Staff Psychologist, Student Athlete Specialist

Villanova University,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Oct 13th, '20

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Start Date:

To be determined, as early as November, 2020.

Last Updated:

Tue, Oct 13th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

The Staff Psychologist, Student Athlete Specialist will provide all services provided by staff psychologists at the University Counseling Center, including counseling, evaluation, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, outreach, after-hours on-call, and other services as needed. The individual in this position will specialize in serving the counseling needs of student athletes, and will provide educational programs on mental health throughout the University, and especially for the Department of Athletics, and other students, as time permits. The Psychologist will maintain a range of clinical records, in keeping with the established standards for record-keeping within the counseling center. The Psychologist will make use of the Counseling Center Database (Titanium), will attend and participate in clinical/administrative meetings, as scheduled, and perform other duties as assigned.


Located on the Main Line, a beautiful Philadelphia suburb, the Villanova University campus spans 260 acres. There are 11,000 students in the University’s six colleges, including 6,500 undergraduates. Villanova competes as a member of the NCAA Division 1 level, and is a member of the Big East Conference. There are 22 varsity sports and more than 600 student athletes, who have earned an average GPA of 3.0 or greater for 32 straight semesters.


Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


Duties and Responsibilities Include:


  • Short-term individual and group counseling to student athletes and other students, crisis appointments both daytime and after-hours as required, and referral to off-campus therapists.
  • CounselingCenter meetings and weekly clinical supervision.
  • Consultation with families, faculty, staff, deans, administrators, Athletic Department liaisons, and other health professionals.
  • Evaluation, through interview and consultation, of students at-risk and those requesting departure and/or return from medical leave of absence.
  • MentalHealth Educational and Outreach programs campus-wide, and for the AthleticsDepartment.
  • Seeking and respecting supervisory consultation/input and adhering to all ethical and professional standards.
  • Relating comfortably to and working collaboratively with peers in a mutually supportive setting.
  • Actively participating in case conferences, psychiatric case reviews, crisis meetings, and clinical discussion.
  • Flexible work schedule required. While counseling occurs within usual weekday office hours, other activities occur beyond office hours, including outreach, educational programs, and crisis intervention.
  • Use of Titanium Electronic Medical Records software for case notes and scheduling.

Maintaining a Pennsylvania psychology license and earning continuing education as required by Pennsylvania licensing law, or obtaining license within 14 months of hire.


LINK: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/18501

ABOUT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Villanova is a private Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian order. Located the beautiful Philadelphia Main Line suburb, the campus includes 260 acres. There are 11,000 students in the University’s six colleges, including 6,500 undergraduates. Villanova competes as a member of the NCAA  Division 1 level, primarily competing in the Big East Conference. There are 24 varsity sports and more than 500 student athletes, who have earned an average GPA of 3.0 or greater for 32 straight semesters.  Diversity and inclusion are an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Completed doctorate in counseling psychology or clinical psychology
  • Licensed as Psychologist in Pennsylvania, or license obtained within 14 months of hire
  • As Student Athlete Support Specialist, this individual must have specific knowledge of the student athlete experience, understand the culture and nature of intercollegiate athletics, and have experience providing mental health service to student athletes
  • Ability to establish and maintain psychoeducational programming for the athletic department
  • demonstrated experience providing therapy in an outpatient setting with a relatively healthy group of clients, excellent clinical skills, and insight-orientation with knowledge of psychodynamic principles
  • At least two years’ experience providing counseling to college students. College counseling center experience strongly preferred
  • Experience working with student athletes and familiarity with the culture and nature of Division I athletics programs required. 
  • Experience providing clinical services to culturally diverse client population required.
  • Experience with crisis intervention and the ability to conduct risk assessments and manage potentially high risk clients required. 
  • Ability to refer students whose treatment needs exceed the work of a college counseling center
  • Familiarity with psychodynamic principles and ability to provide short-term insight-orientated therapy
  • Flexibility to respond to the multiple venues in which psychologists are needed on a college campus, including activities beyond the 9-5 schedule
  • Ability to consult with administrators, faculty, Athletics Department, students’ families,  and other health/mental health professionals
  • Ability to form therapeutic relationships with students within a short-term model
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle a large case-load
  • Ability to interact in a collegial way with other staff members within and beyond the Counseling Center
  • Use of computer for email, internet, and record-keeping in Titanium Electronic Medical Records software
  • Use of cell phone for after-hours on-call duties
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working as a psychologist within an institutional setting (not just a private practice) is strongly preferred.

 
COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts

Applications must include contact information for 3 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.