Child Psychologist Job Description

Child Psychologist Job Description

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Child psychologist provides diagnostic developmental and behavioral assessment of children with a variety of developmental, behavioral and mental health concerns with supervision, as needed and per PA State Board of Psychology.

Child Psychologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Diagnose and treat various mental, emotional and behavioral disorders
Based on records, interviews, behavioral observations, and psychological test results, write comprehensive psychological reports of clients diagnosis and treatment recommendations
Demonstrate knowledge and skill regarding the components of effective instruction, assessment of cognitive, social, emotional, adaptive function, child development, behavior management, Response to Intervention, RTI, counseling, and consultation
Provides effective delivery of services (i.e., psychological assessments, consultation, and therapy) appropriate to the patient’s specific needs and severity level of disability or impairment
Performs psychological assessment with accurate diagnostic impressions
Demonstrates highly developed knowledge and skill in autism and differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders
Maintains knowledge of the literature relevant to the patient population
Participates in regular meetings with direct supervisor to review adherence to program standards
Performs psychological assessment and offers accurate diagnostic impressions
Assess the patient's medical history, mental health history, and current presentation to understand the patient's treatment needs

Child Psychologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Child Psychologist

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Education for Child Psychologist

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Employers hiring for the child psychologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Doctoral and Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, School of Psychology, Education, Spectrum, Graduate, Health, Letters, Early Childhood

Skills for Child Psychologist

Desired skills for child psychologist include:

Behavioral psychology
Clinical diagnostic criteria and emotional
Cognitive behavioral theories
Principles and methods of administering
Theories
Behavioral
Developmental disorders
Interpreting a wide variety of standardized psychological tests and measures
Scoring
Principles

Desired experience for child psychologist includes:

Must be a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland
Must receive California Psychology license within six (6) months of hire
Child and Adolescent Teen IOP Position
Interest and experience in Teen IOP, experience with DBT, family treatment and high risk populations
Doctoral degree in Psychology (PsyD or PhD) from an accredited institution
Three (3) years of experience in Psychology or related field

