Psychological Services Manager 2 (Assistant Director)

Pennsylvania State University,

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Last Posted:

Thu, Oct 29th, '20


Open until filled

Start Date:

January 3rd, 2021

Last Updated:

Thu, Oct 29th, '20


Psychological Services Manager 2 (Assistant Director)

The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), University Park, PA has an Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach position available beginning January 3rd, 2021.

Penn State and CAPS are committed to advancing the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion by fostering a professional culture of self-reflective inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverages the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engages all individuals to help them thrive. CAPS is committed to the development of a safe and inclusive community that fosters academic, social, cultural, and personal growth.

The Assistant Director oversees the development and implementation of community education and outreach activities for University Park and the entire Penn State community of Commonwealth Campuses (e.g., and, provides and coordinates requests for programs and information about mental health topics, manages media and other interview requests, oversees the Outreach Committee, coordinates the Red Folder steering committee, and coordinates the CAPS' advisory board. As a senior-staff clinician this position serves in a leadership and consultation role handling difficult and politically sensitive situations in the absence of the director and administrative staff and serves on university, division and unit committees. The Assistant Director, Community Education and Outreach also provides phone screenings, initial consultations, crisis intervention, individual and couples therapy and group therapy for students with a wide range of mental health, behavioral, emotional and developmental concerns including serious risk to life and safety. The Commonwealth of PA is being established as a trauma-informed, healing centered State. Within this context, clinicians on our staff perform all duties while adhering to and promoting trauma-informed care and healing-centered approaches and principles. As a licensed mental health professional, the Assistant Director will also be involved in clinical supervision of trainees and unlicensed staff.

This job will be filled as a level 1 or 2 Psychological Services Manager. Typically requires a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology plus three years of related experience, or an equivalently trained and credentialed mental health professional combination of education and experience. Must be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist in Pennsylvania if coming from a different jurisdiction. Successful psychologist candidate will have completed a one-year full-time doctoral internship in professional psychology or health service psychology. APA accredited training/internship, and counseling center experience preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

State College, PA, a university town with a metropolitan population of over 130,000, was recently cited as one of the top university towns in the United States. State College and the University provide the major intellectual, cultural and recreational resources for central Pennsylvania. Applicants can apply online. Please upload a cover letter, transcripts of graduate work and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2020.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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