Clinical Psychologist

Job ID 2022-44638
Area of Interest
MD, Dentist & Related
Location Name
Lisa Li
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Autism Center
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and families with serious developmental, emotional, and behavioral problems in a manner which results in improvements in the child and family’s functioning in multiple life domains and is cost effective. 



Job Posting Addendum

Overview of the Seattle Children’s Autism Center (CAC). The CAC is a national leader in caring for the diverse needs of autistic youth and young adults. We evaluate and treat over 4300 unique patients every year. The center offers a range of medical and mental health services for children and adults, including diagnostic evaluations, medication management, targeted evidenced-based treatments for core symptoms and co-occurring mental health conditions, and caregiver support for families. Our center employs specialized clinical professionals with a focused interest in ASD, including child and behavioral psychologists, board certified behavior analysts and technicians, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, gastroenterologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners (medical and psychiatric), psychiatrists, speech and language pathologists, dieticians, and family resource personnel. We also engage in community outreach, through a broad range of education and training opportunities.


Job Description:

The Seattle Children’s Autism Center has an immediate opening for a clinical psychologist whose primary role will be the provision of clinical services to patients in our Mood and Anxiety Disorders program as well as our Diagnostic Services clinic. Primary clinical responsibilities include:


(1) individual, group and family therapy in our Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic utilizing empirically supported treatments (e.g. Facing Your Fears, cognitive behavior therapy)


(2) diagnostic assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults.


(3) participation in program development activities which may include protocol development, training tools/manual development, training of peers on treatment modality


(4) provision of clinical supervision and case consultation to practicum students, residents and fellows as assigned


Required Education/Experience:
- PhD, PsyD, or Ed.D. in psychology, with specialization in child clinical psychology from an APA-accredited training program
- Completion of an APA-approved internship
- Formal post-doctoral training in an appropriate area of specialization

Required Credentials:
- Licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Washington
- Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year.
- Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children’s as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services.


- Post-doctoral level experience in pediatric psychology

- Experience in a pediatric medical setting

-Clinical expertise conducting intervention and management of high acuity patients, possibly including but not limited to suicidality, homicidality, aggression, and/or self-injury

-Clinical experience working across a partial or full continuum of care (e.g., outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospital, emergency department, inpatient)


Additional experience needed for the Autism Center:

-Clinical experience in assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders across the pediatric age range (experience with adults also valuable, but must have pediatric experience)

-Clinical experience conducting evidence-based individual, family, and group treatment services with children and adolescents with autism and anxiety disorders and with cognitive-behavioral therapy.



Min to Max Hourly Salary

$48.24 - $68.53 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$100,339.00 - $142,542.00 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.


As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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