2019

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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 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 research 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 Job

Our small team of RAs works closely with a Research Manager and six Project Directors (PhD-level psychologists) who conduct large research projects to support publication of clinical assessments. The majority of our assessments are used by clinicians in the fields of school psychology, occupational therapy, and speech pathology. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

·      Data entry

·      Manuscript preparation

·      Data collection management

·      Basic data analysis

Strong candidates will have excellent skills in computer applications (for example, Microsoft Word and Excel, and IBM SPSS Statistics), written and verbal communication, and time management, as well as superior interpersonal and attention to detail skills. 

This role is well suited to recent psychology or liberal arts/science graduates seeking research experience in a business setting. Past RAs have gone on to graduate school in fields ranging from psychology to law.

Past research experience is strongly desired.

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field required 
  • Excellent skills with organization, prioritization, attention to detail, collaboration, and multi-tasking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, professional presence, and outstanding interpersonal skills 
  • Team player with a positive attitude

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. 

 

Position type and expected hours of work:

This is a full-time hourly position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.


Project Director Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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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



Editorial Supervisor Thursday, February 07, 2019

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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 editing 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…

The Editorial Supervisor supervises WPS’s team of editors and proofreaders, collaborates with the editorial team to maintain and evolve WPS editorial standards, and contributes to the team as a senior-level editor.

Essential Functions:

• Offer editorial guidance and feedback to other editors.
• Work with Production Manager and WPS editorial staff to maintain the integrity of the WPS editorial standards across all products and collateral. Maintain internal editorial style guide and work to evolve and refine editorial standards over time.
• Directly supervise day-to-day work of WPS editorial team, consisting of three editors and one full-time proofreader; collaborate with and support Production Manager in performing managerial duties such as giving performance reviews and setting performance goals.
• Copyedit and proofread large, complex assessment projects published both in print form and online. Work closely with the project director, R&D support staff, Production Manager, and graphic designers to ensure content completeness, accuracy, and quality while meeting publishing deadlines. Offer design and formatting guidance that adds value to new and revised assessments.
• Set proper durations for project tasks and keep within those durations to finish projects on time. Give accurate and timely updates to Production Manager. Update Production Manager about any delays, either with individual work or in the team’s workflow, and ask for help with prioritizing and delegation if needed.

Competencies:

• Excellent project and workflow management skills, including estimating task durations, prioritizing work, assigning resources, coordinating approvals to meet multiple competing deadlines.
• Great collaborator and team player.
Experience centered around writing, editing, design, production, proofreading, and quality control of printed materials and, to a lesser extent, electronic content.
• Heavy experience with long documents with multiple heading levels and many tables, figures, and citations and references.
• Significant experience working in a production environment involving hard deadlines.
• Ability to maintain consistently high performance on complex publishing projects with multiple concurrent deliverables.
• Extensive experience with Chicago style, experience with APA style.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong proofreading skills; use common proofreader’s marks correctly and efficiently.
• Neat, legible, confident handwriting.
• Extensive experience editing both on hard copy and electronically.
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Word track changes and Adobe Acrobat PDF markup.
• Proficiency with Macintosh, competency with Windows.
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Office (highly proficient with Word, can get around in Excel, PowerPoint); familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud.
• Knowledge of table formatting basics.
• Familiarity with technical art norms and practices.
• Ability to create simple technical illustrations, take and crop screenshots.
• Familiarity with advertising copywriting/marcom norms and practices.
• Familiarity with commercial printing and prepress norms and practices.
• Familiarity with principles of design, typography, page layout, text formatting.
• Experience or interest in psychology or psychological/educational testing.
• Some acquaintance with statistics, or interest in learning.
• Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Required Education and Experience:

• Minimum BA/BS in English, social sciences, or related.
• Minimum 15 years’ combined experience as copy editor, line editor, production editor, technical editor, technical writer, advertising/marcom copywriter, journalist, proofreader, graphic designer, book designer, production artist, or related, in psychological or educational publishing, book publishing, journal publishing, technical publications, advertising, marketing communications, commercial printing, journalism, or related.
• One to three years’ supervisory experience in an editorial environment.

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!

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Assessment Consultant Thursday, January 03, 2019

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Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge and a chance to work for a growing organization with an inspiring mission? Would you like to work for a company that makes a positive impact in the world, empowering children, families, and helping professionals in the fields of school psychology, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy and related professions?

After 70 years WPS is still a family run business with a culture that reflects our family values. Our 3rdgeneration family company is expanding through its growing reputation for great service, excellent products, and thriving sales team. We are one of the preferred providers of psychological assessment tools in the world. We are growing staff, tackling bigger projects, and have 10 years of R&D lined up for future product releases!

As an Assessment Consultant you’ll work in conjunction with Product Development, Marketing and Customer Services to promote assessments and intervention resources to a range of clinical and educational establishments across the US. 

Your role is to service key accounts through training on key products, building and maintaining positive relationships, maximizing revenue and pursuing qualified leads in order to deliver area revenue targets. In conjunction with the Senior Assessment Consultant, you will set and deliver Territory Sales Plans and will identify and pursue business development opportunities. 

You will establish and develop relationships with key influencers within key markets for WPS.

 

WHAT’S REQUIRED:

·      Relevant professional qualification (minimum Masters level), preferably in Occupational Therapy

·      Ideally experience with administering and interpreting psychometric assessments

·      Previous knowledge of clinical or school market desired.

·      An understanding of the needs of our customer base (School Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists) is advantageous

·      At least basic computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel and Outlook.

PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Customer Centric

·     Constantly looks for new and better ways to get the most out of their time with the customer

·     Plans and works to maintain deep rapport with the customer

Data Literacy

·     Understands relevant data sets, systems and software and uses them appropriately


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