Staff Psychologist/Social Worker/Counselor

University of Notre Dame,

University Counseling Center (UCC)
Last Posted:

Thu, Apr 22nd, '21


Applications will be accepted until 5/12/2021.

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Thu, Apr 22nd, '21


Staff Psychologist/Social Worker/Counselor

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Staff Psychologist/Social Worker/Counselor.

Applications will be accepted until 5/12/2021.

The University Counseling Center (UCC) at the University of Notre is recruiting three Staff Clinicians to join our experienced team. Current openings are for generalists with interest and expertise in one or more of the following clinical or outreach areas or service modalities: group counseling, social media and outreach programming, LGBTQ issues, trauma recovery, men's issues, anxiety/OCD treatment, DBT interventions, and/or crisis/triage management. Licensed psychologists, social workers, and counselors with BIPOC specializations are encouraged to apply.

The University Counseling Center 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 students is evolving into what we envision as a model counseling center for the future.

Our new model will continue the UCC's tradition of providing excellent counseling services that enable students to grow and successfully complete their educational goals. We strive to 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. By enhancing our collaboration with campus partners we hope to apply the UCC's psychological expertise to shape a culture of well-being on campus. And finally, we will continue our commitment to training the next generation of psychologists and social workers by providing high quality training and supervision.

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 students' lives, we invite you to join our team and help us envision the future of university counseling center work.

About Notre Dame
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 of and commitment 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, a 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.

    Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides individual and group therapeutic interventions to treat a broad range of clinical issues and concerns according to the standards of care and professional codes of the APA and NASW and Indiana state law.
  • Provides culturally competent treatment utilizing evidence 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 psycho-educational programming for 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 staff, social work fellows, and psychology interns in an APA-accredited doctoral internship. Assumes responsibility and liability for services rendered 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 well-being 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 three positions open with anticipated start dates of August 1, 2021 or earlier. Positions are full-time, permanent,12-month positions.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Ph.D., Psy. D., or Ed.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA Accredited program OR Masters in Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Licensed or License Clinical eligible in Indiana as a social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist or psychologist (HSPP)
    • Evidence of outstanding skills in clinical assessment, psychotherapy, crisis management, and psycho-education
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to address aspects of students’ intersecting identities within the context of psychotherapy
    • 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 individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention/triage, 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:
    • Interest in providing group counseling, including both process-oriented and skill building groups or workshops
    • Skills and interest in innovative approaches to outreach and consultation, including both web-based strategies and social media
    • Clinical experience and interest in one or more of the following areas: LGBTQ issues, trauma recovery, DBT interventions, anxiety/OCD treatment, men’s issues, and crisis/triage management.
    • 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 # S21336. 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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