Job Description

Psychiatrist-Child & Adolescent

UCFS is looking for candidates who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others! We are currently seeking a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to work in collaboration with the UCFS Behavioral Health Team. Responsible for providing quality client centered psychiatric care services for patients (primarily children and youth and their families), the ideal candidate should be comfortable performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, routine follow-ups, and emergency interventions; developing and implementing patient psychiatric treatment plans, records, and progress notes per agency policies and procedures, and approved protocols developed within the guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association.


Essential Responsibilities –

  • Conducting psychiatric evaluations including ordering /performing /interpreting screening and diagnostic procedures and tests.
  • Conducting routine follow-up visits for monitoring prescribed medication.
  • Conducting emergency consultation, evaluation or follow up visits as needed Providing treatment according to accepted agency standards, protocols and policies.
  • Assisting in the management of referred and/or complex problems.
  • Documenting assessment findings, treatment recommendations and plan for continuing care in the clinical record.
  • Maintaining productivity standards.
  • Collaborate with physicians, clinicians, other agency providers, clinical support staff, administrative staff and community resources in meeting patient and family needs.
  • Provide health promotion, education and counseling for patient/families related to medication, diagnosis, health issues and coping strategies.
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Licenses or license eligible in the State of CT (with appropriate prescribing credentials and licenses)
  • Specialty training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Relevant experience working with, evaluating, and prescribing for clients with mental and behavioral health diagnosis; as well as working with children, youth, and their families
  • All employees at UCFS are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 

UCFS offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Flexible hybrid schedules
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous paid time off including 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, paid company holidays and 10 sick days each year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with 6% employer contribution
  • Paid life and disability insurance
  • National Health Services Corp. Loan Repayment
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

UCFS does not just welcome diversity, we celebrate it! We strive for diversity throughout our organization to reflect and represent the communities we serve. UCFS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

United Community and Family Services Norwich