Staff Psychologist

Tufts University,

Tufts Grafton/Boston Student Health Services
 
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Last Posted:

Fri, May 31st, '24

Deadline:

Open until filled

Start Date:

TBD

Last Updated:

Fri, May 31st, '24

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION


Staff Psychologist

Keeling & Associates is excited to collaborate with Tufts University to fill two open Staff Psychologists positions—one for each the Boston and Grafton campuses, respectively. Tufts demonstrates a robust dedication to promoting a compassionate campus community that prioritizes holistic wellbeing. In alignment with this commitment, these positions are pivotal in delivering mental health services aimed at fostering academic, personal, and interpersonal success among students. This opportunity is especially appealing to individuals passionate about serving a diverse and talented student body, providing direct support, collaborating with fellow staff members to meet student needs, and actively participating in outreach and educational initiatives tailored to address pertinent issues within this community. Candidates are expected to exhibit a strong commitment to and comprehensive understanding of culturally competent care. This position plays a crucial role as a valued member of a dedicated team, collectively addressing the evolving needs of students.

Tufts' Grafton Health Science Campus:
Tufts Grafton Student Health Services serves the in-person needs of over 500 professional students on Tufts' Grafton Health Science Campus and supports through virtual means the needs of over 3,000 professional students on Tufts' Boston Health Science campus. The Tufts Boston Student Health Services serves the in-person needs of about 2,500 professional students on the Boston Health Sciences Campus, and supports through virtual means the needs of about 400 medical students engaged in Tufts' Maine medical track, and provides back-up support through virtual means for the 500 professional students on the Grafton Health Sciences Campus.

Tufts' Boston Health Science Campus:
Tufts Boston Student Health Services serves the in-person needs of over 3,000 professional students on Tufts' Boston Health Science Campus and supports through virtual means the needs of over 500 professional students on Tufts' Grafton Health Science campus. The Tufts Boston Student Health Services serves the in-person needs of about 3,000 professional students on the Boston Health Sciences Campus, and supports through virtual means the needs of about 400 medical students engaged in Tufts' Maine medical track, and provides back-upsupport through virtual means for the 500 professional students on the Grafton Health Sciences Campus.

For Both Campuses:
The service contributes to the university's educational mission through various activities devoted to prevention, intervention, and consultation related to mental health needs. Boston Student Health Services is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and culturally informed environment. We are a multicultural team with an ongoing focus on deepening our understanding of the intersectional identities of all members of our community. We bring energy and a collaborative approach to the provision of brief, goal-orientedshort-term and long-term counseling and psychiatric services.We are also active on campusdoing training, outreach, and liaison work, as well as consulting with the Tufts community of students and staff regarding students of concern.

Position Summary
Each staff psychologist works as an integral member of the student health service team. This position entails the provision of direct clinical services to students, including evaluation and treatment of individuals and student couples, group counseling, crisis intervention, liaison/outreach activities, community consultation, and crisis management. Additionally, clinicians are expected to play an active role in outreach to the TuftsUniversity community and act as mental health consultants to students, faculty, and staff. Participation and presentations in in-service training will be required.

This is a 5-day-a-week position that is fully in-person.

Essential Functions
• Provides a full range of psychological services to students, including both short-term and longer-term care depending upon needs, in a fast-paced environment. Services include same-day appointments, assessment, and treatment within a short- and long-term care model; occasional student couples work; group treatment; provision of urgent care, crisis management, and referral; consultation to other members of the Tufts community regarding students of concern; other clinical duties as assigned.
• Administrative responsibilities include: utilization of electronic medical record systems for scheduling and documentation; timely and effective completion and maintenance of clinical documentation in accordance with university policies and procedures and in accordance with all relevant ethical and legal standards; participation in team meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as required; awareness of and utilization of legal and ethical principles, best practices, and current developments in the field are essential.
• Outreach and training: Participation in community outreach/liaison activities and programs, the specifics to be defined by the Medical Director or their designee. Participate in relevant meetings on campus where mental health is a topic of interest. Participation in orientation activities for incoming and returning students.
• Emergency services: Direct assessment and crisis management, safety planning, and arranging assessment at ER when indicated. This often includes successful collaboration with other campus services, including campus police, student health service, Deans, and other members of the Tufts community.

Basic Requirements
• Ph.D. or PsyD in psychology and licensed (or license-eligible) in Massachusetts as a Psychologist Provider.
• Demonstrated experience and expertise working with diverse populations including, but not limited to, communities of color, LGBQI+ students, Transgender and non-binary students, as well as students of different ethnicities and immigration histories.
• Requires clinical experience involving brief therapy, longer-term therapy, preferably with a college student/young adult population, strong generalist experience working with a variety of issues common in college populations, including stress and anxiety management, eating and body image issues, sexual and other forms of trauma, substance abuse, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, depression, and mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc.
• On rare occasions, some evening hours may be required.
Preferred Requirements
• Three or more years of post-license clinical experience and experience addressing crises in a college or university setting.
• Bilingual/multilingual candidates are urged to apply.

Application Process
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of students and possess the qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume/cv preferably as PDFs, to recruiting@keelingassociates.com with the subject heading "Tufts University Staff Psychologist." The application review process will be on-going and will continue until an appointment is made. We encourage candidates to apply to both staff psychologist position(s) for the Boston and Grafton campuses, if interested. There is one position available for each campus. In the body of your email in which you submit your resume/cv, please indicate which campus position(s) you are interested in.

Confidential inquiries should be addressed to the K&A senior consultant leading this search, Dr. Mark Patishnock, atmpatishnock@keelingassociates.com.

Tufts prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any student, employee, applicant for employment, third party, patient, visitor or community member because of: race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation and coercion, relationship/intimate partner violence and domestic violence), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, the intersection of these identitiesor any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, herein called "protected categories." The university expects all Tufts employees, students, visitors, patients, and community members to join with and uphold this commitment. For more information, please visit: oeo.tufts.edu






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