Staff Psychologist

The University of Alabama,

Counseling Center
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Last Posted:

Fri, Jul 14th, '23


July 23, 2023

Start Date:


Last Updated:

Fri, Jul 14th, '23

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  • Full Time

The Staff Psychologist provides direct counseling services to enrolled University students, outreach and consultation services to members of the University community, and, as needed, training to students in the mental health professions. This position is expected to rotate on-call throughout the year for the purpose of crisis intervention services. Due to the complex nature of human problems, this position requires a high degree of sophistication of thought and creativity. The Staff Psychologist routinely works with people in distress and encounters life-threatening emergencies. The person in this position will, for example, intervene with a student who is acutely suicidal and making threats in his or her residential area. Such situations call for excellent judgment, problem solving, and a thorough knowledge of the myriad factors behind the resolution of psychological problems.
The Staff Psychologist is expected to be knowledgeable about and adhere to all policies and procedures as contained in the Counseling Center Policy and Procedure Manual. They will also follow Quality Improvement standards. Along with all staff, the staff psychologist should have a proven record of and continually demonstrate exemplary attitudes and performance in the areas of teamwork and proactively assisting all constituencies within the scope of the Counseling Center mission.
Responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.


Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology completed by start date OR an official letter received documenting that all doctoral degree requirements have been met and specifying the graduation date and two (2) years mental health experience. Must be licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Alabama or license-eligible and attain licensure within one year of employment.


The occupant must possess excellent human relations, communication, advocacy, and mental health intervention skills. He or she must possess superior skills in the area of time and task management, including the use or departmental resources to stay up to date on customer needs. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work flexible and evening hours. Ability to work with diverse populations. Demonstrated use of sound judgment and competence in managing critical incidents and communications with others. This position requires basic computer skills such as word processing and email, and the ability to effectively interact with University community members for the purpose of program development.
Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.

College or University counseling center experience preferred.


Minimum - $ 56,700.80 Midpoint - $ 82,222.40


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