Child Psychologist

Under the Direction of the Director of Peninsula Children’s Clinical Services, the Child Psychologist performs neuropsychological, psycho-educational and developmental assessments for children and youth as well as psychotherapy. In this role the psychologist also works as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes parent educators, counselors, social workers, occupational therapists and a speech therapist.

JFCS offices are located in San Mateo off of Highway 92 and in downtown Palo Alto. This position comes with a full time private office, plenty of play therapy toys and supplies, full psychological batteries, free parking in a private lot, access to full kitchen and administrative assistance. The environment is child friendly, well lit, and fully decorated.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess and treat children and adolescents.
  • Conduct neuropsychological, psycho-educational assessments, evaluations, and comprehensive psychological assessments and formulates recommendations for subsequent interventions.
  • Provide written reports and verbal feedback of evaluation results.
  • Work with family members and the team of JFCS professionals to implement treatment plans.
  • Conduct child/family evaluations and formulate goals and treatment plans relevant to diagnosis and presenting problems in keeping with standards to provide psychotherapy.
  • Provide psycho-education for parents and children as appropriate.
  • Consult to preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools providing training to teachers regarding learning and behavioral issues.
  • Participate in staff training and collaborative meetings, as appropriate.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated skills in psychological testing and assessment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work later afternoons and some evenings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Required Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated skills in psychological testing and assessment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work later afternoons and some evenings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Competitive compensation will depend on experience and proficiency level. We offer a robust array of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid holidays; paid vacation and sick leave; 403(b) plan; and life and disability insurance.

Application Process

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Child Psychologist—Peninsula in your subject line.

To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.