Kennedy Krieger Institute


    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
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    Job Location : Street
    716 N. Broadway
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  • Overview

    JOB ID:  2502


    Kennedy Krieger Institute is currently recruiting for a Child Psychologist to provide outpatient mental health services to children and families. Located in Baltimore, the position is in the Psychiatric Mental Health Program (PMHP). The Psychiatric Mental Health Program (PMHP) is a multidisciplinary treatment program focused on the needs of children with complex psychiatric, developmental and medical conditions. Among the challenges the children face are anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety and phobias), mood disorders (including Depression, DMDD and Bipolar disorder), externalizing disorders (including ADHD, oppositional behavior, and conduct problems), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and tic disorders. Many children also experience developmental disorders or chronic medical conditions.


    The successful candidate will have a passion for working with children and families in an urban setting. The psychologist will also embrace being part of a multidisciplinary team, which includes social workers, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners to enhance assessment and treatment. Psychologists also frequently consult with school staff and other professionals inside and outside of the Institute to achieve maximum progress in treatment. Evidence based assessment and treatment is strongly supported.


    the Psychologist I will maintain a clinical caseload including individual and family psychotherapy, diagnostic assessments, parent training, and, counseling in child development and behavior management.  The Psychologist will administer and score psychological tests, assist parents or caregivers in advocating for their children’s needs in the community.  Primary clinical responsibilities will be for individuals aged 5 years through young adulthood. 


    Psychologists receive a competitive pay and benefit package that includes a sign-on bonus, training allowances, health insurance, as well as a host of other benefits. Psychologists are encouraged to pursue their American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) credential and receive support in completing this. Psychologists are credentialed as medical staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute and may pursue faculty appointment through Johns Hopkins.


    1. Functions as a therapist within the Psychiatric Mental Health Program, providing high quality competent care in individual, family, and group therapy formats. This may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, social skills training, psycho-education and crisis-intervention, and other treatment modalities as appropriate to the needs of the patient.
    2. Conducts evaluations, including diagnostic assessments, and psychological testing. Selects appropriate measures, scores, and interprets results in formulation for treatment planning and recommendations.
    3. Develops and implements individualized treatment plans in collaboration with families, members of the patient’s treatment team, and maintains communication with community professionals involved in the patient’s plan of care.
    4. Enter reports into the Electronic Health Record System.
    5. Assists in coordinating needed services and referrals for patients and families, including but not limited to residential treatment, psychiatric hospitalization, day treatment, in-home services, and school advocacy. 
    6. Assists the Department Director and Clinical Director in the development of clinical initiatives.
    7. Participates in meetings with discipline supervisor, program supervisor meetings, clinical trainings and other activities.
    8. Attends and participates in program meetings, case conferences, team meetings, and any others related to direct patient care or KKI/discipline/program operations. 
    9. Participates in the implementation of innovative programs, methods and research that contribute to the Psychiatric Mental Health Program and to the profession.
    10. Collaborates with faculty and staff within Department and throughout KKI and Johns Hopkins University in the implementation of research studies that have a psychological component.
    11. Maintains familiarity with Maryland state laws and the laws and ethical guidelines defined by one’s credentialing board with respect to patient confidentiality, conflicting interests, reporting of abuse, patient termination, and supervision of psychology associates.
    12. Maintains Institute productivity and compliance standards



    • Licensure as a psychologist in Maryland is required.


    • Doctoral degree in Psychology from an APA/CPA-accredited college or university is required.
    • Completion of APA/CPA-accredited pre-doctoral internship is required.
    • Postdoctoral fellowship is required.



    Minimum 1 year experience in working with a population of children, both with and without intellectual/neurodevelopmental disabilities, and/or psychiatric disorders. This experience may be satisfied through postdoctoral training in psychology.


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