Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist - Aberdeen, WA & Portland, OR

Employer: Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Healthy
Location: Aberdeen, WA & Portland OR

Job Description:

CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST - Aberdeen, WA - Part-time(Services being provided remotely, due to COVID)

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist provides psychiatric/medical oversight and consultation, as well as direct psychiatric services to clients of Family Behavioral Health. This role works in collaboration with program managers and clinical supervisors in all services to ensure quality psychiatric care of consumers and quality clinical consultation to staff. The successful candidate will collaborate with community partners, colleagues, and families to provide family-centered, strengths-based, individually-tailored care to clients of Catholic Community Services.


We are a values-driven organization, providing family-oriented mental health care for children, youth and families in their own homes and communities. Our skilled clinical teams provide intensive mental health services to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, and helping to strengthen family unity. With sites located in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland, Family Behavioral Health offers comprehensive and intensive mental health services to a diverse population of youth and families. We employ over 550 caring and compassionate employees.


Compassion Diversity Excellence Justice StewardshipWe strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise. We serve as a catalyst for change, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health. We approach service provision with humility and passion, demonstrated through compassionate and respectful interactions with youth and families. We offer alternatives to restrictive levels of care and stand strong to advocate with child-serving systems to provide the most normative, least-restrictive services in order to keep youth in their community.


Opportunity to work with innovative therapeutic team who are serving youth and family in their home and community.Part-time employment (1+ days per week). There may be opportunities for providing services for other sites locations, as needed.Normally, our Psychiatrist would be available to meet in person with youth and families; given these unprecedented times with the pandemic situation, telehealth is available.Pay is commensurate with related experience and credentials.


The City of Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at the convergence of the Wishkah and Chehalis Rivers. Enjoy all the area has to offer:The history of this area has been driven by logging and fishing industries, in the last few years there has been an effort to replace these with emphasis on tourism and designating Aberdeen as the largest retail center on the Washington Coast. Our top-notch schools help to prepare our children for their future.In Aberdeen and our surrounding areas, enjoy beachcombing, birdwatching, kayaking, or quiet walks in the pristine forests.

Job Duties:

  • Conducts psychiatric assessment of Consumers, including both children and parents/guardians who are being served by the program.
  • Participates in regular intervention reviews and ongoing treatment planning for all consumers.
  • Meets regularly and as needed with consumers for medication monitoring/management; consults with families as appropriate.
  • Provides regular psychiatric/medical consultation and direction to clinical staff.
  • Evaluates medication needs, prescribes, and supervises ongoing medication needs for all assigned clients.
  • Participates in community collaborations and planning efforts.
  • Consults regularly with leadership around service needs.
  • Completes all paperwork and record keeping required of position.
  • Provides after-hours, on-call consultation via phone, as needed.
  • Provides consultation with PMHNP staff on complex cases or when requested.
  • Other may be included.



  • Legally licensed to practice medicine in Washington State; license and DEA certificate in good standing; ability to meet necessary privileging and credentialing criteria (JCAHO and NCQA).
  • Board Certified as Adolescent Psychiatrist (or BE certification).
  • Two years’ experience working with children and families in a clinical setting with strong knowledge of child and adolescent development and family involvement.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessment, diagnosis, medication evaluation and current, sound prescriptive practices for seriously mentally ill children.
  • Commitment to strengths-based, family-centered, and individually-tailored clinical approaches.
  • Ability to understand and work with multiple client-serving systems (mental health, child welfare, education, juvenile justice/courts, public health, social services).
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with staff of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience and to promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Must successfully pass required background clearances, prior to employment offer.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a workplace which embraces diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to consult with staff.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally responsive services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services.

How to Apply:

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Contact Information: 

Name: Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter
Email: [email protected]