Staff Psychologist

University of Notre Dame,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Fri, Jan 22nd, '21


Applications will be accepted until 3/3/2021.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Jan 22nd, '21


Staff Psychologist

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Staff Psychologist.

Applications will be accepted until 3/3/2021.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Notre Dame has a 55-year history of enhancing the emotional health of our talented, diverse, and highly motivated student body. Notre Dame is committed to serving the growing and challenging mental health issues of students as we strive to fulfill the University's mission of educating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. The work of the UCC is integral in achieving this mission, but how we meet the growing and changing psychological needs of this generation of college is evolving into what we envision as a model counseling center for the next 50 years.

Our new model will continue the UCC's tradition of providing excellent counseling services that enables students to grow and successfully complete their educational goals, strengthen the UCC's commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals of many social, economic, cultural, religious, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds are supported in addressing their developmental and mental health concerns, enhance our collaboration with campus partners to apply psychological expertise to shape a culture of wellbeing on campus, and finally, continue to provide excellent supervision and training for future psychologists and social workers.

Be part of this exciting change!
If you are talented, motivated, like working in a fast-paced environment, and want to make a significant difference in young people's lives, we invite you to join our team and help us re-envision the future of university counseling center work.

What's in it for you?
Notre Dame is one of America's leading undergraduate teaching institutions, and is at the forefront in research and scholarship. The University has a tradition and committed to educating our students holistically, endeavoring to develop a sense of community and responsibility that prepares students to make positive change in the world. The University is also committed to its staff and provides an environment where you will be both challenged and supported. UCC Staff are encouraged to assume leadership for specific areas that may include a mode of service delivery, clinical issue/need, or a specific identity group on campus. These leadership opportunities allow staff to expand their expertise and grow professionally while contributing in significant ways to the mission of the center. You will be working with a talented team of professionals who are supportive and committed to providing excellent mental health care and supervision and training to our interns and practicum students.

Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides individual and group therapeutic interventions to treat a broad range of psychological diagnoses and concerns according to the standards of care and ethical code of the American Psychological Association and Indiana state law.

  • Designs culturally competent treatment plans utilizing evidenced based treatment strategies and manages all aspects of client care.

  • Manages complex clinical decision making in situations where students are in a psychological, emotional, or behavioral crises that puts them or others at risk.

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates psychoeducational programming to students and the broader University community.

  • Collaborates with other Student Affairs professionals to address mental health issues and foster an inclusive campus climate.

  • Conducts supervision and training for license-eligible post-doctoral psychological staff and psychology interns in APA-accredited doctoral internship. Assumes responsibility and liability for psychological services rendered by supervisees, reviews and evaluates clinical work conducted by supervisees, and co-signs all clinical notes and reports written by supervisees.

  • Contributes as a member of the UCC team to the development and implementation of the UCC's strategic initiatives and the subsequent development and implementation of goals, philosophies, policies, and procedures for meeting the comprehensive psychological needs of Notre Dame students and cultivating a culture of wellbeing on campus. Serves on relevant UCC and/or University committees.

  • Assumes opportunities for leadership through coordination of an area of UCC treatment services, diversity initiatives, or in a specific administrative area. Responsible for the design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation of services related to this area of oversight.

  • Provides after-hours emergency coverage as a back-up to a professional answering service for a period of one week approximately 3-4 times per year.

  • Involvement in professional organizations and professional development activities is supported and encouraged.

    There are several positions open with anticipated start dates of August 1, 2021. Positions are full-time, permanent, 12-month positions, however an 11-month option is negotiable.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited Program and licensure as a psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology within the first year of employment.

    • Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, crisis management, and psychoeducation.

    • Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups.

    • Two years of experience (can include internship) providing mental health counseling, preferably in a university or college counseling center.

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Interest in engaging in the typical work of a university counseling center, including short-term counseling, group counseling, crisis work, outreach, consultation, and training.

    • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

    • Ability to problem-solve, handle sensitive information and nuanced situations.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience and interest in supporting and empowering individuals from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

    • Proficiency in addressing aspects of students’ intersecting identities within the context of psychotherapy.

    • Experience and interest in providing group counseling, including both process oriented and skill building groups.

    • Experience and interest in working with men’s issues.

    • Experience in clinical supervision of trainees.

    • Bilingual or multilingual.

    The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

    This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

    Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

    Please apply online at to Job # S21186. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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