The Staff Psychologist is a full-time, 10-month position. The Staff Psychologist reports to the Director of Counseling and Wellness Center. The Staff Psychologist is a clinically skilled, experienced, multicultural competent colleague within the Student Affairs Division who provides psychological counseling and related services to enrolled students. The Staff Psychologist consults with faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community regarding student mental health concerns and is responsible for assisting in all areas of Counseling function.
- Provides 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
- Conducts diagnostic assessments, and when appropriate, consultation with other treatment providers or makes referral to consulting psychiatrists and appropriate agencies
- Provides 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
- Provides consultation services to campus community, faculty, staff, parents and others concerned with student-life problems to facilitate effective management of students’ mental health concerns
- Provide direct clinical supervision (individual and/or group) to pre-doctoral trainees (e.g., provide guidance on case management issues, review written records/case notes and videotapes; monitor and facilitate trainee caseloads, provide verbal and written evaluations of trainees’ performance, and intervene with remediation and/or training as needed)
- Develops and provides psycho-educational / outreach programming (e.g., class visits, workshops, presentations)
- Provides outreach to individuals from minority and underserved populations on campus.
- Participates in staff meetings in the Wellness Center (administrative and clinical consultation) and in crisis response team meetings in Student Affairs
- Provides ongoing case management (e.g., maintenance of case records in a timely and complete manner, referrals, phone calls, preparation)
- Actively participates in student affairs activities related to student well-being
- Participates in professional development activities (e.g., professional reading, attending workshops and seminars)
- Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of students
- Performs related duties as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, preferably from an APA accredited program (including APA accredited internship) and completed Post-Doctoral training. Must be licensed or license-eligible in the state of 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)
Anticipated Start Date
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.