Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a pediatric psychologist.

A Pediatric Psychologist is responsible for promoting the health, well-being and the proper development of children and that of their families. They examine any signs of development delays, learning disabilities, and confusion in adolescents and develop appropriate treatment guideline for them. He/she will also get to promote child affair policies especially those that are related to health.

Beside the primary role, other responsibilities include; conducting research to study on pediatric issues, undertake diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in children, examine the behavior of family members to have a better understanding of the dynamics of the family, conduct various interviews and record data, devising treatment plans for the patients, offering proper information to the family, providing counseling sessions to the child and family and improving pediatric services.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Learn to maintain my composure in case a negotiation process gets out of hand or gets heated.

Learn the art of compromising at some point to achieve a win-win solution that will benefit all parties involved.

[employee comments goal]

Set aside time at the end of the day, maybe once a month to talk about safety rules and general working environment with the employees

Find people in the community who are proven experts in workplace safety to teach and provide security

[employee comments goal]

Constantly check employee's work in order to catch issues and problems as they occur and help the employee to stay motivated

Point the person to the resources he/she may need or people they may need to coordinate with in order to complete the task

[employee comments goal]

Make sure that the group developing the plan knows that they own the plan, the process, and the outcome

Analyze the company's competitive advantages and reflect on how one can use these to drive sales of the company's products and services

[employee comments goal]

Utilize calendars, charts, to-do lists effectively with priorities, and a workable follow-up plan on each project

Plan to always be on time for any work or project you take part in

[employee comments goal]

Be available to the coworkers, customers, and management and show concern

Respect the company's policy and regulations by becoming reliable and dependable

[employee comments goal]

Surround oneself with people who have already achieved what one wants to achieve in order to increase one's speed of learning

Learn new ways that will help one see the connection between effort and success and understand that one needs to work hard at times to achieve a certain goal

[employee comments goal]

Think about the pros and cons of own actions in order to make the best possible decision

Learn how to anticipate problems and deal with them before they happen in order to avoid panic and frustrations in the future when they do happen

[employee comments goal]

Check and re-check other employees' work, even those who are outside own department, before and after completion

Clearly communicate to other employees when they are not meeting the expected results and encourage them to propose ideas to increase performance

[employee comments goal]

Learn how different products can be integrated with or connected to other things

Learn to communicate information about products clearly and in a simple language

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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