Psychologist - Tenders Global


University of California, San Francisco


Full Time


Job Summary

The child psychologist will perform psychological testing and neuro-psychological testing on children ages 0-18 who undergo evaluation through the developmental pediatrics program (MDAC) in the Children’s Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital as part of a multi-disciplinary developmental assessment team.  While children of all ages are evaluated, the primary focus will be on children ages 0-5 years.  S/he may also provide didactic lectures to and supervision of psychological trainees. The incumbent will be required to provide teaching (1 lecture/quarter) to medical residents rotating through the MDAC clinic as a part of the Pediatric Residency rotation, and may be asked by other departments to provide similar lectures

This position is an essential component of the developmental pediatrics program.  The psychologist works with the other team members to conduct comprehensive evaluations of children with special developmental needs.  The psychologist is responsible for the testing component of this evaluation.  The test results will be incorporated into the overall assessment.  The final product of the assessment is a report outlining the recommendations and referrals for each specific patient.

The psychologist should be well versed in interpreting evaluation of clinical data and working with other members of the subspecialty team to formulate a treatment plan based on evidence-based intervention approaches to behavior, learning and development. The clinician should have experience with IFSP, IEP and Transitional planning and should be able to make referrals to community agencies and other service providers.  Must also be ADOS trained.

Preferably the clinician has experience with a number of treatment methods, such as behavior modification, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Floortime model, stress reduction therapy and/or counseling/play therapy. Given the nature of assessment with young children, the psychologist must be adaptable to various play settings (e.g. on the floor, sitting at a child’s table, etc.). 

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Department Description

The UCSF Department of Pediatrics is committed to excellence in research, education and the clinical care of infants, children and young adults. Faculty have earned national and international recognition for their accomplishments and receive millions of dollars annually in extramural research funding to advance care for kids. The committed clinical care provided by our physicians is enhanced through process improvement initiatives and contributions to community health, including, but not limited to, increasing access to community resources, immigrant and refugee care, lifestyle intervention for obese adolescents, expansion of quality language services, universal screening for smoking cessation, and improving behavioral health support for our diverse communities. Faculty provide primary health care for the infants, children and adolescents.

The Division of Pediatrics-ZSFG provides comprehensive outpatient and inpatient services, including neonatal intensive care,) to 13,000 patients, including approximately 35,000 outpatient clinic encounters, 700 inpatient admissions, and 1,100 deliveries. The Children’s Health Center is the outpatient clinic, which cares for pediatric patients from birth through young adulthood and provides preventive, specialty, and urgent care services. The Multi-Disciplinary Assessment Center (MDAC) is a specialty clinic within the 6M Children’s Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital focused on pediatric development and behavior assessments. The inpatient units include the 8-bed pediatric inpatient unit and the 12-bed Infant Care Center.

Required Qualifications

•    Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology and one year of post-doctoral experience in clinical psychology; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position.
•    Working knowledge of psychological assessments for children
•    Spanish speaking

Preferred Qualifications

•    1 – 3 years of experience working with children under the age of 6
•    Experience assessing and treating children with autism spectrum disorders
•    Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting
•    Experience with IFSP, IEP and Transitional Planning
•    Experience working with school districts and regional centers


•    Current licensure from the California Board of Psychology meeting the requirements for the practice of psychology in California

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Allied Health, Social Work and Psychology

Bargaining Unit

University Professional and Technical Employees – Health Care Professionals Unit (UPTE-HX)


Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

Additional Shift Details

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

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