The Child Mind Institute is pleased to announce the opening of a clinical center in San Mateo. Our west coast operation will tackle barriers to mental healthcare by providing best-in-class clinical care including evaluations and intensive, evidence-based treatments tailored to each child’s individual needs. We will expand access to services through financial aid funding for patient care and free online resources for parents, educators, and policymakers. The Child Mind Institute is deeply committed to partnering with the Bay Area community through our school-based services, public education events, and community-based mental health trainings.
The Child Mind Medical Practice is a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, social workers, speech-language therapists and learning specialists. We work closely with each other to ensure that each family gets the care and attention they need. Our clinicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and developmental problems. We have particular expertise working with children with ADHD and behavior disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and learning and developmental disabilities, and provide state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluations and treatment informed by the latest research.
The ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center provides cutting edge, evidence-based treatment options for children and adolescents suffering from a range of behavioral and attention-related concerns. Clinicians in the Center regularly provide behavioral parent training interventions, school-based behavioral consultation, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Reporting to the Clinical Director, San Francisco Bay Area, this is an exempt, full-time position located in our San Mateo office.
The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program.
Provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and treatment to children and adolescents with behavioral problems, particularly associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), other disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) as well as comorbid anxiety and mood disorders.
Provide empirically supported cognitive behavioral or behavioral parent training interventions for children and adolescents with externalizing disorders.
Conduct family-based interventions with parents and other family members, and maintain collateral contacts with educators and other providers.
Collaborate with our board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists on cases requiring pharmacotherapy.
Provide clinical supervision to trainees and participate in providing psychoeducation on ADHD and behavior disorders for community outreach and presentation efforts.
Master’s degree from an accredited program in social work
Must have a current, valid, unrestricted license to practice social work in the state of California or be in the process of obtaining that license
Flexibility to work hours to meet productivity goals and deadlines
Team player and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Exceptional clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD and behavior disorders, as well as their families
Demonstrated expertise in at least one evidence-based intervention for externalizing disorders with an interest in learning additional interventions
Demonstrated experience in working clinically with complex comorbid presentations including mood, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorders.
Prior experience supervising and training trainees at various levels
Demonstrated experience with professional writing as well as with public speaking preferred
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals/groups
Must have the desire to serve and work to fulfill the mission of Child Mind Institute
Please upload your resume and cover letter during the application process.
Internal Number: 1465
About Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.
Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a mental health disorder — more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. Half of all mental illness occurs before the age of 14, and 75 percent by the age of 24.
In spite of the magnitude of the problem, lack of awareness and entrenched stigma keep the majority of these young people from getting help. Children and adolescents struggling with these disorders are at risk for academic failure, substance abuse and a clash with the juvenile justice system — all of which come at a tremendous cost to them, their families and the community.
We are driven to create a brighter future for our children, and we make three commitments:
1. Give these children access to the best..., most effective treatments when and where they need it most
2. Advance the science of the developing brain to improve diagnosis and treatment
3. Provide useful, accurate information that empowers families and communities to get help
Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.