The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DCAPBS) and its Division of Community Care and Wellness are preparing to implement its strategic goal of establishing School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) programs in Philadelphia. We are seeking a director who will be responsible for the implementation and operational oversight of the overall SBMH program strategic goal. This position will work with other DCAPBS school-based mental health experts and community partners to develop and oversee SBMH programming that addresses community partner needs and priorities. The position will be responsible for leadership and strategic planning; overseeing the development, implementation, and program evaluation of school-based clinical programming; and will play a critical role in developing and coordinating community partnerships. The individual in this position will also provide direct clinical service and clinical oversight of the SBMH team and must be a licensed mental health provider (e.g., licensed clinical psychologist, licensed school psychologist, and/or licensed clinical social worker). Candidates who have experience in planning and delivering SBMH services, particularly those with programmatic leadership experience, are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are encouraged to reach out to Christine Waanders PhD and Consuelo Cagande, MD, Division Chief with any questions about the position and the desired qualifications.

Applications, including a detailed cover letter and CV, should be directed to the following CHOP HR portal link:

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. CHOP is an equal opportunity employer. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we serve a diverse population and seek to continue to grow a workforce that reflects the richness of this diversity. Our commitment to excellence drives us to ensure we have candidates who represent a variety of perspectives, expertise and experiences. Creating a safe, culturally humble, diverse, inclusive and caring environment is at the foundation of everything we do.