Psychologist I

The University of Delaware,

Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD)
Last Posted:

Tue, Mar 30th, '21

Deadline:

Open Until Filled

Start Date:

March 30, 2021

Last Updated:

Tue, Mar 30th, '21

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION

Psychologist I
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

Under the general direction of the Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD), the Psychologist I engages in clinical service provision, outreach to student populations, training of interns, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral level practicum students, and engagement with students, faculty, and staff in consultation.

The Center’s efforts focus on helping students reduce psychological symptoms, cope with complicated life events and developmental tasks, improve interpersonal skills and relationships and increase self-knowledge and problem-solving ability.

The Center promotes equality and respect for individual and cultural differences, focuses on diversity and inclusion as well as encouraging ongoing education regarding issues faced by students in minoritized groups. CCSD is part of the Division of Student Life which contributes to and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities so that all students may thrive at UD and beyond. CCSD is part of the Division of Student Life which contributes to and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities so that all students may thrive.

Under the direction of the Director of CCSD, the Psychologist has responsibility in three major areas: (1) performing counseling and psychotherapy, crisis management, and student development programming as well as advising and counseling those who seek professional consultation services; (2) performing roles in clinical supervision, service; (3) connecting with campus colleagues and student organizations developing relationships and programming.

Service, consultation, and supervision activities are performed by the Psychologist I with some initial oversight and supervision from staff with more experience. These activities are subject to the usual evaluation process. The Psychologist I will develop and maintain contacts with students, faculty, professionals, and staff at the University, as well as community members. The Psychologist enhances CCSD’s and University’s national reputation through expertise in providing a broad range of college counseling services. These skills are essential, as are skills in providing consultation to others and problem solving. Such work is generally highly sensitive and requires thorough familiarity of ethical and legal procedures.

Major Responsibilities:
• On a rotating basis, respond to campus-wide weekday and evening crisis situations including those that are life threatening as the designated University authority for the handling of mental health crisis situations in the University community.
• Connect and liaise with campus colleagues and student organizations developing relationships and programming to engage and improve students’ experiences on campus.
• Provide individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, including assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis, to undergraduate and graduate students for personal, educational, and career development problems.
• Provide consultation to students, professionals, faculty, and administrators for issues which have psychological dimensions.
• Provide outreach to others on campus. Initiate, develop, and provide student programs designed to enhance the intellectual, social, and personal growth of University students.
• Supervise the counseling and clinical work of graduate students-in-training.
• Provide after hours and weekend coverage at times for performance of outreach and consultation programs and services.
• Serve on committees and/or perform special projects.
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

To Apply: For a complete list of requirements, job duties & to apply online, visit the UDJOBS website: www.udel.edu/udjobs  Job ID 496405 .

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values.


 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications
• Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology is required, preferably from an academic department accredited by the American Psychological Association.
• Completion of an internship in a college or university counseling center, preferably from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association, is strongly preferred.
• Licensed Psychologist in state of Delaware (or license eligible in Delaware).
• Experience working in a college counseling center, preferably a center with a training program.
• Knowledge and professional experience of the personal, emotional, and psychological experience of students. This should be shown through publications, presentations, or skill in expressing such knowledge in person in an interview setting.
• Knowledge and understanding of the development of emerging adults and counseling center administration; organizational and group dynamics, and student development issues and theory.
• Knowledge and understanding cultural competency and the complexity of equity and inclusion is essential and should be shown through graduate coursework, publications, presentations, and/or skill in expressing such knowledge in person in an interview setting.
• Familiarity with counseling center clinical records and the software platforms utilized.
• Understanding of state of Delaware Child Abuse Reporting law, FERPA, Title IX, Clery Act, and trends in legal liability within college counseling center operations.
• Proficiency in computer skills (e.g., Titanium, Point and Click, Excel, word processing, presentation software) and web navigation abilities.

 
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