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Clinical Psychologist - AOA System of Care (2574)

Recruitment: RTF0123343-01150424

Published: January 26, 2023


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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2574-Clinical Psychologist
Salary range: $122,772.00 - $149,162.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Adult/Older Adult (AOA) System of Care is accepting applications for one full-time Clinical Psychologist.

Role description

Under the general supervision of the Director of Older Adults- Behavioral Health Services, the Clinical Psychologist performs the following duties:

  • Conducts individual and group psychotherapy with older adults and maintains a caseload of clients, with timely and adequate documentation of diagnosis, plan and treatment provided.
  • Prepares psychological reports presenting diagnostic findings, clinical evaluations, and recommendations for the treatment and rehabilitation of adult clients.
  • Selects, administers, scores, and interprets the MoCA or other assessments for clients with cognitive impairment, conducts diagnostic clinical interviews, determines differential diagnosis of dementia or other psychological impairments, and provides treatment recommendations for clients and other clinical staff.
  • Carries a caseload and provides clinical case management and care coordination services with other providers to ensure clients are safe and stable in their homes or other supportive housing.
  • Plans and facilitates training with topics specific to older adult care. May participate in the recruitment, training, and supervision of psychology interns.
  • Coordinates with members of AOA SOC in developing dementia care groups and/or programs including partnering with local, and state community partners to further develop resources for older adults in accordance with the State’s Master Plan for Aging. 
  • Participates in best practice implementation and utilization to ensure clinical practice standards are consistent with evidence-based practice for older adults.   Provides clinical consultation and guidance on older adult diagnostic needs, and connects clients to other community resources as needed.
  • Participates in the gathering and integration of clinical outcome data to improve clinical practice, and assists in program planning and development
  • Performs other related duties as required.

How to qualify

⚠️Required Before Applying⚠️

  • Possession of a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology as defined in Chapter 6.6 of the Business and Professions Code; Psychologist Licensing Law, Sections 2900-2903, 2914.


  • Experience in diagnosing, conducting psychotherapy, carrying, and managing a caseload of clients with psychological, medical, and cognitive impairments
  • Knowledgeable in principles of clinical psychology, gerontology, and other social and environmental factors that impact older adults.
  • Experience working with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds, limited English proficiencies. These clients may also have persistent behavioral health issues in addition to multiple medical, mobility, and cognitive impairments.
  • Knowledgeable in the principles of clinical psychology and treatment of older adults with mental and cognitive impairments in outpatient community behavioral health setting.
  • Understanding of strengths-based assessment and treatment planning and principle of a wellness and recovery model of treatment.
  • Knowledge of Avatar, Epic, CalAIM, and other local and state regulations in clinical practices.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*These desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

What else should I know?

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Additional Information

Contact 628-271-6704

We may use text messaging to communicate with you if you include a mobile number in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.