2023-2024 Clinical Psychologist

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Next year opening
  • Department: School-based Support

Company Description

About KIPP DC Public Schools 

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. 

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 who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging. We believe students and teachers best succeed when surrounded by an ecosystem of supports, including our central headquarters team that supports KIPP DC’s 20 schools, 7,300 students, and 1,300 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to this mission.


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 is an exempt position and will report to the Manager of Clinical Psychology.

Job Description


Psychological Testing & Safety Assessments - 30%

  • Conduct clinical evaluations to assess and diagnose emotional, and behavioral disorders for students in grades Pre-K through 12 (ages 3 – 18), to include diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Experience with the ADOS-II and neuropsychological measures is a plus.
  • Conduct psychoeducational testing only as needed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Conduct safety assessments for students presenting with suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury and risk assessments in the event of school threats

Therapeutic Services - 30%

  • Provide individual therapy to students, including support for COVID-19-related stress and trauma.
  • Provide parent coaching and family therapy to students and families on a case-by-case basis
  • Deliver crisis prevention, response, and intervention services to students, families and staff, including delivery of suicide prevention interventions for students in 3rd-12th grades

School and Community Support- 30%

  • Consult with school teams on an ongoing basis to offer prevention and intervention strategies related to learning, mental health, and behavioral needs of students
  • Provide training for families and school staff on mental health, trauma-informed practices, and  responding to student behaviors to help all stakeholders understand child development and how it impacts student performance academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Review developmental information from multiple sources to develop evidence-supported or evidence-based psychological interventions for students
  • 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 conference

Documentation & Data Collection- 10%

  • Track and document student progress and effectiveness of clinical interventions and services
  • Assist in data collection and analysis of school- and network-wide mental health metrics



  • 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 all required background check requirements under the School Safety Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018

Additional Information

Compensation & Benefits:

  • When it comes to compensation, at KIPP DC we strive for clarity, equity, and to be highly competitive. We look at compensation benchmarks in schools across DC. Clinical psychologist salaries are exempt and start at $93,420 and increase with years of experience. Please see the salary scale located on our website. Clinical psychologists can earn up to $4,000 in renewal add-ons to their base salary each year they return to KIPP DC.
  • KIPP DC offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurances; various voluntary benefits; and employer paid benefits such as short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, and a membership to One Medical.
  • KIPP DC also offers a 403(b) retirement account with a 3% employer contribution and a 3% match with vesting after three years.
  • Currently, individuals in this role have up to 10 paid sick days, 12 paid holidays, paid Thanksgiving week break, winter break, spring break, and summer break. This is subject to change and your exact schedule will be shared in your offer letter.
  • All employees who use public transit through WMATA are eligible for pre-tax deductions for transportation costs.

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. 

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KIPP DC requires all staff to provide proof that they have had all doses of a primary COVID vaccine or obtain approval for exemption for medical or religious reasons before beginning employment. New hires who have not received all doses of a primary vaccine or who are waiting approval for exemption will not be able to begin employment.New hires who have not received all doses of a COVID vaccine or who are awaiting approval for exemption will not be able to begin employment. All KIPP DC staff are strongly encouraged to stay up to date on their vaccinations. The CDC currently defines being up to date on the COVID vaccine as having had all doses of a primary vaccine and as having received a booster, if eligible.


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