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Temporary Staff Psychologist

Department

Wellness Center

Overview

The Office of Wellness and Counseling at Ursinus College is seeking a full-time, clinically skilled, experienced, and multiculturally competent psychologist or counselor to fill a temporary vacancy on the staff during the Spring 2019 semester (mid January– mid May). Staff Psychologists / Counselors provide psychological counseling and related services to students enrolled at Ursinus College and consult with faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community regarding student concerns. This position includes responsibilities in assisting in all areas of Counseling Center functioning.

Responsibilities

  • Direct clinical service including individual, group and crisis counseling / psychotherapy for UC students over a broad range of concerns and diagnoses, including psychological, social or other difficulties that interfere with student’s academic success
  • Diagnostic assessments, and when appropriate, consultation with other treatment providers or makes referral to consulting psychiatrists and appropriate agencies
  • Crisis intervention management, including day time emergency services, on call after hour psychological emergency coverage and assessment for a student population, as well as postvention services
  • Consultation services to campus community, faculty, staff, parents and  others concerned with student-life problems to facilitate effective management of students’ mental health concerns
  • Development and participation of psycho-educational / outreach programming (e.g., class visits, workshops, presentations)
  • Outreach to individuals from minority and underserved populations on campus
  • Participation in staff meetings in the Wellness Center (administrative and clinical consultation)
  • Ongoing case management (e.g., maintenance of case records in a timely and complete manner, referrals, phone calls, preparation)
  • Active participation in student affairs activities related to student well-being
  • Participation in professional development activities (e.g., reading, attending workshops and seminars)
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of students
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or related field, or Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field, and licensure in Pennsylvania
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in providing personal counseling, crisis intervention, assessment and consultation to late adolescent / early adult population in a college or university setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to multicultural competency; ability to develop working relationships with underrepresented student groups and an understanding of the needs of diverse students a must
  • Excellent counseling, crisis intervention and communication skills required

Preferred Skills and Competencies

  • Clinical experience at a residential liberal arts institution with an understanding and appreciation of collaborative partnerships within student affairs
  • Experience utilizing a time-limited model of care
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in working with a diverse, complex and heavy caseload
  • Experience and comfort working with “high risk” difficulties (e.g., suicide, trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse)
  • Expertise regarding the needs of specific diverse or underserved student populations such as 1st generation, or racial/cultural minority students

Anticipated Start Date

January 7, 2019

Application

Interested candidates should apply here.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. 

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.