Psychologist / Counselor with High Risk Emphasis

NC State University Counseling Center,

NC State Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Sat, Aug 29th, '20


For full consideration application materials must be received by Sept 15th

Start Date:

October 2020 (negotiable)

Last Updated:

Sat, Aug 29th, '20

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  • Full Time

In collaboration with our colleagues across campus, we prepare students to succeed academically, professionally and personally, to embrace a commitment to lifelong learning, and to become informed, engaged, and productive citizens.

The Counseling Center assists NC State students experiencing personal, academic or vocational problems. The goal of the Counseling Center is to provide students with professional counseling services and outreach to help them cope with issues that may impede successful academic performance. The Counseling Center also offers crisis intervention and psychological/psychiatric assessment as well as consultation with others who have concerns about the mental/emotional state of NC State students. Our services are primarily short-term in nature and we make referrals to other helping professionals and community agencies as appropriate.

A full-time, 12-month position with responsibility to assist in all areas of Counseling Center functions including:

Generalist Responsibilities:

  • Individual and group counseling of NC State students/clients (personal, academic, and vocational assessment and counseling); psychological assessment; developmental and crisis counseling; couples counseling; evaluation of students for withdrawal from the University.
  • Development and participation in outreach programming.
  • Consultation with faculty staff, parents, and others.
  • Provision of evaluations and recommendations regarding students with academic and conduct problems.
  • Participation in after hours “on call” and possible evening office hours.
  • General administrative responsibilities.

Shared risk assessment responsibilities:

  • As part of a Counseling Center in-house team, evaluate potentially high risk, violent, and suicidal students.
  • When requested by the University, provide clinical expertise in student cases where there is a concern about actual or potential violence, or serious psychological disturbance.
  • Serve as a consultant to Counseling and other University faculty, staff, and administrators who express concerns about cases involving potential or actual threats of violence, or serious psychological disturbance.
  • This position may involve participation in supervision/training of graduate students and program evaluation.

    Other duties as assigned.


As a land-grant institution, NC State itself was born as an idea: that higher education should bring economic, societal and intellectual prosperity to the masses. From our origins teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts, we’ve grown to become a pre-eminent research enterprise that advances knowledge in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine.
Our students, faculty and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government and nonprofit partners to solve them. Our 34,000-plus high-performing students apply what they learn in the real world, through research, internships, co-ops and world-changing service. That experiential education ensures they leave here with career-ready skills. And those skills come at a reasonable cost: NC State consistently rates as one of the best values in higher education.

Region Description:

Raleigh, NC is one of the fastest-rising cities in America. Rated the best city for business and careers by Forbes magazine, Raleigh is a top spot for young professionals and families, with a downtown that offers vibrant food and music scenes. The area’s foremost companies — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute and Lenovo — are some of the country’s top employers. See for more information.


Master’s degree required in psychology, counseling, or clinical social work.

Licensed at the associate/provisional level according to North Carolina laws.

Experience working on a college campus.

Established commitment to multicultural competencies.

Candidate must possess strong clinical skills, and experience in handling crisis situations.

Strong interpersonal skills required.

  • Demonstrated clinical experience with an emphasis on intervention with high risk populations.
  • Experience in a university counseling center is strongly preferred.
  • Successful candidates will be generalists who are multi-culturally affirming and possess competence and experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Preference for candidates with experience utilizing a time-limited model of care.
  • Experience with Risk Assessment and hospitalization for psychological concerns.

Commensurate with experience


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