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Child Psychologist Job Description

Child Psychologists are trained medical professionals who assess and diagnose children who may have slight or severe mental disorders.


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Child Psychologist responsibilities include:

  • Conducting psychological assessments and/or tests for diagnostic purposes
  • Developing an individualized treatment plan for each child
  • Educating family members on how to assist their child or how to respond to certain behaviors

Job brief

We are looking for a Child Psychologist to join our team and provide compassionate care to children and teens suffering from a variety of disorders, such as ADHD, anxiety and depression. 

Child Psychologist responsibilities include working directly with patients to understand their needs and overseeing treatment options to ensure they receive proper care. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with adolescents and teens to help them overcome substance abuse, address mental disorders and provide the medical care needed.


  • Recommend rehabilitation or intervention programs to overcome addiction issues
  • Provide complete documentation and records of assessments and treatments according to in-house policies
  • Coordinate with other child health experts, like child protection workers, pediatricians and social workers, to facilitate and ensure the patients’ psychological development
  • Organize educational programs to inform adolescents or teenagers about the repercussions of high-risk behaviors and ways to adjust to them
  • Address issues such as depression, bullying, various mental health issues and learning difficulties in children by providing appropriate psychological intervention

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Child Psychologist or similar role
  • Must be approachable and empathic so children will be comfortable working with you
  • Knowledge of different therapeutic methods and the ability to switch between different approaches to meet each child’s needs
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically the ability to communicate with children of different ages and from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical or child psychology is required

Frequently asked questions

What does a Child Psychologist do?

Child psychologists are experts in the field of child development. They provide treatment for a wide range of disorders that affect children and their families.

What are the duties and responsibilities of a Child Psychologist?

A Child Psychologist will have a variety of duties depending on their patient, but they typically focus on assessing, diagnosing and overseeing treatment plans for teens and adolescents who have mental and emotional disorders.

What makes a good Child Psychologist?

A good Child Psychologist must be compassionate in order to understand the needs of their patients and deliver appropriate care when needed. They also need to have excellent communication skills to share their findings with their patients and family members as needed.

Who does a Child Psychologist work with?

Child Psychologists work with a range of professionals involved in their patients’ lives, such as Teachers, to understand how their patients are coping in their daily lives and determine the effectiveness of treatment plans.

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