Staff Psychologist/Professional Counselor & Referrals Coordinator - (230000DK)

Towson University,

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Tue, Jun 27th, '23


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Tue, Jun 27th, '23


Staff Psychologist/Professional Counselor & Referrals Coordinator - (230000DK)


Job Summary 
Towson University (TU) is one of the nation's top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls more than 19,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.


The Towson University Counseling Center seeks to fill a Staff Psychologist/Professional Counselor & Referrals Coordinator position. This position will provide psychological services to the university and its students, including clinical, training, outreach, and other modalities. Provide collaborative leadership to promote a well-functioning Counseling Center and a healthy campus community. Develop and provide non-therapy programming promoting self-esteem, healthy body image, and related life skills. Provides referrals assistance for students who need non-routine referrals support. Maintains referrals resources.


We are a strong, vibrant Center that values diversity, and we seek to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all. We have an established and thriving doctoral training program in which all staff are involved. We seek a psychologist, counselor, or social worker who, in addition to having strong clinical skills and interest in providing training and a range of clinical services, will provide an innovative vision and administrative leadership in coordinating referral services. Applicants with strong cultural competence expertise will be given extra consideration.


Responsibilities and Duties

·       Provide psychological services to students and consultation to faculty and staff on both a regular and emergency basis, and when necessary, during non-traditional hours, including, but not limited to crisis-intervention, assessment, counseling, treatment, and clinical consultation in individual and group formats.

·       Provide clinical consultation to students, families, and the campus in support of the mental health.

·       Collaborate in Counseling Center efforts to provide services in new and creative ways while adhering to agency standards regarding case management, documentation, and parameters of service.

·       Provide leadership in the designated area of Referrals Coordination, including developing and implementing appropriate programming, policies, and procedures, tracking utilization, evaluating programs and services, and serving as a psycho-educational and clinical resource to the Counseling Center and to the campus. Develops collaborations and liaisons as appropriate in the coordinated area on campus. Maintains current standards, appropriate accreditations, and program licensure for the coordinated area.

·       Assist clinicians and students with difficult referral cases, and maintain a knowledge based on special needs, such as applying for Medicaid and other forms of assistance. Develop and maintain successful ways of monitoring, following-up with referred students and assessing for successful referrals. Maintain and increase the number of viable outside providers, recruiting providers to join the database, reviewing credentials and feedback to determine appropriateness for inclusion, hosting Community Providers Open House events and/or other ways of maintaining excellent groups of community providers.

·       Contribute to the training of doctoral interns and externs by conducting seminars and other training activities. When assigned, supervises doctoral interns, externs and/or unlicensed staff members in their provision of psychological services, in professional development, and in support of the Counseling Center training program. Expectation is that Maryland licensure as a psychologist, social worker, or professional counselor will be obtained within one year from hire.

·       Provide general outreach programming as assigned in addition to that in the coordinated area, including psychoeducation, health-education, and consultation in the Counseling Center Outreach Program, and assisting with recorded and online forms of programs and applications, including self-help resources, and Counseling Center web pages.

·       Participate in the Student Affairs Division and support the University mission in a variety of ways, such as collaborating with other departments on campus, attend university functions, and serve on task forces and committees as assigned.

·       After-hours and weekend coverage may be required occasionally for campus emergencies, and for providing scheduled outreach programs and services.

·       Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

·       At least one semester of training or experience in a college or University Counseling Center or 4-5 months experience in brief treatment & outreach-providing settings.

·       Doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology, master's degree in social work, or a master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology.

·       For candidates with a doctoral degree, licensure as a psychologist, in Maryland, or license eligible. Licensure mandatory after 12 months of starting in the position.

·       For candidates with an MSW or master's degree in psychology, Maryland licensure is required prior to starting the position.


Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.


If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you. 


For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.


This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. 


The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.


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