Psychologist/Counselor/Social Worker

Idaho State University,

Counseling and Testing Service
Last Posted:

Wed, Jul 22nd, '20


Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 21, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Start Date:

Fall 2020

Last Updated:

Wed, Jul 22nd, '20

  • |
  • Full Time

This position will support the University Counseling and Testing Service (CATS) in meeting the mental health needs of the Idaho State University community. They will work to improve student well-being, provide consultation for faculty and staff, and assist students in working toward their personal and academic goals. Key responsibilities include provision of individual group counseling; consultation with students, staff, faculty, and other university offices; development and implementation of education and prevention programs; provision of emergency and triage services; supervision of Masters and Doctoral level trainees; and service on Student Affairs and other University committees. There are opportunities for staff to specialize in areas of their professional interests consistent with the CATS mission and goals; for example: LGBTQ support, mindfulness, diversity, international students, eating disorders, etc.


ISU is a comprehensive research-intensive doctoral university. ISU was recently ranked by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers. We offer a wide range of certificate and degree programs, including technical certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees; and post-doctoral certificates and residency programs in family medicine, psychology, counseling, dentistry, and pharmacy. ISU has a statewide mission for education in the health professions. Through its outreach centers, early college program, and distance education classrooms, ISU delivers a wide range of courses and programs throughout the state and all over the world.

Region Description:

ISU’s main campus is located in Pocatello, a community of 55,000 nestled in a scenic mountain valley (elev. 4,462 feet) in southeastern Idaho. Pocatello is within a three-hour drive of world-class skiing and outdoor recreation areas such as Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, and Salt Lake City. Opportunities abound for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, and downhill and crosscountry skiing in nearby mountains and high desert terrain. Residents benefit from a high quality of life and low cost of living.

  • A master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, or a related field from an accredited program (ABD applicants are eligible for consideration).
  • Licensed or license eligible in Idaho within one year of hire (ABD applicants have one year post dissertation defense).
  • Social worker applicants have two years post hire to receive their LCSW.
  • Strong clinical skills and commitment to clinical work.
  • Mental health crisis intervention experience.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of collaboration and flexibility in working with others.
  • Multicultural commitment/advocacy.
  • A Ph.D. in Psychology (Counseling or Clinical), Counselor Education, or a related field from an accredited program. ABD applicants will be considered but dissertation must be successfully defended within one year of hire. All other degree requirements must be met prior to start date.
  • Supervised experience in a University Counseling Center.
  • Outreach and group counseling experience.
  • Experience in clinical supervision of practicum students.
  • Experience with stepped care or integrated service delivery models.
  • Experience and/or strong interest in one or more of the following areas: Bi-lingual; Trauma treatment; International students; LGBTQA students; Eating/body image issues; Couple counseling; Substance abuse; Mindfulness; Biofeedback.

Cover letter, Resume/CV and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.