Job Overview



The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!  

To learn more about the living and working conditions in the overseas area of Yokosuka Japan go to:   

1.    Select the link “View a directory of installations”.

2.    Select a branch of service Navy or Marine Corp. 

3.    Select the military base installation. 

4.    Select Go. 

This position is as a Clinical Child Psychologist in connection with the Educational Developmental and Intervention Services (EDIS) Program, at U.S. Naval Hospital  (USNH) Yokosuka, Japan.  The work involves participating and/or leading an interdisciplinary evaluation team, providing consultant to other medical and clinical professionals within the individual’s area of expertise.  Services primarily include a full range of clinical diagnostic and treatment services to eligible children from birth to twenty-one years. To a lesser extent, a full range of clinical psychology services are provided to other Department of Defense health care beneficiaries of any age on a space available basis, after the educational needs of the target population have been met.

Experience the wonderful opportunity to live and work in USNH Yokosuka Japan!  Support the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) Program that provides early intervention, special education, and related services to children (birth thru age 21) of Department of Defense families who work overseas. USNH Yokosuka is the largest U.S. military treatment facility on mainland Japan; a 47-bed core hospital in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. USNH Yokosuka serves 33,000 beneficiaries throughout the western Pacific. EDIS services support the military mission through quality patient and family-centered healthcare delivered by caring professionals utilizing  evidence based treatment.

APPLY NOW!   This announcement has a cut-off date of June 23, 2014.  Candidates who apply on or before June 23, 2014 will be referred first.  Qualified applications received after June 23, 2014 may be referred on an as needed basis.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 August 2012 designated healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe. 



A typical day in the life of a Clinical Child Psychologist!

·         Execute a full range of clinical psychological diagnostic, strategies, procedures, and intervention services for the Educational Developmental and Intervention Services (EDIS) for children birth through 21 years of age with developmental, emotional, behavioral disorders which have a negative impact on a child’s ability to benefit from their educational program.

·         Participate as an authoritative resource expert on the EDIS interdisciplinary evaluation team, providing consultation to medical, clinical providers and school personnel on complex pediatric mental health cases.

·         Work as an independent clinician, administer, score, and interpret psycho-diagnostic tests used for diagnosing mental, personality, behavioral disorders for children and adolescents with complex interpersonal developmental disorders.

·         Provide direct therapy, consultation, and co-teaching models of services to children with identified psychotherapy needs as indicated by evaluation and on the Individualized Educational Plan or on an Individualized Family Service Plan.

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department of Defense Dependents Schools educational personnel.  Provide consultation and guidance to Department of Defense Dependents Schools and other staff personnel concerning the psychological functioning of students. 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • long distance and local travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel requlations and available command funding.