Clinical Psychologist I

Alexandria, VA
$80,004.86 - $115,249.42 Annually
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time
Clinical Psychologist I

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Clinical Psychologist I position.

An Overview

The Clinical Psychologist I conducts intake assessments, crisis intervention, and individual, group and family therapy with and adolescents experiencing significant behavioral health challenges and their families. Provides evaluative services, including the administration and interpretation of psychological instruments and preparation of reports of the examination. Ensures that evaluative and treatment services conform to best practices. Consults and maintains excellent working relationships with stakeholders within the system of care, i.e. child welfare, juvenile justice, schools. May provide clinical and administrative supervision to senior therapists, case workers and/or graduate students.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have excellent knowledge of diagnosis, assessment and evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who experience trauma, mental health and substance abuse challenges. Excellent knowledge of family treatment strategies. Excellent knowledge of administration and interpretation of psychological tests. Ability to conduct behavioral health assessments, treatment planning, individual, group and family therapy. Ability to work successfully with youth and their families, assisting in development of their strengths and abiding by their goals and preferences. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, in a clear concise manner, with other professionals and with the general public. Ability to collaborate with host partners and treatment team members.

The Opportunity
  • Engage youth and families in evidence-based youth-led and family driven clinical assessment; individual, group and family therapy; care coordination; and crisis intervention;
  • Develop and monitor treatment plans with youth and their families based on their strengths, needs, preferences, and goals;
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary workgroups, treatment planning meetings, court hearings, and relevant training, conferences and workshops;
  • Consultation, collaboration and close coordination with system of care stakeholders, i.e., family support partners, child welfare, juvenile justice, schools, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Guardians Ad Litem, etc.;
  • Completepsychological evaluations that reflect CFBHS values of youth/family voice and choice and provides comprehensive portrayals of youth and their strengths and challenges;
  • Provide presentations on behavioral health topics related to school-age youth and their families;
  • Supervise doctoral level interns or externs;
  • Collect outcome, research and satisfaction data with persons served;
  • Prepare a variety of written reports including case notes, treatment plans, quarterly updates, clinical/mental health evaluations, status reports and reports to referral agencies;
  • Testifies in court as expert witness;
  • Maintain medical records in accordance with accreditation body, Department policies, licensing and Medicaid regulations;
  • Follow department policies and procedures, including those related to productivity expectations, client payment issues, training and clinical licensure;
  • Perform all other relevant duties as assigned.

About the Department
The Center for Children and Families (CCF) provides programs and services for Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, Early Childhood and Youth Development. CCF provides compassionate, collaborative and effective person and family-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety, recovery and resiliency for Alexandria children and all residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Possession of a Doctoral Degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Must be licensed or license eligible with the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Clinical Psychologist.

Preferred Qualifications

At least two years of post-graduate work engaging families with children with serious emotional disorders in clinical (assessment and treatment) services. Certification or training in TF-CBT or EMDR; At least three years of post-doctoral experience engaging school-age youth and their families in trauma-informed evidence-based behavioral health treatment services; At least three years of experience completing psychological evaluations with school-age children and adolescents; At least one year of experience with neuropsychological testing with school-age children and adolescents; At least three years of experience providing family therapy; At least one year of experience with electronic medical records. Fluent and Bilingual in both English and Spanish to meet the needs of persons served.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; Verification of education/certifications; Drug screening; and Driver's license.


Monday through Friday, some evenings required.

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