Staff Psychologist

Washington University in Saint Louis,

Mental Health Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Sep 10th, '20


October 2, 2020

Start Date:

Late October

Last Updated:

Thu, Sep 10th, '20

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  • Full Time

Mental Health Services within the Habif Health and Wellness Center at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a position as a clinical staff member with strong generalist skills in the areas of time-limited individual, couples, and group counseling, outreach/consultation, and crisis intervention. This position will involve further development and coordination of efforts to better serve Washington University's African American and/or LGBT+ student communities.


  • Provides a range of clinical services to students including, assessment, individual/couples/group counseling, crisis intervention, and appropriate referral to off-campus resources.
  • Participates in the after hours on-call coverage (2-3 weeks per semester).
  • Provides clinical supervision to members of the practicum staff as appropriate.
  • Consults with members of the university community about the personal and psychological well-being of students.
  • Participates in or co-chair university committees as assigned.
  • Fulfills administrative responsibilities in the department:
    • Staff meetings and case conferences
    • Record keeping
    • Agency planning
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary and assigned.


Washington University in St. Louis is a moderate sized, selective, private university of over 15,000 full-time students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The university consists of eight schools, five of which have both undergraduate and graduate programs. Students come from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds, representing all 50 states and over 100 nations. 90% of undergraduates are from out of state. Student Health Services is an integrated agency composed of both medical and mental health providers with a primary mission to foster and enhance students’ physical and emotional health.

Region Description:

Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers — the Mississippi and the Missouri — the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis & Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" here in 1804.

Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Home to several key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has developed into a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science.

Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events. Not far from St. Louis' urban core are the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozark Mountain region and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and spelunking in some of Missouri's more than 6,000 caves.


A doctorate in psychology with one year of supervised internship experience in professional psychology is required or an LCSW/LPC and 5 years of experience.  A license or license eligibility in the State of Missouri and prior experience with university students is necessary.

Preference will be given to seasoned candidates with:

1) a proven track record working in a university counseling center setting with service to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students,

2) licensure as a psychologist,

3) demonstrated experience/commitment working with diverse individuals and communities from varying sexual orientations, gender identities, and ethnically, racially, and internationally diverse backgrounds,

4) well-developed clinical skills including an interest and demonstrated experience with the provision of various types of group therapy, 

5) demonstrated ability to handle spontaneous work demands while undertaking projects that require advanced planning,

6) Understanding of how systems have historically disadvantaged underserved populations and a desire to increase the presence, equity, opportunity, and systemic support for the success of these populations,

7) a collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary staff of health and mental health professionals,

8) excellent oral and written communication skills, and

9) a familiarity or interest in learning about the use of technology in the delivery of mental health interventions.


Commensurate with experience


Applicants should provide a letter of interest with their application outlining how their work experience and skills applies to the position. This letter can be included as the first page of the resume upload.

Apply at and search for Job #48033