Psychologist 1 - SOM: Pediatrics – Sacramento Campus

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA, USA

Full time


Apr 15

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UC Davis Medical Center 

Sacramento, CA

Psychologist 1 - SOM: Pediatrics – Sacramento Campus

Salary Range: $3,750.40 - $4,949.60 Biweekly

Final Filing Date: 05/13/2022

Department Description

The vision of the Department of Pediatrics is the healthiest future for all children and families, with a mission dedicated to creating a healthy future for all children through outstanding patient care, transformative research, innovative medical education and community-based advocacy. As part of this mission, the purpose of the CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center is to provide culturally responsive, trauma informed patient care (mental health services), teaching and research on behalf of abused/neglected and at-risk children. The CAARE Center specializes in treating childhood trauma, offering evidence-based treatment within a multidisciplinary setting that values staff wellness. Mental health services are provided to children ages 0 to 21 through various service contracts and grants across settings, including outpatient clinics, pediatric clinics, juvenile hall, and community settings.


We acknowledge that our society carries within it historical and deep-rooted injustices and biases. Children and families are impacted by systemic, cultural, social, and economic factors, and face barriers and challenges when seeking mental health services. UC Davis Health and the CAARE Center values the diversity and intersectionality of the clients and families served, and the importance of hiring professionals that share these identities. We believe that diversity strengthens the foundation of our medical center and fulfills our commitment to address the health disparities in mental health care. We endeavor to foster mutual understanding and respect among the many parts of our whole, and therefore are committed to outreaching and welcoming providers from varied backgrounds who share our values on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


The CAARE Center offers competitive salaries combined with exceptional employment benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, reduced fee, scholarship and loan repayment programs. The CAARE Center has some flexibility in work hours, supports professional development, and offers weekly supervision and training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, PC-CARE, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. All therapists are trained in at least two evidence-based treatments and supervision is provided for those accruing hours towards licensure.

We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. 





The role of this position is to conduct psychological evaluations; provide individual treatment services; and train doctoral-level and masters-level therapists, as part of the APA Accredited Pre-doctoral Internship Program, and as part of a Masters-level practicum.


Required Qualifications

Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.

California License as a Clinical Psychologist or license eligible

Hold a Doctorate degree in psychology (e.g., PhD or PsyD)

Experience with psychological assessment.

Experience with at least one evidence-based treatment.

Experience working with children, adolescents, or families.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing trauma-informed care, including but not limited to evidence-based treatment models for trauma

Experience working with high-risk adolescents

Training and experience in TF-CBT, DBT, and/or CBT.

Experience navigating the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems

Experience with forensic assessments such as juvenile competency to stand trial, disposition evaluations, risk assessments for juvenile sex offenders, mental health diversion evaluations, or other forensic assessments

• Experience completing child welfare evaluations, such as ability to benefit from reunification services, bonding assessments, and ability to parent safely and adequately

• Skills in conducting psychologist services (i.e., assessment, therapy, supervision) in other languages (Spanish is a bonus; reflecting a commonly spoken language among clients

• Advanced communication skills (verbal and written)

• Demonstrated ability to provide clinical training and supervision to trainees and staff.

• Ability to approach clinical care with cultural humility (Cultural humility is a practice of self-reflection on how one’s own background and the background of others, impacts teaching, learning, research, creative activity, engagement, leadership, etc)

• Communicate and interact effectively with people of different intersectional identities and from multiple disciplines and backgrounds

• A demonstrated commitment to, or lived experience with, underserved and/or minoritized populations with exposure to trauma, including but not limited to child maltreatment, community violence, racial trauma, and trauma related to immigration or separation

• Commitment to values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) issues


Special Requirements

• This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

• The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral. 

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

Job ID #34114

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 

At UC Davis, we’re solving life’s most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don’t just maintain - we improve. 


We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds and you belong here.  


As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. 


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. 

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