Child Psychology Jobs

People in Child Psychology Jobs work with children to help manage the stress and problems of everyday life, including both school and home environments. Child Psychologists counsel children and do behavioral interventions when needed.School psychologists, a subset of child psychology, collaborate with teachers, parents and other school personnel to help children with both learning disabilities and those who are gifted and talented and require a more challenging curriculum. Their role is to also work with teachers and parents and make suggestions for classroom management and parenting techniques.

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What are the Responsibilities for Someone Working in Child Psychology?

Child Psychologists focus on diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems specific to the age group of children and adolescents. A Child Psychologist evaluates and monitors the behavioral, social, emotional, and mental states of their clients.  Their clients include children with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, phobia, attention deficit disorder, and other mental health issues affecting children.

Child Psychologists use psychological theories to counsel and teach children to manage depression and anxiety resulting from emotional and developmental issues. They assess a child’s psychological problem and develop therapeutic approaches to help the child, their family, and other support networks to provide proactive behavioral strategies.

Where do Professionals in Child Psychology Work?

Child Psychologists work in a variety of settings. For example, School Psychologists work in educational settings, at private and public institutions, where educational professionals and parents refer students for assessment of mental health issues.

Child Psychologists also work in research facilities where they conduct scientific study of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional issues that affect children. They may work in laboratories, studying human mental development of cognitive skills, language acquisition, development of morals, and personality development.

Many Child Psychologists work in private practice, providing mental health assessment and diagnosis, as well as psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Child Psychologists also work in healthcare settings, mental health facilities, government agencies, and legal settings.

 

What Skills are Required in Child Psychology?

Child Psychologists must have good listening skills. They should listen actively, paying attention not only to what their client is saying but also what they do not verbalize. This requires strong communication skills and the ability to help clients feel comfortable enough to relate relevant information. Child Psychologists must possess strong critical thinking skills. They should have the ability to quickly assess the effectiveness of treatment plans, questioning what is and is not working for the client, and then changing the plan as necessary for the well-being of their client. A good therapist should have the ability to empathize with many types of personalities and try to understand their clients’ thoughts and feelings.

 

How Much Money Can You Make in Child Psychology?

Child Psychologists make an average salary of $78,000 per year. This figure can vary wildly depending on specialty and location. The annual average salary of a school psychologist can range between $59,00 and $81,000. Child Psychologists who are just beginning their career earn an average of $41,000 per year, and they typically start their career working in rural or less populated areas of the country. Seasoned Child Psychologists can earn upwards of $135,000 annually in urban and other largely populated areas. Government industries average $96,000 per year. Hospital and ambulatory healthcare settings pay an average annual salary of $82,000.

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FIELD DIRECTOR Department of Social Work at California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, California US 08/11/2020
The Department of Social Work at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Temporary full-time Lecturer position at the rank of Lecturer B, C, or D, Academic Year or 12-month Lecturer with the appointment starting in Fall 2020. At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members ... More
Social Work Position: Family Support Counselor - Kid First Program Kids in Distress Oakland Park, Florida 08/11/2020
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Case Manager (Bilingual) MVM New York, New York US 08/11/2020
Title: Case Manager (Bilingual) Location: New York, NY Duration: Contingent upon award Travel: As Needed Shift: Standard business hours including weekends About MVM, Inc. Service, Support, Success are the pillars upon which MVMs founders built the company, and they continue to serve as MVMs core values. Along with our uncompromising insistence ... More
Social Worker (Bilingual) MVM Houston, Texas US 08/11/2020
Title: Social Worker (Bilingual) Location: Houston, TX Duration: Contingent upon award Travel: As Needed Shift: Standard business hours including weekends About MVM, Inc. Service, Support, Success are the pillars upon which MVMs founders built the company, and they continue to serve as MVMs core values. Along with our uncompromising insistence ... More
Behavioral Medical Director Kentucky Optum Kentucky US 08/11/2020
TheBehavioral Medical Directorposition is responsible for providing oversight to and direction of the Utilization Management Program and performing peer reviews as necessary. This individual will interact directly with Psychiatrists, Behavioral Health Providers, and other clinical professionals who consult on various processes and programs. The Behavioral Medical Director is part of a leadership team that manages development and implementation of evidence-based treatments ... More
Assistant Professor of Social Work Brandman University Irvine, California US 08/11/2020
Brandman University - School of Arts and Sciences Social Work (Location: Online) Responsibilities of Brandman University full-time faculty include teaching, mentoring and service. Research is supported but not required. All Faculty positions are non-tenure track, normally hired at the rank of assistant professor. We offer competitive salaries with generous benefits. Brandman University is seeking ... More
Licensed Therapist Lifeline Youth and Family Services Indiana US 08/11/2020
We have openings throughout the state of Indiana! We proudly serve every county in Indiana. Are you seeking meaningful work with a company that maintains a positive culture and is centered on prioritizing employees? For over 50 years, Lifeline has been strengthening children and families who have been impacted by abuse, neglect and delinquency arguably the most vulnerable in our community. It ... More
Street Outreach Case Worker Veterans Inc. Worcester, Massachusetts 08/11/2020
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