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Child Psychiatrist  


Seeking to hire a part-time Child Psychiatrist

Job summary

  • Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain a therapeutic alliance with children, and their families
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of assigned patients, monitor the patient's psychiatric status, exhibits knowledge of age specific criteria, ensuring that the full range of medical/behavioral considerations are considered in determining the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic test as indicated by patient presentation and medications prescribed. Determines the need for medication and other specific treatments and developing treatments
  • Demonstrates the ability to initiate efforts to relieve family distress and improve family functioning
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate access to services and coordinating resource among mental health, general medical, and other service systems
  • Demonstrates ability to function within an interdisciplinary team in the assessment/ evaluation of patients, and to articulate verbally and in written documentation the integration of client history and assessment information. Works with school personnel to coordinate information as needed. Including but not limited to active participation in program and clinical team meetings, providing clinical support for team colleagues, and engaging in program-related performance improvement processes and activities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to increasing understanding of an adaptation to the psychosocial effects of identified disorders
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the formulation of psychosocial treatment plans, with relevant goals, behaviorally-measurable objectives that serve as indexes for evaluating treatment progress, an realistic time frames for achievement
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in written documentation of assessments, treatment plans, progress reports, and discharge summaries in the clinical record, with all entries authenticated and time/dated
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in planning for, communicating, and documenting discharge/aftercare/transfer plans for patients completing treatment and/or accessing other services in the continuum
  • Provides clinical supervision to Agency teams as assigned. This supervision supports Agency ethics and culture
  • Demonstrates the ability to prescribe medications as indicated by signs, symptoms and diagnosis. Obtains informed consent for same. Patient and family education are provided regarding medications
  • Demonstrates Knowledge of Emergency Medical Treatment/First Aid
  • Demonstrates the ability to actively participate in psychiatric Peer Review, assess cases as assigned and provide feedback as indicated
Position Requirements


  • Must have an academic degree from an accredited college or university and have completed a residency in psychiatry
  • Board Certified or eligible in psychiatry as defined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Completed a training program approved by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or Osteopathic approved residency training program in psychiatry
  • Documented knowledge of and at least two (2) year work experience with children, adolescent, and families.
  • Professional MD Licensure as required by program regulations & standards
  • Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Certificate
  • Valid State Controlled Substance Administration (CDS) Certificate
  • Valid driver's license required and must be insurable by agency's automobile insurance



CPNJ embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion in all of it policies and procedures. Care Plus adheres to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, et seq and NJ Law Against Discrimination.

Care Plus NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified that asking employees whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine is not a disability-related inquiry under the ADA.  Care Plus as a healthcare provider mandates that all new hires have the COVID vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Requiring all employees to have the COVID vaccination is for the protection of our employees and the clients we serve.  Therefore, prior to Orientation you will be required to upload proof of your COVID vaccination or at the very least, proof of your first vaccine shot.  Failure to have this information timely upload to the onboarding portal may result in delay of your start date and/or withdrawal of the job offer.

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Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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