PSYCHOLOGIST II Diversity Outreach & Prevention Specialist

Texas A&M University,

Counseling & Psychological Services (formerly Student Counseling Service)
Last Posted:

Fri, May 29th, '20

Deadline:

Applications accepted until a qualified candidate pool is received. Applications reviewed after position is un-posted.

Start Date:

8.1.2020 or as soon as able.

Last Updated:

Fri, May 29th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Position: Full-time (12-month) position in a large university counseling center with an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship.  

Diversity Outreach and Prevention Specialist with Secondary Clinical Focus. Office located in the CAPS Student Services Building (main office) with significant time spent at Department of Multicultural Services and other locations on campus. This position will provide culturally informed outreach and prevention services to underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students. Will engage in culturally informed assessment, short-term counseling, and case management services with students as needed.  

Other Requirements:  Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ability to relate effectively and harmoniously with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  Possess strong student service orientation.  Ability to function effectively within the organizational and administrative structure of a university counseling center.  Adherence to the Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for the relevant Texas State Licensing Board and all relevant laws of the state of Texas. A commitment to multicultural work and growth is required. 

ABOUT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Counseling & Psychological Services:  CAPS is one of 17 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. CAPS’ staff is composed of a director, three associate directors, seven assistant directors, ten additional staff psychologists, fourteen additional professional counselors, six pre-doctoral interns, six practicum counselors, one case referral counselor, one psychiatric nurse practitioner, one HelpLine coordinator, one clinical informatics analyst, one business administrator, seven associate staff, and one student worker.  Approximately 35-40 trained undergraduate and graduate students serve as members of the center’s after-hours HelpLine crisis line.  The internship training program has been continuously accredited by APA since 1983.  

Texas A&M University:  Texas A&M University in College Station is the Flagship University of the Texas A&M University System. Fall 2019 enrollment for the university was 69,465 students, making it the largest university in the nation. Texas A&M University offers more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 240 masters and doctoral degree programs. Texas A&M University is the oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, and is the only land, sea, and space grant university in Texas. The university offers a rich variety of cultural, recreational, athletic, and community education programs. 

College Station and Bryan, Texas:  The combined population of the College Station/Bryan area is approximately 250,000.  College Station and Bryan are located 95 miles northwest of Houston, 95 miles east of Austin, the state capitol, 200 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth, and 150 miles northeast of San Antonio.  Excellent schools, shopping, and recreational facilities are available in the community and surrounding areas.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education and Experience:  

Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or other degree acceptable to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP). One year full-time post-doctoral clinical experience in college or university counseling center or other relevant setting.

Preferred Education and Experience: The successful candidate will have experience working within a university or college counseling center from a multiculturally competent brief-oriented model of service delivery and possess experience and training in a professional area of expertise relevant to college and university counseling center work, or be willing to develop a relevant area of expertise. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and note this skill on their cover letter. 

License:   

Licensed in the state of Texas as a psychologist, or eligible to transfer current psychology license to the state of Texas upon start date. Must maintain licensure for continued employment. If currently completing a post-doc year, applicant must have passed EPPP and jurisprudence and received license prior to first day of employment. This process can take three to six months with the Texas State Board. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Please highlight experience working with college students or young adults for individual counseling/therapy, group, outreach, and crisis intervention. Please note if able to provide fluent counseling in Spanish or another language. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in developing relationships with key diversity leaders at a university, experience developing and providing diversity programming for students, faculty, and staff, and have clinical experience providing counseling services to marginalized populations. 

 
COMPENSATION

Salary, Benefits, and Appointment Period:  For the academic year 2020-2021, the Psychologist II position has been approved for a salary of $66080 with extensive benefits. This position has a career ladder that currently provides significant salary increases each time the staff member progresses through level I – IV.  Employment appointments are made on an annual basis. This position has been approved for funding for three years from the Office of Student Success with the intention to provide ongoing funding at the end of that grant from Counseling & Psychological Services. Benefits include:  Health, vision (optional), dental (optional), life insurance, retirement program, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Applicants should apply online at https://www.tamu.edu/about/employment.html. Various departments not associated with CAPS may also be advertising positions. Please note the department you are submitting your application to. Applicants must apply to each position of interest to be considered for that position. You are strongly encouraged to scan your application into a single PDF file and upload it to the system to avoid complications. 

Applicants must submit: a current resume or Curriculum Vitae. A cover letter should be included, stating the applicant's interest in working at Texas A&M University CAPS, how this position relates to the applicant's professional interests, details listing the applicant’s experience as it pertains to the requirements of the position, and information about the applicant’s training/interest in a professional area of expertise relevant to college and university counseling center work. Because references will be conducted through a formal HR process, letters of reference may be attached but are not required.  Degrees and a background check will be verified prior to an employment offer. 

Application Process:  A Search Committee will review completed applications, conduct interviews with selected applicants, and make recommendations to the Director for video interviews.  

Additional Information:   Further information about this position may be obtained by contacting:

Lanice Bennett, MS, LPC-S, NCC

Associate Director

lbennett@caps.tamu.edu

Further information about application materials may be directed to Ashley Ramirez, aramirez@caps.tamu.edu. 

Texas A&M University is committed to diversity. It is our policy not to discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Furthermore, we will maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.