Staff Therapist (Liaison to Black/African-American Student Community)

Purdue University,

Counseling & Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Jul 30th, '20

Deadline:

Applications taken until position has been filled

Start Date:

August 2020

Last Updated:

Thu, Jul 30th, '20

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

At Purdue Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), our mission is to help Purdue University students maximize the value of their life experiences. As we develop collaborative relationships in a safe and respectful environment, the unique value and dignity of each individual and group are held paramount. Values around social justice, advocacy, and diversity are foundational to our work. We accomplish our mission through a variety of clinical services, including individual, group, and couples psychotherapy; crisis intervention; drug and alcohol programs; and psychopharmacology.  Prevention services through outreach and consultation, and the training of helping professionals complete our mission as the multidimensional counseling center for the campus. 

Persons in this Staff Therapist role will need to bring progressive and robust generalist clinical skills/experience, as well as experience and knowledge, specifically in serving our African-American and Black student community. They will participate in providing therapy services via a variety of modalities to Purdue students. Staff contributes to clinical service delivery through the provision of individual, couples, and group therapy; on-call services; triage; and substance use, abuse, and dependence services. Staff also provide outreach and consultation. Licensed staff provides supervision to therapists in training, as needed.

ABOUT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, we are one of the nation’s leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent and affordable education.

We are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, we have 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations.

Region Description:

Purdue University is located in Northwest Indiana, about mid-way between Indianapolis and Chicago. By car one can get to Indianapolis in one hour, Chicago in two hours, and either Cincinnati or Louisville in 3 hours.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Required:


  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling or Clinical Psychology 
  • Accepted: MSW from an accredited program, licensed as an LCSW, and two (2) years of general therapy experience, or MA or MS in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an accredited program, licensed as an LMHC, and three years of general therapy experience, Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, licensed as an LMFT
  • Must be licensed (eligible) in the State of Indiana
  • Strong generalist therapy skills
  • Ability to evaluate and diagnose clients, make decisions about the urgency of clients' problems, and design and implement appropriate therapy treatment interventions foundational
  • Skills and interest in outreach and consultation
  • Confidentiality and adherence to ethical practices
  • Independent judgment and discretion
  • Values around social justice and interest in multicultural counseling
  • Must relate well to students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community
  • Specific interest in one or more of the following clinical areas and communities: interest and experience serving diverse clients and communities (particularly African-American communities; group therapy; substance use, abuse, and dependence issues; eating disorders; international students; and/or working with underserved populations, in general


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS


Preferred:


  • Experience with young adults, specifically the college population
  • Interest in and experience serving underserved communities (including racial/ethnic underserved communities, such as our African-American student community)


Additional Information:


  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
  • ALL applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment system. No other applications/resumes will be accepted.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


 
APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please submit your application online along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Requisition ID: 10950.  In addition to your online submission, we ask that you also submit your application materials to Susan Prieto-Welch, Ph. D., HSPP, search chair at slprieto-welch@purdue.edu

 
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