Uplift Family Services

About Uplift Family Services

Who We Are

We are California's largest and most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral health provider, serving more than 30,000 children and their family members annually. We take a state-of-the-art approach to children and adolescents with complex behavioral health challenges and help them recover from trauma such as abuse, severe neglect, addiction and poverty. For youth that exit our programs, more than 90 percent are living in the community, staying in school and remaining out of trouble.

Our Mission

We do whatever it takes to strengthen and advocate for children, families, adults and communities to realize their hopes for behavioral health and well-being.

Our Vision

To be trusted leaders in behavioral health and social services by providing innovative, research-based care.

Job Category:



Human Services


United States

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Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree


(408) 379-3790

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Multiple Openings: Sacramento, Los Angeles and Campbell, CA)

Uplift Family Services - Sacramento, California

Posted: 09/18/2018

Uplift Family Services seeks to contract with Board Eligible/Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists or with a BE/BC General Psychiatrist experienced with adolescents. Locations for these services include Sacramento, Los Angeles and Campbell.


In Sacramento we are seeking a psychiatrist to provide 16 hours per week at one or more of our three Sacramento offices in our outpatient, FIT and wraparound programs.

In Los Angeles we are looking for someone to work 6 (8 hour days) per month (flexible schedule available) in an intensive outpatient programming. 

In Campbell we are seeking a Psychiatrist to provide weekend and holiday coverage for its Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU). The CSU is a 23-hour, 12 bed program designed to stabilize and triage youth at high risk.  The program is highly successful in reducing psychiatric hospitalizations and connecting young people with community-based follow-up services. 

 CSU coverage on Saturday, Sunday and holidays lasts 24 hours: 3-6 hours of on-site services (depending on census), with the remaining hours covered by phone. Psychiatrists; the rate is negotiable for General Psychiatrists and qualified Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents, as described below. 


  • Applicants must be California-licensed physicians who are either (a) BE/BC in either general or child and adolescent psychiatry, or (b) general or child and adolescent psychiatry residents who have completed at least 2 years of post-graduate training as of July, 2018.  (Residents who take this position will have phone back-up by a BE/BC CAP.) Applicants with child and adolescent training or experience are preferred. 


Responsibilities: Duties include psychiatric evaluation and medication management, but we also look to our psychiatrists to consult with a team of direct service providers and to participate in their professional development. Psychiatrists must be available to staff by phone 24/7 for urgent medication-related situations; calls are infrequent and mental health emergencies are managed by staff. 


Hourly rate based on location and program.


Uplift Family Services provides a continuum of mental health and social services for young people and families across California, integrating evidence-based practices with a child- and family-centered, strength-based philosophy. Our nearly 20 part-time child and adolescent psychiatrists pride themselves on delivering high quality, laborative care. The agency is quartered in the Bay Area.  The Medical ector, Mark Edelstein MD, is based in Sacramento.


Sacramento Position:

To arrange an interview, or for additional information, please contact Paul Cecchettini, Clinical Director, at paul.cecchettini@upliftfs.org or (916) 388-6372.


Los Angeles Position:

For additional information, please contact Elena Judd at elena.judd@upliftfs.org or 323-769-7100.


Campbell Position:

Interested parties should submit a CV to Karen Meagher, CSU Director, at karen.meagher@upliftfs.org

Uplift Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). 

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