Staff Psychologist/Counselor

Oberlin College & Conservatory,

Student Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 16th, '22


Open until filled

Start Date:

August 2022

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 16th, '22

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  • Full Time

Oberlin College invites applications for a staff position in The Counseling Center of the Division of Student Life and Services. This is a full-time, continuing 10-month Administrative and Professional position in a department of six psychologists/counselors, one postdoctoral psychology resident, two practicum students, and two part-time psychiatrists serving a highly diverse residential campus of 2,800 high-achieving college and conservatory students.

We seek a well-trained clinician who has demonstrated training and employment experience as a generalist. This individual would be providing psychological assessment and diagnosis, time-limited individual and group therapy, on-call crisis intervention, and supervision. Experience in one or more of the following areas is also highly desired:

• multicultural issues
• lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues
• post traumatic stress (including sexual abuse, sexual assault)
• substance abuse
• eating disorders

We are looking for an individual who, in addition to providing direct clinical service, is enthusiastically committed to presenting psychological perspectives in programs, training, and settings throughout the college community. The appropriate candidate will provide consultation and facilitate support for programs focused on the needs of specific populations, including ethnic minorities, women, men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, students with disabilities, and campus groups and organizations such as Sexual Information Center (SIC), HIV peer counselors, resident advisors (RAs), and other student groups.


Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music.  Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students.  Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement.

Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. 


A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, counseling or social work is preferred. Holding a masters degree in counseling or social work will be considered. Applicant must be an independent licensed mental health provider or obtain licensure in the state of Ohio in professional discipline within 18 months of hire. Holding a license in another state and eligibility for licensure in Ohio will also meet this requirement.


Desired qualifications:

Preferred qualities of the candidate include an appreciation for and experience working with students of color and issues supportive of diversity; an APA accredited internship; a collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues; the energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of a challenging caseload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships; a self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals; excellent oral and written communication skills; a sense of humor is helpful and appreciated.


Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience. An excellent benefits package is included.


All applicants will be required to provide a cover letter, resume and list of references.