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Clinical Psychologist - Children/Adolescents/Families

Jewish Family and Children's Services Palo Alto, CA

  • Posted: 22 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Center for Children and Youth, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, is excited to announce a new position for a Clinical Psychologist in our Palo Alto region. As a member of the CCY clinical team, the successful candidate will provide psychological testing and psychotherapy services for children and adolescents.

This exciting opportunity is also open to a pre-license Psychological Assistant with the appropriate education and experience (see below).

Under the Direction of the Director of Children’s Clinical Services, provide therapeutic psychological testing/assessments for children and adolescents, using cognitive, achievement, neuropsychological, behavioral, and social/emotional measures to address questions and develop recommendations for a wide range of concerns, including learning/educational, attention/executive functioning, and social-emotional development. The psychologist also provides evidence-based psychotherapy services for children and youth. Potential for facilitating social-emotional learning groups (for school-aged children). This is an exciting opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team that includes parent educators, counselors, social workers, and occupational therapists.

Full or part-time position with benefits available. Competitive compensation is offered with 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. Professional development benefits include weekly supervision/case consultation, Child Training Institute training events, and collaboration within a multidisciplinary team.

JFCS has locations in five counties and we are currently expanding services in our Palo Alto region. You will have a private office in our downtown Palo Alto location, plenty of play therapy toys and supplies, parking, access to a full kitchen and administrative assistance. Safety protocols related to Covid-19 are observed in office settings.

**Local candidates only. No relocation is available**


  • California licensed or license eligible Psy.D. or Ph.D.

  • Experience conducting psychological assessments with written reports and feedback.

  • Experience providing therapy using evidence-based practices with young children, teens, and families.

  • Psychological Assistant applicants must have completed an APA-accredited doctoral program (Psy.D or PhD) in Clinical Psychology, a pre-doctoral internship, and dissertation defense.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services has been serving families for more than 160 years in the SF Bay Area and is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families through their clinical services by providing psychotherapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic assessment, and training to licensed and unlicensed clinicians in the Bay Area and beyond. We promote healthy emotional development and effective learning skills. We nurture confidence, resilience, and the ability to make positive choices that strengthen caring relationships, independence, and productivity. The program is distinguished by its emphasis on a rich multidisciplinary team approach to treatment.

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.

Please be aware that JFCS requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by their start date. JFCS is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law.


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 personnel so classified.

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Jewish Family and Children's Services


Palo Alto, CA
94301 USA



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