Staff Psychologist

Wake Forest University,

University Counseling Center
Last Posted:

Tue, Apr 6th, '21


The preferred application deadline is April 27, 2021, but the position will remain posted until filled.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Tue, Apr 6th, '21

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  • Full Time

A member of a close and collaborative team of mental health professionals who provide comprehensive confidential mental health services to a vibrant community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. The successful candidate for this position will provide culturally relevant, time-limited counseling/therapy and crisis intervention to Wake Forest University students, and consultation and outreach to the WFU community. The University Counseling Center (UCC) is focused on providing equitable and inclusive services to the campus community, particularly to historically minoritized populations. The UCC is a training site for master’s-level interns, as well as psychology interns, for whom all staff members serve as supervisors, consultants, and mentors. Staff psychologists play an integral part in the University Counseling Center’s (UCC) APA-accredited psychology internship program through participation in annual intern recruitment, ongoing membership on the Center’s committee that provides oversight of the program, and individual and/or group supervision to interns.

Based on experience and interest, staff have the opportunity to provide leadership over a UCC service area and/or advocacy for a special population. The University Counseling Center is part of the Health & Wellbeing Team of offices within the Division of Campus Life.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides individual and group counseling/therapy to students at the University.

  • Conducts crisis assessment and intervention for urgent/walk-in appointments.

  • Coordinates at least one of the following areas and/or provides advocacy for at least one of the following populations:

    • LGBTQ+ students

    • Minoritized racial/cultural groups

    • International students 

    • First generation students 

    • Outreach

    • Groups

    • Men’s mental health

  • Provides didactic training, consultation, and clinical supervision to UCC graduate trainees in psychology and counseling.

  • Works collaboratively both within the Health & Wellbeing team and across other departments as members of the Division of Campus Life to ensure delivery of integrated professional services consistent with the mission and strategic directions of Campus Life.

  • Provides professional consultation to all members of the University community.

  • Provides outreach, workshops, and training on various mental health and wellbeing topics as needed.

  • Provides after-hours on-call crisis counseling on a rotating basis, and occasional after-hours outreach as needed.

  • Keeps timely, accurate, and ethical records consistent with UCC policy.



Comprised of 12 licensed mental health professionals, two masters level trainees, two doctoral level interns in our APA-accredited internship, and two administrative staff, the WFU Counseling Center is positioned to provide excellent care to the university community.  The Safe Office staff, which includes two counselor/advocates, part-time crisis responders, and a graduate assistant, report to the Assistant Director for Specialized Services at the University Counseling Center (UCC) and provide crisis response and ongoing support for students experiencing interpersonal violence.  Professional staff are supported to seek out their own professional development and clinical trainings, most or all of which are often annually covered by the university.

The UCC and Safe Office are known across the university for being highly collaborative with other areas and offices.  Our offices enjoy particularly close partnerships with the Student Health Service, Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Office of the Chaplain, Dean of Students, and Residence Life & Housing.  Additionally, Safe Office staff work very closely with University Police and the Title IX Office.


Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina offers the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevance of a leading research institution. Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate. As a Wake Forest staff member, you will be part of a community that values education, diversity, personal enrichment and professional development. Wake Forest has been a leader in academic excellence for more than 70 years and is committed to continued excellence.


Wake Forest’s hometown, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a culturally rich mid-size city in the Piedmont Triad area of one of the nation’s most progressive states. With a population of 225,000, Winston-Salem has consistently built resources in the arts, medicine, health care research, education and commerce. 

Located about three miles from the main campus, downtown Winston-Salem is a thriving area that includes galleries and shops; indoor and outdoor performance spaces and museums; a greenway that traverses the Old Salem district; hotels, restaurants and sidewalk cafes. You can catch a baseball game with the Winston-Salem Dash, a minor-league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program. 

  • Eligible to practice as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina within six months of hire.

  • Minimum of 2-5 years postdoctoral experience.

  • Passion for and experience working with students from minoritized groups and diverse backgrounds; and dedication to partnering with relevant campus advocates (Safe Office, LGBTQ Center, Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, Magnolia Scholars, etc.) to improve mental health service provision.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing culturally sensitive psychotherapy within a time-limited scope of service.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use culturally relevant crisis intervention skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to consult, collaborate, and present culturally relevant outreach and educational events to a range of audiences.

  • Experience providing culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate clinical supervision to master’s and/or doctoral interns or trainees in mental health fields.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to keep good client records and use Titanium scheduler/database.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information.

  • Adherence to APA professional code of ethics.


Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience with mental health provision in a college or university counseling center.


Commensurate with education and experience.


CV and cover letter (attach under "My Experience")