Kaiser Permanente Psychological Assistant in Walnut Creek, California

Under the supervision of a licensed Psychologist or board certified Psychiatrist, provides mental health assessment and triage, diagnosis, treatment and crisis intervention services for adult and/or child members with a broad range of mental health problems. Under supervision, may collaborate with treating primary care providers and with psychiatric and allied health professional team members to plan and direct each individual patient's treatment program. May provide consultation on psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of a licensed physiologist or board certified psychologist, participates in staff conferences to select, plan, and evaluate treatment programs. Consults with medical, nursing and psychiatric staff regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits as determined by psychological and neuropsychological assessment and evaluation.

  • Provides outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. Instructs and counsels patients and their families regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens and adherence to prescribed mediation regimens, within the scope of practice. May administer specialized therapeutic procedures, as appropriate.

  • May develop and conduct psychoeducational classes and groups and provide appropriate support to members family, usually with a licensed cotherapist. Conducts psychological assessments, including test administration, interpretation, and recommendation.

  • Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans, and case summaries and maintains ongoing confidential records. Charts member's treatment and progress in accord with state and NCQA regulations and in keeping with accepted community standards. Collaborates with physicians in screening and evaluating patients for psychotropic medications, within the scope of practice.

  • Utilizes resources of public and private agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the members treatment. May develop, implements, and evaluates behavioral medicine and health psychology programs in a variety of settings, including primary care.

  • Provides consultation to primary care providers and health educators on matters relating to mental health, health psychology and behavioral medicine. Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.


  • Schedule may be adjusted to suit service needs (see below). This positions may be eligible to transfer to other MH/ CD sites within the DSA. Eligible to work weekend hours.

  • Provide individual, group, case management and family-based interventions for Adult / Child/ Teen MH, CD and dual-diagnosis services for school age, adolescent and adult patients based on experience

  • Eligible for evening hours and weekend hours. Evening/weekend hospital consultation (on-call) service is required per operational need. Hours, schedule, and work location may be adjusted, consistent with collective bargaining agreements, to meet operational need.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Completion of a pre-doctoral internship - minimum of 1 year (1500 hours).

  • Current valid registration as a Psychological Assistant with the Board of Psychology of the State of California by start date.

  • Once hired as an assistant, an employee will be offered and must work a schedule that would accumulate at least half the required supervisory hours annually. Once the assistant obtains the required supervised hours, the employee has two (2) years from that date to complete state licensure. Education

  • PhD, PsyD or EdD in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited college or university. License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


TITLE: Psychological Assistant

LOCATION: Walnut Creek, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.