Staff Psychologist/Clinical Evaluator

The staff psychologist/clinical evaluator (SPCE) conducts clinical assessments/evaluations of children served by Northern Children’s Services’ (NCS) behavioral health programs, including its wraparound, STS, and outpatient programs. The SPCE completes assessments using a bio psychosocial format and in a manner consistent with agency standards, regulatory guidelines, and clinical best practices. He or she ensures that information collected during assessments/evaluations is integrated into a holistic set of treatment recommendations.

In addition to conducting assessments/evaluations, the SPCE is responsible for monitoring treatment progress and in working with treatment team members to change the course of treatment when necessary and/or to recommend discharge when the client is no longer in need of treatment.

The SPCE is also responsible for providing clinical supervision of pre-doctoral interns through NCS’s participation in an APPIC approved pre-doctoral training consortium and for providing clinical supervision to post-docs seeking psychology licensure.

This is a full-time salaried position. NCS offers competitive pay and benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance, and a 401k matching program.


  • Complete evaluations using established guidelines of regulatory bodies and NCS organizational standards and timelines.
  • Make appropriate recommendations and referrals to ensure that the needs of consumers are addressed.
  • Track services received and children’s responses to those services during the course of treatment and prior to discharge.
  • Serve as a treatment team member and provide supervision to team members as necessary
  • Provide clinical supervision to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychologists in training.


  • Education: Minimum Master’s Degree in Psychology, Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Psychology preferred. Licensed as a psychologist in Pennsylvania.
  • Experience: Two years clinical experience working with children, adolescents or families is required. At least one year of experience performing psychosocial evaluations, including DSM/ICD diagnoses, is required. Must have experience working collaboratively with staff members from various disciplines (e.g., education, medical, counseling, administrative, etc.).
  • Special Skills: Knowledge of the Medical Assistance funded behavioral health systems is preferred but not required 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  All interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Safa Shakir; HR Recruiter at

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