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Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Company: Seneca Center
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:


The Psychologist provides mental health services including psychological testing to clients at Seneca Family of Agency Mental Health Clinics in Santa Ana, Lake Forest and Anaheim. The Psychologist also collaborates with a treatment team, consults with Therapists to inform treatment and provides referrals as necessary.

"It is rewarding to work with dedicated, talented, and supportive individuals who exhibited a drive to learn new things. I have the privilege of watching families learn and grow as a result of their exposure to Seneca." -Seneca Psychologist

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.


  • Accept and respond in a timely manner to referrals of children and adolescents who present with symptoms of psychiatric disorders
  • Complete assessment and evaluation process of assigned clients, including completion of appropriate tests, instruments, tools or assessments in accordance with accepted professional standards and Medi-Cal guidelines in order to support the development of the client service
  • Complete all required performance outcome measures for any clients assigned in accordance with set timelines
  • Ensure that all Medi-Cal documents include appropriate signatures and are signed within required time frames
  • Participate in all required meetings regarding case plan development and/or review
  • Keep Clinical Supervisor, assigned therapist, and Program Director informed on any case issues as necessary
  • Maintain availability for crisis intervention services by providing office staff with updated contact information including contact information and weekly work schedules
  • Complete and submit all progress notes and billing documents within 36 hours of the contact and in accordance with Medi-Cal format for documentation
  • Complete regular, timely reviews of all assigned cases at six-month intervals in accordance with Medi-Cal format and timelines
  • Attend weekly supervision with assigned supervisor as required by the Board and Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor or administrator
  • Comply with all requirements of child abuse reporting, Medi-Cal compliance and confidentiality, including HIPAA, in accordance with standards set by law, Medi-Cal regulations and Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures as outlined by supervisors, administrators, agency handbooks and manuals
  • Meet or exceed Medi-Cal productivity requirements of 100 DSH per month


  • Doctoral degree in psychology or similar field and licensed (PhD or PsyD) in the state of California
  • Experience in the field of mental health
  • Experience providing mental health therapy to children and families and working with children who are part of the child welfare system
  • Experience with adoption and issues of family relationships in adoption a plus
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing psychological testing instruments for children and adolescents
  • Valid California driver's license and ability to be insured by Seneca's insurance carrier


  • Full-time


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, include medical, dental, vision and chiropratic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
  • 5 weeks of flexible Paid Time Off
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Keywords: Seneca Center, Lake Forest , Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Other , Lake Forest, California

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