Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is one of the oldest and largest human service agencies in the United States. For 170 years, JFCS has been caring for the community guided by Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for everyone, community responsibility, inter-generational ties, and repairing the world.
OUR CAREER OPPORTUNITY
JOB TITLE: Child Psychologist
REPORTS TO: Director of Peninsula Children’s Clinical Services
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time, 37.5 hours/week with benefits
JOB LOCATION: Peninsula
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
License or registration to practice as a psychologist in California
Expertise in working with children and adolescence and their families
Minimum 2 years of experience in clinical setting
Valid California driver’s license and car available for use in work
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.
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.
Internal Number: 181207
About Jewish Family and Children's Services
Since 1850, JFCS of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has provided comprehensive, caring social services to Bay Area residents of all ages and faiths. We help people solve personal problems--from cradle to rocking chair--in order to strengthen the individual, strengthen the family and strengthen the community.
Mission Statement: Jewish Family and Children’s Services exists to provide professional and volunteer services for the purposes of developing, restoring and maintaining the competency of families and individuals of all ages. Traditionally, Jewish Family and Children’s agencies carry a special responsibility within the Jewish community for reaching out to children, the aged, those with special needs, the alienated and the dependent, and for the resettlement and acculturation of refugees and immigrants. As part of the network of Jewish community services, the Agency helps promote Jewish continuity through the provision of preventive, educational, therapeutic and supportive services, within the context of historic Jewish values, emphasizing inter-generational ties and community responsibility.