School Based Clinical Psychologist
Washington, DC 
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By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission. As part of the KIPP network's 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators and support staff who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We are seeking an occupational therapist who is passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and provides intentional support for their students.

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KIPP DC is searching for a licensed Clinical Psychologist to join our network student support team in Washington, D.C. Working closely with school mental health practitioners, school psychologists, teachers, school leaders, and behavior analysts, the Clinical Psychologist will provide expertise in the areas of mental health, trauma, developmental behaviors, and school-based interventions. The Clinical Psychologist will serve as the in-house clinician to diagnose mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders for students. The clinical psychologist will also maintain a small caseload of high-need, high-risk students by providing treatment and clinical therapy. In addition to direct clinical services to students, this role will also support school teams to design and maintain student support plans. The Clinical Psychologist will report to the Director of Mental Health.


Service Delivery - 40%

  • Diagnose and assess mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders for students in grades Pre-K through 12 (ages 3 - 18).
  • Provide core services including prevention, consultation, intervention, and clinical therapy to students and families, including support for COVID-19-related stress and trauma.
  • Provide educational testing and psychological evaluations only as needed on a case-by-case basis. Experience with neuropsychological measures is a plus.
  • Deliver crisis response and intervention services to students, families and staff.
  • Gather outcome data and provide psychoeducation regarding benefit of mental health services.

School and Community Support- 60%

  • Consult with school teams to offer prevention and intervention strategies related to learning and behavioral problems of students; and provide consultation on an on-going basis to teachers, parents, and other school personnel to resolve students' learning and behavioral problems.
  • Design and develop classroom interventions for students with behavioral disorders.
  • Review developmental information from school and outside resources about student behavior(s) and develop evidence-supported or evidence-based psychological interventions.
  • Provide training for school staff on mental health diagnoses, behavior interventions, and best practices for responding to student behaviors in the classroom. Helps all school stakeholders understand child development and how it impacts student performance academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Participate in mediations, administrative reviews, hearings and due process proceedings as needed.
  • Assist in the proper referral of students to agencies and specialists in the community as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development of parent engagement events such as parent open house and parent teacher

  • At least four years of experience working with children and adolescents in a clinical setting
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology from an APA-accredited university Applicants with a School Psychology doctorate will also be considered if licensed as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist by the District of Columbia
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to engage schools, parents and community organizations in the development of programs
  • Believe deeply in the mission and values of KIPP DC
  • Pass a criminal background check, as required by law

Additional Information

KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.

Click here or here to review KIPP DC's non-discrimination policy and KIPP DC's Title IX Coordinator's contact information.

KIPP DC requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons by November 1, 2021 or start of employment, whichever is later.



Job Summary
KIPP DC Public Schools
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
4+ years
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