Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The New York Foundling (the "Foundling") is one of the oldest, largest and most well-respected human services agencies in New York. Established as a home for abandoned children, the Foundling has been saving children, preserving families, and building communities since 1869. The Foundling's focus is on child welfare and the developmentally disabled and creating a community where each child, youth and adult enjoys the safe, stable and support relationships needed to reach his or her full physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual potential. We have over 1300 employees located in every borough of New York City, Westchester and Rockland Counties and in Puerto Rico.

We are currently looking to for a Psychiatrist to support our Article 31 Mental Health Clinic, located in Harlem.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete psychiatric evaluations and any accompanying documentation within OMH compliance deadlines.
  • Complete and sign treatment plans for Evidence Based treatment teams.
  • Review and sign intake assessments and attached Medical history evaluations for the Evidence Based treatment teams.
  • Provide psychiatric evaluations and medical management services to children/adolescents and their family members who are working with New York Foundling programs.
  • Treat caregivers in concert with the clinical team or may triage to appropriate community providers after an initial evaluation and stabilization.
  • Complete timely documentation of treatment services as required by the program and by funding and regulatory bodies.
  • As a member of the clinical team (made up of therapists, supervisors, case workers and other clinicians), the psychiatrist provides consultation as scheduled and as needed asking for case conferences and clinical supervision as needed 
  • Close ongoing collaboration with inpatient physicians and clinical team when program participants are placed in the psychiatric hospital or psychiatric residential facility.
  • Ongoing interface with the treatment team concerning psychiatric and medical issues that pertain to youths and their family members.
  • Serve as a community liaison with outside physicians/psychiatrists concerning medical or psychiatric care of youths and their family members.
  • Complete emergency psychiatric evaluations of youths and family members as needed in the office and potentially in the community on rare occasions when office visits are not viable for the family.
  • Complete psychiatric evaluations and medication management through tele-psychiatry.
  • Coordinate all psychopharmacological interventions on program teams.
  • Assist clinical supervisors in meeting the requirements of funding agencies - this may include (but is not limited to): approval of all treatment plans, attend quality assurance meetings, and participation in supporting staff with any auditing activities of funding agencies.
  • Clinic Psychiatrist is required to represent and carry out the values of the NY Foundling and protocols of the Article 31 Mental Health Clinic and be a champion for best practice and innovation
  • Have background in Community Psychiatrist practice and think systemically about psych services and treatments
  • Provide On-Call coverage during Clinic After Hours.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Board certified Child Psychiatrist.
  • NYS Medical License
  • Significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behavior in youth

Preferred Experience:

  • Direct use of pragmatic (i.e. structural, strategic and functional) family therapies
  • Individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches
  • Behavioral therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance
  • Implementation of interventions within or between systems in the youth’s natural ecology that affect or influence the behavior of youth (i.e. family, peer, school, and neighborhood)
  • Understands core principles of community psychiatry
  • Understands and supports evidenced-based mental health treatments
  • Experience working on an interdisciplinary treatment team

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Fluent in ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Family systems theory and application
  • Social ecological theory and application
  • Behavioral therapies theory and application
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy theory and application
  • Pragmatic family therapies theory and application
  • Child development research and it’s application in treatment
  • Social skills assessment and intervention
  • Some experience clinically supervising and developing junior psychiatrists

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Bilingual English/ASL

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

The Foundling offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, tuition reimbursement, in-service training, flexible work schedules and competitive salaries. We invite you to join our dedicated & diverse workforce by applying on our website at The position is listed as Psychiatrist, req #18-0358