Child Psychologist Examples

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Child Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of child psychologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for child psychologist
  • Leads cognitive Behavioral and empirically supported treatment groups
  • Develop a plan of care either with input from the patient, patient family/significant others, physicians and other members of the healthcare team
  • Provide treatment utilizing evidenced based interventions
  • Refer patients to other services to improve their well-being
  • Properly documents pertinent information in the patient's electronic medical record
  • Work with the multi-disciplinary team to develop a discharge plan in order to provide further care, services, and referrals in order to ensure continuity of care
  • Provide psychological testing as indicated
  • Provide care and treatment within the scope of the Mental Health Practice Act
  • Provide individual, group, case management and family-based interventions for Adult / Child/ Teen MH, CD and dual-diagnosis services for school age, adolescent and adult patients based on experience
  • Collaborates with nursing and ancillary service to provide appropriate psychological therapy for patient
Qualifications for child psychologist
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in position specific area preferred
  • Training and experience treating acute child & adolescent populations strongly preferred
  • Must be eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Must be licensed upon starting the position
  • Competence in administration of the ADOS-2 is preferred
  • Ongoing need for employee to see and assess various nonverbal cues used in patient diagnosis/assessment in order to understand and develop treatment options
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Child Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a child psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for child psychologist
  • Delivers behavioral health care in accordance with patient evaluation, treatment plan and within the scope of their license
  • Provides psychological expertise and education to multidisciplinary team
  • Communicates complex/sensitive information to patients and medical team
  • Administers and interprets psychological tests used for diagnosing mental and personality disorders and differentiating between organic and functional cases of behavior disorders
  • Conduct initial diagnostic assessments of clients to determine client needs
  • Administer, score, and interpret psychological tests, and write comprehensive reports of personality, intelligence, and other test results
  • Provide mental health therapy
  • Record patient progress notes and attendance
  • Provide consultation on diagnosis, treatment, and other psychological issues to mental health professionals, government agencies, community organization, and/or schools
  • Supervise and train Psychology trainees (interns, fellows), entry-level clinical psychologists, graduate students, and/ or resident physicians
Qualifications for child psychologist
  • This position is for the Child and Adolescent Family Team in the Department of Psychiatry to work with children and adolescents with eating disorder problems
  • Experience with IOP level patients and conducting DBT strongly preferred
  • Additional experience with adult populations strongly preferred
  • Must possess a Ph.D
  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate hear and understand spoken information, hear and respond quickly to emergent needs or issues that may arise with patients
  • Experience or interest in working with adolescent eating disorders strongly preferred
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Child Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of child psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for child psychologist
  • Assist in maintaining standards for clinic accreditation by health management organizations, internship program accreditation by the American Psychological Association, and state licensure
  • Complete necessary documentation to bill health management organizations and other payers for client services
  • Performs complete psychodiagnostic evaluations as indicated
  • Maintains responsibility for following up care for established patients, and performs ongoing case management for patients in need
  • Serves as point of contact for Division patients with psychological concerns and needs
  • Communicates and takes ownership of one’s own educational needs, participating in staff development and professional educational activities
  • Communicate and interacts tactfully and courteously with patients, families, faculty, physicians, and difficult patients with a high level of customer service and satisfaction
  • Clinical oversite of C/A therapists and intensive outpatient for C/A
  • Perform psychological assessments, testing, and evaluation
  • Provide diagnosis based on assessments, testing, and evaluation
Qualifications for child psychologist
  • This position is for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation Center at Kaiser San Francisco
  • Must be licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Maryland
  • Skilled in evidence-supported treatments (such as CBT, TFCBT, DBT, ACT, structural family therapy) with children and teens
  • Experience with feedback-informed care
  • Experience with individual/group treatment, crisis evaluation, and management of patients with severe/chronic psychiatric disorders
  • Minimum of 3 years licensed practice in psychological services preferred
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Child Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a child psychologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for child psychologist
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide referrals when necessary for additional care, evaluation, or treatment
  • Collaborate with staff, and other professionals to provide the best care possible
  • Ensure all services are completed according to relevant ethical and professional standards of care
  • Conducts research of significant scientific value relevant to their practice specialty
  • Participates in the design, planning and conduct of psychological research
  • Collaborates on data analysis and dissemination of findings
  • Composes/assists in developing publications for peer reviewed, scientific journals
  • Assists with the submission of applications for grants/contracts for funding of research projects
  • May participate in educational programs and teaching assignments
Qualifications for child psychologist
  • Ph.D., PsyD
  • Current California Psychologist licensure
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers issued by the American Heart Association
  • Completion of an APA doctoral internship in clinical psychology
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in a relevant specialty area such as severe mental illness, chemical dependency, trauma, psychosocial rehabilitation, cognitive behavior therapy
  • Experience providing evidence-based individual and group treatment psychological assessment for child/adolescents with acute and severe mental illness
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Child Psychologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a child psychologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for child psychologist
  • Assists in training and supervising internal staff and community-based clinicians who are delivering assessments or interventions as part of research
  • Represents self in the Hospital (e.g., title on ID badge) as a psychologist
  • Provide evidence-based psychological services to children and adolescents experiencing a range of psychological problems
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in the Sorenson Center’s electronic medical record
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals
  • Performs psychological evaluations (e
  • Maintains required documentation of patient care in accordance with professional standards
  • Maintains current knowledge of procedures, equipment, and supplies necessary for state–of–the–art assessment and treatment of patients and makes recommendations to the director and program administrator for revision/renewal
  • Serve outpatient case load with a heavy focus on testing
  • Conducts psychological assessments and provides therapy to children and families and assists in establishing a referral base as appropriate
Qualifications for child psychologist
  • Leadership experience in program development/evaluation
  • State licensure as a Psychologist
  • Graduation from an APA/CPA accredited doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology
  • Completion of an APA or CPA approved internship or equivalent
  • Current license (or license eligible) to practice psychology in the State of Idaho
  • Experience providing evidence-based individual and group treatment psychological assessment for adolescents with acute and severe mental illness

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