Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$102,103.20 - $134,471.00 / Y
La Jolla
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#121045 Child and Teen Psychologist

Filing Deadline: Wed 2/1/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/19/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/01/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

The Child and Teen psychologist, under supervision of the administrative and clinical leadership of the Child and Teen Outpatient Mental Health Program, provides all aspects of psychosocial services including individual and group psychotherapy, crisis management, care coordination, treatment planning, conduct initial diagnostic evaluations and triage to appropriate levels of care * Aide in the expansion of the child/teen clinic, including innovating and creating infrastructure with the use of measurement-based care. The candidate will collaborate with multiple systems of care including pediatricians, schools, and social services as well as contribute to care, education and research in a multidisciplinary care team with Masters level clinicians as needed.

San Diego is a wonderful city to live in with sunny days, sandy beaches, robust outdoor activities, and a vibrant food scene. If you, any colleagues, or any of your graduating trainees are interested in a change of scenery and interested in joining an academic outpatient clinic to serve the commercially insured San Diego pediatric population, please reach out.


  • Ph.D. or Psy.D degree in Clinical Psychology.
  • Current valid state of California Psychology License Ph.D or Psy.D
  • At least 2 years' experience with caring for the child and adolescent populations either in practicum, internship, or during a clinical fellow year
  • Proven psycho-diagnostic interviewing skills, psycho-diagnostic evaluations and plan treatment.
  • Strong crisis intervention skills. Ability to deliver care in an ethical, non-judgmental, and non-discriminatory manner.
  • Trained in evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, ABA, HRT, ERP, PMT, PCIT, and FBT.
  • Expertise in all treatment modalities is not required but comfortability with a majority of those listed is preferred. * Priority will be given to applicants with familiarity with ABA, DBT, and ERP modalities.
  • Knowledge of and experience in reading and interpreting psychiatric charts.
  • Ability to prepare for and lead psycho-educational groups on general psychosis, mood disorders, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, dual disorders, anger management and stress management.
  • Demonstrated skill in problem solving and in critical thinking. Able to think creatively and efficiently, to assess, analyze and solve problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and co-workers, exercising tact, flexibility and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
  • Strong writing ability and experience in writing concise, factual psychosocial notes and program reports.
  • Knowledge and skill in problem-focused psycho-therapeutic interventions and a thorough working knowledge of DSM-V.
  • Experience in managing a more complex caseload with a continual flux of new intakes weekly.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $102,103 - $134,471 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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