Behavioral Health Bakersfield, California


Psychologist | Bakersfield, CA

Opportunity to support the underserved IDD/behavioral health population in a with some of the best clinical staff in the state.  Unmatched benefits package designed to give you competitive compensation, flexibility, growth, and work/life balance.  We hope the next chapter in your career is with Columbus a family of employees that treats everyone with dignity and respect, share a passion for supporting the IDD/behavioral health community, and do everything in our power to help people achieve their meaningful-life goals.

Salary Range: Highly Competitive

Sign-On Bonus: $1000

City, State:Bakersfield, CA

Retention Bonus: Available

Shift Times: 8 am to 5 pm, M-F

Flex Time Off: 6 Weeks



Benefits Offered:

  • Cigna Medical/Dental/Prescription Insurance
  • Reimbursement for Licensure/Certification
  • Vision Care
  • Continuing Education Allowance
  • Life Insurance with Buy-Up Option
  • Phone/Travel Stipends
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Generous Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident/Hospital/Cancer Plans
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health Advocacy Program


Essential Duties: To ensure that behavioral and psychological information is incorporated into a multi-disciplinary report and prescriptive plan, which will enable the persons served to achieve increased self-sufficiency and/or to maintain the fullest levels of potential.  To utilize the methods and skills of psychology to insure the provision of comprehensive services to the developmentally disabled individuals of the region.  To implement the vision of the Agency. Has the ability to conduct and review Competency Assessments as well as Risk Assessments. Be available for case management reviews for individuals being supported by the facility.




  • Doctorate in Clinical or Educational Psychology from an accredited educational facility


  • Licensed to practice by the State of California Board of Psychology


  • A minimum of two years’ experience in which a significant portion of time has been spent in programs or services for the developmentally disabled. Experience with dually diagnoses individuals (D/ID and MH). Experience in Forensics preferred, and bilingual candidates welcomed.


About the Company: The Columbus Organization is a team committed to your professional success. As a leading national provider of health care professionals focused on serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental, and behavioral health challenges, we invite you to take your career to a whole new level with The Columbus Organization. Whether your interest is in community, facility, or school-based settings, The Columbus Organization offers job opportunities that are right for you.


If you have already found the perfect job but perhaps know of someone who is still looking, Columbus offers a $2000 referral bonus for successful referrals.



The Columbus Organization
“Because Everyone Deserves A Meaningful Life”

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer