Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Alexandria, VA
$73,269.56 - $128,938.42 Annually
Sep 03, 2022
Sep 08, 2022
Full Time
Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Bilingual Clinical Psychologist position.

An Overview

The Bilingual Licensed Clinical Psychologist will partner with high needs youth and their families in an array of behavioral health services that are designed to help children live and thrive in their homes and communities. As part of Alexandria’s System of Care, coordinate closely with youth, families, their natural supports and colleagues in child welfare, juvenile justice, and education to ensure that integrated services are trauma informed and prioritize family and youth voice and choice, cultural influences and equity, outcome-based work, and collaboration. The Bilingual Clinical Psychologist is committed to racial equity and strives to ensure services are responsive to the impact of generational trauma. Services are provided in a school-based health clinic, as well as in homes, a community mental health center and virtually. Tasks are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

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
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology; Licensed or license eligible (has completed all required education and supervision as required) as a Clinical Psychologist; if license eligible, the employee must obtain Virginia license at the first available opportunity, but no later than one year after appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Fluent in English and Spanish - required to meet the needs of persons served; Certification or training in TF-CBT or EMDR; Three years of post-doctoral experience engaging school-age youth and their families in trauma-informed evidence-based behavioral health treatment services; Three years of experience of completing psychological evaluations with school-age children and adolescents; One year of experience with neuropsychological testing with school-age children and adolescents; Three years of experience providing family therapy; Experience with electronic medical records.


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, 8:00AM - 5:00PM. There will be times that the incumbent will need to be available in the evening.

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